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by PopMatters Staff

27 Jul 2015


The song will appear on the Prodigy’s The Night Is My Friend EP releasing the Friday via Take Me to the Hospital/ Cooking Vinyl. The electronic group, which veers closer and closer to industrial metal with every release, will be appearing at three Riot Fest tour dates in Chicago, Denver and Toronto in August and September.

by Adrien Begrand

24 Jul 2015


Bridging alternative rock and progressive rock with a distinctly Icelandic twist, it’s tempting to see Agent Fresco as a mix of Dredg and Mew, but as you can hear on “Wait for Me”, the latest video from the band’s forthcoming third album Destrier, there’s a whole lot more to them than mere easy comparisons. There’s something much deeper, and much like their home country, a little mysterious too.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jul 2015


For those too young to remember, the Pac-Man craze of 1981 and 1982 was insane. It was the videogame version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, where an innocuous Japanese arcade game caught lightning in a bottle and connected with the zeitgeist in a massive, massive way. It was a major turning point for Gen-X pop culture, and along with it came every attempt imaginable to cash in on the game’s success.

by PopMatters Staff

23 Jul 2015


“Sabbath” is a haunting tune, whilst the video possesses a dreamy quality, enhanced by the fact that it was shot on Zia Anger’s iPhone while Jenny Hval was on tour. Anger says it is “best viewed on a cracked screen”.

by Adrien Begrand

23 Jul 2015

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Paul R. Watts, Jr.

Best known as the frontman for Delaware post-hardcore standouts Boysetsfire, Nathan Gray has set off on his own with his debut solo EP NTHN GRY. It’s a big musical departure too, as with the help of collaborator Daniel E. Smith the new record delves into electronic and darkwave, following the lead of Portishead and Dead Can Dance. For the concluding track “Wayward Ghosts”, however, Gray heads in a more folk-oriented direction, espousing his Satanic convictions – specifically the Church of Satan’s focus on individualism – eloquently and artfully. He’s just made a quietly powerful new video for the track that echoes the song’s sentiments very well.

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Speak of the Blue Devil: The Moody Grooves of Andy Kayes

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"Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.

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