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by John Paul

14 Dec 2015

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Alexander Lynch is set to release his debut recording, Love Lives EP this month. Utilizing haunting space and texture to offset his emotive, melancholic crooning, Lynch wraps his vocals in a darkly cinematic sheen of electronics heavily indebted to the sound and feel of contemporary downtempo R&B. Earlier this year Lynch released the mesmeric “Missing Me” and ethereal “Snow White”, both of which appear on Love Lies.

“It took us about a year to make this record,” say Lynch. “It represents the last two years of my life personally. It’s an album of reflection and regret. But the process of writing and producing this EP is what made it the best and most challenging time as an artist I’ve had.”

by Adrien Begrand

11 Dec 2015

Singer-songwriter Darius Holbert releases his new album under the name DARIUSTX today, and you can stream V. The Angels of Goliad in its entirety below. As you’ll hear, he serves up a high-energy, adventurous yet soulful take on Americana, bolstered by sumptuous guest vocals by Nicole Britton and Caroline Wilson.

by Adrien Begrand

11 Dec 2015

Already an established artist in Australia, Doctrin is set to push her stylish power pop in America with the release of the new EP The Deep on 15 January. The brainchild of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Dolly Denko, she also tries her hand at directing on her new video for “Give Me Love”.

by Adrien Begrand

11 Dec 2015

Connecticut duo Violent Mae recently released their new album Kid, but have also recorded an alternate version of that album’s closing track “Birthday”, which features Chris Ballew (of the Presidents of the United States of America) playing the distinct two-string bass that belonged to the late, great Mark Sandman of Morphine, who was a major influence on the band’s sound.

by PopMatters Staff

10 Dec 2015

Last month avant-garde cellist Julia Kent released her excellent, PopMatters-approved new album Asperities, and she now has put out a beautifully shot video for the mournful track “Flag of No Country”, which was directed by Enrico Salmasi.

//Mixed media

'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

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