Articles tagged art rock

Curiouser and Curiouser: Everything Everything’s ‘A Fever Dream’

If the vivid, aggressive Get to Heaven was a raging against the dying of the light, we are now in the dark with A Fever Dream, Everything Everything's most surreal yet immediate release to date.

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16 Oct 2017 // 2:30 AM

St. Vincent: Masseduction

Despite some great moments, Masseduction doesn't always sound comfortable letting its artifice crumble, and its half-hearted attempts at social commentary cause it to sag at times.

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29 Sep 2017 // 9:15 AM

Elbow - “Kindling (Fickle Flame)” (Singles Going Steady)

A more serious and earnest delivery, you will not hear this year. iPhone torches out for the live rendition…

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Pere Ubu: 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo

The underground rock outfit, Pere Ubu, returns with 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo, re-establishing its off-kilter take on the rock music form.

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25 Sep 2017 // 10:44 AM

Radiohead - “Lift” (Singles Going Steady)

The OK Computer reissue keeps on giving with the new video for previously unreleased track “Lift”.

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Summerstage Night Belongs to Fred “Sonic” Smith (Patti Smith’s Tribute)

Patti Smith celebrated her late husband's birthday in Central Park with their children and her band.

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Back to Blue Bayou: An Interview With Linda Ronstadt

In her exclusive interview with PopMatters, Linda Ronstadt revisits Simple Dreams just in time for Rhino's 40th anniversary edition of her classic number one album.

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Hundred Waters: Communicating

Hundred Waters' third album has many appealing parts, but a core that feels unstable or even nonexistent.

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LCD Soundsystem’s ‘American Dream’ Live: James Murphy Assures You It Is OK Not to Be There

A decade and a half on, James Murphy hasn’t lost his edge one bit, just like the greats never do. However, not only is he more mature and less concerned with all of us -- he is also successful in his own eyes, on his own terms

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6 Sep 2017 // 2:10 AM

Avey Tare: Eucalyptus

Recalling Syd Barrett, the record continues here and there with intentionally poor pacing and a wacky progression.

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A Specialist in Dying Arts: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson talks with PopMatters about a restored love for adventurous pop, the challenges of writing a simple song, and the role of a musician in addressing political tumult.

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24 Aug 2017 // 8:26 AM

The PopMatters Progcast Discusses Steven Wilson’s Best LPs

In this introductory episode of the PopMatters Progcast, we explore the context and impact of Steven Wilson's best studio albums to date, including both solo works and collaborative creations.

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17 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Steven Wilson: To the Bone

With To the Bone, his foray into '80s progressive pop, Steven Wilson does something unusual: he writes happy songs.

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Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?

It’s not quite a lost Pink Floyd album, but it gives a sense of what they might sound like now.

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15 Aug 2017 // 2:30 AM

Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear returns with Painted Ruins, the band's best album to date.

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4 Aug 2017 // 10:24 AM

Grizzly Bear - “Neighbors” (Singles Going Steady)

Grizzly Bear's latest video has a sort of David Lynch-goes-Game of Thrones quality thing going on.

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MUSE Host Summerstage Benefit for The Coalition for the Homeless (Photos)

Muse treated fans to a relatively small show in New York in July and will stop at Lollapalooza and Osheaga this weekend.

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Arcade Fire: Everything Now

Arcade Fire is not old enough for this work as late career orthodoxy nor suave enough to cook these observations into delicious bites.

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The Curls - “Prickly Feelings” (audio) (premiere)

The Chicago art rock sextet returns with a quirky and sophisticated gem that's sure to give you goosebumps.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:27 AM

Arcade Fire - “Creature Comfort” (Singles Going Steady)

"Creature Comfort" is a big, bold statement of intent from Arcade Fire. This is a song that leaves you anything but anesthetized.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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