Mixed Media

July 2016

Sean McVerry - ‘Hourglass Switchboard 2’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Hourglass Switchboard 2 is about halfway between Sam Smith and the 1975’s energetic pop-rock, part downtempo electronic pop and part crisp guitars.


Atmosphere - “Ringo” (Singles Going Steady)

Atmosphere captures the humor and pathos of just trying to succeed when the deck is always stacked against you.


DJ Shadow - “The Mountain Will Fall” (Singles Going Steady)

The title track from DJ Shadow's first album in five years is the sound of an old pro showing the kids how it's done.


Jeff Beck - “Live in the Dark” (Singles Going Steady)

Jeff Beck is still kicking ass at the age of 72.


Minor Soul - “One Chance” (audio) (premiere)

“One Chance” is sheet-smooth bedroom pop, acoustic guitars and plinking synths soaring under the vocals.


Cheshires - “Love This Feelin’” (audio) (premiere)

"Love This Feelin'" spins an update on classic rock, rambling psych dustiness taking center stage.


The Strokes - “Threat of Joy” (Singles Going Steady)

The Strokes take a low key approach to the music, and it pays off handsomely.


Blesst Chest - “Blesst Chest Theme Song” (audio) (premiere)

Think of Blesst Chest as a Medeski Martin & Wood for the stoner set.


Wrinkles - ‘Separation Anxiety’ (album stream) (premiere)

Separation Anxiety is an impressive collection of synthy goodness from the young band, synth twists and echoing guitar played straight for immediate effect.


The Chairman Dances - “Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin” (audio) (premiere)

It’s the kind of spirited indie rock lazy music writers describe without fail as “jangly,” shimmering verses dropping into a dusty, stomping chorus reminiscent of the wandering rock of Springsteen and Darnielle.


June 2016

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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