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Friday, Nov 22, 2013
Reuben and the Dark differ from their folk rock contemporaries, coating their lyrics with dreary blues from a heavy heart.

Reuben and the Dark, a Canadian five-piece band led by Reuben Bullock, have played shows at CMJ, SXSW and other important festivals for up-and-coming artists in the past year. The group has yet to release more than one song, you will only find an official release of “Rolling Stone” online and we have it for you to stream below. The band is signed to Arts & Crafts and their debut was produced by Florence + The Machine drummer Chris Hayden and Stephen Kozmeniuk. They sound “darker” than many of their peers in the folk rock scene with their pained bluesy lyrics and four part vocal harmonies (at least from the show I saw). Reuben’s brother plays percussion and joined him at the front of the stage for a song but the band’s short set demonstrated a good bit of potential without them appearing immediately derivative. Check out “Rolling Stone” and some photos from Rockwood Music hall below.


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Monday, Nov 18, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Americana outfit the Handsome Family has been on the road touring with Andrew Bird in a perfect pairing of artistic talents.

Meanwhile, the group has a brand new video for “Eels” from their superb 2013 release, Wilderness. Ethereal, shadowy images accompany a gorgeous gently rolling tune. Yet more stunning acoustic music from Handsome Family.



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Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since their neo-Britpop "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" days. Who'd have thought they'd ever have a video featuring tractors of all things...


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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
SPONSOR: We've already clued you in about Levi's® exciting program to explore and discover the source and inspiration of creative ambition across art forms.

Now we have the pleasure of presenting you with the results in the form of this live show featuring Mercury-prize nominated sound poet Ghostpoet, along with forward-looking electronic maestro Koreless and visual artist Alex Turvey.



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Monday, Oct 21, 2013
A decent sized audience caught PAPA's set before the Head and the Heart performed and they the buzz after their set was positive.

I randomly ended up catching the band PAPA at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on the third night of CMJ. I just had to see something even though I wasn’t out long. Fortunately, I was pleased with what I saw and so was the audience. I’ve posted a clip of their final song that evening below as well as some photos. The band is currently on tour with Cold War Kids before their tour turns to Europe (including Iceland Airwaves) and then back through Canada and the West Coast of the US. You can visit the official website of the band here to check out the tour dates and their music.


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