Mixed Media

February 2012

‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ Trailer Debuts

Steve Carell’s latest foray into the world of the dramedy comes in the form of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, releasing 22 June.

Betty Black - “Bad Weather” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

In a perfect world, Black would be your new favorite diva, as she has all of the pop friendliness that the title implies, but grounded in a restless musicality.

Porcelain Raft - “Unless You Speak From Your Heart” (video)

Porcelain Raft's new video is an arty black and white shoot of the band gamely trading places in front of a stark white background.

New Grimes Album ‘Visions’ Is Streaming at NPR + MP3s

The eagerly awaited new Grimes album, Visions, releases next week. Look for our review then, but in the meantime, you can sample a few MP

‘The Interrupters’ on Frontline on 14 February

If they can stop one act of violence, they might stop another.

Woody Allen’s Mock-doc ‘Zelig’ at Stranger Than Fiction on 14 February

“I love baseball. You know, it doesn’t have to mean anything. It’s just very beautiful to watch.” Thus Leonard Zelig (Woody Allen) indicates

RACES - “Living Cruel & Rude” MP3 (DJ Vyxor Remix) (PopMatters Premiere)

RACES' psych-influenced indie pop will be on full display when Year of the Witch releases on 27 March. In the meantime, check out today's premiere of a new remix.

Oscars 2012: Nominated Shorts in Select Theaters Beginning 10 February

The nominees for the 2012 Live Action Short Oscar alternate between expected and slightly less, all having something to do with time, its elusiveness and its ineluctable demands.

Shannon Stephens - “What Love Looks Like” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

The buoyant single “What Love Looks Like”, debuting here on PopMatters, is clearly the product of a life-learned maturity. Fittingly making its premiere on Valentine’s Day, the song is a portrait of modern-day love, set to an upbeat and melodious tune

Rating the Performances at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Starting with the most memorable and ending with the most dull (or clichéd), here’s what happened on “music’s biggest night”.

January 2012

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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