Sound Affects

June 2010

20 Questions: Angus and Julia Stone

"I am now walking through the library of tearful memories, and someone really messy has been in here, smoking and drinking and fucking up the order of things. Definitely not a librarian."


20 Questions: Kerretta

When not making amps explode with their dynamic, powerful instrumental rock numbers, the members of New Zealand's Kerretta debate the greatest album of all time in the middle of Kansas while inventing the greatest character George Lucas never made ...


May 2010

Atmosphere: The Image and Allure of Joy Division

It’s not surprising that Joy Division’s cigarette-smoking crowd of followers in their dark, heavy overcoats would in a few short years become the first wave of gothic rock fans.


20 Questions: 30db

30db v. 20Q. The winner? Why you, the reader (of course)! With his new exciting collaboration with Umphrey McGee's Brendan Bayliss, Yonder Mountain String Band's Jeff Austin reveals to PopMatters the name he's given his mandolin, a love for all things Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and why he's a self-described "orchid freak" ...


Paul McCartney - “The Lovely Linda”

Similar to how Barry Lenser set out to profile every song by the Beatles in a series of Sound Affects posts last year, I’ve


La Blogotheque: Cinéma-vérité and Music

La Blogotheque use one take of the performance and present it as its played out, with a little bit of artistic editing included in the introductions of videos to introduce us to the subject matter, almost like a short documentary.


It Might Get Sexy: A Video Interview with Kyle Gass of Tenacious D and Trainwreck

Trainwreck is a loving celebration of bros, leather pants, and machismo. PopMatters talks with Kyle Gass about the new album and metal parody.


Playing with Precise Abandon: The Buzzcocks in NYC

The Buzzocks storm New York playing their first two classic albums and associated singles and PopMatters chats with frontman Pete Shelley and cohort Steve Diggle.


20 Questions: The Wave Pictures

The lo-fi mastermind behind the Wave Pictures celebrates the first major American release of his band's music by revealing an out-and-out love of D.H. Lawrence and Bukowski, an aversion towards sci-fi, and reveals which Lou Reed album is truly the greatest of all time ...


Exit Lala… Online Streaming Music Has to Start Over

Just as Internet seemed to be progressing in a bold, logical, forward-thinking direction, Apple's acquisition of Lala sadly puts the business model of online music back to square one.


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

// Short Ends and Leader

"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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