Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Urban, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More

Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Monday, Feb 12, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

PopMatters has an exclusive Jarvis Cocker track streaming in our new Listen Up! section


Check it out and also find out about downloading Mercora, so that you can become a DJ and share your music with millions of listeners.


PopMatters review of Jarvis.


Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Friday, Feb 9, 2007
by PopMatters Staff
Jonny Greenwood

Jonny Greenwood


Black Panta [M4A]
by Lee “Scratch” Perry from Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller (Trojan Records)



Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Friday, Feb 9, 2007
by PopMatters Staff
The View

The View


Alright Libertines fans, here’s a fab new Brit band for you straight from Dundee, Scotland, The View.  We’re in love with them here at PopMatters HQ, but then we do adore catchy British pop around these parts. [MySpace]


Here’s the official video for the single “Wasted Little DJ’s”.


... and here they are with “Superstar Tradesman” and “Wasted Little DJ” at the BBC Electric Proms.  [You’ll need to crank the volume a little on this one.]


“Their songs balance a thrashy punk energy with a keeness of melody, the lyrics prosaically sketching out the tedium of adolescent life in the sticks… they play them like men with nothing to lose; the guitars sound frantic, while the false endings and sudden lurches in tempo have an infectious white knuckle excitement about them.”—The Guardian


Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Thursday, Feb 8, 2007
by PopMatters Staff
Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn and John


Peter Bjorn and John
Let’s Call It Off (Single Mix) [MP3]
PopMatters review coming tomorrow on this great release… stay tuned.


Loney, Dear
I Am John [MP3]


Busdriver
Less Yes’s. More No’s. [MP3]


The Stooges
My Idea of Fun [MP3]


The Postmarks
Goodbye [MP3]


Secret Mommy
Kool Aid River [MP3]


Future of the Left
Fingers Become Thumbs [MP3]


Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

It was PopMatters#1 album of 2006, remember?


Gnarls Barkley
St. Elsewhere

(Downtown)


It begins with the click of a film reel. Then, it explodes into a manic gospel-circus fronted by a multi-octave ringmaster. Two minutes later, this year’s most infectious single cuts through the cacophony. In case you slept through 2006, that album is St. Elsewhere and that song is “Crazy” by Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo, a.k.a Gnarls Barkley. Who knew that existentialism with a go-go beat could be so catchy?  Like the album cover’s voltaic mushroom cloud, the songs on St. Elswehere captured small slices of life, death, love, fear, and joy.  Gnarls Barkley penetrated the collective psyche of its listeners and uncovered the angst underneath all the “bling” and bravado permeating popular culture. Remarkably, the album crossed over to an unlikely mix of hipsters, rappers, glitterati, boomers, yuppies, indie kids, and suburban dwellers to prove that St. Elsewhere is, in actuality, everywhere. Christian John Wikane


 


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.