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by PopMatters Staff

23 Jul 2015


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Chelsea Wolfe‘s new album, Abyss, releases August 7th on Sargent House and her new track “Grey Days” is a trippy, mesmerizing tune that has us eagerly awaiting the full album.

by PopMatters Staff

23 Jul 2015


“Sabbath” is a haunting tune, whilst the video possesses a dreamy quality, enhanced by the fact that it was shot on Zia Anger’s iPhone while Jenny Hval was on tour. Anger says it is “best viewed on a cracked screen”.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jul 2015


One of the many great bands from legendary New Zealand indie label Flying Nun, the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience put out three albums between 1986 and 1993. Idiosyncratic yet fitting in snugly with the burgeoning indie rock in America and the UK at the time, the band’s unique work has been collected, remastered, and repackaged in a terrific set called I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, which features not only all three albums but a bevy of bonus tracks as well.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jul 2015

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Paul R. Watts, Jr.

Best known as the frontman for Delaware post-hardcore standouts Boysetsfire, Nathan Gray has set off on his own with his debut solo EP NTHN GRY. It’s a big musical departure too, as with the help of collaborator Daniel E. Smith the new record delves into electronic and darkwave, following the lead of Portishead and Dead Can Dance. For the concluding track “Wayward Ghosts”, however, Gray heads in a more folk-oriented direction, espousing his Satanic convictions – specifically the Church of Satan’s focus on individualism – eloquently and artfully. He’s just made a quietly powerful new video for the track that echoes the song’s sentiments very well.

by Adrien Begrand

22 Jul 2015


Ten months ago PopMatters premiered the clever “85” by New Zealand band Ha the Unclear from their debut album Bacterium, Look at Your Motor Go. We know a good thing when we hear it, and this time around, the Auckland foursome have returned with a splendid, brilliantly conceived new video for the dryly funny track “Growing Mould”. Musically the song references XTC and the Shins, as well as a little doo-wop, while the video, well, let’s let singer/guitarist Michael Cathro explain:

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