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by PopMatters Staff

30 Aug 2016

Toronto dream pop artist Rosemary Fairweather hasn’t released an album yet, but she’s been turning heads with a batch of singles premiering on the hipper side of the musical internet. It’s easy to see why as her warm, ethereal sound is mesmerizing. On “I Wasn’t There”, gentle chords welcome you as the sound opens up to Fairweather’s lovely high soprano voice mourning the end of a relationship. Languid beats and warm synth washes carry the song to greater heights. Fairweather says, “this song is personal to me, but I hope people can take something away from it.” Indeed, we do as Fairweather has created a memorable song here and we eagerly await her debut album release, Heavenly - A Collection of Songs, coming in late fall.

by Eric Risch

30 Aug 2016

Trucking in the music of moonlit roads and dark barrooms, Georgia’s Chris Stalcup and the Grange turn turmoil into glorious song. A Southern smart aleck with an aching heart, Stalcup draws from personal—and typical—life events on his forthcoming sophomore album, Downhearted Fools.

by Jonathan Frahm

30 Aug 2016

From twangy civil war chimes to modern songs of protest, love, and sadness set across both acoustic and electric soundscapes, the American folk scene’s makeup has changed drastically since laying its foundations back in revolutionary times. However, as a genre meant for bards to weave their tales and stories and convey them with utmost intimacy folk’s roots have largely stayed the same despite the rise of Greenwich village folk, Dylan going electric, or the Mumfordian movement of recent times.

by Sachyn Mital

29 Aug 2016

James Chapman and Polly Scattergood (Photo credit: Cat Mook)

UK based onDeadWaves is the musical project of James Chapman (Maps) and Polly Scattergood. The duo released their debut album of dreamy rock (onDeadWaves) earlier this year on Mute. Subsequently the band found themselves with some spare time and a lot of caffeine on a late night where they recorded their take on Pink Floyd’s classic “Comfortably Numb”.

by PopMatters Staff

26 Aug 2016

Indie rockers Young the Giant are headlining tonight’s AUDIENCE Network concert special airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on AUDIENCE Network, DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114. The band was definitely “on” big time for this event as Sameer Gadhia’s passionate vocals on “Something to Believe In” make you believe him. We’ve got an exclusive clip of that song to whet your appetite for the entire concert tonight, which also features an in-depth interview with the band.

//Mixed media

The Vast Loneliness of 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"You cannot escape yourself in No Man's Sky. There is little to do but analyze the self.

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