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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

Dear Believer: An Interview with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

They organized a carnival-like festival with no opening acts. His solo album had zero outside contributors. Now, Alex Ebert's musical empire has never been more expansive, and tells PopMatters about branding, musical commerce, and wanting to record a jazz album.


“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.


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.


Monday, October 7 2013

Suiting Up: An Interview with Fred Nicolaus of Golden Suits

When not performing with Department of Eagles, Fred Nicolaus is releasing incredible music with Golden Suits and exploring a deep love of John Cheever. The connection? He tells PopMatters all about it ...


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.


The Best Ever Nirvana Recording ‘In Utero’ Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

In Utero has always been thought of in the context of conflict, so it's only appropriate that Nirvana would mark its 20th anniversary by reviving the debate over what the album was supposed to sound like versus what it turned out to be.


Monday, September 23 2013

Watch the 2013 Polaris Prize Gala Event Right Here

The 2013 Polaris Prize honors Canada's very best music and the pre-show and Gala Show will begin streaming/broadcasting at 7.00pm Eastern this very day.


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.


Tuesday, September 17 2013

Pretty Time Bomb: An Interview with Sam Phillips

After releasing things online for some time, Sam Phillips tells PopMatters about the joy of a physical release, how technology is impacting music today,


Monday, September 16 2013

We Call It Living the Dream: An Interview with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

The acclaimed Missouri indie-poppers talk with PopMatters about whether to name a song "Harrison Ford" on their new album (they did), being forced to play a song on Russian television, and their love of J-Pop.


Kiss Kiss Bangs Bangs: Pauline Kael, Lester Bangs and the Twitter Age

Maybe if one writes reviews like they're the only things that matter, the way Pauline Kael and Lester Bangs did, then writing reviews is enough.


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