Thursday, May 8 2014
Steve Howe and his Yes bandmates are obviously driven by a desire, perhaps an obsession, to measure up favorably, and to improve upon what they’ve already achieved.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
Retro-gazing electronic pop of the broad-stroked, emotive variety, the debut LP of Berlin-based, Dutch musician Thomas Azier is one of the most confident debuts by a male electronic artist in ages.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
Hellekson and Busse introduce key concepts clearly and without unnecessary jargon, and they select arguably the most important and influential works on fan fiction to date.
Speaking just before the release of their new album Luminous, PopMatters talks to the British alt-pop heavyweights the Horrors about artistic progression, the need to escape your influences, and the terrifying tedium of East London.
The opening track on tUnE-yArDs' Nikki Nack is named "Find a New Way" and it represents a conscious effort by Merrill Garbus to reinvent herself.
Monday, May 5 2014
Texas singer-songwriter Collin Herring is back after a five-year absence with an exciting new album. Sometimes things really are worth the wait.
David H. Ikard's exploration of life in "post-racial" America leaves the reader with some interesting answers and even more interesting questions.
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Have You Ever Done Something Evil?, the new album by Boston's Hallelujah the Hills.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Los Angeles-based punky poppers the Dollyrots have lovingly made lyric videos for each of the songs off their new album. Here the band shares their favorite track with us.
He started out as a too-young folk prodigy, and evolved into an immaculate songsmith, before a severe cancer diagnosis left him fighting for his life. Now, Will Stratton is back in good health, but also with a new album reflecting his experience, Gray Lodge Wisdom, which is already one of the year's absolute best.