Wednesday, June 11 2014
The Microphones' Phil Elverum is re-releasing Wyrd Visions' haunting debut and Colin Bergh takes us through its genesis from beginning to end and well beyond.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
Capturing the cinematic sweep of a lounging troubadour on his last dime and meal, Michael J. Sheehy's cold romantic fables are the stuff of Tony Richardson films.
Monday, June 9 2014
The Old 97s' Murry Hammond talks about longevity, adversity, honesty and the ass-thumping new album, Most Messed Up, that is setting them off on the road once again.
Friday, June 6 2014
When not working on Portlandia or leading the band on Late Night with Seth Meyers, SNL album Fred Armisen is releasing his "Hometown Heroes" series of singles under the guises of fake bands.
Thursday, June 5 2014
We cannot understand Lorde’s success without recognizing that it happened in the context of Miley Cyrus’ disgrace.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
RAC has been remixing indie wunderkids (and video game themes) for years. Matthew Koma co-wrote songs for Zedd and Carly Rae Jepsen. Together, their song "Cheap Sunglasses" is unquestioned pop perfection.
That Hedwig is claiming so much success without losing its more challenging aspects and picking up “quadruple threat” Neil Patrick Harris in the process is nothing short of a miracle.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
If Days of Open Hand is an album of dreams, then there's surely the awareness of awakening, a consciousness hovering outside of the songs that is longing to be identified.
Monday, June 2 2014
Over 25 years after its release, the band and the video’s director reflect back on a song full of promise.
No other festival has as many stages, as many incredible culinary offerings, or as many evening and late shows that can take music fans all the way until the break of dawn.
Friday, May 30 2014
From Broadway to Casablanca, David Hodo reflects on 40 years in show business.
Thursday, May 29 2014
When not doing strings for the likes of Grizzly Bear or Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett is putting out his own gorgeous string- and synth-laced pop, like his latest, In Conflict, which he gives PopMatters a guided tour of.
Wednesday, May 28 2014
With 2014's World Cup being held in Brazil, Six Degrees Records has put together a stunning collection of Brazilian music. We premiere that as well as offer a free download of one of the tunes.
June's release schedule isn't just about the summer jams of 2014. Catch early glimpses of the latest from Fucked Up, Parquet Courts, and the Antlers.
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.