Mixed Media

September 2010

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!


More Body Horror: On Takashi Miike

If you know Takashi Miike at all, then you’re probably a good enough horror fan already. If you don’t know him then, as


Mount Kimbie - “Would Know” (video)

This video from the much-lauded post-dubstep duo’s Crooks and Lovers album features an appropriately unpolished young couple in a markedly low budget setting while


Summertime in All of Its Glory

George Gershwin’s “Summertime” might be the most frequently recorded song ever covered by female vocalists. There have been thousands of renditions, including classic versions


Are Gin Blossoms Actually Gin Blossoms?

I attended a Gin Blossoms show in Kansas City last week. I couldn’t help from thinking about this: How could one name a band


August 2010

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

// Moving Pixels

"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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