PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.
The world's most popular Wham City wonk who transcended his viral video notoriety to make transcendent pop music loves Less Than Jake. He also has a stress addiction, and his new album Gliss Riffer all stems from, of all things, a mixtape.
In advance of a world tour commencing on 8 February, Dan Deacon unleashes his latest video. "Guilford Avenue Bridge" was shot by Alan Resnick during Deacon's last tour and features highlights of his electrifying performance style.
Though there has yet to be a single musician or band that can act as a succinct exemplar of Baltimore's sound, Thank You's latest album, Golden Worry, may come closest to summarizing the vibe, spirit, and sonic sensations that have made Baltimore's underground community what it is today.
Goofy, childlike, chaotic, tribal, artsy -- all of these and more describe Wham City, the sprawling collective of artists working together to make Baltimore, Maryland, a community thriving on wild abandon and mutual support.