Mixed Media

May 2011

Late Spring 2011 New Music Playlist

Reason for hope that the world didn't end...


The Wild Swans Set to Release First Album in 21 Years

The Wild Swans are one of those bands whose legend is several times bigger than its discography. In 1982 the Liverpudlian band, led by singer Paul


Fitz and the Tantrums Update

What a year it’s been for Fitz and the Tantrums. Since the PopMatters interview last Memorial Day weekend in the basement of a small


Wet Hair - “Labor of Love” (video)

The lonely organ and the disembodied voice have been staples of independent music since Suicide, but rarely have a group sounded so dandy about his


Crowded House’s Neil Finn Forms New Band, Pajama Club, With Wife Sharon

The band release Australian and American tour dates as well as new track "From a Friend to a Friend".


cirKus - “Bells” Eli Escobar and Bedsit Remixes MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

cirKus offers up a sweet slice of UK electro-soul with their new single "Bells", while two remixers reimagine the groovy tune.


Upside Down: The Creation Records Story

The influence of Alan McGee’s Creation Records on the course of mid-‘90s British music can’t be ignored. The label actually made its


Ki:Theory - “Holiday Heart” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Ki:Theory, known in real life as Joel Burleson, blends electronics and indie rock into catchy pop tunes like "Holiday Heart", releasing as the artist's new single today.


Frontline: Wikisecrets Premieres on PBS 24 May

If, as Julian Assange and other argue, Wikileaks' exposures of illegal or otherwise shady exploits might transform the world (and perhaps stop warfare), the show raises questions as to costs, for individuals more than governments and organizations, which tend to go on.


April 2011

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Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

// Moving Pixels

"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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