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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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Friday, Mar 21, 2014
Vancouver's pop-soul darlings Chains of Love are set to release the second installment in their Misery Makers EP series on March 25, care of Manimal Vinyl/Light Organ.

Originally planned as a full-length LP, Vancouver’s pop-soul darlings Chains of Love decided instead to break the Misery Makers project into a series of EPs. Volume 1 was released on November 5th of 2013, with the second installment due out on March 25, 2014 care of Manimal Vinyl/Light Organ.


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Thursday, Mar 20, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Singer-songwriter Kwesi K utilizes African musical elements in his unique style of thoroughly American folk music.

Ghanaian Kwesi K is gearing up for the release of his new EP Lovely coming on April 15th with this new single, “Great Goodbye”. The breezy tune draws deep from African beats to power its forward movement. Paul Simon fans will flat out love Kwesi K.


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