Sunday, January 12 2014
PopMatters premieres the self-titled debut by Hard Working Americans, the new full-band project spearheaded by singer-songwriter Todd Snider.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
Expecting the unexpected has always been a good way to go about experiencing Throwing Muses' music. But if there's a constant to the beloved band and its leader Kristin Hersh, it's that she follows her own, well, muse, as she explains in an interview with PopMatters.
Tuesday, October 1 2013
PopMatters premieres The Runaround, the second album by up-and-coming Austin band Wild Child.
Monday, September 23 2013
In Utero has always been thought of in the context of conflict, so it's only appropriate that Nirvana would mark its 20th anniversary by reviving the debate over what the album was supposed to sound like versus what it turned out to be.
Monday, August 19 2013
PopMatters premieres Solar Secrets, the latest album by Buenos Aires-bred, Bilbao-based rock outfit Capsula.
Sunday, June 22 2014
Deep Fantasy flies by with ten tracks in 22 minutes, but there's plenty to White Lung's punk-pop that stays with you.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
Attitude is hardly everything for Protomartyr, but as with any punkish band worth its salt, the Detroit outfit has forged its own identity by combining style and substance.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
The anxiety of influence can weigh heavily on up-and-coming indie bands, but Parquet Courts don't seem to be sweating it.
Monday, June 2 2014
Legends like Bob Mould are held to a different standard, and Beauty & Ruin has just raised his bar higher.
Sunday, June 1 2014
With Glass Boys, the question of how to follow up the rock opera epic David Comes to Life is less about musical format and more about an existential crisis for Fucked Up.
Tuesday, July 8 2014
There's nothing lightweight about neo-shoegazers Lightfoils on their new album, Hierarchy.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
It's hard to think of any current band that's gotten as much mileage out of non-album releases as Belle and Sebastian has.
Thursday, February 28 2013
On "Let's Get Sick", young German shoegazers the History of Colour TV show they have a way with conjuring up trippy soundscapes.
Wednesday, February 20 2013
"Stick To" offers a good sampling of Ace Reporter's sound, which recalls the moody drive of the National, just a little more immediate in its scale.
Friday, February 15 2013
There’s no reason to wait another two decades for the next My Bloody Valentine opus to get a satisfying fix of shoegazing harmonies, not after you give up-and-comers Panda Riot a listen.