Sunday, August 25 2013
Walter White as aged teacher and Jesse Pinkman as retired student grow to be somewhat of a family for each other, but the way in which Jesse learns and applies himself shows that Breaking Bad's theme of learning goes deeper than one might initially think.
Monday, February 13 2012
What has come to be known as indie music cannot be recorded and released in places where people are absolutely independent. We need to start thinking -- really, seriously thinking -- about how something that is supposed to be inherently independent can be so dependent on so much else.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
My Bloody Valentine's Loveless stands as an album of (at least) equal importance to Nirvana's Nevermind, garnering a great deal of its importance for the way that it offers a gender-bending sonic style that severed the entrenched connections between the electric guitar and masculine phallic power.
Sunday, March 21 2010
The communal nature of MP3 filesharing is often idealized to the point where the discourse surrounding it masks what are ultimately fractured connections between musicians and their listeners.
Thursday, December 5 2013
Humble PopMatters Readers, we are interrupting the internet's End-of-2013-Yeezus-Coverage for an important announcement: Swervedriver will be releasing their first new material in over 15 years.
Thursday, August 15 2013
The National and Beach Fossils both released new records in early 2013, each effort playing like the inverse of the other.
Thursday, August 8 2013
Joseph Fisher examines the controversy over Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover issue, as well as the lack of response from the indie music publishing world.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
The sumo wrestler suits are still awesome.
Thursday, April 11 2013
Broken Heads, Noses Everywhere