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by PopMatters Staff

12 May 2011


Native Californian Melissa Ann Sweat now makes picturesque Savannah, Georgia her home and, it’s from these literary climes that she works on her wide-ranging artistic interests. The poet, writer and artist goes under the moniker of Lady Lazarus for her musical endeavors, which only really began early in 2008 when she started teaching herself to play music and began writing songs. Her debut release, Mantic drew accolades from Pitchfork and One Thirty BPM, while she’s been been on the road supporting the project. Lady Lazarus is currently working on material for a new album, as well as videos like the one we present you with today, “Took in My Diamond Heart”.

by Kiel Hauck

12 May 2011


Florida post-hardcore sextet Underoath recently released the video for “Paper Lung”, the second single from last year’s Ø (Disambiguation. The video, directed by Jonathan Desbiens, continues the trend of beautifully dark videos from the band, whose 2006 video for “Writing on the Walls” was nominated for a Grammy.

by PopMatters Staff

11 May 2011


Photo: Trevor Marczy

Winnipeg’s Imaginary Cities were birthed in a club auspiciously called the Cavern—recall the Beatles and their residency at Liverpool’s Cavern Club—by Marti Sarbit and Rusty Matyas, who was formerly a member of the power pop band the Waking Eyes and is a current player with the Weakerthans. The duo’s recent LP, Temporary Resident, has done well in their native land, reaching #1 on both !earshot and CHARTattack Canadian National Charts. Not bad for this promising group with a multi-talented instrumentalist in Matyas, who played all the instruments on the album, and Sarbit with her rousing, unique voice.

The two labored carefully over the album’s tunes together in close collaboration during 12-hour songwriting sessions. The attention to detail shows and the group looks to have a very bright future indeed. Today, we premiere the new video for “Ride This Out”, directed by Jeremy Fisher in hand-drawn animated style. Both Matyas and Fisher offer their thoughts on the production of the video after the jump.

by Matt Mazur

11 May 2011


Oscar Nominees:

Ingrid Bergman ... Autumn Sonata
Ellen Burstyn ... Same Time, Next Year
Jill Clayburgh ... An Unmarried Woman
Jane Fonda ... Coming Home
Geraldine Page ... Interiors

Mazur Nominees:

Ingrid Bergman & Liv Ullmann ... Autumn Sonata

 

by Kiel Hauck

11 May 2011


Pop punk rockers Yellowcard recently released the music video for “Hang You Up”, the second single from When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes. The video, directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, features plenty of light-hearted humor and a cute storyline. The real treat though, comes at the 2:35 mark when singer Ryan Key walks up behind drummer LP, who hands him his signature black jacket before he approaches the microphone and straps on his guitar to join the rest of the band. This is a goosebump-inducing moment for any true Yellowcard fan, especially those who eagerly awaited the band’s return after their 2008 hiatus. Yellowcard is officially back.

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