Arnold Pan
PopMatters Music Editor
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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.

Fact and Fiction: The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle on Wrestling and the Creative Process | 5 Apr 2015 // 8:10 PM

The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".


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

'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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