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by PopMatters Staff

26 May 2015

Icona Pop's music  probably won't earn them a Mensa membership, but they know how to create an infectious pop tune.

“Emergency” is a bouncy number that’s headed for clubs and the summer music charts. The electroswing touches are pretty sweet too.

by PopMatters Staff

26 May 2015

UK producers Disclosure  have a new track to share with "Holding On", but we still don't know when their next full-length will drop.

“Holding On” features house beats and jazz singer Gregory Porter getting his funk on.

by Ian King

26 May 2015

The newest Between  the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

“Folding corners into perfect shapes / Went forlorn in a vapor of Elysian escapes”

That’s how these lines to “She Takes Me” read in the liner notes of lowercase’s Kill the Lights, at least. Coming out of the singer’s mouth, that second bit resembles something more like “when forlorn pings make hell each escape.” Not a full minute into the album, and already results diverge from intent. It won’t be the last discrepancy between the lyric sheet and the words that are actually sung—that is, if they even come out as words at all.

by PopMatters Staff

26 May 2015

Richard Thompson's latest  album Still releases June 23rd via Fantasy Records and today he drops his latest single from the effort, "All Buttoned Up".

Still was recorded over a nine-day period in Chicago with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy producing.

by Brice Ezell

26 May 2015

Swedish House Mafia  may have unplugged the turntables back in 2013, but members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso haven't stopped raising the roof at festivals worldwide, as these recent video performances from Coachella and Ultra attest.

Following their “One Last Tour” in 2013, Swedish House Mafia disbanded. Although that group no doubt gave members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso the profile they have today, the end of the band didn’t mean the end of Axwell and Ingrosso’s contributions to electronic music.

In the player below, you can watch a mini-documentary that frames Axwell and Ingrosso’s musical journey following the dissolution of Swedish House Mafia. Together, the two now perform as a duo with the stylized name Axwell /\ Ingrosso. That mini-doc is featured in addition to three performances: a secret show in New York City and two festival gigs, one at Coachella and the other at Ultra.

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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