Mixed Media

April 2016

Carla dal Forno - “Fast Moving Cars” (Singles Going Steady)

"Fast Moving Cars" is less a song than it is a hypnotic incantation edged with the stirrings of dark spirits.


Blue Healer - “Only the Rain” (video) (premiere)

Austin's Blue Healer use distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, analog synths, and drums in their blending of indie rock with dance elements.


Katy B - “I Wanna Be” (Singles Going Steady)

Katy B's "I Wanna Be" is one of the reasons why pop music is considered by many to be generic and bland.


Soft Ethnic - “Prints” (video) (premiere)

Soft Ethnic has a great sound that's an amalgam of synthpop, electro soul and queer no-wave.


Andrew Shapiro - “Bash Street Worlds” feat. Neil Gaiman (premiere)

Classically trained composer Andrew Shapiro possesses a deep love for melodic pop alongside his more high brow pursuits and he has a real sweet spot for synthpop.


DâM-FunK Curates the Next DJ Kicks Set

PopMatters funk favorite DâM-FunK headlines the latest DJ Kicks release coming in May.


Benjamin Francis Leftwich - “Tilikum” (Singles Going Steady)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich's "Tilikum" is a heart-on-sleeve folk ballad that creates a deeply nuanced and dimensionalized emotional portrait.


MS MR - “Wrong Victory” (Singles Going Steady)

Lizzy Plapinger's voice remains a wonder: nimble, principled, and ragged with the scars of past failures and mistakes.


Nate Currin - ‘The Madman and the Poet’ (album stream) (premiere)

Southern singer-songwriter Nate Currin writes poetic, plain-spoken, emotionally charged songs that are deeply affecting.


Dr. Robert (The Blow Monkeys) - “A Bottomless Pit” (video) (premiere)

Prolific Blow Monkeys frontman Dr. Robert has a new solo record coming May 2nd and here's the first single.


March 2016

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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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