Dirk Mai

The Rentals’ 15-Year Lease

August 26, 2014

Almost 15 years have passed since the release of Seven More Minutes, the second full-length album by the The Rentals. Today, Lost in Alphaville, the band’s third and most explosive offering yet, blasts its way into the public sphere.

MXMS, Shadow Figures

December 20, 2013

Though often and regretfully referred to as “funeral pop,” the music created by MXMS is rarely confined to the darker side of the human experience. Their music frequently swells from lush yet painfully intimate lows to rousing and inspirational cinematic highs, demanding to be mined for a transformative film montage.