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by Brice Ezell

14 Oct 2014


The Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Eliot Bronson is releasing his self-titled LP next week. You’ve already heard “Comin’ For Ya North Georgia Blues” when it premiered on Ultimate Guitar. Now, you can view a video of Bronson performing the song in a stripped-down, intimate arrangement below.

Bronson is becoming one of the key up-and-coming songwriters in the Americana scene. For his newest album, which was recorded entirely in analog, he recorded with producer David Cobb, who is responsible for records by Americana heavyhitters such as Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell.

by Brice Ezell

14 Oct 2014


Leading up to the release of her forthcoming release Unexpected Turns, MoZaic is planning a release of a series of videos of the same name. Below you can watch Part One of this four-part series, entitled “The Prologue”. The video depicts MoZaic going somewhere unknown, all the while she soulfully sings over smooth electronic textures in the background. On its own, “The Prologue” raises more questions than answers, but its appeal lies in its mystery. You’ll be sure to tune back in to parts two through four as this mini-narrative continues to unfold.

by Brice Ezell

14 Oct 2014


Earlier this year, the California psych rock quintet Xu Xu Fang premiered the tune “Noir State Beach”. The song marked the group’s first single in six years. Now, you can stream a remix of “Noir State Beach” by the famed Cologne, Germany DJ The Modernist (Jörg Burger). Burger clearly knows the song well, as he hones in on its central groove and rides it out for the entirety of the song, emphasizing the song’s boot-stomping rhythm. Like the best tunes by Spoon and Swans, it’s a remix that exploits hypnotic repetition to the maximal level.

by Brice Ezell

10 Oct 2014


Robert Pollard, best known for his work in Guided by Voices, has with his project Circus Devils readied an album for November release, entitled Escape. The album will be the band’s thirteenth full-length studio release. Below you can stream “Eye Mask of Leaves”, a jangly, lo-fi acoustic number off of the album.  The music is described as an audio “Twilight Zone where dream time and real time intermingle. For best results, listen late at night with headphones in a dark room.”

by PopMatters Staff

10 Oct 2014


New York synth-pop trio New Myths boast a polished, stylish sound on their debut full-length Give Me Noise that belies their relative newness as a band, having joined forces just in 2012. Of particular note from Give Me Noise is the track “False Gold”, which was selected by none other than Lou Reed for a playlist on Sirius XM. Elsewhere, there are hints at Bat for Lashes-like drama, only set to driving keyboards and electric guitars. PopMatters premieres New Myths’ Give Me Noise, which releases on 14 October on the band’s own Taming Ghosts label.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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