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by PopMatters Staff

10 Jul 2009


Americana music god Levon Helm played Letterman this week, serving up a tune off his new album, Electric Dirt.

by Matt Mazur

10 Jul 2009


Almodovar is one of the most consistently exciting auteurs in the world, and in celebration of his newest film Broken Embraces, PopMatters is readying a week-long look at the director’s life, work and themes. While our inaugural “Directors Spotlight” series is a bit far off (look for the section to run in mid- to late- November, the excellent, nicely-cut English subtitled trailer is out now! Let the countdown to Almodovar Week officially begin!

by Joe Tacopino

10 Jul 2009


Chad VanGaalen has put aside his singer-songwriter persona to explore his electronic side under the name Black Mold. Check his Dan Deacon-like electro wizardry on “Tetra Pack Heads”.

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“Tetra Pack Heads” [MP3]
     

by Joe Tacopino

9 Jul 2009


Julie Doiron is renowned for her work as a singer-songwriter, as well as with bands such as Eric’s Trip and Mount Eerie. So much so, in fact, that the town of Bruno, Saskatchewan declared June 7th Julie Doiron Day. See her battle the dentist in her new video for “Consolation Prize”.

by Joe Tacopino

9 Jul 2009


Toro Y Moi is the moniker of young South Carolinian Chaz Bundick. And as “Blessa” shows, he certainly has listening to a lot of Panda Bear and Flying Lotus. Look for two full-lengths in 2010.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Pop Anniversaries and the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face"

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"To celebrate the one year Anniversary of the Pop Unmuted Podcast, the panel discusses pop anniversaries and the latest single from the Weeknd.

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