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by Adrien Begrand

23 Jul 2015


For those too young to remember, the Pac-Man craze of 1981 and 1982 was insane. It was the videogame version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, where an innocuous Japanese arcade game caught lightning in a bottle and connected with the zeitgeist in a massive, massive way. It was a major turning point for Gen-X pop culture, and along with it came every attempt imaginable to cash in on the game’s success.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jul 2015


Comprised of Sierra Haager from Portland band bed. and Chris Crawford of Brooklyn’s French Miami, Clintongore specializes in creating the most vibrant dance pop possible from the most minimal arrangements possible. Armed with a drum machine and Roland Juno synths, as well as Haager’s likeable singing voice, the duo are charming on their debut album, as dreamy, shimmering tunes like “Keep in Mind” and “The Long Snowfall” wouldn’t feel out of place on the Drive soundtrack.

by PopMatters Staff

23 Jul 2015


Photo: Kristin Cofer

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.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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