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by PopMatters Staff

26 Nov 2012


Fans should reasonably expect very little, if any, new Nine Inch Nails output in the near or distant future. Which means now is as good a time as any to get a little retrospective when it comes to trying to figure out Trent Reznor’s best work within the NIN framework. Full article is here.

by Thomas Britt

20 Nov 2012


Red Fang is currently wrapping up the second leg of its US tour before leaving for European dates. The band’s set list is heavy with songs from last year’s outstanding Murder the Mountains, and Relapse Records has now released another video directed by regular band collaborator Whitey McConnaughy. “Dirt Wizard” is made up of tour and behind-the-scenes footage. Though the video lacks the comedic style of the band’s previous work with McConnaughy, it does provide a good idea of what to expect from a Red Fang show.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Nov 2012


Brian Suarez, who records under the name Allies For Everyone, released his second EP this past summer, Scavenger, for which he served as singer, songwriter, producer and DJ. Talk about DIY. The artist’s work has already garnered praise from the like of Time Out New York and Interview Magazine. Meanwhile recently Suarez created the soundtrack for the Elle Magazine Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective. Today Suarez premieres his latest video with PopMatters, the title tune from the recent EP Scavenger, and the perfect summation of his sound. Shiny, glistening electro-pop blends organically with mellow house grooves, resulting in a surefire club hit.

by Cynthia Fuchs

20 Nov 2012


“Listen to me, don’t talk,” Jonathan Caouette tells his mother, Renée. “You need to get off the Risperdal. You need to be back on Lithium.” It’s 2010, at the start of Walk Away Renée: he’s home in New York, she’s in Houston, at the group home where he hoped she might find a mix of independence and close-to-round-the-clock care. But the more Jonathan listens to her, the more he realizes she can’t be there, that their living arrangements will need to shift—again. And in this realization, the new film picks up where the old one left off. The son must sort out what to do with his mother.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Nov 2012


Remember Gene… a fine melodic Britpop band with a Smiths feel to them? They are sadly missed and their career was far too short. Now Gene frontman, Martin Rossiter, is stepping forth with a new solo album The Defenestration of St Martin that releases on November 26. His exquisite voice is in fine form on the gorgeous “Drop Anchor”, a subtle and tender new ballad.

Editor’s Note: We ran this post back in October, but now Rossiter has just released the video for this fine tune. Stay tuned for next week when you’ll be able to pick up his new LP, The Defenestration of St Martin.


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