Mixed Media

January 2011

Olafur Arnalds Returns to North America

Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds is kicking off 2011 with a brief North American tour behind his latest album, last year’s …and they have escaped the


Panda Bear - Tomboy (new album / stream)

Panda Bear Tomboy (Paw Tracks) Releasing: 19 April Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox releases his eagerly awaited fourth album, Tomboy, under the beloved Panda Bear moniker


Watch: The National’s Performance of “Bloodbuzz Ohio” on Austin City Limits

Last weekend, PBS’s live music program Austin City Limits aired an episode of a soaring set by the National from Oct. 11, 2010. In the accompanying


The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.


New Idea Society - “Summer Lion” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Brooklyn's New Idea Society labor over their indie rock compositions with a strong perfectionist streak and an abiding interest in exploring sonic possibilities and new musical approaches.


Talib Kweli’s ‘Gutter Rainbows’ Streaming in Full on MySpace

Perennial PopMatters fave Talib Kweli has a new album, Gutter Rainbows, dropping next week and he’s streaming the whole LP right now on his


Eatliz - “Lose This Child” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Tel Aviv's Eatliz play a classic brand of atmospheric indie rock with a broad range of influences such as Portishead, the Concretes, Mr. Bungle and Björk that has fueled great popularity in their Israeli homeland.


Iggy Pop/Nymphs Drummer Alex Kirst Dies in a Hit-and-Run Accident

Drummer Alex Kirst, who played in the glam rock group the Nymphs and with Iggy Pop’s backing band the Trolls, was killed on Jan. 13


DeVotchKa - 100 Lovers (new album / MP3)

DeVotchKa 100 Lovers Anti- Releasing: 1 March (US) Denver’s DeVotchKa trekked out to the Arizona desert and its atmospheric environs to record their fifth album with


Best Coast Is Crazy for You, Cats, Cheeseburgers

Best Coast have spent the better part of the past year playing up their feline and pot fixations to the joy of many and to


December 2010

November 2010

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Searching for Wholesome Online Fun: LDS Gamers

// Moving Pixels

"While being skeptical about the Church ever officially endorsing video games, LDS gamers remains hopeful about the future, knowing that Mormon society is slowly growing to appreciate gaming.

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