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Jane Jansen Seymour is a writer based in the burbs of New York City, which she frequents for a cultural fix/suburban survival mechanism. She channels her extreme need for new tunes at NewMusicMatters (nmmatters.com) and welcomes recommendations on new bands/music. Follow @NMMatterscorp


Features

Monday, June 4 2012

Chairlift Elevates Music on Something

Caroline Polochek was crossing into Canada with her band Chairlift when she took the time to chat with PopMatters about the band's new album, haunted house soundtracks, and what it's like to be featured in an iPod Nano commercial.


Monday, April 16 2012

Someone Like Dan Wilson: An Interview with the Former Semisonic Leader

Former Semisonic frontman and world-class songwriter Dan Wilson shares his thoughts on cowriting for Adele and his next solo album.


Wednesday, July 20 2011

Show Me Love: An Interview with Red Hot Organization Founder John Carlin

You probably own Dark Was the Night. Yet that double-disc epic is only one side of a story decades in the making, and with the new Red Hot + Rio 2, John Carlin is finding even more ways to merge pop culture with AIDS prevention ...


Tuesday, May 31 2011

Dance Punk Rules: An Interview with Matt & Kim

Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim tells PopMatters about the time that Kim punched him and how the duo accidentally became a band writing songs that write themselves ...


Thursday, March 17 2011

Going Off: An Interview with the Dodos

The Dodos' Meric Long espouses on guitar holes, "super shy" singing, getting Neko Case to sing on half of his band's new album, and how he just wants the Dodo shows to "go off" ...


Reviews

Wednesday, January 30 2013

Ra Ra Riot: 25 January 2013 - New York

PopMatters chats with Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot about their new album Beta Love before their headlining gig in New York.


Sunday, November 4 2012

Moogfest 2012: 27-28 October 2012 - Asheville, NC

Clearly, the music was the big draw, with five venues offering choices from DJ sets to chamber pop-acoustic performances. Even an impending hurricane coming up the coast could not dampen the spirits of the Halloween revelers.


Monday, July 16 2012

CBGB Festival: 5 - 8 July 2012 – New York

Resurrecting the brand if not the venue to promote new music consumption, plus music/film conference and screenings.


Tuesday, June 26 2012

New Music Seminar: 17-20 June 2012 - New York

A return to NYC provides a comfort level for convening music industry.


Tuesday, June 5 2012

A Night of Good Vibes & Interview with Vacationer: 18 May 2012

The group takes off with a live show of infectious, dreamy indie pop.


Blogs

Monday, June 30 2014

Summer 2014 New Music Playlist

Seventeen new songs plus notes to sizzle up the summer fun.


Wednesday, April 23 2014

Spring 2014 New Music Playlist

Seventeen new songs with notes to welcome spring at last.


Monday, February 24 2014

Winter 2014 New Music Playlist

Seventeen new songs with notes to chase away the winter blahs.


Wednesday, November 27 2013

Late Fall 2013 New Music Playlist

Squeezing in another listening session for 2013 -- 17 new songs with notes and a music history quiz


Monday, November 25 2013

Painted Palms Release New Song "Forever"

Cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme grew up together in Lafayette, Louisiana and after years apart are together again in San Francisco. They have always shared their music whether across town or miles apart as Painted Palms. These are compositions with '60s psych pop leanings using modern electronic production.


Fall 2013 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [14.Nov.13]
Travis: 23 September 2013 – New York (Notes from the Road) [17.Oct.13]
Moby - "The Perfect Life" (video) (Mixed Media) [16.Sep.13]
Late Summer 2013 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [27.Aug.13]
MGMT - "Your Life Is a Lie" (video) (Mixed Media) [6.Aug.13]
Summer 2013 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [2.Jul.13]
Hot Chip - "Dark and Stormy" (stream) (Mixed Media) [4.Jun.13]
Early Summer 2013 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [24.May.13]
Honeymoon - "Sure Stuck" (stream) (Mixed Media) [23.May.13]
Caveman: 10 April 2013 - Webster Hall, New York (Notes from the Road) [22.Apr.13]
Cayucas - "High School Lover" (video) (Mixed Media) [27.Mar.13]
Spring 2013 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [22.Mar.13]
Daytrotter's Coachella 2013 Playlist (Mixed Media) [12.Mar.13]
Django Django: 6 March 2013 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Mar.13]
Daytrotter's Bonnaroo 2013 Playlist (Mixed Media) [26.Feb.13]
Caveman - "In the City" (stream) (Mixed Media) [7.Feb.13]
Winter 2013 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [23.Jan.13]
Modern Rivals: 3 January 2013 – New York (Notes from the Road) [11.Jan.13]
YACHT - "Second Summer" (video) (Mixed Media) [7.Dec.12]
Late Fall 2012 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [15.Nov.12]
Fall 2012 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [25.Sep.12]
Sea Wolf Rehearsal Video for New Song (Mixed Media) [20.Aug.12]
Divine Fits Offer Up New Songs on NPR (Mixed Media) [14.Aug.12]
Modern Rivals: 25 July 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [2.Aug.12]
Summer 2012 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [20.Jul.12]
Onuinu - "Happy Home" (video) (Mixed Media) [19.Jul.12]
Matt and Kim Return with "Let's Go" (Mixed Media) [25.Jun.12]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 8 June 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [14.Jun.12]
Early Summer 2012 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [25.May.12]
Caveman: 17 May 2012 – Brooklyn Museum, New York (Notes from the Road) [22.May.12]
Spring 2012 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [26.Apr.12]
Early Spring 2012 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [18.Mar.12]
New Build: 13 March 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [16.Mar.12]
Fanfarlo: 6 March 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [14.Mar.12]
Bombay Bicycle Club: 5 March 2012 - New York (Notes from the Road) [12.Mar.12]
Girls Release New Video for "My Ma" (Mixed Media) [28.Feb.12]
Neon Indian Live Session at KEXP (Mixed Media) [23.Jan.12]
Winter 2012 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [16.Jan.12]
New Video for Fanfarlo's "Shiny Things" (Mixed Media) [13.Jan.12]
Sunbears!: 1 December 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [7.Dec.11]
Late Fall 2011 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [2.Dec.11]
Fall 2011 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [27.Oct.11]
CMJ 2011: Viewing the Music Panels (Notes from the Road) [25.Oct.11]
CMJ 2011: Pepper Rabbit + Active Child + Braids (Notes from the Road) [25.Oct.11]
Mates of State: 12 October 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [19.Oct.11]
Matt and Kim Appear Before Noon on KCRW (Mixed Media) [17.Oct.11]
Milagres: 30 September 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [11.Oct.11]
AM & Shawn Lee: 22 September 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [29.Sep.11]
Motopony: 15 September 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [23.Sep.11]
Late Summer 2011 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [14.Sep.11]
The Story Behind MTV's Moon Man Music (Mixed Media) [9.Sep.11]
Billy Bragg Protests Rupert Murdoch (Mixed Media) [27.Jul.11]
Washed Out: 11 July 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [19.Jul.11]
Matt and Kim: 29 June 2011 - Terminal 5, NYC (Notes from the Road) [15.Jul.11]
Summer 2011 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [13.Jul.11]
KEXP Videos of Peter Bjorn and John (Mixed Media) [24.Jun.11]
The Dodos: 9 June 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [16.Jun.11]
Late Spring 2011 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [27.May.11]
Fitz and the Tantrums Update (Mixed Media) [27.May.11]
Moby: 12 May 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [17.May.11]
Peter Bjorn and John: 2 May 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [9.May.11]
Voxhaul Broadcast: 19 April 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [22.Apr.11]
Laying LCD Soundsystem to Rest (Notes from the Road) [20.Apr.11]
The Octopus Project: 6 April 2011 - New York City (Notes from the Road) [14.Apr.11]
Spring 2011 New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [5.Apr.11]
Polock: 22 March 2011 - New York (Notes from the Road) [30.Mar.11]
Bombay Bicycle Club: 14 March 2011 - New York City (Notes from the Road) [25.Mar.11]
inBflat.net Offers DIY Music (Mixed Media) [24.Mar.11]
Famous Last Words: Interview with Moby (Notes from the Road) [4.Mar.11]
Interpol: 17 February 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [2.Mar.11]
Morcheeba: 11 February 2011 New York (Notes from the Road) [21.Feb.11]
Winter New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [11.Feb.11]
Ozomatli: 3 February 2011 – New York (Notes from the Road) [9.Feb.11]
New Music Seminar Returns to LA, February 14 – 16 (Notes from the Road) [25.Jan.11]
Live MGMT Daytrotter Session (Mixed Media) [13.Jan.11]
LCD Soundsystem Session at KCRW (Mixed Media) [17.Dec.10]
The Dandy Warhols: 6 November - New York (Notes from the Road) [16.Dec.10]
Cake: 8 December 2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [10.Dec.10]
Late Fall New Music Playlist (Mixed Media) [1.Dec.10]
Sufjan Stevens: 15 November 2010, New York (Notes from the Road) [29.Nov.10]
The Dears: 4 November 2010 - Brooklyn, NY (Notes from the Road) [22.Nov.10]
Jónsi Interview: Ready to Go at Moogfest (Notes from the Road) [16.Nov.10]
Gorillaz Perform Live on Letterman (Mixed Media) [11.Oct.10]
Gorillaz Play Live Session on KCRW (Mixed Media) [24.Aug.10]
Hot Hot Heat Cranks It Up on "21@12" (Mixed Media) [14.Jun.10]
Radio Is Doing Fine... Online (Sound Affects) [9.Apr.10]

News

Wednesday, July 24 2013

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents David Bowie Film Series, August 2-8

After the release of a new album (The Next Day) and a sold-out museum exhibition in London (David Bowie Is), a film retrospective continues the year’s tribute to Bowie’s fascinating career.


Monday, August 6 2012

Moogfest 2012 Announces Line Up

Annual musical tribute to Bob Moog and all things synth.


Wednesday, June 27 2012

CBGB Festival, July 5 – 8

Bringing the Spirit of the Place Back to New York City.


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