Arnold Pan
PopMatters Music Editor
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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for June 2015 | 28 May 2015 // 9:02 PM

Catch an early glimpse of new albums from Jamie xx, Sun Kil Moon, and Hudson Mohawke.

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for May 2015 | 4 May 2015 // 1:55 AM

Get the early word on new albums by My Morning Jacket, the Tallest Man on Earth, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.


Mikal Cronin: MCIII | 7 May 2015 // 9:00 PM

It's easy to assume that an artist will keep developing each time out, but Mikal Cronin shows that he doesn't take his evolution for granted on MCIII.

Built to Spill: Untethered Moon | 20 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM

Built to Spill's guitar-driven sound is the indie-rock equivalent of comfort food, indulgent and satisfying in how familiar it is.


Sleater-Kinney - "Bury Our Friends" (video) | 21 Oct 2014 // 9:00 AM

What Sleater-Kinney reunion? "Bury Our Friends" makes you think the pathbreaking trio never went on hiatus in the first place.

Sallie Ford - 'Slap Back' (album stream) (Premiere) | 8 Oct 2014 // 3:10 AM

On the boisterous Slap Back, the first full-length under her own name, Sallie Ford hopscotches between folk, blues, psychedelia, and punk intuitively and convincingly.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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