Russ is constantly striving to hear something a bit different. This has resulted in his current obsession with music from South America (he is the editor of Sounds and Colours, a magazine about South American music and culture) and his quest to find the best indie and pop music out there. He writes regularly for PopMatters, as well as Drowned In Sound and a number of other publications.
A Slacker Like Myself: An Interview with Prefab Sprout | 4 Nov 2010 // 12:00 AM
Paddy McAloon, the mercurial front-man for Prefab Sprout is British Pop's greatest secret. PopMatters catches up with Paddy to find out what the new album is all about, and why he decided to step out of the limelight ...
Various Artists: Red Hot + Rio 2 | 7 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM
Red Hot + Rio 2 is a new compilation featuring Beck, Seu Jorge, Beirut and David Byrne performing songs inspired by tropicalia, a unique style of pop music from 1960s Brazil.
Susana Baca: Afrodiaspora | 25 May 2011 // 5:00 PM
Afrodiaspora is a journey through the African diaspora of Latin America featuring unlikely journeys into Puerto Rican hip-hop and New Orleans funk.