Reed Dunlea


Location icon United States of America

I write about arts and culture for publications like Vice, The Village Voice, and Animal New York, host a punk music radio show called Distort Jersey City on WFMU, and produce a podcast about pizza called Slice Harvester.

NYPD Chief Hit With "Fake Blood" Amid Ferguson Protests

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was spattered with what appeared to be red paint Monday as protesters flooded Times Square to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this year.

Radio Harvester

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The Ukiah Drag: Fuck The Rehashers, Backpatters, and Asswaggers | NOISEY

The Ukiah Drag just released a seven-inch single on Wharf Cat Records. "Dirt Trip," backed by a Coasters cover, is a haunting, evil, backwoods ballad. It is a devil's swan song, coaxing the listener to dig their own grave. You are slowly drawn in by it, hypnotized, as it hangs heavily over you; you can almost feel its weight bearing down.

Underground Reggae Is Still Alive in Flatbush Brooklyn | NOISEY

"Holy shit, pretty girls dance when you play this," said Jeremy "Mush1" Mushlin as he recounted playing the trumpet while cheerleaders danced to his high school marching band. A couple decades later, and after a long career in New York's underground reggae scene, Mush1 is a little less surprised by his listeners' reactions.

Emma Kohlmann: The Sum of Herself and Her Fantasy Nightmare - ANIMAL

Emma Kohlmann's art is an abstract, hyper-sexualized version of Raymond Pettibon. Like Pettibon, she is very much connected to the current punk scene; she has done work for Thurston Moore/John Moloney, HOAX and Natural Law. Unlike Pettibon, she is a strong, young 2014 woman, and her work exhibits sexual taboos of a more consensual nature, as opposed to his masculine domination.

Video Premiere: DJ Dog Dick's 'Why's a Dog' Was Inspired by Phil Collins, Naturally

"Why's a Dog" was released on DJ Dog Dick's The Life Stains LP on HOSS Records almost a year ago. The accompanying video, directed and edited by Joe Skinner and premiering here, is a bizarrely mesmerizing complement to the cacophony of synth and vocal effects, guitar, bass, drums and other sounds crawling through this song.

Greatest City In The World
Greatest City In The World Fanzine/Soundzine

Greatest City In The World Fanzine Issue #1 This is a fanzine based out of NYC about NYC. Interviews with Crazy Spirit, The Men, and Death First. Also includes an NYC venue report, food stuff, movie stuff, and Seinfeld stuff. 300 copies SOLD OUT. Read it online here.

I Will Never Leave Your Troubled Eyes: An Interview with Body of Light and a New Video | NOISEY

Body of Light, two brothers from Tempe, Arizona, have been making some insanely catchy dark synth pop lately. The song in this video, "Limits of Reason," is no exception. Here they have teamed up with Los Angeles trippy video artist Amanda Siegel for a highly textured and brightly colored visual experience, complete with cool industrial dance moves, gloves that look like they are made of leather, and a chain.

The War on Control: An Interview with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon | NOISEY

"The music I would say is interesting, but I think that the band's importance lies more in the ideas behind it and the way that we engage with people," says Sean Ragon, the mind behind Cult of Youth. They will soon release their third LP on Sacred Bones Records, their magnum opus thus far.

Inside The Smile Face Museum - ANIMAL

"They make me viscerally happy. I love to look at them. Sometimes they almost make me feel sad because they make me so happy," says Emily Stebbins, a curator at The Smile Face Museum. The museum was founded in 1992 by Mark Sachs in his basement in Maryland.