Mixed Media

March 2015

Bear’s Den - “Coffee (Sylvan Esso cover)” (audio)

The United Kingdom folk trio Bear's Den puts their own unique spin on the North Carolina electropop outfit Sylvan Esso's tune "Coffee".

Mew - “Satellites (Acoustic Version)” (audio)

Having just returned from a stint at South By Southwest, the Danish indie rock outfit Mew has released an acoustic version of their new tune "Satellites".

Lila Rose - “World on Fire” (video) (Premiere)

Dark, serpentine electronic rhythms define the newest music video by the San Francisco artist Lila Rose.

OWEL - “Every Good Boy Does Fine” + EP Announcement (audio) (Premiere)

The New Jersey group OWEL takes the classic '60s pop formula, cranks the violin up to ten, and gets a terrific tune as a result: "Every Good Boy Does Fine", the title track off their new EP.

Action Bronson feat. Chance the Rapper - “Baby Blue” (video)

Jheri curls and muscular arms abound in the latest music video by Action Bronson, "Baby Blue", where he is joined by Chance the Rapper.

FKA twigs - “Glass & Patron” (video)

FKA twigs, one of PopMatters's favorite new artists of 2014, has released "Glass & Patron", the first new track to follow her wildly inventive debut LP1.

Vienna Ditto - “Oh Josephine” (audio) (Premiere)

Bond theme chords and seductive vocals merge on the retro "Oh Josephine", the newest number by the UK duo Vienna Ditto.

The Sideshow Tragedy - “Number One” (audio) (Premiere)

"Number One" is the opening number off of the new album by the bluesy roots rockers the Sideshow Tragedy, Capital.

Wake Up Lucid - “White Collar Love” (video) (Premiere)

For sleazy, scuzzy rock that sounds like it became sentient in the sewers of Los Angeles, the wicked distortion of Wake Up Lucid's "White Collar Love" fits the bill brilliantly.

PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, “True Artistry”, and Meme Culture

The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".

February 2015

//Mixed media

Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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