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by Scott Recker

26 Mar 2014


The Black Keys have made a career out of finding the cracks between rock music’s past and present, living in that middle ground and refusing to choose a side by pairing throwback riffs and howls with the stranglehold of pop’s modern sensibilities. And nothing has changed with their new single “Fever”, the first release off their forthcoming May 13 LP, Turn Blue, except the way they do it. This time, more than two years since we’ve heard from them, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney drive even further from the barebones, gritty blues-rock that skyrocketed them from Akron and dive into a pool of dense, piercing psychedelia. Danger Mouse is once again co-producing, so expect a few twists and turns that may or may not piss you off, depending on your thoughts about their music becoming more easily digestible. The track list for Turn Blue is below.

by PopMatters Staff

25 Mar 2014


by PopMatters Staff

21 Mar 2014


Photo: Michael Basu

The follow up to 2008’s The Troubles and 2011’s Some Weather, Faces on Film a.k.a. Mike Fiore plays with our sense of reality and employs skillful use of imagery throughout Elite Lines, which we premiere here at PopMatters today.

by Alan Ranta

21 Mar 2014


Photo: Jensen Gifford

Originally planned as a full-length LP, Vancouver’s pop-soul darlings Chains of Love decided instead to break the Misery Makers project into a series of EPs. Volume 1 was released on November 5th of 2013, with the second installment due out on March 25, 2014 care of Manimal Vinyl/Light Organ.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Mar 2014


Ghanaian Kwesi K is gearing up for the release of his new EP Lovely coming on April 15th with this new single, “Great Goodbye”. The breezy tune draws deep from African beats to power its forward movement. Paul Simon fans will flat out love Kwesi K.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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