Monday, October 28 2013
Celebrating its silver anniversary,The Nephilim is one of the UK goth scene's masterpieces, a seamless, hour-long trek into a surreal land populated by chiming guitars, hypnotic bass, found samples, and occult themes.
Friday, October 25 2013
Novelty remains a central problem of contemporary science and literature—an ever-receding target that, in its complexity and evasiveness, continues to inspire and propel the modern.
In third album as Oneohtrix Point Never, electronic composer Daniel Lopatin works in a palette of sounds that are almost, but not quite recognizable, with structures that are nearly, but not really songs. "I'm interested in things that are on the edge of becoming real," he says. "I was thinking about that a lot."
Wednesday, October 23 2013
He didn't play his old band's songs for years. Now, with CIRCLES SUPER BON BON, Doughty tackles the ghosts of his past and tells PopMatters all about it (and guitar pornography).
Tuesday, October 22 2013
Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.
Monday, October 21 2013
In the clubs and on the airwaves, Donna Summer remains a vital force. Joined by more than 20 artists and musicians, plus previously unpublished insights from the lady herself, PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.
Thursday, October 17 2013
PopMatters talks with Brendan Canning, the co-founder of Broken Social Scene, about his gorgeous, intimate solo record You Gots 2 Chill.
Tuesday, October 15 2013
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Milk Money, the latest album by prolific multi-instrumentalist Dosh.
Monday, October 14 2013
Though she turned 80 this year, Yoko Ono shows no signs of slowing down. As her conversation with PopMatters reveals, her career continues to explore new territory -- and defy all expectations.
Friday, October 11 2013
Shouldn't people be able to opt out of providing personal data to cash hungry hi-tech companies?
Thursday, October 10 2013
With the release of her second album, indie music's reigning soundscape designer wants you to know two things: there's no grand plan to her haunting, beautiful music -- and Drake is pretty great.
Wednesday, October 9 2013
Technical death metal luminary Gorguts recently released their first album in 12 years and we discuss its concept and creation with band leader and Canadian metal legend Luc Lemay.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
A new album freshly minted and already back at work on more material, Meric Long of the Dodos simply can't rest on his laurels. Instead, he sits down with PopMatters to break down his entire process, illuminating why his band is at the forefront of creative indie music.
Thursday, October 3 2013
They were on the cusp of a mainstream breakthrough, but the synth-drenched pop woes of the Naked and Famous make for a sound to behold, and they tell PopMatters all about the insanity that has lead them to their long-awaited sophomore LP ...
Wednesday, October 2 2013
PopMatters premieres The Runaround, the second album by up-and-coming Austin band Wild Child.
Tuesday, October 1 2013
Chelsea Wolfe tells us about pain, beauty, synths, black metal, D.H. Lawrence and why she is really not the same as Zola Jesus at all.
Monday, September 30 2013
He's memorized the worst live review he ever received. He's still outspoken politically. Moby's Innocents is a change of pace for the techno maestro.
Still Life Still talks to PopMatters about their new disc, growing up on violent movies, and how they never want to leave the public consciousness for that long ever again.
Friday, September 27 2013
Here's a preview of some of October's most anticipated releases, including new albums by Cults, Deltron 3030, and the Dismemberment Plan.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
Although many think the notion of the "keyboard band" has come and gone, Au Revoir Simone are keeping the notion very much alive, and in talking to PopMatters, they spill all about their new album, Daft Punk, and writing sci-fi.