Mixed Media

November 2010

New Brother Ali Video “Breakin’ Dawn” Is Epic

Brother Ali is back to doing what he does best; making hip-hop music with some substance. His newest album, Us delves into the deep issues

Moon Wiring Club - “Slumberwick Dreams” (video)

Sounds of shock, wonder, and ecstasy are easily mistaken for one another, and it’s this type of mystery that the Moon Wiring Club feed

Tamaryn - “Dawning” (video)

From the semi-16mm black and white suburban lawn noodling to the explosion of the flower power in the chorus, the video for Tamaryn’s “

Tombs - “Course of Empire” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Tombs is the bastard child of noise-rockers Unsane and post-metal visionaries Neurosis -- raw, heavy, progressive, and unrelenting across the board.

John Grant to Headline US Tour (video / tour dates)

Upon listening to former Czars-frontman John Grant’s first solo record, Queen of Denmark, one feels the kind of awe usually reserved for rock heroes

Nicki Minaj x Will.I.Am - “Check It Out” (video)

Sure, this track by the very-likely duo squanders what’s otherwise a perfectly fine pop tune with a lame chorus, but the video makes up

Kaya Project - “Calico Stomp (Gaudi Remix)” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

The fourth Kaya Project album Desert Phase Remixes is inspired by the desert landscape as it incorporates field recordings from those dry locales

Working for a Nuclear Free City - “Alphaville” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Decidely shoegazey with swirling textures, bubbling electronics and haunting choruses, "Alphaville" sounds like a distinct ecosystem captured in digital sound.

White Car - “No Better” (video)

This video directed by Oneohtrix Point Never/Games member Daniel Lopatin proves that ‘80s retro-futurism is just as entertaining wedded to dystopian minimal wave as

October 2010

Horse Feathers - “Drain You” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Portland's Horse Feathers offer up a moving cover of Nirvana's "Drain You" to top off a strong year of musical output for the band.

September 2010

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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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