Tuesday, April 3 2012
Gareth Campesinos! talks about how a recent breakup affected the new record, the role that depression plays in his lyrics, and why touring is a weird thing to do.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
On Out of Time, R.E.M. wasn't too big to be cool -- yet.
Monday, March 28 2011
Dollhouse is in many ways Joss Whedon's most challenging and most cutting edge show, trying to deal with issues that are rarely or never addressed on television. With low ratings making a third season unlikely, Joss Whedon and his writers packed the second and final season with several seasons' worth of story arcs, resulting in one of the richer narrative arcs found on TV.
Wednesday, June 9 2010
In four years, Los Campesinos! have put out three albums, toured the world several times, and become critically-adored indie-rock darlings. So why is Gareth Campesinos! still obsessed with gloom and doom? Atheism, meeting fans expectations, and an aversion to their poppier early songs all make up this insightful interview.
Wednesday, April 28 2010
What do R. Kelly, bacon sandwiches, and a land-surfing Jesus have in common? They all make up a part of Sam Amidon's world, and with his stunning sophomore disc just out, he tells PopMatters all about it ...
Thursday, April 9 2015
One of heavy music's most prolific and interesting artists makes a quiet, patient album that stands with his best work.
Monday, February 2 2015
A pioneer of massed-guitar music still worth listening to.
Tuesday, December 9 2014
They could have been contenders; they probably should have been. But ultimately the peak of this band's hushed, precise, nuanced indie rock might have been a bit too twisty to catch on.
Monday, December 8 2014
For their second collaboration of 2014, these two artists remain frustratingly close to making the great album this one hints they're capable of.
Thursday, October 23 2014
This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.
Wednesday, January 22 2014
With the very fine new album Rave Tapes out this month, PopMatters looks back on Mogwai's rich career by picking 13 of the finest songs from the full span of the post-rock band's work.
Wednesday, June 13 2012
Monday, December 5 2011
Today we presented our Best 75 Songs of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
Tuesday, October 11 2011
Friday, June 3 2011
Refraining from shaving can save the planet. To honor World Environment Day on June 5th, Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman sat down with PopMatters to discuss everything burly, bushy, and beardy ...