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by PopMatters Staff

20 Jan 2014

As part of Lufthansa’s “inspired by travel” series, the airline sent German electro-pop band Captain Capa to Tokyo to experience the local culture and draw inspiration for their music. As it turns out, Captain Capa has long had an interest in Japanese pop culture, including anime, so this fulfilled a lifelong dream for them.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Dec 2013

Brit Rhythm is the first new fragrance from Burberry since they brought the line back in house. And they’ve kicked it off in grand style with a marriage of fashion scent and music. Brit Rhythm for men is all about the energy of music, specifically the vibrant and thriving British music scene, something we love at PopMatters. Check out one of our Best New Artist picks, London Grammar, as they tell us all about their musical influences.

by PopMatters Staff

18 Dec 2013

The smart start-up has gained a reputation for clean, simple aesthetics and a fastidious approach to sound and social responsibility. We spoke with the Grain Audio team to shed some light on what’s really important when it comes to personal sound and how they’ve achieved it.

by PopMatters Staff

5 Dec 2013

Palladium Boots, the ultra-cool urban footwear company, has joined forced with none other than Major Lazer and the fabulous Ms. Dynamite to produse a new video spotlighting the very best shoes for exploring all those unseen nooks and crannies of the city landscape. Los Angeles-based dancers, the Underground Street Chronicles, star in the new video for “Sweat”, dancing their hearts out with glow in the dark make-up, clothes and, of course, boots from the Fall/Winter Palladium collection. The visuals are stunning and original alongside Major Lazer’s pumping beats. Director Ryan Staake (Diplo) shot the video in black lights and those neon elements are joined with droplets and splashes of neon paint that suggest graffiti art, creating a multimedia homage to urban style. Check out the full line of Palladium Boots at

by PopMatters Staff

13 Nov 2013

SPONSOR: G-SHOCK is running a Europe-wide creative competition drawing from artists across the fields of music and visual arts to come up with exciting and innovative new designs for coveted G-SHOCK watches. As part of these G-SESSIONS, the creatives also were charged with designing the packaging for the watches and developing a special presentation for each proposed product.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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