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
Monday, June 4 2012
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
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
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
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
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" ...
Wednesday, January 30 2013
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
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
Resurrecting the brand if not the venue to promote new music consumption, plus music/film conference and screenings.
Tuesday, June 26 2012
A return to NYC provides a comfort level for convening music industry.
Tuesday, June 5 2012
The group takes off with a live show of infectious, dreamy indie pop.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
Squeezing in another listening session for 2013 -- 17 new songs with notes and a music history quiz
Monday, November 25 2013
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.
Thursday, November 14 2013
Celebrate the change of seasons by queuing up 16 new songs with background notes, including Sigur Rós, MGMT, Yuck, and HAERTS.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
"The Ceiling" is a soulful romp by a new band, the Wild Feathers, featuring husky vocals and shiny bright guitars.
Thursday, October 17 2013
After a long absence, devoted fans of the band Travis agree their return was worth the wait.
Wednesday, July 24 2013
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.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
Thursday, September 27 2012
Monday, August 6 2012
Annual musical tribute to Bob Moog and all things synth.
Wednesday, June 27 2012
Bringing the Spirit of the Place Back to New York City.