Thursday, March 13 2014
They've been making albums since 1990 and have that rare distinction of being a band that has no two discs ever sounding the same. For their first album in years, the Notwist change things once again.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Incubus' Brandon Boyd finds inspiration in numerous arenas, from Phish to UFOs and more. PopMatters attended the San Diego show of Boyd's Sons of the Sea project and spoke to the man himself to get his intriguing views on a variety of topics.
Tuesday, March 11 2014
A no-cost counterpoint to SXSW one can enjoy at their leisure, Couch By Couchwest is a festival where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.
Monday, March 10 2014
The first edition of Mixtarum Metallum this year covers ten laudable metal albums released in January and February 2014 that we haven’t covered yet. So, without further ado, it’s time to get back to business.
Thursday, March 6 2014
Marnie discusses her recent project, Crystal World, a set of startlingly emotional journeys, drawing what some have described as "a map of the heart" -- quite an achievement for such a pristine electro record.
Wednesday, March 5 2014
The ferociously hard working rockers from New York look poised to take over the world through an insane amount of touring and excellent albums.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis talks her band's new EP, the blog hype bottleneck, why Boston treats its bands right, and nerding out about music with Stephen Malkmus.
Monday, March 3 2014
There’s something to be said for escapism, for the armchair-travelling Michael Franks’ music offers.
Friday, February 28 2014
Get the early word on some of March's most anticipated albums from the likes of the Hold Steady, Real Estate, and the War on Drugs.
Wednesday, February 26 2014
One of the most seminal acts of the noted Paisley Underground scene finally gets to see the warm up to their masterpiece get released in all its glory, and Steve Wynn tells PopMatters about the band's formation, live efforts, and oh so much more.
Thursday, February 20 2014
Upon the re-release of his band's seminal debut album High Land, Hard Rain, the Aztec Camera frontman talks about that album's legacy and his iconoclastic approach to music.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Josh Carter may be one half of the noted electronic group Phantogram, but in a few short years, the group has gone from Barsuk signees to major label heroes. Carter walks PopMatters through the creation of their excellent new record Voices.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
Fourteen years after Donna Summer's declaration of independence from disco, Madonna and Minogue took up the torch of redefinition with Bedtime Stories and Kylie Minogue.
Monday, February 10 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere the latest album by the Caribbean, Moon Sickness releasing next week via Hometapes.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
After over a decade of crafting his visceral avant-pop sound, Xiu Xiu shows no signs of slowing down,
Monday, February 3 2014
Jon Hopkins' Mercury Music Prize winning Immunity was an electronic masterpiece that was unlike anything people had heard before.
Friday, January 31 2014
Catch an early glimpse at some of February's standout releases, including new albums from St. Vincent, Neneh Cherry, and the Notwist.
Thursday, January 30 2014
PopMatters talks with the Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion (symbolic) front-man about why the apocalypse might not necessarily be all bad.
Tuesday, January 28 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Parker Millsap's self-titled album, the latest from the wise-beyond-his-years 20-year-old Americana songwriter.
One of the most compelling indie-rock titans out there today, the intriguingly-titled Rave Tapes proves to be yet another fascinating red herring, and the band tells us about the album's development, running a label with a cadre of artists, and oh so much more ...