Articles tagged new zealand

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Became a Cult Classic Upon Creation

The charming and eccentric humor of this vampire mockumentary makes it feel like it was born to be a beloved cult classic.

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28 Aug 2013 // 11:04 PM

Ghost Wave: Ages

Ages is a by-rote example of a group struggling to find its own identity by channeling its influences and winding up sounding more like a band playing covers rather than referencing their forbearers or offering homage

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Willy Moon: Here’s Willy Moon

Even if the Elvis by way of trip-hop premise of Here’s Willy Moon is a gimmick, who cares when it’s this fun?

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17 Apr 2013 // 11:06 PM

Beastwars: Blood Becomes Fire

Blood Becomes Fire will undoubtedly be placing high on many end-of-year lists in 2013, and the 10 songs therein present unrelenting and graphic visions of ruin and despair.

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22 Jul 2012 // 11:02 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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CMJ 2011 Day 1: Street Chant + Cairo Knife Fight

The tail end of the New Zealand Showcase.

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‘Bride Flight’ Is Beautiful but Predictable

Despite its serviceable storyline, Bride Flight is visually sumptuous and the characters are truly endearing.

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Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under

Pandering is not always a bad thing. Pimping one’s self and music as a way of entertainment is a form of performance art with a long-honored tradition.

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The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat.

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Ladyhawke: Ladyhawke (Special Edition)

Does Ladyhawke hold up now that the Nu-new wave revival is almost at its end?

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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