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Sunday, May 4 2014

Evocation of the Ancestors: An Interview with the Bad Plus

In tackling Stravinsky, the Bad Plus tell PopMatters how they've met their most interesting challenge yet.


Monday, January 27 2014

No Medicine for Regret: An Interview with Mogwai

One of the most compelling indie-rock titans out there today, the intriguingly-titled Rave Tapes proves to be yet another fascinating red herring, and the band tells us about the album's development, running a label with a cadre of artists, and oh so much more ...


Tuesday, August 27 2013

"I'm Not an Old Moldy Fig, I'm Down with Everything": An Interview with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical institution. On their new album, That's It!, original compositions come into play, and with the likes of Jim James, no less. Tubist and double bassist Ben Jaffe tells PopMatters all about it.


Tuesday, July 9 2013

After the Flood: An Interview with Big Country

Over a decade after the tragic loss of their frontman, a devoted fan base and a high-profile U2/Green Day cover helped put Big Country right back on the map, and for the first new album in years, Bruce Watson walks through every step of this truly amazing Journey.


Thursday, February 28 2013

I've Seen All Good People: An Interview with Yes

One day, Jon Davison was singing in a Yes tribute band. Then, he actually became the touring lead singer of Yes. Now, he shares his tale, along with how he and the band prepping to play three albums in full every night of their upcoming tour ...


Reviews

Monday, July 21 2014

Marvin Gaye and Mos Def: Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two)

Yasiin Gaye swings back around for round two of the long-playing soul/hip-hop mashups. Nice.


Sunday, July 20 2014

Xymox: Subsequent Pleasures

(Clan of) Xymox launched their career with the long out-of-print EP Subsequent Pleasures. Dark Entries reintroduces this odd yet compelling recording to those who missed out on it the first time.


Wednesday, July 16 2014

Mark de Clive-Lowe: Church

Electronic jazz mashup artist Mark de Clive-Lowe collages together a breathtaking masterpiece.


Tuesday, July 15 2014

Severed Heads: Dead Eyes Opened

Severed Heads' "Dead Eyes Opened" was an accidental critical success back in 1983. Relive this modest hit's moment in the sun on a vinyl reissue.


Monday, July 14 2014

Lucky Peterson: The Son of a Bluesman

Lucky Peterson is the son of a bluesman. He has the blues in his blood. He says so himself, many times.


Peter Murphy: Lion [30.Jun.14]
Plymouth: Plymouth [12.May.14]
Barbez: Bella Ciao [18.Nov.13]
The Thing: BOOT! [14.Nov.13]
Moby: Innocents [2.Oct.13]
Jocelyn Pook: Desh [22.Apr.13]
Little Women: Lung [16.Apr.13]
Qluster: Lauschen [11.Mar.13]
Kaki King: Glow [21.Oct.12]
Holy Other: Held [4.Sep.12]
Acid Pauli: mst [14.Aug.12]
FFEAR: Mirage [12.Aug.12]
Steve Howe: Time [16.May.12]
Orbital: Wonky [9.Apr.12]
Albatrosh: Yonkers [23.Jan.12]
Liam Finn: FOMO [13.Jul.11]
Yes: Fly From Here [13.Jul.11]
3:33: EP-1 [5.Apr.11]
Food: Quiet Inlet [25.Jul.10]
Rooney: Eureka [23.Jun.10]

Blogs

Thursday, March 27 2014

All India Radio: Ghost Songs: Remixed & Unreleased Tracks Vol. 3

Chilltronic outfit All India Radio give us more free rarities.


Monday, March 10 2014

Ancient Pistol's Reverbnation Account

All the freebies a CDR can hold!


Tuesday, February 25 2014

Free Jazz Site Destination: Out Is Shutting Down

The MP-Free jazz website is grinding to a halt.


Tuesday, February 18 2014

Marty Willson-Piper, Deep in His Music Archive

Singer/songwriter/guitarist shares his musical obsessions.


Tuesday, January 14 2014

Nir Felder - "Ernest /Protector" (stream) (Premiere)

PopMatters premieres "Ernest / Protector", one of the flashier tracks from jazz guitarist Nir Felder's forthcoming debut album Golden Age.


Elizabeth Mitchell - Rollin’ Baby (Mixed Media) [1.Nov.11]
Coldplay - "Paradise" (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.11]
Descendre Offers Four tracks for Free (Mixed Media) [13.Sep.11]
Ben Kono - "Paradise in Manzanar" Live (Mixed Media) [13.Jul.11]
Hullabaloo: "Green Beans Everywhere" (Mixed Media) [5.Jul.11]
Gutbucket Addresses Their Flock (Mixed Media) [30.Jun.11]
All India Radio: Free EP (Mixed Media) [7.Apr.11]
Kermit Driscoll - Reveille (video) (Mixed Media) [7.Mar.11]
Dave Douglas in 2011 (Mixed Media) [2.Mar.11]
Adrian Legg’s New Album Is "Slow" (Mixed Media) [17.Jan.11]
Robyn Hitchcock & the Hungry Moment (Mixed Media) [16.Aug.10]
Wanna Know What's Funny? Weezer. (Mixed Media) [14.Jul.10]
Farewell to Fred Anderson (Mixed Media) [1.Jul.10]
Steve Kilbey: Monsters n Mirages (Mixed Media) [29.Jun.10]
The Electric Grandmother Discography (Mixed Media) [17.Jun.10]
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