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Daniel Romano Plays a Royal Medley (Video) (PopMatters Premiere)

Check out this exclusive short film by the terrific filmmakers at Southern Souls capturing country troubadour Daniel Romano playing two songs from Come Cry With Me.

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5 Apr 2013 // 4:59 AM

Vandaveer - “Pretty Polly” (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

Vandaveer revisit the ghastly tale of "Pretty Polly" with a haunting and gorgeously spare arrangement on their new album of murder ballads, Oh, Willie, Please....

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Jetman Jet Team - “Albatross” (Video) (PopMatters Premiere)

"Albatross” shows that Seattle's Jetman Jet Team is a band that’s starting to make inroads and fast.

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27 Mar 2013 // 6:18 AM

Hollis Brown - ‘Nightfall’ (video) (PopMatters Premiere)

Hollis Brown may be New York through and through, but they trekked to Nashville -- like so many artists these days -- to find their true musical soul.

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Now Hear This!: Port St. Willow - ‘Holiday’ reissue (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere the reissue of Port St. Willow's compelling debut Holiday.

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16 Sep 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Phoenix Foundation - “Bright Grey” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

New Zealand's the Phoenix Foundation continues on the path of the smart, crisp and shining pop set by their Kiwi forbearers, artists like the Clean and the Chills.

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1 Sep 2011 // 5:45 AM

Gavin DeGraw - “Radiation” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Soulful singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw offers up a tune from his new album, "Radiation", which is drenched in blue-eyed soul grooves with an infectious chorus and loaded with energy and passion.

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29 Aug 2011 // 4:00 AM

The Jezabels - “Endless Summer” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

The Jezabels is focused on producing big tunes that can accentuate the aspect of melancholy and drama in musical performance.

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Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps - “Calliope” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Minneapolis' Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps are still rooted in folk rock, but expanding into contemporary indie rock. The catchy hooks remain, but their new sound destined to win the group a whole new set of fans, while pleasing the old ones

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 10

Today, PopMatters kicks off a 10-day countdown of some of the high and lowpoints of the 2010 to 2011 television season beginning with the superlative Mad Men and the sad on-going strength of reality shows.

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22 Jul 2011 // 5:00 AM

The Booze - “Wild One” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Atlanta's the Booze channels the grit and attitude of late '60s/early '70s British rock, specifically the Rolling Stones.

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Keith Top of the Pops… - “Two of the Beatles Are Dead” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

In August, Keith Top of the Pops and His Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band will release their debut album, cheekily titled F*ck You! I'm Keith Top of the Pops, and today we premiere the equally brashly titled, "Two of the Beatles Are Dead".

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cirKus - “Bells” Eli Escobar and Bedsit Remixes MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

cirKus offers up a sweet slice of UK electro-soul with their new single "Bells", while two remixers reimagine the groovy tune.

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24 May 2011 // 7:00 AM

Ki:Theory - “Holiday Heart” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Ki:Theory, known in real life as Joel Burleson, blends electronics and indie rock into catchy pop tunes like "Holiday Heart", releasing as the artist's new single today.

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Lady Lazarus - “Took in My Diamond Heart” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Lady Lazarus is currently working on material for a new album, as well as videos like the one we present you with today, "Took in My Diamond Heart".

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The Birthplace of Reality TV Celebrities: ‘The Molly Dineen Collection’

When Molly Dineen began her film-making career in the '80s she did not suspect she would help launch a new kind of celebrity onto the world: the reality TV star.

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27 Apr 2011 // 6:30 AM

Soema Montenegro - “Cuando Pasa” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Argentina's Soema Montenegro possesses the chops to be one of the latter day vocal greats and her expansive sound seems bound for the stages of Carnegie Hall and the world's fine concert venues.

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13 Apr 2011 // 8:02 AM

Gentlemen Drivers - “Valdor” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

French-duo Gentlemen Drivers offer up a brain-stimulating visual adventure that is equal parts creepy, strange and obscure for "Valdor".

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When Did Quitting Become the New “Staying the Course”?

Simon Cowell, like Sarah Palin, did the honorable thing and quit for the sake of the people. Really?!

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Butch Dyke or Earth Mother or Something Else Entirely?

For years, society had two perceptions of what lesbians look like. Today, high fashion and lesbians aren't such strangers -- and it's getting harder to tell, Is She or Isn't She?

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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