Australia's country great Kasey Chambers embraced her ambition on a new double-album, but still wants to be remembered as "being real in a very fake world."
Much of If There's a Hell Below's themes relay anxieties buried deep, manifested as sound when they are unearthed.
The guitars ring with lo-fi charm and some would easily compare Hoops to the basement pop madness of Ariel Pink. This band has something to say and one of the catchiest albums of the year.
As they Scot-rockers try and make more and more inroads Stateside, the value of the struggle isn't lost on a group releasing their seventh full-length.
With soul-pop vocalist Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer Jake One makin' sexy lounge-funk music, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised Future and Drake are coppin' tracks from the side-project.
With a voice like early Springsteen and lyrics that put this Tulsa songwriter right up there with the Boss, John Moreland’s new album, Big Bad Luv, is gonna make your sad bastard ass get up and dance.
Time to put away the Ben Gibbard comparisons, even as Gibbard himself ended up DJ'ing the record release party for Cataldo's fifth indie-pop opus.
When asked what can help counteract the worldwide growth of xenophobia and racism, Sleaford Mods' singer Jason Williamson states simply, "I think it's empathy, innit?"
Twenty-five years later, Ten allows me to touch a darkness that will forever define who I am.
The prolific ex-Antipop Consortium rapper is releasing three full-length albums and his debut novel on the same day, and shares his loves and influences in depth with PopMatters.