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by PopMatters Staff

27 Mar 2012

Mission of Burma has thankfully reunited and will be issuing a new album titled Unsound on 9 July via their new label home, Fire Records. The group has just released this stream as a taster for the upcoming project.

by Joseph Fisher

27 Mar 2012

Watch below as Swervedriver perform “Sun of Mustang Ford” and “Deep Wound” during their US late night TV debut on Jimmy Fallon. Also, allow me to echo the sentiments of Keith Eberl, who commented on the performances at The Audio Perv: Oh hell yeah!


by PopMatters Staff

27 Mar 2012

Sigur Rós
Releasing: 28 May 2012

The eagerly awaited new album from Iceland’s Sigur Rós will be releasing 28 May and will contain seven new songs. “Ekki Múkk” is the first of the upcoming tunes to be released via the Net to promote the album. Shimmering, minimalist, ethereal beauty shines in “Ekki Múkk”, in other words another great addition to Sigur Rós’ catalogue. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump.

by PopMatters Staff

26 Mar 2012

Bassnectar just dropped a banger of a new single “Vava Voom” featuring monster beats and MCing from none other than Lupe Fiasco. Way catchy, sounds like a dancefloor hit. This is the single for the new album Vava Voom releasing on April 10th.

by Cynthia Fuchs

22 Mar 2012

“I lie with the camera. I lie like hell,” asserts Samuel Fuller. “I don’t like people to leave. [Bodies] just fall. [But] they never fall: there’re parts of them. The head is there, the balls are there, the ass is there, the feet are there. Boom, wham, wham. There’s nothing but pieces of people.” As Fuller speaks in From Hollywood to Nuremberg, screening on 22 March at Stranger Than Fiction, followed by a Q&A with director Christian Delage, Fuller waves his cigar, before a scene from The Big Red One demonstrates how he lied. Other scenes in the documentary show what he—and George Stevens and John Ford—shot in Europe, during and after the war. Shot in Dachau and Falkenau, these images show “pieces of people,”

//Mixed media

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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