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The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM
The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.
The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition
13 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM
The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.
Pepe Deluxé: Queen of the Wave
16 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM
An epic pop opera surf rock concept album of such grandiose ambition and intricate execution that it washes away all other contemporary attempts at character and fidelity. This is a "Beatles on Ed Sullivan" moment for the modern age.
Pepe Deluxé – "Go Supersonic" (video / stream)
17 Jul 2012 // 2:05 AM
Typically, when a band releases a video for their new single, they release a video for their new single. That video is often a series of spiffy, moving images that relate visually and/or thematically to the song that accompanies it, for the purpose of selling said song. Pepe Deluxé is not a typical band.
5 Reasons Why Pepe Deluxé's 'Queen of the Wave' Is a Masterpiece
27 Mar 2012 // 11:14 PM
Last month, PopMatters gave Pepe Deluxé's pop-opera-surf-rock concept album Queen of the Wave a perfect 10 score, just one of many plaudits the LP has amassed in a scant few weeks of releases. Sound Affects breaks down five reasons why this record is a stellar achievement destined to become a cult classic.