Mixed Media

August 2010

Foxymorons - “This Too Shall Pass” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Their gentle, pastoral pop ideally suits these waning days of summer, made all the more ironic given that these tunes were recorded during the cold winter months in frosty Nashville basement.

Belle and Sebastian - Belle and Sebastian Write about Love (new album / video)

Belle and Sebastian Belle and Sebastian Write about Love (Matador) Releasing: 12 October It was only a few months ago that Belle and Sebastian were recording

!!!‘s ‘Strange Weather, Isn’t It?’ Streaming in Advance of Release

!!!‘s new platter, Strange Weather, Isn’t It? releases next week. Look for the PopMatters review early next week. In the meantime, you can get

Robyn Hitchcock & the Hungry Moment

Robyn Hitchcock has formed a “psyche ‘n’ western” outfit called the Hungry Moment. Abigail Washburn is banjo while Rayna Gellerd handles fiddle duties. Their single

Donna Summer: To Paris With Love (new single)

Add another color to that crayon box. Highlighting yet another facet of the vocal versatility she exhibited on Crayons (2008), Donna Summer delivers a late-summer dance

Elvis Is Everywhere

On the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, it is good to remind ourselves that Elvis is everywhere.

The Walkmen - “Angela Surf City” (Live on Fallon) (video)

The Walkmen are releasing their latest album, Lisbon, 14 September via Fat Possum Records. Last night they stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s show to preview a

Tegan and Sara - “Northshore” (video)

The fourth video released from Tegan and Sara’s 2009 album, Sainthood, “Northshore” offers up a punk-influenced track that’s fun, catchy, and energetic with a

Simian Mobile Disco - Is Fixed (new album / MP3)

Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed (Defend Music) Releasing: 12 October The UK’s Simian Mobile Disco has a new remix CD headed your way this October

New French Extremity: Indie Body Horror Is Here

Barreled forth on the backs of de Sade, Courbet, Bataille, and others, New French Extremity is a transgressive movement within all of the French arts

July 2010

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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