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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013

Canada’s Whitehorse—comprised of husband and wife duo Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet—are in the midst of a cross-country tour in support of their PopMatters-approved 2012 record The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss. As they make their way across the great white north, the pair is looking forward to a headlining concert at Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall—Canada’s Carnegie Hall, if you want—in early March. To celebrate this enviable gig, the rootsy rockers have recorded half a dozen songs by musicians that have played classic shows at the venue. They’re calling the collection (what else?) the Road to Massey Hall. PopMatters is proud to host an exclusive video from this series, Whitehorse’s dreamy take on Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe”.



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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
This shit won't rot your brain, but it might eat it.

It was Hunter S. Thompson who famously said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” This still rings as true today as when he said it in 1974, especially in light of the newest video by Vancouver’s Fake Shark Real Zombie. Directed by Cole Walliser (Katy Perry, Pink) and choreographed by Lindsey B of Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You” video fame, “Get Weird” sees the freak-pop group hit Venice Beach with zombies, an army of blonde tie-dyeds aping lead singer Kevvy Mental, and anyone who happened to walk by and was willing to sign a release form. There is as much humor in the video as the song, which was taken from their upcoming album Liar. Due February 19th on Light Organ Records, Liar boasts such disparate guest stars as Henry Rollins and Adaline, showing how deeply their weirdness runs. This shit won’t rot your brain, but it might eat it.



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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
by PopMatters Staff

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.


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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
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.

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.



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Friday, Dec 7, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
You can hear classical music in the symphonic waves of atmospheric melody in Jezzy's tunes, mixed with bits from Britpop, dream pop, folk, and electronic music.

Jezzy has classical music in her bones, beginning her artistic life as an orchestral violinist and growing up in a home steeped in the Old Masters as her father shared his love of the music with his family. Meanwhile, Jezzy’s Cuban mother played Latin music and those warm, rhythmic sounds led her to a love of all sorts of music and created a true cultural omnivore. Jeezy moved on to rock, playing guitar and violin in a host of NYC bands before emerging as a solo performer with her own band, Jezzy & The Belles. You can hear the classical in the symphonic waves of atmospheric melody in her tunes, mixed with bits from Britpop, dream pop, folk, and electronic music. Fans of diverse artists such as Portishead, PJ Harvey, Lily Allen will enjoy the band’s sound. Today, we bring you Jezzy & The Belles’ latest video that incorporates all of the above-mentioned reference points.



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