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Curating The K-Hole: Music Selection in the Apocalypse

Fanbyte Podcast Czar merritt k and I recently wrapped Season 1 of our interview show, The K-Hole. These 30 episodes (canonically at least) include discussions, diatribes, and discourse with the very best and weirdest folk the internet has to offer, such as political commentator Felix Biederman, child actress and writer…

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A Brazilian Video Game DJ is Bringing Dance Parties to YouTube

As I near a full year of being in lockdown, all this newly discovered time has given me a chance to reconnect with music again. I can’t tell you how nice it is to tune in to my favorite DJs on Twitch or support new releases on Bandcamp from my…

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30 Musicians Unite to Remix the Mii Channel Theme, and It’s a Total Bop

There’s a very small chance you haven’t heard it: the famous Mii Channel theme. Whether it’s through your own Wii menu or through some random video on stan Twitter, its legacy is indisputable. And, in 2021, it still keeps on giving — with the latest version being a remix consisting…

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Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” Is Wrestling’s Greatest Theme Song

Among other things, last week marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Paranoid, Black Sabbath’s second album of environmentally conscious, doom-laden Christian metal. Unquestionably their biggest album, songs like “War Pigs,” “Paranoid,” and “Fairies Wear Boots” have been blasting in the trucks of dads who don’t understand the album’s…

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The Valorant Spotify Playlists: A Review

Y’all heard of this music stuff? It’s sounds, but put together in a fashion that feels good to the ears (or bad, if you like pervert shit like atonal music). There are immense repositories of it all over the place. YouTube, Apple Music, my grandma’s garage. The folks over at…

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The Complete Tetris Effect Soundtrack Is Coming to Vinyl

The Tetris Effect soundtrack is finally going to be released in its totality, for the very first time since the game launched on PlayStation 4 back in the fall of 2018. The good news is that the whole thing will be available on vinyl, for all the people who have…

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Best Game Soundtracks July 2018

Stay fresh, little inklings.

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Best Game Soundtracks June 2018

Must... collect... every Austin Wintory album...

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Best Game Soundtracks July 2017

From Castlevania to Pyre, these are the freshest, hottest game sounds of the summer. Quick, before they melt!

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The Other Lord of the Rings Composer: An interview with Chance Thomas

Howard Shore's videogame counterpart poured years of intensive study into Tolkien's worlds before he scored The Lord of the Rings Online.

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Austin Wintory on composing Absolver, a game about ‘friendship through fighting’

The Grammy-nominated composer behind Journey and Banner Saga opens up about the close-knit world of music and games.

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Best Game Soundtracks June 2017

Cool off with these hot new sounds.

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Best Game Soundtracks May 2017

As the days get hotter, chill out to some refreshing new game sounds.

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Videogames, hip-hop, and the value of saying yes

Why are we so obsessed with what makes a 'real' example of the genre?

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Best Game Soundtracks March 2017

From Night in the Woods to NieR, March was a moody, mysterious month of tunes.

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Watch: the making of Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical

After making a viral splash on social media, the Geekenders' Portal 2 music adaptation has returned for a second run.

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A Tango for Two: Isaac Schankler talks music and Ladykiller in a Bind

Game composer Isaac Schankler discusses telling story through music in Christine Love's new erotic thriller.

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August Game Soundtrack Roundup

Obduction! King of Fighters! No Man's Sky! Deus Ex!

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June game soundtrack roundup

Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, and Hearts of Iron-- plus others!

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Friday tidbits: giant Overwatch action figures, gettin’ hitched in Fire Emblem, and more

As you head into the weekend, here are some smaller stories you may have missed.

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