Mixed Media

April 2015

Elbow - “What Time Do You Call This?” (audio)

In a special contribution for the soundtrack to the romantic comedy Man Up, the Manchester group Elbow have recorded the tune "What Time Do You Call This?", which recalls the orchestral grandeur and optimism of their megahit "One Day Like This".


The Head - “It Ain’t Easy” (audio) (Premiere)

Atlanta trio the Head explore the relationship between Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza and his father in their latest single, "It Ain't Easy".


Blue Blood - ‘This Is the Life’ (album stream) (Premiere)

After the dissolution of his previous musical outlet, the band Gift Horse, Hunter Morris took some time away to think. What he came up with next is Blue Blood, which led to the creation of This Is the Life, which you can stream exclusively below.


Waterstrider - “Frayed” (audio) (Premiere)

Oakland, California's own Waterstrider had three days to record a tune for a new compilation by OIM Records. The catchy "Frayed" is what they came up with.


The Orange Peels - ‘Begin the Begone’ (album stream) (Premiere)

After narrowly avoiding a massive personal tragedy, the Orange Peels are back with their first LP since 2013's Sun Moon, Begin the Begone, which you can stream at PopMatters a week before its release.


Dana Sipos - “Portraits” (audio) (Premiere)

The gorgeous nocturne "Portraits" is but one of many reasons to check out the new LP by Canadian roots musician Dana Sipos, Roll Up the Night Sky.


Jeen - “Higher and Higher” (audio) (Premiere)

Prime for clapping and singing along, "Higher and Higher" is one of the catchiest numbers from Toronto musician Jeen's new record, Tourist Deluxe Edition.


Flash Bang Band - “Spooky Action at a Distance” (video) (Premiere)

Pink-soaked absurdist visuals meet psychedelic rock in this delightful oddity from the Brighton, UK trio Flash Bang Band, "Spooky Action at a Distance".


Trails and Ways - “Say You Will” (audio) (Premiere)

Trails and Ways' latest jam, a funky indie rock number with dreamy four-part harmonies, is "Say You Will", a tune from their forthcoming Pathology LP.


Hubble’s Greatest Hits

The Hubble Space Telescope “enhanced the very idea of what we call ‘culture'". See its some of its most popular offerings here.


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