Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 
Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Monday, Sep 8, 2014
As you enjoy the last days of summer while you can, give the dreamy and warm "Somersault" from the California rock band Dot Hacker.

Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it wasn’t uncommon for a band or artist to release anywhere from one to three albums in a year. (See the voluminous discography of Frank Zappa for a case in point.) While Prince may have recently garnered a lot of attention with his announcement that he plans to release two albums on the same day at the end of September, the California rock band Dot Hacker already beat him to the punch.


Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Friday, Sep 5, 2014
alt-J has stepped in front of many cameras leading up to the release of its new album, This is All Yours, including two videos for single "Every Other Freckle".

Leeds-based indie rock outfit alt-J is having a busy time leading up to the release of its newest studio effort, This is All Yours. Following numerous live performances, both at concerts and on late-night television shows, the British trio has released twinned music videos for their latest single, “Every Other Freckle”; one represents a “boy’s perspective”, the other a “girl’s perspective”.


Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Friday, Sep 5, 2014
In this amazing new video, bluegrass legends Del McCoury and Tim O'Brien chat about my hero Bill Monroe, the Del McCoury Band, and the importance of Hot Rize.

Hot Rize was at the forefront of newgrass in the ‘80s and then the band broke up into four amazing solo careers from members Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, Tim O’Brien, and Bryan Sutton. Now the seminal act is reforming for a new album When I’m Free, releasing 30 September. CMT has the group’s latest video, while you can catch the performance and discussion with McCoury and O’Brien below.


Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Friday, Sep 5, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Sweden's Simian Ghost has shared a full album stream on Soundcloud.

The alt-pop artist received “Record of the Year” from readers of Dagensskiva.se for debut album Infinite Traffic Everywhere. Check out what all of the fuss is about.



Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Friday, Sep 5, 2014
It's rare to get a complete audio/visual package in an album, but San Francisco artist Christopher Willits has done just that with Opening.

San Francisco artist Christopher Willits has outdone both himself and many of his contemporaries with Opening, his recently released audio/visual album. Not only did he write a seven-song album, but he also put together a stunning 45-minute visual accompaniment for the music. Says Willits of the artwork, “For years, I’ve imagined the work I do in music, photography, video/film, immersive audio and meditation all coming into one space.” With Opening he has achieved that union quite impressively.


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.