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Longwave

Brooklyn indie rockers, Longwave, have released their first single in ten years. And it's very good!  Soon to follow will be their much anticipated...

Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen

Philly-based collage artist and friend of Disarm, Joe Castro, has gathered some guys to form a new band called Mighty Joe Castro and the...

Holygram

This band has been my recent obsession.  HOLYGRAM, a post-punk dark wave band out of Cologne have announced the release of their first LP...

Tsar Anise

Tsar Anise is a two-piece dream pop band emerging from within the sprawling green plains of the Pacific Northwest, and situated just outside the...

Kurt Vile

A man that really needs no introduction, Kurt Vile has released a new single from his upcoming release Bottle It In.  The singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is...

Live In Concert

Social Distortion Live at the Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

The Danforth Music Hall bristled with energized anticipation Wednesday night.  It had been a while since California punk rockers, Social Distortion, had been to...

Music Reviews

The Age Of Colored Lizards – Daydreamer

Ultra fuzzed-out Shoegaze Daydreamer, is the first LP release for Norwegian band The Age of Colored Lizards. Cascading waves of layered reverb wash over simple...

Dot Dash – Proto Retro

With the issue of their sixth album Proto Retro, Dot Dash reinforce their veteran status as an established player in the alt-rock realm. While...

Art d’Ecco – trespasser

trespasser is the unique and refreshing new project from Art d'Ecco that was conceptualized at a remote cottage dwelling deep in the woods of...

Tombstones In Their Eyes – Nothing Here EP

Tombstones in Their Eyes is a post-rock psych band from Los Angeles with several critically acclaimed releases under its belt. Members include John Treanor (guitar,...

The Trews – Civilianaires

It’s hard not to think of The Trews as anything less than Canadian rock royalty. The band has had numerous top-10 singles, two gold...

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Interviews

Vinyl

All Nerve, The Acropolis, and Mom: The Breeders’ whiplash masterpiece –...

By Jacqueline Howell To preface: I was there. I was twenty years old in 1993. If you weren't, please Nevermind the narrow story you've gleaned...

Wild Arrows – Dreamlike Dream

Wild Arrows Dreamlike Dream 2018 Black Vinyl Dreamlike Dream, the second album by Brooklyn duo Wild Arrows pushes further into the realm of New Wave and Shoegaze than...

Wild Arrows – Tell Everyone

Wild Arrows Tell Everyone 2014 Black Vinyl (Gotta Groove Records) Wild Arrows, the Brooklyn Alternative/Dream-Pop duo once consisting of Mike Law (vocals and other instruments) and Shiori Takenoshita...
DISARM's VIDEO PLAYLIST
Shad - "Stakes Is High (De La Soul Cover)" | House Of Strombo
04:08
Bilk - Spiked
02:59
The Bandicoots - Shady Lane (Official Video)
03:08
Nax. (ft: The Churchhill Garden) - Atrapado (En el ámbar eterno)
06:54
Hero Fisher - If I Die and Nothing Happens (Official Video) *FLASH WARNING*
03:39
Astronaut Project - Reptilian Song (Video Oficial)
05:23
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (Transformed) (Official Audio)
04:59
All Them Witches - "Diamond" [Official Video]
06:13
The Twilight Sad // I/m Not Here [missing face] (Official Video)
05:40
Still Corners - The Trip
06:15
Repeating Patterns [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
04:13
Silent Forum - How I Faked The Moon Landing (Video)
06:23
Swoone - This Bullet Never Kills
03:48
Starframes - Berlin is in love
03:50
Sally Dige - "Sail to Me" (Official Music Video)
04:12
Basement Revolver - Knocking (Official Audio)
04:53
Somehow - While the Days Go By
03:39
Orbital - Kein Trink Wasser
09:28
Almagrey - Drag Me Down
03:05
Stella Diana - Iris
05:01
Shiiine On Festival 2018
01:11
NANAKI - The Days Go By
07:10
Vast Asteroid - Encrypted (Official Video)
03:24
Citrus Clouds- You Loved Me First
04:11
Crooked Teeth - Mountain Song
04:28
10 O'Clock Chemical - Babylon is Fallen
03:45
JAGUWAR - Crystal (official video)
05:22
Vast Asteroid - Poison Fang (Official Video)
06:31
Ask For Joy - Pull My String
04:06
Tim Muddiman And The Strange - Get It On - (Official Video)
03:13
Miniatures - Honey (Official Music Video)
05:54
Peter Hook and The Light - Love Will Tear Us Apart : Live @ Shiiiine On Weekender 2017
05:43
Citrus Clouds - Life Happens
03:18
CLUSTERSUN - Lonely Moon
04:11
Blushing - "Weak" (Official Video)
04:29
The Afghan Whigs - Can Rova/Last Goodbye (Union Transfer) Philadelphia,Pa 9.12.17
07:25
The OBGMs - Torpedo (Official Video 2017)
02:56
Explosions in the Sky - Wilderness
04:37
The Dears - Lost In The Plot
03:55
Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex
04:51
Beliefs /// Ghosts
04:56

Film

Film Review: The Fruit Machine

It was the estimable Pierre Trudeau who, in 1967, boldly announced that the government had no place in the bedrooms of the nation. Two...

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman and the solid, original movies they've...

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Han Solo is first introduced as a smuggler whose only interests are money and himself in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. From then on,...

TV and Streaming

Duncan Jones’ Mute: No Words

By Jacqueline Howell, Disarm Editor I urge you to set aside two hours this weekend to watch the best film since 1982's Blade Runner of...

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series Blu-Ray Boxset – A Feast...

By Matt Sitler What to say that hasn't been said already about maverick filmmaker David Lynch? Finally handed the funding, freedom and platform to drill his...

Pop Culture

Hitting Vegas On Tour: The Ultimate Guide For Music Lovers

Whether you're a music fan or in a band, checking out the Vegas live music...

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody...

Have you been following Halt and Catch Fire? Because you should.

By Stephen Porzio On the basis of its first season, one would never have thought AMC's...

The Big Feastival Comes to Canadian Shores August 18-20

DID YOU KNOW? Toronto and Canada has a new, exciting event venue, a shining, idyllic jewel...

Kuso review – Flying Lotus takes a leap into abstract body horror / comedy

Kuso is the feature length debut of Steven Ellison a.k.a musician Flying Lotus a.k.a. rapper...

Books

Book Review – Robin by Dave Itzkoff

It’s no surprise to discover that the late, lamented Robin Williams, man of a million other men, was a multi-layered personality: school-age recluse, joke-stealing...

Listen to John Taylor Narrate In the Pleasure Groove

In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran takes a trip through bassist John Taylor’s life of extremes, from his perspective and in...

Book Review – Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of...

In the final chapter of Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero, a new study of the...

Book Review – Peter O’Toole: The Definitive Biography

In the late fifties and early sixties, a new breed of English actor emerged. He represented the best of the two worlds then warring:...

LATEST POSTS

The Age Of Colored Lizards – Daydreamer

Ultra fuzzed-out Shoegaze Daydreamer, is the first LP release for Norwegian band The Age of Colored Lizards. Cascading waves of layered reverb wash over simple...

Social Distortion Live at the Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

The Danforth Music Hall bristled with energized anticipation Wednesday night.  It had been a while since California punk rockers, Social Distortion, had been to...

In Photos: Atmosphere Live at State Theatre, Portland ME

Minneapolis Hip Hop duo Slug and DJ/Producer Ant, better known as Atmosphere, performed at the historic State Theatre in Portland, Maine on Wednesday night in...

In Photos: Night Owl Fest 2018

Night Owl Fest celebrated its fourth year in Toronto by offering up four days of some of the best in psych and garage bands...

Dot Dash – Proto Retro

With the issue of their sixth album Proto Retro, Dot Dash reinforce their veteran status as an established player in the alt-rock realm. While...

In Photos: The Charlatans Live at The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

The Charlatans, a band that came to prominence in the 1990s Madchester era, visited the sold-out Danforth Music Hall on Thursday night.  Since their...

Johnny Marr: Call the Comet and North American Tour

By Jacqueline Howell Johnny Marr is a man that needs no introduction to anyone who grew up listening to his music with The Smiths, his...

Ziggy Marley Live at the Opera House, Toronto

While the Opera House audience enjoyed their drinks of choice and marked their spots on the floor, they were treated to some fine Reggae...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 32

Embrace the fuzz of Shoegazers We're Listening to playlist #32!  This time around, we are featuring music sourced from the SoundCloud universe from A...
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