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Russ Slater
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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.


Features

Thursday, November 4 2010

A Slacker Like Myself: An Interview with Prefab Sprout

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 ...


Reviews

Thursday, July 7 2011

Various Artists: Red Hot + Rio 2

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.


Wednesday, May 25 2011

Susana Baca: Afrodiaspora

Afrodiaspora is a journey through the African diaspora of Latin America featuring unlikely journeys into Puerto Rican hip-hop and New Orleans funk.


Thursday, March 10 2011

Various Artists: Imaginational Anthems Vol. 4: New Possibilities

The fourth volume of Tompkins Square's excellent Imaginational Anthems series shines the light on some of the brighest folk guitarists in the UK and US.


Tuesday, February 8 2011

Ranil y su Conjunto: Ranil's Jungle Party

As rock 'n' roll fever took over the US and UK, musicians in Peru were busy developing their own style. Latin rhythms, stinging guitars, and Amazonian attitude are the lasting thrills of this collection of songs recorded by Ranil y su Conjunto in the 1970s.


Wednesday, December 8 2010

Azure Ray: Don't Leave My Mind EP

Dream-pop duo Azure Ray releases its first recording in six years.


Blogs

Monday, October 3 2011

Help Fund the New ATP Film from Vincent Moon

Vincent Moon and Warp Films launch Kickstarter campaign for new ATP Festival Short Film Project.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Fun and Interesting Places: An Interview with Deerhoof's John Dieterich

With the release of Deerhoof vs Evil, Deerhoof continues on its merry way, making music that is gloriously idiosyncratic and accessible. Guitarist John Dieterich talks about the new album, his musical frustrations, and a love for Brazilian music.


Tuesday, September 14 2010

Stream of New El Guincho Album

After a recent diversion with the Piratas de Sudamerica EP El Guincho prepares to follow up his debut Alegranza with Pop Negro, releasing on September 14th but available now as a live stream.


Thursday, July 22 2010

El Guincho - Piratas de Sudamerica


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