Scott Branson
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Scott writes, plays music, and teaches literature in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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“It’s Kind of Funny What We Do”: Life on the Road with Sleepy Sun | 16 Jul 2012 // 5:15 PM

San Francisco’s Sleepy Sun tells how the loss of a vocalist made the band stronger and more secure on their new record that aims straight for the spine.


Night Moves: Colored Emotions | 16 Oct 2012 // 5:04 PM

Minneapolis trio debuts its glam take on Americana.

Tame Impala: Lonerism | 9 Oct 2012 // 5:06 PM

Tame Impala follow up their successful debut with songs of persistent devotion, turning the heavy-lidded repetition at their sonic core into a warming psychedelic mantra.


Bubbling Under the Top 75: Sharon Van Etten - 'Tramp' | 12 Dec 2012 // 5:00 AM

PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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