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by PopMatters Staff

22 Jan 2013


Andy Winter (founding member of Winds) has long been a mainstay in the Norwegian metal scene, specializing in something of a prog rock/metal blend that highlights an experimental musical spirit. On his latest album, Incomprehensible, releasing today via The End Records, Winter delves more into classical forms and textures, collaborating with musicians from Agalloch, Borknagar, Novembers Doom, Tristania, and the Devin Townsend Project among others. Today we present the premiere of “Somewhere Else to Disappear”, which features Dan Swanö of Nightingale & Bloodbath. Incomprehensible is available now at iTunes and other fine retailers.

by Jennifer Makowsky

22 Jan 2013


On the spurs of his tour supporting Band of Horses in December, Jason Lytle will kick off a European tour next month. Check out the dates below. In the meantime, watch the video for “Your Final Setting Sun“, one of the many impressive tracks from Lytle’s second solo album, The Department of Disappearance, released in October. The clip is a trippy romp, featuring a techno-phobic cult leader and a boy who refuses to drink the Kool-Aid. Directed by Mike Aho.

by PopMatters Staff

22 Jan 2013


London’s Qtier makes gentle, contemplative music perfect for snowed in winter interiors or lush and long summer days. Laced with mellow electronics and ethereal vocals, Qtier’s music is beginning to make waves in the UK with The Fly calling their work “an extraordinarily rich debut”.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Jan 2013


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by PopMatters Staff

18 Jan 2013


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Supernatural Sets the Stage for Season Finalé With “There's Something About Mary”

// Channel Surfing

"A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.

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