Monday, August 16 2010
Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.
Friday, March 14 2014
You know I'm bad at communication, it's the hardest thing for me to do. And it's said, it's the most important part that relationships will go through. So let's just listen to this pop record — it's this week's Counterbalance.
Dark House is lame. What it lacks in scares it more than makes up for in incomprehensible narrative choices
The Mancunian quintet seem to be reassessing their songwriting approach, experimenting a bit, and tweaking their signature sound. If this sixth album is any indication, Elbow’s chef-d'œuvre is still ahead on the horizon.
For Dream a Little Dream, Portland-based genre-hoppers Pink Martini are joined by the newest generation of the Von Trapp family. While the band continues to expand on its omnivorous creative energies, the results are scattershot.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Sweden's Sabina Ddumba is a fast rising soul/pop singer and her new tune, "Scarred for Life", reveals the devastating results of a painful breakup. It's a pop hit in the making. Watch for Ddumba to make international waves this year.
Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?
Incubus' Brandon Boyd finds inspiration in numerous arenas, from Phish to UFOs and more. PopMatters attended the San Diego show of Boyd's Sons of the Sea project and spoke to the man himself to get his intriguing views on a variety of topics.
Tuesday, March 11 2014
Lo-fi Violent Mae were voted best new band in Connecticut last year. Stream their self-titled debut here.