Mixed Media

August 2015

Battles - “The Yabba” (audio)

Battles' new single "The Yabba"from the group's new LP, La Di Da Di, releasing this September is a "big imposing beast of a track".

Hot Chip - “Started Right” (video)

Hot Chip's new video "Started Right" is a winner.

Monks of Mellonwah - “Show Me Something More” (audio) (premiere)

The latest single by the Australian band captures the bombast/sensitive dynamic expertly.

Patrick Watson - “Love Songs For Robots” (video)

Patrick Watson's latest single and video "Love Songs for Robots" fails to charm the PopMatters crew.

Fairground Saints - ‘Fairground Saints’ (album stream) (premiere)

The LA trio create a beautiful pop/country hybrid on their charming new album.

Terry Adams - “Hornin’ In” (audio) (premiere)

Thelonious Monk is given a loving new interpretation by the NRBQ veteran and his friends.

Doug Locke - “Style on Fleek” (audio) (premiere)

Locke's latest is a nasty R&B jam with a little contemporary slang for good measure.

Gregory Pepper & His Problems - “I’m Bill Murray” (audio) (premiere)

It's never too late for a powerpop tribute to Bill Murray.

Patternist - “New Fashion” (audio) (premiere)

Mix modern electropop with a shameless mid-'80s aesthetic, and you'll get this sparkling new track.

‘Ferrell Takes the Field’ Debuts Sept. 12 on HBO

Funny Or Die teams up with HBO for the 9/12 special Ferrell Takes the Field.

July 2015

//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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