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Tuesday, September 23 2014

The Music Behind ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’ - Songs Hendrix Covered

Before seeing the André Benjamin-fronted biopic Jimi: All is By My Side, give a listen to a collection of classic tunes covered by Hendrix, including hits by the Beatles, Chuck Berry, and Cream, via Rdio.


Mecca Normal - “Between Livermore & Tracy” (video and Q&A) (Premiere)

PopMatters caught up with Mecca Normal's Jean Smith on the Vancouver duo's upcoming album Empathy for the Evil. The video for album track "Between Livermore & Tracy" premieres here.


‘Your Face in Mine’ Is a Bold Take on Race and Identity

Think John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me on steroids, and you get a sense of what Jess Row’s intentions are, here.


Thursday, September 18 2014

‘The Green Prince’: Lies, Spies, and Denials

“My father told me, this is a dark organization, don’t go there.” Gonen Ben Itzhak sets up the moment when he decided to join


Trigger Hippy - “Trigger Hippy” (album stream) (Premiere)

Anyone on the market for some unadulterated vintage rock and roll should give Trigger Hippy's self-titled LP a spin as fast as possible.


‘How the World Was’ Is a Vivid Tale of a 20th Century California Boyhood

Above all, this celebrates the wondrous and odd details of everyday life in working-class California during the Great Depression.


Wednesday, September 17 2014

‘Psychedelic Planet’ is a Grab Bag of Global Electronic Tunes (album stream) (Premiere)

The myriad sounds of world music and the creative impulses of the electronic remix come together in the eclectic hodgepodge Psychedelic Planet, out now through Six Degrees records.


SILVA - “Ocean View” (album stream) (Premiere)

Brazilian dream-pop artist SILVA's latest album, Ocean View, offers the listener an inviting collection of dreamy, beach-worthy tunes.


Claire London - “Cut the Strings” (audio) (Premiere)

The Imogen Heap-indebted electronic of Claire London's "Cut the Strings" is a powerful sample of what's to come on her new EP, Hit the Switch.


Los Straitjackets - “Kawanga” (video) (Premiere)

Summer may have just finished, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't dive into a prime cut of surf rock like Los Straitjackets' retro ditty "Kawanga."


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