Music

interview : iVardensphere

With an evolving and primal sound, iVardensphere out of Edmonton is the creation of Scott Fox.  With a background as a DJ, having played the notorious club nights SICK and…

top 20 of 2010

 Auxiliary’s top 20 best album picks for 2010. Android Lust Human Animal If it’s not the best Android Lust album, then it’s at least the most mature.  Moody and…

music video : O.Children – Ruins

Formerly of Bono Must Die, Tobi O’Kandi’s new project O.Children has made a slow but steady impact upon the music scene, bringing a moody post-punk sensibility that is more a…

seven deadly questions : Andy LaPlegua

The front man of and mastermind behind Combichrist and vocalist for Icon of Coil reveals how he sins. Gluttony – If Combichrist was stranded on a desert island, who would…

interview : Swans

After a long absence and an even longer noise-laden career, Michael Gira and Swans return to the stage with the release of their new album, My Father Will Guide Me…

music reviews : October/November 2010 Issue

The Birthday Massacre – Pins & Needles Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle Combichrist – Making Monsters Dryft – Ventricle James Blackshaw – All is Falling Meat Beat Manifesto – Answers…

music video : Digitalism – Blitz

Today’s video is for Digitalism’s “Blitz”, the new single that just came out, preceding the album which is due out early 2011. The video features clips of an EPIC party…

music video : We Love – Hide Me

Our obsession last issue has released a video!!  This video features the duo of We Love blinking in and out between strobe flashes wearing their stormtrooper white and black outfits and…

music video : The Sorrow – Crossing Jordan

A plethora of new music is coming out in the next few months and with so many albums to listen to I loaded all the albums up and hit random.…

interview : Andriod Lust

Android Lust is the singular vision of Bangladeshi born and New York City resident Shikhee, and draws elements from a variety of musical and artistic influences to create a sophisticated…

music video : The Birthday Massacre – In The Dark

While The Birthday Massacre’s new album Pins And Needles doesn’t get released until next week (9/14) they have released a new video for their single “In The Dark”. The video…

music video : Ghoultown – Mistress of the Dark

If there is any band that can make a song to woo Elvira (Mistress of the Dark) that band would be Ghoultown. This campy video mesh’s Ghoultown’s hellbilly sound with…

music video : Yeasayer – Madder Red

Yeasayer’s new video directed by Andreas Nilsson for “Madder Red” is a bit bizarre. Oh Veronica why so sad? That thing is now in a better place. (Just finished watching…

music review : Mankind Is Obsolete – Manic Recession

Mankind Is Obsolete – Manic Recession release date : August 10, 2010 released by : self release info : 17 tracks . www.mkio.com genre : industrial rock/electro industrial reviewed by…

music video : Veil Veil Vannish – Anthem for a Doomed Youth

One of our favorite albums this year has been Veil Veil Vannish’s Change The Neon Light.  Excitement buzzed around the Auxiliary crew when we found out that they released a…

interview : Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly

Bill Leeb has been in the electronic music scene since 1985, when he started out with fellow Vancouver boys in Skinny Puppy. Following a need to find his own personal…

music reviews : june/july 2010 issue

Ascii.Disko – Stay Gold Forever Gold Deftones – Diamond Eyes Edge of Dawn – Anything That Gets You Through The Night Ellen Allien – Dust Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma LCD…

interview : Ellen Allien

interview by Mike Kieffer and Jennifer Link Ellen Allien, owner of the label BPitch Control and fairy queen of Berlin’s rave music scene takes a different approach to techno music…

music video : Klonavenus – The Loser

Klonavenus is self distributing their new single The Loser and with only an EP out before this, it doesn’t shame me that I know absolutely nothing about the band. What…

music video : Shiv-r – The End

I must say I am in love with the new Shiv-r album Hold My Hand. The album itself reminds me of the early Combichrist before they started to write music…

music review : A Kiss Could Be Deadly – Farwell EP

A Kiss Could Be Deadly – Farwell EP release date : June 22, 2010 released by : Metropolis info : 6 tracks . akisscouldbedeadly.com genre : fusion, punk, new wave,…

music review : How To Destroy Angels – S/T EP

How To Destroy Angels – S/T EP release date : June 1, 2010 released by : self released info : 1st album . 6 tracks . 28:47 run time genre…

music video : Goldfrapp – Alive

Black metal dudes dancing, then come the 80s aerobicizers, then kind of disturbing humping and grinding, then the 80s aerobicizers are actually vampires, then the black metal dudes bleed rainbow…

music video : Ametsub

With the recent relaunch of the record label Mille Pateaux, a slew of new good glitch is flooding back into my headphones. Ametsub’s new album The Nothings Of The North…

music reviews : april/may 2010 issue

music reviews featured in the April/May 2010 Issue Absurd Minds – Serve Or Suffer Architect – Consume Adapt Create Autechre – Oversteps De/Vision – PopGefahr Destroid – Silent World EP…

interview : mind.in.a.box

interview by Mike Kieffer and Jennifer Link Mind.in.a.box is the musical colaboration between Stefan Poiss and Markus Hadwiger. Often described as technopop, mind.in.a.box emerged in 2004 with a highly impressive…

music video : liars

This is a brand new video for “The Overachievers” by the Liars off their new album Sisterworld, directed by Liars’ own Aaron Hemphill.  Back in our February/March 2010 Issue our…

music video : de/vision

De/Visions newest album Popgefahr was a pleasant surprise, after I felt their last album, Noob, was average at best. This video “Rage” is the single of the newest album and…

music video : goldfrapp

Ever since the promo of Goldfrapp’s new album Headfirst came in, it has mysteriously always ended up in my CD player. The first single off the album is “Rocket”, not…

music video : yeasayer

Yeasayer’s new album Odd Blood was released back in February and one of my favorite tracks off the album now has a video, “O.N.E.”, directed by Radical Friend (aka Kirby…

surfer blood

Ah, The 90s. It’s always refreshing to see that the golden sounds of a decade ago can still be revisited with such good taste. While the digital age has done…

music video : in strict confidence

Over the last few weeks I’ve been falling in love with the new In Strict Confidence album La Parade Monstrueuse do out April  13th on Metropolis Records in North America…

music review : VNV Nation – Of Faith, Power and Glory

VNV Nation – Of Faith, Power and Glory release date : June 23, 2009 released by : Anachron info : 7th album . 10 tracks . 50:32 run time genre…