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by PopMatters Staff

31 Jan 2013

From the press release:

The three-hour event will include:

—The announcement of the 2013 Bonnaroo lineup.
—Classic Bonnaroo performances.
—Live in-studio appearances and performances.
—Audience participation.
—Surprises, giveaways, and hilarity.

by PopMatters Staff

31 Jan 2013

Photo: Tatiana McCabe

Superhuman Happiness is a New York City band full of players from other stellar Big Apple groups, including Antibalas, Phenomenal Handclap Band, TV on the Radio, and Iron & Wine. Together with the renowned Kronos Quartet, Superhuman Happiness recently recorded the movie score for How to Survive a Plague and now this ensemble has a new upcoming album of their own entitled Hands, releasing 5 March via the Royal Potato Family.

by Joseph Fisher

31 Jan 2013

While you’re waiting to hear that new My Bloody Valentine record that never came out two or three days ago, you can check out Rachel Zeffira’s orchestrated cover of MBV’s “To Here Knows When”.

by Brice Ezell

30 Jan 2013

With Frank Ocean and The Weeknd dominating R&B in a huge way in 2012, expectations are high for any artist attempting to step up to the mic that’s shared with artists as immensely talented as those two. It won’t be long, however, before Arthur Ashin—the man behind the Autre Ne Veut moniker—rises successfully to this challenge with the release of his sophomore album Anxiety, out on February 26th for the Mexican Summer label. The record—an almost impossibly rich and multilayered work of avant-pop and R&B—makes one even question if the term “sophomore slump” has any relevance; Anxiety is such a considerable improvement over his 2010 self-titled debut that at times it’s hard to believe it’s the same artist performing.

by Thomas Britt

29 Jan 2013

Though the past decade saw black metal enter into the mainstream, most media discussions of its roots and effects remain shallow. The present debate about a correlation between media violence and real-world violence provides a natural opportunity to examine this popular form. Having premiered at the just-wrapped 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Kat Candler’s short film Black Metal arrives right on time. In less than 10 minutes, the film provokes more serious thought on its subject than Until the Light Takes Us or other similarly uncritical/self-satisfied analyses of recent years.

//Mixed media