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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Today we present the online premiere of chamber poppy Fan Modine's latest album, Cause Célèbre, releasing April 1st via Lost Colony Music.

We’ve already shared the album tune “One Company” with you and talked our deep appreciation of Fan Modine‘s work. Now we are going to let Fan Modine themselves tell you all about Cause Célèbre in this exclusive track-by-track interview. Meanwhile, you can pre-order the album at both iTunes and Amazon.


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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Sofar Sounds is an innovative program where live shows with up-and-coming artists are recorded in various volunteers living rooms in some 70 cities worldwide.

The organization offers people free tickets to the events via a lottery system and artists are carefully curated. We will featuring more videos from this exciting series in the future, but today we have the pleasure of bringing you a live Caged Animals video recorded in London where Algernon Doll and Will Joseph Cook also played.



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Monday, Mar 24, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Montréal's Beat Market are well-known in Canada for their multimedia art that spans electronic music, storytelling and dystopian sci-fi videos.

Today we are premiering the video for “Aviator 2000”, a track from Beat Market‘s 2012 album Red Magic, for which they are currently retooling a new version to more accurately represent their live performance style. As the group says, the story line of “Aviator 2000” is about being “lost in space for a while. We ended up on this new planet, unfriendly but beautiful. Then there was this unreal megapolis and these extraterrestrial lights flying everywhere around us.” Trippy.



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Monday, Mar 24, 2014
PopMatters premieres the video for "I, Satan", taken from Sabbath Assembly's portentous third album Quaternity, set for release on the 28th of March.

“The quaternity is the sine qua non of divine birth and consequently of the inner life of the trinity.
—Carl Jung, CW 11, para 125


“Quaternity”, a term coined by the theological teachings of the Process Church of Final Judgment, founded in the 1960s, relates to the existence of four deities: Christ, Jehovah, Lucifer, and Satan. According to their beliefs, the four dimensions possess their own powers of light, strength, destruction, and death—all of which individually challenge each other yet exist together within the pith of mankind. This ideology makes for an interesting and natural thematic base for Sabbath Assembly’s third full-length album, considering the unity of light and dark, good and evil, Christ and Lucifer has been extolled by the band since their psych-flecked folk debut, 2010’s Restored to One.


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Friday, Mar 21, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Intimacy is the theme just under the surface of Faces on Film's new album, Elite Lines.

The follow up to 2008’s The Troubles and 2011’s Some Weather, Faces on Film a.k.a. Mike Fiore plays with our sense of reality and employs skillful use of imagery throughout Elite Lines, which we premiere here at PopMatters today.


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