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New Music Monday: Lil Wayne, Rancid, Jerry Lee Lewis, At the Gates, and More!

Oct
27

Happy Monday music lovers! Like new stuff? Great - you've come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audio goodies are released by labels to the masses and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Party Hard, Gundam Style With Andrew W.K.

Oct
25

The king of party, and generally most enthusiastic human being in the world, Andrew W.K., recorded an entire album of classic Gundam music for the popular show's 30th anniversary. It open with Andrew's reading of the opening narration, and later takes on the touching memorial speech that Gihren Zabi gave for his fallen brother.

What It's Like To Cover The Video Game Music, Chiptune, and Nerdcore Scene, An Interview With Robert Swackhamer of 8BitX

Oct
23

Robert Swackhamer has been covering all kinds of nerdly pursuits (and beer, which might qualify nowadays) since 2010. At first with Spankwagon, and more recently with 8BitX. He's expanded his coverage to the video game music, chiptune, and nerdcore music scenes, and related festival and convention coverage. His video and photo work ensures that these under-reported scenes get a piece of the coverage that they deserve. If you'd like to help him you can support him on Patreon and make sure that he has the resources to continue catching some of the creative pursuits that so often slip through the cracks.

Blood Bros' 80s-Action Mixes Collect the BEST OF THE BEST... of Training Music

Oct
19

"...100% designed to follow the course of a film, starting with Training, moving on to the Fight… Put this mix on when you are training on the beach, hitting the bag, chopping wood, running up/down a mountain, or generally doing anything which requires involves fierce determination and focus to win.  BLOOD BROS!" --Signed, Blood Bros.

Mulan Meets Pokemon: Watch Ash Make a 'Mon Out of You

Oct
18

In a fantastic gesture that we all needed, user EsquirebobAnimations has produced a parody of Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” that is indeed worth blasting off again, combining Mulan, Digimon, and Pokemon.

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The Worst Album Art of All Time: Volume XI (Very NSFW, Offensive Material Ahead!)

Oct
17

Time to continue our search for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless and disgusting and worsest album covers ever produced by musician-kind. We've seen all sorts of messed up stuff from bearded ladies and saw crotches to over-filled toilets to - GASP - a Nicki Minaj! What's in store for this installment? Grab your eye washin' juice and let's find out! Keep in mind that this post contains potentially offensive images that should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 18. Really. This one is bad, in some ways worse than the others. Now how 'bout we get in the mood with some classic Batman action!

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Songs They Send Us: Watch This Dude Act Really Creepy to Sell Cat Food

Oct
16

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you. I'm wearing a Velvet Underground shirt and have to pee. Enjoy!

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Songs They Send Us: Mac Wiseman is a National Treasure (and He Loves his Mother)

Oct
14

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you. I'm wearing a Velvet Underground shirt and have to pee. Enjoy!

Legendary country musican Mac Wiseman, who began working in music right around the time your grandparents conceived your parents, has recorded more than 60 albums, and forgotten more about music than you've even dreamed about, recently releeased one of his most interesting projects to date.

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5 Places To Sate Your Nerd Thirst In And Around Boulder

Oct
14

I recently moved to Boulder, Colorado, which means that I've had to find new venues to feed my movie, comics and music fetishes. Rather than hoard this information for myself, I figured I would share my findings with all of you. After all, whether you're a resident or a visitor there's always things to discover in the city. Be sure to give me a ring if you're in the area.

New Music Monday: Bob Seger, The Game, The Melvins, and More!

Oct
13

Happy Monday music lovers! Like new stuff? Great - you've come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audio goodies are released by labels to the masses and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Hologram Popstar Hatsune Miku Performs Live on David Letterman

Oct
09

Fuutuuure... Virtual popstar Hatsune Miku appeared on the Late Show with The David Letterman last night, performing a song titled "Sharing the World." By that, I assume she's implying she'll share the world with us fleshy humans after her robot army conquers it. Well, we can hope.

New Music Monday: Godflesh, Weezer, Johnny Marr, New Found Glory, and More!

Oct
05

Happy Monday music maniacs! Lookin' for new stuff! Great! You've stumbled into the right hitchin' post - New Music Monday, the most cuddly column on 8CN. Each week all sorts of new music flotsam and jetsam are unleashed on the music loving masses and this is where it all comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Bludgeon Your Horizons 10/3: Album Picks for the Adventurous

Oct
03

Welcome back to Bludgeon Your Horizons, where Eric and I chuck 'difficult' albums at each other until one of us falls stone dead. Last week it was David Lynch and Anhedonist, this week we're doing Alamailmaan Vasarat and Klaus Nomi--klezmer metal vs. future opera, Eastern Europe vs. the Jupiterian colonies of Europa. 

Track of the Day: Lilting Finnish Indie Rock - TYYNYT's "Pusudelleen"

Oct
01

If you've got friends in Turku, Finland, now's the time to shoot'em an email: TYYNYT's a fresh face on their label Solina Records, and a fresh take on '00s indie rock--a soft-hush veneer, lovely melody, and a squeaky, untuned synth phrase for good charm. Pure cloudy day music.

The Worst Album Art of All Time: Volume X (NSFW, Offensvie Material Ahead)

Oct
01

Time to continue our search for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless and disgusting and generally the worst album covers ever produced by musician-kind. We've seen all sorts of messed up stuff from bearded ladies and saw crotches to over-filled toilets to - GASP - a Nicki Minaj! What's in store for this installment? Grab your eye washin' juice and let's find out! Keep in mind that this post contains potentially offensive images that should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 18. Really. This one is bad, in some ways worse than the others. Let's get in the mood with a little fright night.

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