Mixed Media

September 2010

Three Mile Pilot - “Still Alive” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

In a little over two weeks, San Diego indie rockers Three Mile Pilot are finally releasing their long-awaited follow-up to Another Desert, Another Sea.


Thomas Blondet - “Havana 2am” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Rhythm & Culture Music releases an intriguing album blending electronic music and world beats to document the multicultural sounds of the US capital.


Jaga Jazzist - Toccata (video)

In this lively video from NRK Lydverket, Norway’s Jaga Jazzist performs “Toccata” in Tønsberg Domkirke.


Best Actress Rewind: 1998

Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur dips into the history of this category and compares the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!


Hong Kong’s Answer to “Empire State of Mind”?

Living in Hong Kong, I hear the phrase “East meets West” a lot. Sometimes this is interpreted in odd ways like the television commercials for


Janelle Monáe Does Her Best Sinéad in the Video for “Cold War”

It’s safe to say that Janelle Monáe’s 18-song epic The ArchAndroid is a near perfect record, effortlessly jumping between musical genres, vocal


Darlings - “Big Girl” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Greenwich Village indie garage-rock foursome follow-up 2009's critical praise with a new EP.


The Bug - “Catch a Fire” (video)

We loved the Bug’s 2009 project London Zoo, giving the album an 8 and placing it in our top 10 albums of the year. To celebrate the 2


LV feat Okmalumkoolkat - Boomslang

Blackdown recently wrote in a column at Pitchfork about how LV is bringing the sounds of South Africa to dubstep.  This latest single from


Best Actress Rewind: 1947

Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur dips into the history of this category and compares the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!


August 2010

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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