Latest Blog Posts

by PopMatters Staff

26 Oct 2010


Undoubtedly you’ve seen the posters around your local multiplex and maybe even gaped at the first trailers… Tron is coming back as TRON: Legacy with all sorts of newfangled fancy CGI and Daft Punk are providing the music. NME just premiered the video for “Derezzed”.

by Matt James

26 Oct 2010


PSST! Hey you! [waves]Yes you with the cool hair and the shiny shoes. Over here. Seriously, put that down, you’ll go blind or get hairy palms at the very least. Good now come here. Take a hit on this [plays lush new free EP from Liquid Vega]. Pretty bloody good huh? It’s a new boy / girl electronica duo. No! Come back! This is different, this is every shade of amazing. They’re Liquid Vega, aka Vincent and Genevieve, two star cross’d lovers from Paris & London who make midnight mysteria that can only be defined as “beautiful”. Well that and “strange”...err, and “romantic” and possibly “ethereal”. Maybe “sexy” too. You get the drift. Should we tell anyone else? Crikey! No way! This’ll be our little secret. This is way too special to share. OK off you go. You ain’t seen me right? [runs away].

[Download EP]

SONG LIST
01 Strange Magic
02 My Love
03 Heartbreak Dancer
04 Colours

by Chris Catania

26 Oct 2010


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doolittle, the Pixies are giving away live tracks to fans who sign up for their newsletter. The live tracks are recordings from their current tour and shows from the band’s touring history. This is a fine treat for any Pixie fan: new, young or old(er). You can download the four tracks on the Pixie site.

While you’re cruising around their site, you’ll also want to check out a very cool fan-centric element about the Pixies tour archive called the gigography. The interactive tour history catalog allows fans to tag and upload various forms of social and new media—Tweets, YouTube videos, photos—from the shows fans have attended on the current tour and shows throughout the Pixies entire touring history.

[Download MP3s]

by Jessy Krupa

22 Oct 2010


The nominees for the 2011 Grammys won’t be announced until December 1st, on a glitzy CBS TV special similar to last year’s event. However, industry insiders and general music fans are buzzing about a rumored “entry list” that was leaked to a public website.

Before a song can be nominated, the record label behind it has to submit it to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for consideration. Therefore, the submission list that was posted online has to contain the year’s nominees.

This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award. While we can safely assume that submissions like Miley Cyrus’ “Can’t Be Tamed” and Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj’s “My Chick Bad” are a long shot, remember last year’s winner was Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”.

by PopMatters Staff

22 Oct 2010


Modeselektor’s new record Modeselektion Vol. 01 releases 9 November in the US and on 5 November everywhere else. Berlin’s Monkeytown Records created this video to preview the new release.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

// Channel Surfing

"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

READ the article