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by PopMatters Staff

20 Nov 2012


Remember Gene… a fine melodic Britpop band with a Smiths feel to them? They are sadly missed and their career was far too short. Now Gene frontman, Martin Rossiter, is stepping forth with a new solo album The Defenestration of St Martin that releases on November 26. His exquisite voice is in fine form on the gorgeous “Drop Anchor”, a subtle and tender new ballad.

Editor’s Note: We ran this post back in October, but now Rossiter has just released the video for this fine tune. Stay tuned for next week when you’ll be able to pick up his new LP, The Defenestration of St Martin.


by PopMatters Staff

16 Nov 2012


by Jane Jansen Seymour

15 Nov 2012


Headset. Image via Shutterstock.

With all the crazy weather adding unnecessary drama to the national elections this fall, at least music fans could be thankful for all the fresh offerings available, presenting a much needed distraction (as long as there was electricity!)  New releases from indie stalwarts Deerhoof, Stars and Cat Power complemented repeats from Two Door Cinema Club, the xx and Freelance Whales along with debuts from Django Django and Melody’s Echo Chamber.

by PopMatters Staff

15 Nov 2012


Soulwax have launched a new app project called “Radio Soulwax”, where they create films based on record sleeves. This new intriguing entry, “Radio Soulwax Presents Dave”, centers on the the “Thin White Duke” himself aka David Bowie. You can watch the film here and download the app at Soulwax’s site.

by Philip Majorins

14 Nov 2012


Asthmatic Kitty folk hero Denison Witmer has just released an EP follow-up to the full-length The Ones Who Wait entitled The Ones Who Wait - Part II. In celebration, he is offering a cover of Sufjan Steven’s “Abraham” for streaming and download, a beautifully sparse and captivating take on the classic from Steven’s Seven Swans. Witmer’s tenth full-length album will be released during the spring of 2013.

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