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New Single From Ian Chang’s First Full-Length, 属 Belonging

Perhaps best known for his percussive chops in both Son Lux and Landlady, Ian Chang has released another teaser from his first full-length solo album, due at the end of April. In what we can only assume is an ode to Joe Exotic, "Lion Dance" conjures a hypnotic state...

Schmutz Virtual Birthday

In an alternate reality, today would have been spent making last-minute edits to our mixes, filling our piñatas with goodies, and decking the halls of arkaoda with tacky decor for this evening's festivities. Alas, in our crummy timeline, the Schmutz Magazine 2 Year...

The Art of Deception | An Interview with DIIV

DIIV opens up about their near breakup and developing their latest album, Deceiver In the comparatively simple times of last summer, I met with Cole Smith (vocals, guitar) and Colin Caulfield (bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals) of DIIV for a stroll of the quieter...

It’s the Notes They’re Not Playing

Dissecting the prescriptive posture of experimental gigs     Like most 20-somethings moving to Berlin for the first time, I reckoned I was on the right wavelength to thrive in a city closely associated with musical weirdness. For a start, Lennon was my favourite...

The Dirt on 2019: Our Year-End Lists

We don't really follow the Gregorian calendar or even believe in the concept of "time," per se, but everyone seems to be signaling the end of the year with their top album lists, so we figured we'd follow suit. In lieu of attempting to squeeze any profound sentiments...

Schmutz Playlists | February 2020

2020 is a leap year, which means you get a whole extra day of February to get yourself to shows. If any of these artists sound like something you want to see live, just check out our show page to find out how to make that happen....

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