Mixed Media

April 2012

Cains & Abels - “Stay Home Tonight” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

While the easiest way to describe Chicago’s Cains & Abels is to call ‘em a ‘70s folk-rock revival act, there’s something more contemporary to their music than that tag captures.


‘The Revenge of the Electric Car’ on ‘Independent Lens’ for Earth Day

“I’m sick and tired of worrying about gas prices every six months, I’m sick and tired of these failed wars in the Middle


Anathema - “The Storm Before the Calm” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Anathema counts new album Weather Systems as their most musically ambitious effort to date. "The Storm Before the Calm" typifies that shoot-for-the-stars approach, as it plays rather like a mini rock symphony, chock full of leitmotivs and dramatic movement.


The Walkmen’s “Heaven” Just Released to Promote Upcoming Album

The Walkmen's new album Heaven releases 5 June via Fat Possum and the band is offering a stream of the title tune to whet your appetite.


A Place to Bury Strangers Follows European Tour with West Coast Dates

A Place to Bury Strangers tour Europe until May 13, ending up in Leeds, before kicking off a Western US round of dates in Austin and


Mogwai Presents Song from Upcoming ‘Occupy This Album’

Mogwai, Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Yo La Tengo and many more offer up new music for Occupy This Album, a benefit album for the Occupy movement. The record has a staggering 99 tracks across four CDs. You know you'll want it.


Rachael Sage - “Invisible Light” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Enigmatic New York singer-songwriter Rachael Sage returns this May with her 10th career album releasing via her own successful indie label, MPress Records.


‘The Green Wave’ Opens Human Rights Watch Film Festival in DC, 4/18

“It started with the Army of Guardians patrolling the streets,” says Mitra Khalatbari, “constantly restricting, humiliating, and beating young people.” As she remembers the beginnings


Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars - Radio Salone (Album Premiere)

For our first ever full album premiere, PopMatters is proud to present the third album from the critically acclaimed Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, whose Radio Salone releases on April 24th.


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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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