In 1987, a clean and sober Warren Zevon bounced back from a five-year recording hiatus to make one of the best albums of his career with Sentimental Hygiene.
This month’s IndieMatters column highlights some of the best rising indie releases from August 2022, featuring Emily Elbert, Dendrons, Lifeguard, Thanya Iyer, Hellrazor, and Spielbergs.
As we see in Au Hasard Balthzazr, director Robert Bresson is no world-hater or sanctimonious moralizer. His spirituality is inseparable from his reverence for the material world.
Little did the filmmakers behind Ruben Fleischer’s Venom know that Carnage would become a poisonous burden to Andy Serkis’ sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Stephen Graham Jones’ horror/sci-fi lays eggs in your head. With his latest project, the Earthdivers (Kill Columbus), his ideas for an alternative America crawl out.
Demi Lovato’s eighth album Holy Fvck is a rock star about-face that might have substance but comes too soon after her last reinvention to feel authentic.
Electronic music legend Mike Paradinas is having a big year, with the 25th-anniversary edition of the classic Lunatic Harness, as well as the new LP Magic Pony Ride.
Overlooked at the 2022 Oscars, Kirk DeMicco’s animated comedy Vivo expresses the “Trump-era anxiety” and ambiguous loss surrounding transnational migration.
No group combined the rebellious, enterprising ambition of the punk movement with the grand and performative nature of major pop superstardom like Blondie did.