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Wednesday, October 23 2013

Living Inside the Song: An Interview with Mike Doughty

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

To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

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

To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 1

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 Joined by more than 20 artists and musicians, plus previously unpublished insights from the lady herself, PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.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

Freeing Yourself from Whatever’s Spooking You: A Conversation with Brendan Canning

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

Dosh - ‘Milk Money’ (album stream) (Premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Milk Money, the latest album by prolific multi-instrumentalist Dosh.


Monday, October 14 2013

“I Just Let Things Happen”: A Conversation with Yoko Ono

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

It’s Just What’s Next: Art, The Internet, Then Whatever

Shouldn't people be able to opt out of providing personal data to cash hungry hi-tech companies?


Thursday, October 10 2013

Unknown Discoveries: An Interview With Julianna Barwick

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

A Path Beyond Premonition: An Interview with Luc Lemay of Gorguts

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

“Nothing Recalibrates Your Brain Like Life”: An Interview with the Dodos

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

To Move With Purpose: An Interview with the Naked and Famous

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

Wild Child - ‘The Runaround’ (album premiere)

PopMatters premieres The Runaround, the second album by up-and-coming Austin band Wild Child.


Tuesday, October 1 2013

No Boxes: An Interview with Chelsea Wolfe

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

Going Wrong: An Interview with Moby

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.


Aim & React: An Interview with Still Life Still

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

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for October 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

“Let’s Go Big, Bigger Than Ever!”: An Interview with Au Revoir Simone

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.


Monday, September 23 2013

Real Simulation, False Prophecy

Real political and economic issues hamper gargantuan projects, and that’s where SimCity 2000 breaks down.


Friday, September 20 2013

Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline

Country music singer Patsy Cline embodied the power and appeal of women in country music, and helped open the lucrative industry to future female solo artists.


Thursday, September 19 2013

Fascism Is Not Fun: Katniss, Capitalism and Media Blindness

The German silent film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) eerily displays the same ideological ground as The Hunger Games (2012). In fact, they may be similar cultural markers of the consciousness of these respective civilizations, although they appeared during distant epochs.


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