Mixed Media

January 2010

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Dirty Shirt Rock ‘N’ Roll (new album / videos)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Dirty Shirt Rock ‘N’ Roll: The First Ten Years (Shout! Factory/Majordomo) Releasing: 30 March A career retrospective is on the

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The Lil’ Tribute Album That Could (MP3s)

PopMatters' writer Evan Sawdey has spent the better part of 2009 creating a tribute album for a songwriter that absolutely no one has ever heard of. Then he made it free for everyone.

Moon on DVD and Blu-ray

Moon, the critically-hailed Duncan Jones-directed film that had swept several of 2009’s film festivals is released on DVD and Blu-ray this week. At the end

The Hurt Locker on DVD and Blu-ray

The critically acclaimed Kathryn Bigelow-directed film The Hurt Locker is out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film depicts Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy

Serena Maneesh - S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor (new album / MP3 / video)

Serena Maneesh S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor (4AD) Releasing: 22 March (UK), 23 March (US) Norway’s recorded their new album in a cave outside Oslo, appropriate

Nneka & J.Period - The Madness (Onye-Ala) (new album / video)

Nneka & J.Period The Madness (Onye-Ala) Nneka & J.Period Present: The Madness (Onye-Ala) available for download now. Featuring guest appearances from heavyweights of

Unbridled Books 2010 Starter Pack (video)

PopMatters sponsor: With the introduction of our Spring 2010 Season Starter Pack, Unbridled Books continues the longtime discussion about what allows a novel to touch our

These New Puritans - Hidden (new album / video)

These New Puritans Hidden (Domino) Releasing: 18 January (UK), 2 March (US) Britain’s These New Puritans released a stellar debut two years ago in Beat Pyramid,

Vampire Weekend on MTV Unplugged (video)

Despite the ill will I harbor for MTV as a whole, I have nothing but good feelings about MTV Unplugged. Of course, that’s probably

December 2009

November 2009

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'Blind Woman's Curse' Is Full of Delirious Action With Swords and Cats

// Short Ends and Leader

"This bewildering, reckless, and captivating Japanese monstrosity is a colorful, widescreen explosion of cross-genre craziness.

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