Monday, July 28 2014
Canadian artist Jay Malinowski takes to the high seas for his lushly sprawling sophomore effort Martel.
Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.
Friday, July 25 2014
Two Men. Eight Strings. Those are the base ingredients in a party when we’re discussing Andy Bean and Fuller Condon, aka The Two Man Gentlemen Band.
The Auteurs transcend the music of their time and place and subvert the notion of Britpop, Britishness, and the whole darkness of humanity.
Thursday, July 24 2014
Rich Robinson was half of the Black Crowes, but as a solo artist, he's finally flown into his most distinct, powerful effort to date.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Lana Del Rey is both sculpted by pain and feels creatively defined by it. Her recent feud with the Guardian, however, reveals that she is not entirely lost.
Tuesday, July 22 2014
To mark Merge Records' silver anniversary, PopMatters picked 25 memorable albums that help tell the label's remarkable history.
Monday, July 21 2014
They're the electronic group that looked for a challenge, tried tape analogue tape recording, and made their most acclaimed disc yet.
In 2014, Telluride is the perfect encapsulation of where it has been and where it is going to be in the future.
Friday, July 18 2014
They were backup singers for Feist. A remix project happened between them. Now, Sylvan Esso's debut album is a thing to behold.
Tuesday, July 15 2014
I wrote a piece wondering why OK Go's videos were so good but their songs seemed to be lacking. It generated a lot of great responses -- and then OK Go's Damian Kulash decided to give me a ring.
Friday, July 11 2014
The song was "Flagpole Sitta", and it was everywhere in the late '90s. Nearly two decades later, it finally gets the vinyl treatment.
Thursday, July 10 2014
Bassist for the Atlanta sludge metal monsters Troy Sanders discusses why Once More 'Round the Sun is simply the next logical step in the band's Go-Go's-loving journey.
Wednesday, July 9 2014
The veritable Top 40 Country outsiders, Old Crow Medicine Show, are the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. But does that really matter?
Tuesday, July 8 2014
PopMatters catches up with singer and wordsmith Tim Bowness to talk about the creative process behind Together We're Stranger, its lyrical influences, and how it fits into the band's diverse career.
Monday, June 30 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere I Sleep Alone the new album by Psalmships.
Late last year, country songwriter Brandy Clark quietly released her debut album as an artist and a funny thing happened: people listened and loved it.
Friday, June 27 2014
Get a sneak peek at some of July's most adventurous releases, including new efforts from Shabazz Palaces, Wolves in the Throne Room, and OOIOO.
Thursday, June 26 2014
This musical duo that never really was a musical duo prepared a nation of adolescents for disappointment -- and the eventual acceptance of Auto-Tune.
Tuesday, June 24 2014
The Antlers' multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci and singer/lyricist Peter Silberman speak with us about the process of creation, keeping your emotions genuine, and why their music is good for cooking to.