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Sunday, January 12 2014

Now Hear This!: Hard Working Americans - 'Hard Working Americans' (album premiere)

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

"A Keyhole View of Our Goofy World": Kristin Hersh on 'Purgatory / Paradise'

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

Wild Child - 'The Runaround' (album premiere)

PopMatters premieres The Runaround, the second album by up-and-coming Austin band Wild Child.


Monday, September 23 2013

The Best Ever Nirvana Recording 'In Utero' Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

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

Now Hear This!: Capsula - 'Solar Secrets' (album premiere)

PopMatters premieres Solar Secrets, the latest album by Buenos Aires-bred, Bilbao-based rock outfit Capsula.


Reviews

Tuesday, October 14 2014

Foxygen: ...And Star Power

Try as you might to take Foxygen's ...And Star Power at face value, it's hard to because the mischievous duo does everything but play it straight on the 82-minute double LP.


Thursday, October 9 2014

Ex Hex: Rips

Mary Timony's new project Ex Hex makes the best case possible for listening to that urge to simplify on Rips.


Sunday, June 22 2014

White Lung: Deep Fantasy

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

Protomartyr: Under Color of Official Right

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

Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal

The anxiety of influence can weigh heavily on up-and-coming indie bands, but Parquet Courts don't seem to be sweating it.


M.I.A.: Matangi [3.Nov.13]
Glasser: Interiors [15.Oct.13]
Polvo: Siberia [9.Oct.13]
Ty Segall: Sleeper [18.Aug.13]
Austra: Olympia [20.Jun.13]
Mikal Cronin: MCII [19.May.13]
Yo La Tengo: Fade [13.Jan.13]
Clinic: Free Reign [13.Nov.12]
Taylor Swift: Red [30.Oct.12]
The xx: Coexist [10.Sep.12]
Cults: Cults [7.Jun.11]
Yuck: Yuck [24.Feb.11]
Tennis: Cape Dory [17.Jan.11]
Abe Vigoda: Crush [18.Nov.10]
Delorean: Subiza [5.Jul.10]
Jeremy Jay: Splash [25.May.10]

Blogs

Tuesday, October 21 2014

Sleater-Kinney - "Bury Our Friends" (video)

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


Wednesday, October 8 2014

Sallie Ford - 'Slap Back' (album stream) (Premiere)

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.


Monday, September 29 2014

Hamish Kilgour - "Smile" + David Kilgour - "Lose Myself in Sound" (videos) (Premieres)

This year saw new efforts by the first family of the New Zealand underground, the brothers Kilgour. PopMatters premieres new videos from Hamish and David Kilgour.


Tuesday, September 23 2014

Mecca Normal - "Between Livermore & Tracy" (video and Q&A) (Premiere)

PopMatters caught up with Mecca Normal's Jean Smith on the Vancouver duo's upcoming album Empathy for the Evil. The video for album track "Between Livermore & Tracy" premieres here.


Tuesday, July 8 2014

Lightfoils - 'Hierarchy' (album stream) (Premiere)

There's nothing lightweight about neo-shoegazers Lightfoils on their new album, Hierarchy.


Tender Trap - "Girls with Guns" (video) (Mixed Media) [28.May.10]
Divas Discover Indie Rock! (streams) (Mixed Media) [21.May.10]
M.I.A. - "XXXO" single (stream) (Mixed Media) [13.May.10]
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