Tuesday, September 2 2014
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
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.
Sunday, May 4 2014
In tackling Stravinsky, the Bad Plus tell PopMatters how they've met their most interesting challenge yet.
Monday, January 27 2014
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
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.
Monday, September 15 2014
With a sound that is neither mellow nor frantic, this mostly-Norwegian trio continues to hone their thing on Arise.
Friday, September 12 2014
Cuong Vu and Richard Karpen join forces to pay tribute to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in the most unusual of ways.
Thursday, September 11 2014
Three of Shostakovich's symphonies sound as scary as they probably did during their premiere, thanks to a unique orchestra and a unique conductor.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
After taking a year off to celebrate the label's 20th anniversary, Kompakt's annual Total compilation is back.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Richie Hawtin returns to the name that made him a godfather of minimal techno.
Thursday, March 27 2014
Chilltronic outfit All India Radio give us more free rarities.
Monday, March 10 2014
All the freebies a CDR can hold!
Tuesday, February 25 2014
The MP-Free jazz website is grinding to a halt.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Singer/songwriter/guitarist shares his musical obsessions.
Tuesday, January 14 2014
PopMatters premieres "Ernest / Protector", one of the flashier tracks from jazz guitarist Nir Felder's forthcoming debut album Golden Age.