The Dodos Individ

The latest by the veteran San Francisco duo seems restless and agitated, where anxious rumination and energized self-doubt plague the subject matter that materialized on 2013's Visiter

Joseph Moore reviews...

Twerps Range Anxiety

The Melbourne foursome's latest is a deeply considered listen, one that relinquishes the audacious idiosyncrasies of Underlay EP in favor of a more scrupulous and intrinsic approach.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love

Sleater-Kinney's first album in a decade is a brazenly confident effort that defines itself, a cogently crafted thesis of confidence, tenacity and togetherness. 

Gabbie Nirenburg reviews...

Disappears Irreal

Dark, cold, brooding and good: The Chicago rock reducers known as Disappears release their fifth album, Irreal.

Sean Caldwell reviews...


A Modern Return: Idlewild Interviewed

Scottish mainstays Idlewild return after a five year hiatus with their latest Everything Ever Written. In this exclusive interview with No Ripcord, we discuss what lead the band to revitalize the Idlewild name, treading a thin line between nostalgia and novelty, and how they see themselves after a significant hiatus.

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No Ripcord's Guide to 2014

2015 is nearly upon us, but before it gets here, let's recap on the year that was.

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No Ripcord's Films Of 2014

Just in time for the end of the year, No Ripcord's film writers have wrapped up their highs, lows and in-betweens of 2014 at the movies. 

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Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)

Celebrating and condemning the arbitrary customs of nobility, the film's exuberant watercolor animation overwhelms its uneven mythological interpretation.

Grant Phipps illustrates...