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Features

Sunday, March 22 2015

James McMurtry and His Complicated Games

Americana legend James McMurtry is fiery, opinionated, and smart as a whip. His latest (accidental) endeavor: Occupy spokesman.


Tuesday, March 17 2015

For a Day Like Tomorrow: An Interview With Swervedriver

Swervedriver: "As it goes, the feeling is that it's some of the best material we've ever done. And to be honest I was never in any doubt that we would deliver the goods."


Sunday, January 25 2015

Between the Stripes of That Sunlight Sound: An Interview with the Go-Betweens

With the first intensely exhaustive box set of their career released, Robert Forster reflects on a first-time bass player, a film critic, and himself helped change the very face of rock music.


Tuesday, September 2 2014

Thought of Sound: An Interview with Matt Sharp of the Rentals

With years between albums, a lot of factors, including a "get here now so we can record" email from the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, was what got Matt Sharp's the Rentals back into gear.


Sunday, August 3 2014

They'll Be Alright: An Interview with Will Oldham and Emmett Kelly

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Emmett Kelly of the Cairo Gang decided to record a song for a 1971 surf documentary soundtrack. Things only get stranger from there.


Reviews

Monday, March 30 2015

Benjamin Clementine: At Least for Now

Benjamin Clementine's emotional cup runneth over... again and again.


Wednesday, March 25 2015

Tangerine Dream: Booster VII

The Booster series wraps up as the world bids farewell to Edgar Froese.


Tuesday, March 24 2015

Subtle Lip Can: Reflective Drime

A Canadian trio has come to put a little spring in your step. No, it's not Rush.


Sunday, March 22 2015

Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago

Modern jazz's legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette assembles a post-bop dream team from hell.


Wednesday, March 18 2015

Aphex Twin: Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt. 2

Richard D. James isn't laying his best cards on the table with this EP, but at least he's staying active.


Zs: Xe [16.Feb.15]
Deru: 1979 [29.Sep.14]
InterStatic: Arise [15.Sep.14]
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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