Articles tagged experimental pop

Human Potential: Hot Gun Western City

Human Potential's cinematic third record is a thing of power.

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Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Michelle Zauner follows her breakout Japanese Breakfast debut with Soft Sounds From Another Planet, easily one of the more compulsively listenable indie records of 2017.

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“Gotta Stay Up ‘Til the Sunrise”: An Interview with Animal Collective’s Avey Tare

Animal Collective's Avey Tare talks with PopMatters about his California album Eucalyptus and the importance of space and mystery in music.

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22 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Alex G: Rocket

Alex G offers a richly observed album that uses a raft of different characters to explore the universal truths that define us all.

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Lydia Ainsworth: Darling of the Afterglow

Lydia Ainsworth's sophomore LP is a warmer and more open effort than Right from Real, one that achieves remarkable consistency throughout.

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Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors (take 2)

Returning to the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience.

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17 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Animal Collective - “Kinda Bonkers” (Singles Going Steady)

Like much of Animal Collective's best work, “Kinda Bonkers” is bursting with ideas.

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16 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Grimes - “Venus Fly” feat. Janelle Monáe (Singles Going Steady)

As full-on intergalactic goddesses, Grimes and Janelle Monáe echo and spit fire against resounding beats and electric strings.

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Dirty Projectors - “Cool Your Heart (feat. D∆WN)” (Singles Going Steady)

D∆WN sounds as smooth and rich as she ever has, and David Longstreth brings his ever-sincere emotion to the table.

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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 // 9:45 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 // 9:50 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 // 11:10 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 // 2:30 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 // 12:19 PM

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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