Whether touring with Sting or appearing on Saturday Night Live with Debbie Harry, Eddie Murphy, Philip Glass, and Vanessa Williams, Janice Pendarvis is the secret sauce in any vocal blend.
Tim Butler of the Psychedelic Furs talks to PopMatters about the band’s first new album in nearly 30 years, COVID-19 delaying their tour, and a hopeful future.
“I had a lot of time to be by myself, so I wrote a lot about that,” says acclaimed Chilean singer Mon Laferte. “You have time to go deeper when you’re all by yourself”.
Whit Dickey, William Parker, and Matthew Shipp push, pull, and roll their weight around in equal measure, making Village Mothership as unique as it is difficult.
Van Plating’s “New York” captures the excitement and surprise of having continuously fallen in love throughout the years with one’s mate.
Francisco Martin’s “IF U NEED ME” is a feel-good slice of nostalgic pop/R&B where his romantic songwriting meets an emotive delivery.
Stephen Malkmus’ first post-Pavement release is filled with buoyant, playful songs that see him bask in the glow of unencumbered creative opportunity.
Partners before making music together, the Grahams open up about numerous subjects — including being left off AmericanaFest’s guest list — while finding other ways to get their songs heard.
At its finest, Melvins’ Five-Legged Dog is downright transgressive, suggesting all sorts of alternate-history narratives for these Washington-bred weirdos.