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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013
New York shoegazers Wry Climate premiere new track "Fire Escape Games" on PopMatters.

New York’s Wry Climate inventively updates ‘90s shoegaze riffs with notes of dreampop and bits of noise, turning their subtly complex tunes into something much more than the sum of their parts. The group has earned comparisons from Deerhunter to Dirty Projectors to Pavement, meaning they’re in good, eclectic company.


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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, Nov 14, 2013
Grand Rapids quartet merge delicate yet arresting vocals, fluid guitars and airy synths in debut music video.

“Every Night” is one of those rare mood pieces that commands attention rather than fading to background accompaniment, informing whatever else is going on around you. What starts off cool and austere grows with a warmth that envelopes you almost without you realizing it. This is by design as Tokyo Morose’s focus is equally aimed at atmosphere and melody. The Grand Rapids, Michigan quartet mixes synths, down-tempo beats and fluid guitar lines amid an intimate production colored by quirky flourishes. At the center of it all are the haunting and captivating vocals of Erin Lenau, disarming one moment and catching you off guard the next with an emasculating put-down.


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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
PopMatters is proud to premiere Follow Me As a Ghost, the debut EP from experi-metal titan, Sisters Of…

Sisters Of… is a St Joseph, Missouri-based experi-metal and post-rock project founded by multi-instrumentalist Aaron Coker—who’s previously played in bands such as Appleseed Cast, and Reggie & The Full Effect. The band’s debut EP, Follow Me As a Ghost, traverses the field of primarily instrumental compositions, taking deep dives into dense vortexes, and drifting on the ethereal currents of more orchestrally inclined arrangements.


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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
On this acoustic take of his single "Even If", Lewis Watson draws out the immediacy of his folk-pop stylings through the understated yearning of his unvarnished performance.

Twenty-one-year-old Lewis Watson might have a knack for songwriting that belies his age and experience level, but he’s still fresh-faced enough that he can still wear his feelings on his sleeve convincingly. On this acoustic take of his single “Even If”, Watson draws out the immediacy of his folk-pop stylings through the understated yearning of his unvarnished performance. PopMatters premieres this live presentation of Even If; the song appears on Watson’s upcoming EP, “Some Songs with Some Friends”, which comes out 7 December via Warner Music.


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