Drive-By Truckers Are Sadder and Angrier on 'The Unraveling'

Once Drive-By Truckers' The Unraveling hits the fourth song, "Thoughts and Prayers", the album dives headlong into the nightmares of the United States in 2020.


Alynda Segarra & The Special Men Issue New Single, "Don't Tell Me That It's Over" (premiere + interview)

King James (Jimmy Horn) taps Hurray for the Riff Raff leader Alynda Segarra for soulful new single "Don't Tell Me That It's Over".


Jim James' 'Uniform Distortion' Wonders How We Can Keep Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over

Uniform Distortion is a brisk and nearly straightforward rock 'n' roll record that takes inspiration from Jim James finding a 1971 distorted photo of "The Illuminated Man" by Duane Michals.


Natalie Prass Goes on a Journey to 'The Future and the Past'

Feminist anarchist Emma Goldman reportedly said, "If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution." That could serve as the motto for Natalie Prass on her new album.


Lookin' at the Upside: An Interview with Allen Stone

"I don't look like your typical soul singer, I don't look like Justin Timberlake, I don't wear a suit and tie ... I'm from Packwood, eastern Washington state."

Jasper Bruce

CMJ 2015 Night 4: ATO Records Showcase w/ Thunderbitch + The Word

On the fourth night of CMJ, I made my way to Knitting Factory to see Thunderbitch as had every other photographer and blogger, then dropped by Webster Hall to hear The Word.


The Belle Brigade: Just Because

Backboned with lush layers and driven by dreamy rhythms, the brother-sister-led band takes on a slightly darker indie edge.


Rodrigo Y gabriela and C.U.B.A: Area 52

The preeminent Mexican guitar duo rattles Havana with a Cuban orchestra.


Learnin' to Ride: An Interview with Caitlin Rose

She's a young country hopeful with an incredible voice and even more incredible songs. Speaking with PopMatters, we discover how some of her new songs were originally written when she was 16, the "anti-folk" influence on her own work, and how she very well could've made it as a stand-up comedian ...

Jeff Strowe

311: Universal Pulse

Veteran Nebraska rockers 311 put out their shortest, most focused album in years, but do little to please the critics that see them as a derivative, over the hill rap-rock band.


Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville

Liz Phair's smart, daring, vulnerable, sexy, iconic debut album of DIY indie rock and next-gen feminism, Exile in Guyville, is remastered and appended with a few mediocre bonus tracks and a mixed-bag DVD documentary.

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