Articles tagged experimental pop

Kate Bush: Before the Dawn

Kate Bush presents her Before the Dawn performances on a lavish new box set that should thrill fans.

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25 Oct 2016 // 8:45 AM

Rafter - ‘XYZ’ (album stream) (premiere)

San Diego's Rafter, otherwise known as Rafter Roberts, concocts little, brilliant nuggets of off-kilter pop with an experimental spirit.

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12 Oct 2016 // 8:50 AM

Dirty Projectors - “Keep Your Name” (Singles Going Steady)

Dirty Projectors return with this emotionally complex, multifarious number.

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Momus: Pubic Intellectual - An Anthology, 1986-2016

Hilarious, catchy, incisive, and exhausting, Pubic Intellectual captures Momus in all of his forms, from lo-fi pop craftsman to boundary-pushing satirist.

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Of Montreal: Innocence Reaches

Kevin Barnes has found his center again. He's figured out how to combine his melodic skills with his musical idiosyncrasies.

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18 May 2016 // 10:10 AM

Grimes - “California” (Singles Going Steady)

People who complain about the current state of pop music do not know who Grimes is.

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17 May 2016 // 1:30 AM

Jessy Lanza: Oh No

“I just want to impress you," Lanza explains on “Going Somewhere”, and anybody who listens to Oh No can confirm that she’s succeeded.

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WhoMadeWho: Body Language, Vol. 17

The Danish indie trio jump into Get Physical's DJ mix series and come out with a pretty nice comedown soundtrack.

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Valley Hush - “Iris” (audio)

Detroit experimental popsters release cinematic tune heralding debut LP.

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31 Mar 2016 // 11:19 AM

Jessy Lanza - “VV Violence” (Singles Going Steady)

With a gossamer brat-pop voice that recalls Like a Virgin-era Madonna, Jessy Lanza sings in slashes and bursts of highly-pressurized air.

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Animal Collective: Painting With

With its focus on tight song craft and stylistic familiarity, Painting With is what Animal Collective sounds like when they stick to the script.

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9 Feb 2016 // 11:55 AM

Jessy Lanza - “It Means I Love You” (Singles Going Steady)

Jessy Lanza manages to take us to a bunch of interesting sonic places as she effortlessly transitions from section to section.

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Surrender the Spirit - ‘Premonition’ (EP stream) (premiere)

A little experimentation never hurt pop music. In this EP's case, it only enhances it.

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22 Jul 2012 // 10:02 PM

Kimbra: Vows

It’s a shame that Kimbra is largely relegated stateside as "that girl in the Gotye song." If there remains any justice in today's music industry, Vows, will correct that disservice, proving the singer is a talent ripe enough not to need the crutch of a one-off pop duet.

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

// Moving Pixels

"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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