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“Seven Hour Storm” showcases Misner and Smith‘s killer harmonies and gentle folk-pop aesthetic. Here the group tells us all about one of their signature tunes:

Best known for her take on Swedish House Mafia’s “Leave the World Behind”, Lune chanteuse Linnéa Martinsson builds her debut album Music & Sports around the melodic qualities of her vocals, which got her noticed for her collaborative work with EDM stars the likes of Tiësto and Adrian Lux. But even as Music & Sports puts the spotlight Martinsson’s ethereal voice, Lune’s electropop compositions have enough texture and energy to give her a solid foundation to work on. Premiering on PopMatters, Lune’s debut album Music & Sports comes out on 10 March, via Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune label.

by PopMatters Staff

27 Feb 2014

Photo: Nick Markel

They resurrected “Country Sky” from the album to lead off the EP, both because it’s such a great song and Jeff Saltzman (Stephen Malkmus, Dolorean, Menomena) stepped in to mix the EP, giving the band the chance to take another approach with the tune.

You might be familiar with DA & the Jones principals Daniel Ahearn and Mindy Jones without knowing it, him for earlier solo work that’s appeared in TV and film as well as their contributions to Moby’s 2013 single “The Perfect Life”. On their own, DA & the Jones have created their debut full-length Sirens, a collection of simmering, after-hours tunes built on their intertwined hers’n'his vocals and warm guitar tones. Produced by Mocky, who’s worked with the likes of Feist and Jamie Lidell, Sirens is atmospheric without feeling slight, with subtle orchestration and effects adding richness and texture.

Neil Davidge has had a storied career thus far, best known for his production and co-writing work with the hugely influential Massive Attack. He has also composed the music for several films, including Trouble the Water and Push, while handling production duties for artists as diverse as David Bowie, Damon Albarn, Mos Def, and Snoop Dogg. Slo Light releases next week with vocal turns by the likes of Sandie Shaw and Cate Le Bon, among others. To give you that first taste, we are premiering the video for the record’s first single “Sleepwalking” featuring vox from Emi Green.


The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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