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Features

Wednesday, October 9 2013

Unknown Discoveries: An Interview With Julianna Barwick

With the release of her second album, indie music's reigning soundscape designer wants you to know two things: there's no grand plan to her haunting, beautiful music -- and Drake is pretty great.


Sunday, March 3 2013

The Darlings of Lumberland: An Interview with They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants' never-ending cavalcade of songs and wry humor culminates with Nanobots, their 16th album. John Flansburgh walks us through the album's creation, their evolving songwriting process, and defend against the notion that some of their songs can be construed as mean-spirited.


Tuesday, October 16 2012

At Home With Mama: An Interview With Martha Wainwright

Martha's Wainwright's third album comes a moment where her life is becoming uncharted. Lucky for us, she's a Wainwright, so she had no problem talking about those changes, including motherhood, death, and naked pictures.


Tuesday, September 18 2012

The Ballad of a Ladymom: An Interview with Corin Tucker

Corin Tucker's back with her second album from her new band, and the riot grrl superstar is as loud as she ever was. Pussy Riot, equal pay for equal work, and Joey Ramone are just a of few things on her mind.


Reviews

Thursday, April 4 2013

Townes Van Zandt: Sunshine Boy - The Unheard Studio Sessions

The brilliant cult singer-songwriter's peak creative moment gets new light in this double-CD, which captures his joyous highs and near-mystical lows.


Wednesday, February 6 2013

FIDLAR: FIDLAR

L.A skate rats FIDLAR mainly care about getting drunk, doing drugs, and yelling. It works out pretty well on their debut album.


Wednesday, January 30 2013

The Ruby Suns: Christopher

After moving to Olso, the Ruby Suns ditched the jam-band swirls for electronics. They can't quite stick the landing.


Sunday, October 7 2012

Brother Ali: Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

The personal is the political in the fifth LP of Rhymesayer's heavy hitter. Produced in entirety by Jake One, it's as American as music gets: fearful, angry and hopeful, all at the same time.


Monday, September 10 2012

Elvis Presley: I Am an Elvis Fan

By voting on their dream mixtape, Elvis fans got a chance to tell the rest of us why Elvis is so great. They blew it.


Blogs

Monday, December 10 2012

Bubbling Under the Top 75: Cat Power - 'Sun'

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


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