Thursday, May 29 2014
Robison and Willis deliver the goods on Our Year, a beguiling mix of plain Western harmony and swampy groove.
Popstrangers's second album leaves behind the grinding rock heft of its debut for new pop textures that can be striking.
Two naturally complementary collaborators make half of an OK album and half of what could have been one of the best records of the year.
UK producer Mark E crafts an enjoyably immersive album full of repetition and rumination.
Wednesday, May 28 2014
Jim Carroll's band Unicycle Loves You changes styles every album, and now are smothering joyous pop hooks in fuzzed-out indie grit. This dynamic fuels ULY's sound, but as this 20 Questions reveals, Carroll is fueled by oh-so-much more.
At one time, Marvel was seen as taking risks in defiance of the bottom line. Those days are gone, apparently.
Mark Van Hoen's Children of the Stones are back again with yet another 2014 release, revealing a trippier, moodier side on "Save for Me".
This novel has naysayers, but the literary world could use a few more brainy risk-takers like Joshua Ferris.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
While Device 6 is a game about exploring textuality. Simogo's other game of exploration, Year Walk, explores the ritual and folklore of an equally unusual but seemingly more mundane landscape.
Friday, May 23 2014
PopMatters presents "Saturday Night", a wah-wah guitar-heavy tune by Liverpool-based rockers Familiar Looking Strangers.