Mixed Media

August 2010

Blood Red Shoes - “Light It Up” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Britain's Blood Red Shoes really does pump up the volume with genuine energy and vitality, all the while knocking out catchy and memorable tunes.

LXD 1x09 “The Fanboys”

A group of nerdy LXD fans push themselves and try to prove themselves worthy to join the group.

Johnny Cash Sings About a Flood (with help from Biff)

Unfortunately, floods are back in the news. Over 20 million people in Pakistan have been impacted by the high water and more than 1,500 people have been

Richard Conti Marches On ... (Covers Album)

The Marches remain one of indie-rock's best-kept secrets right now, but following up their debut full-length with an EP of nothing but covers (Adele, Thom Yorke) is a risky move -- but a brilliant one as well.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Streams New CD

Let It Sway, the new release by the indie pop rock foursome Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, is the next step in their evolution.

U2’s New Songs: Worthy of the Milky Way?

In Turin, Italy U2 debuted two new and official songs: “Glastonbury” and “North Star”; quite possibly both ditties will show up on the band’s forthcoming album.

Goldfrapp - “Believer” (Little Loud Remix) (MP3)

British electro duo Goldfrapp release their new single “Believer” on 6 September. Remixes will include the one here, plus others by Yaz’s Vince Clarke (how

Steve Tibbetts Covers Hendrix’s “Villanova Junction” (MP3)

Recently I had the opportunity to review guitarist Steve Tibbetts’ latest acoustic endeavor Natural Causes. A cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Villanova Junction” got axed

Social Studies - “Holler Boys” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

San Francisco's Social Studies offer up a blend of skizzy pop and math rock on their Antenna Farms debut Wind Up Wooden Heart that released this July.

Interview with Titus Andronicus @ Pitchfork 2010

Lifting their name from one of Shakespeare’s most acclaimed plays is an indication that Jersey-bred Titus Andronicus have massive cajones and don’t shy

July 2010

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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