Articles tagged pop, electronic, indie, starfucker

Starbenders - “Diet Soda” (audio) (Premiere)

The B-side to Starbenders' "Powder" 7-inch, "Diet Soda", is an example of the Atlanta band's take on punk.

READ more
LCMDF - “Fooled (5/5 Remix)” (video) (US Premiere)

Taylor Swift-esque pop meets PC Music on the latest remix of the Finnish sister duo LCMDF, "Fooled".

READ more
Doldrums: The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Doldrums' latest is a sprawling exploration of modern synthetic life through artificial drum sounds, synthesizers and Airick Woodhead’s hauntingly human voice.

READ more
‘Freedom of Choice’ Is What You Got: A New Look at Devo’s 1980 Hit Album

Evie Nagy's latest book explores Devo's most successful record, Freedom of Choice, which contains the legendary “Whip It”.

READ more

20 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Shamir: Ratchet (take one)

Far beyond boxes and genres, Shamir Bailey's debut album Ratchet sees the 20-year-old arrive in front of the public eye, creatively unscathed and defiantly confident. 

READ more
Shamir: Ratchet (take two)

On Ratchet, Shamir predicts his own domination of pop music. He’s probably right.

READ more

19 May 2015 // 2:20 AM

Holly Herndon: Platform

The nexus of surveillance paranoia and sound architecture resides in Holly Herndon's mind.

READ more
Glen Campbell: Rhinestone Cowboy (expanded reissue)

The overly amplified arrangements and an occasional clunker like the schmaltzy "Pencils For Sale" aside, Rhinestone Cowboy makes for an album well worth rediscovery.

READ more
The Chandler Travis Three-O - “Air, Running Backwards” (audio) (Premiere)

Chandler Travis takes one of his classic tunes and radically re-interprets it for his latest compilation, which captures his friendship with fellow songsmith David Greenberger.

READ more

14 May 2015 // 12:15 PM

North of Nine: Alive EP

The up-and-coming boy band North of Nine secure themselves as a Top 40-ready force to be reckoned with with strong lyricism and memorable hooks.

READ more
Bernard + Edith - “WURDS (Samaris Remix)” (audio) (Premiere)

Icelandic electronic outfit Samaris give their unique spin on the tune "WURDS" by the up-and-coming Mancunian outfit Bernard + Edith.

READ more

14 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Torres: Sprinter

The foreboding sonic weather systems that Mackenzie Scott summons in her songs give dimension to the complex topics she explores.

READ more

14 May 2015 // 2:20 AM

Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1

As a look into Braxton's mind, HIVE1 is as fascinating as it is unsettling.

READ more

13 May 2015 // 12:05 PM

Mt. Wolf: Red

As a first foray into the world of studio recording with a founding member lost, the collective does better than most in more than making up for a missing piece.

READ more
A Troop of Echoes - ‘The Longest Year on Record’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The saxophone-led omnivorous instrumentalists of A Troop of Echoes have made their sophomore LP, The Longest Year on Record, available for stream on PopMatters a week before its release.

READ more

12 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh

Like a shiny penny left submerged in Coca-Cola, the elements of dance music corrode here in Benjamin John Power’s hands.

READ more

12 May 2015 // 2:15 AM

Psychic Reality: Chassis

Chassis succeeds the most when Leyna Noel bares her voice opposing the music that back her.

READ more
Color Therapy: Mr. Wolf Is Dead

If you're looking for mood-music and a soporific, look no further! Color Therapy's here to put you to sleep and exercise any of those unwanted emotions!

READ more

8 May 2015 // 3:30 AM

The Weepies: Sirens

Captivating folk-pop tracks that will please fans of the band.

READ more
The Wheel Workers - “Burglar” (audio) (Premiere)

New wave synth stylings meet sharp lyrics in the latest tune by Houston's the Wheel Workers, "Burglar".

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

READ the article