John is a Michigan-based musician and writer. He currently reviews music for PopMatters and Spectrum Culture, while also working his way through his ever-expanding record collection at www.tumblr.com/blog/vinylcompulsion. @john_r_paul
Colleen Green Is Having Fun Behind Those Dark Glasses | 25 May 2015 // 11:00 PM
Colleen Green used to hide behind her sunglasses; now they're just a part of who she is. She tells PopMatters about their origin and the one song she refuses to play live.
Deaf Wish: Pain | 26 Aug 2015 // 9:15 PM
The Australian noise-merchants return with their feedback, heavy distortion and stylistic juxtaposition.
Deradoorian: The Expanding Flower Planet | 25 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM
On her debut, the former Dirty Projectors bassist proves herself to be a vital force in contemporary experimental pop music.
Daniel Romano: If I've Only One Time Askin' | 25 Aug 2015 // 9:15 PM
Country revivalist Daniel Romano furthers his career evolution square into countrypolitan territory with masterful results.
Darius Jones: Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation) | 19 Aug 2015 // 9:20 PM
Darius Jones continues his Man’ish Boy epic with the highly expressive, vital and wildly compelling Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation).
Midnight: Into the Night | 19 Aug 2015 // 9:10 PM
Yet another in a seemingly endless series of “lost” metal and proto-metal albums, Into the Night’s appeal will be largely predicated on just how you approach such music.