Tuesday, May 27 2014
Rodney Crowell is a country legend in every sense of the word. He speaks with us about Tarpaper Road and the legends that inspired and influenced this stunning new album.
Friday, May 23 2014
We speak with Elizabeth Bernholz, the woman behind the Gazelle Twin project, about the relation of music to the natural landscape, the nature of performing, and the work of David Lynch.
Thursday, May 22 2014
Yann Tiersen has charmed audiences the world over with his score to Amélie, but that was only after years of putting out brilliant, lushly melodic solo albums, not unlike his ambitious new disc ∞.
Tuesday, May 20 2014
On the occasion of the release of Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton talks to PopMatters about her songwriting process, her legacy, and the stories behind her strongest collection of songs in years.
Monday, May 19 2014
Speaking to PopMatters, Pixies detail every step towards Indie Cindy's creation, reception, and what's next for the group...
Friday, May 16 2014
Mad World celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the ‘80s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period including Duran Duran, New Order, the Smiths and here, OMD.
Thursday, May 15 2014
In its 13th year, the Pop Conference offered more exciting ideas about music and mobility than you could shake a walking stick at.
Wednesday, May 14 2014
Mixtarum Metallum IX is consumed by ten deadly albums chained, or loosely chained, to metal’s monolith.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
It’s a Wild West in music publishing, these days, and the songwriters need more gunslingers.
PopMatters speaks with Swans frontman Michael Gira about the band's "joyous" new double LP, To Be Kind, covering everything from its undulating rhythms to its original titillating cover art.
Monday, May 12 2014
In a year when '90s staples like Beck and Neneh Cherry are delivering records of substance, Amos is delivering yet another quiet storm. But is it in fact the "comeback" some want to make it?
Wednesday, May 7 2014
With the European South by Southwest about to start in Brighton, PopMatters gives you the heads-up about the UK acts to keep an eye on over the coming year.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
Speaking just before the release of their new album Luminous, PopMatters talks to the British alt-pop heavyweights the Horrors about artistic progression, the need to escape your influences, and the terrifying tedium of East London.
Monday, May 5 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Have You Ever Done Something Evil?, the new album by Boston's Hallelujah the Hills.
In tackling Stravinsky, the Bad Plus tell PopMatters how they've met their most interesting challenge yet.
Friday, May 2 2014
This is a portrait of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved for the prophets.
Thursday, May 1 2014
Get the early word on highly anticipated albums from tUnE-yArDs, Swans, and Owen Pallett, along with a comprehensive list of May's new releases.
He started out as a too-young folk prodigy, and evolved into an immaculate songsmith, before a severe cancer diagnosis left him fighting for his life. Now, Will Stratton is back in good health, but also with a new album reflecting his experience, Gray Lodge Wisdom, which is already one of the year's absolute best.
Wednesday, April 30 2014
Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Aretha Franklin, and Johnny Mathis all share one voice in common. Her name is Paulette McWilliams.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
They started out as a fiery "folk-punk" outfit, but have drifted far away from such genre confinement. The band tells us about Nicholas Cage films, Temple Grandin, and why their new album is about not one, but multiple apocalypses.