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Ego Music: An Interview with the Pet Shop Boys | 9 Sep 2012 // 6:12 PM

With their lush new album just hitting ears now, Neil Tennant of synth-pop icons the Pet Shop Boys sits down with PopMatters to talk about performing at the Olympics, what went into their latest disc, and why the world "needed" that Adele album ...

Suede... Reintroducing the Band | 14 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM

In the '90s, many were bigger, but few were better than Suede at their best, led by the dynamic duo of "glamly androgynous Dickensian whippet" Brett Anderson and "Danger High Voltage" whirlwind guitarist Bernard Butler. Just don't call 'em Britpop.


Hurts: Surrender (take 2) | 8 Oct 2015 // 9:20 PM

Faced with the ire of the notorious "Bean Counter Gang", Hurts had no choice but to surrender.

Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe: I Declare Nothing | 28 Sep 2015 // 7:00 AM

For once it's not Anton Newcombe you need to be afraid of. Just don't look into their eyes okay?


Glass Graves' "Architecture". Can You Dig It? | 19 Nov 2010 // 2:45 AM

Names is for tombstones, baby.

Fancy a Free Taste of Liquid Vega? | 26 Oct 2010 // 3:40 AM

Free Four Track EP "LV" Available Now.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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