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Halloween Head Trips (PopMatters Playlist)

Presenting a set of spooky, angsty, twisted electronic beats to celebrate the dark season from PopMatters editor in chief, Sarah Zupko.

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Barnaby Carter - “Evening Redness” (audio) (premiere)

Barnaby Carter's sound is a deep and lush shade of ambient, but with the cinematic influences of Ital Tek and Jon Hopkins.

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26 Oct 2016 // 9:55 AM

Apollo Brown and Skyzoo - “A Couple Dollars (feat. Joell Ortiz)”

Skyzoo and Ortiz reflect on life with sincerity and vulnerability on top of Brown's old-school melody, and it makes for a warm, comforting track.

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25 Oct 2016 // 11:50 AM

Jackie Bristow - “Whistle Blowin’” (video) (premiere)

Jackie Bristow seems primed for success on the now global Americana scene with beautifully composed music and straight from the heart lyrics

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25 Oct 2016 // 10:35 AM

Grant-Lee Phillips - “Smoke and Sparks” (video) (premiere)

Grant-Lee Phillips releases a beautiful new video for The Narrows album highlight, "Smoke and Sparks".

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25 Oct 2016 // 9:45 AM

Rafter - ‘XYZ’ (album stream) (premiere)

San Diego's Rafter, otherwise known as Rafter Roberts, concocts little, brilliant nuggets of off-kilter pop with an experimental spirit.

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The Answer - ‘Solas’ (album stream) (premiere) + Interview

Northern Ireland's the Answer returns with a mature and heartfelt examination of the life and its most painful and rewarding moments.

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The Band of Heathens - “Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler” (audio) (premiere)

The Band of Heathens thrill with their take on Texas singer-songwriter Adam Carroll's tribute to Leon Russell.

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Michael Moore Made ‘TrumpLand’ in 11 Days to Rally ‘Depressed Hillary Voters’

Essentially, TrumpLand is Michael Moore’s Spalding Gray moment.

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‘Rocky Horror’ Remake Lacks the Magic and Edge of the Original

By casting Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Fox is clearly angling for contemporary relevance, but instead, the result feels uncomfortably dated.

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