Scott Interrante currently pursuing a master's degree in musicology at CUNY Hunter College where he focuses on issues of gender and genre in contemporary pop music. He is the host of the Pop Unmuted podcast.
A Song Can Be About Anything: An Interview with Dan Wilson | 27 Jan 2015 // 9:20 PM
In 2014, former Semisonic frontman and "Someone Like You" scribe Dan Wilson released a solo album, re-released his pre-Semisonic band Trip Shakespeare's albums, and challenged his fans about the fact that a song, in fact, can be about anything.
The Best K-pop of 2014 | 22 Dec 2014 // 9:10 PM
Due to current events, 2014 was largely a rough year for K-pop. Still, these 15 songs represent the best K-pop had to offer this year, both inside and outside the mainstream.
Toy Soldiers: The Maybe Boys | 2 Dec 2013 // 5:30 AM
The Americana rockabilly sensibility of Toy Soldiers' The Maybe Boys instantly transports you to an old barn that has been converted to a dance bar where you've already had a few too many drinks. Recorded "mostly live," the album feels more like a party you're enjoying than a collection of songs you're listening to, which is certainly not a bad thing.
The 1975: The 1975 | 14 Oct 2013 // 9:02 PM
With emo melodies dressed up in disco guitar grooves and '80s rock reverb, the 1975's self-titled album makes for one of the year's most compelling, if flawed, debuts of the year.
K-Pop Roundup: May 2015 - From Spice Girls Allusions to Seventeen | 11 Jun 2015 // 4:00 AM
K-pop in May saw '90s revivalism galore, comebacks from major artists, and a long-awaited boy band debut.
Pop Unmuted Podcast: Resilience, Melancholy, and Rihanna's "American Oxygen" with Dr. Robin James | 3 Jun 2015 // 4:00 AM
Pop Unmuted talks to Dr. Robin James about her book Resilience and Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism, Neoliberalism and Rihanna's latest hit "American Oxygen".