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, February 13 2014
After four years off, Magik Markers return with a dark, compelling album that demonstrates the power of good sequencing to craft its own narrative
Thursday, January 9 2014
Ultimately this is pop music in the same sense as the New Pop that reshaped and expanded things in such interesting ways after punk: prescriptive and aspirational rather than content to huddle within the boundaries of existing forms and formulas.
Sunday, December 1 2013
One of the best stand-up comics around shows off a skill set few can match on her new album.
Thursday, November 21 2013
A great band releases a set of carbon-copy versions of great songs to mark the beginning of their third decade. Confusingly, it's about as good as it is inessential.
Thursday, November 21 2013
The greatest band to ever come out of Rugby, England, sees their first three albums rereleased on vinyl, sounding just as powerful and distinctive as ever.
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 ...