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Moral ambiguity and an ensemble cast are the hallmark features of True Detective's forthcoming second season.
19 Jun 2015
It could have been a passing curiosity like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Daredevil isn't only a great superhero TV drama, but it's a great drama period.
13 Apr 2015
No matter how much one dislikes "Blurred Lines", it's hard to see how the victory of the Gaye estate will be beneficial to artists in the future.
12 Mar 2015
Spitting poems from England's ghettos, British rapper Luca Brazi presents a more sombre and thoughtful approach to hip-hop.
04 Mar 2015
As the guitarist for A Rocket to the Moon, Nick Santino was worried if fans would follow his solo endeavors. As his 2014 album Big Skies and a recent UK tour has proven ... yes, yes they will.
17 Dec 2014
Mark Springer's Piano is an album to remind listeners of the possibilities on offer when one is open to chance and emotion.
19 Nov 2014
The tech mecca of Dallas gets plenty hot, and as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire attests, the heat is equally matched by tech industry intrigue.
22 Jul 2014
Ultraviolence benefits not only from stronger song craft, but also from tasteful production that sustains a mood befitting Lana Del Rey’s postmodern Nancy Sinatra shtick.
13 Jun 2014
An exploration of love in the time of political unrest, Light Sweet Crude is Vanessa Daou’s musical thesis on regained emotional ground, a desire line carved from the departure point of doubt to the destination of self-made reality.
14 Jan 2014
Anna Domino made a tiny dent in the alternative music scene of the '80s with her moody, literate art-pop. While she languished in obscurity for much of her career, her music managed to strike a chord with those who tapped into the emotional strengths of her work. Still flying low under the radar years later, her music is no less potent.
29 Oct 2013
"We hope that everyone who loved what we did before will love what we’re doing now. It's just a logical step in the journey for us."
24 Sep 2013
"I think it’s important to respect the past and honor what we accomplished and what that meant for so many people, including myself."
05 Sep 2013
Brooklyn dance rock veterans !!! are currently overseas on tour in support of their excellent new album THR!!!ER. PopMatters was able to catch up with the band to discuss the origins of the group's punctuation-friendly handle, diva vocals, Big Audio Dynamite, and the strength of the hottest !!! lineup to date.
29 Aug 2013
"Some bands are just there and they go through the motions and all these bands do the same things over and over again and no one is feeling it."
27 Aug 2013
Whether you understand his music or not, Stetson's work is undeniably powerful -- a walled-in chamber of voluptuous white noise in which the artist holds the addressees of his wayward signals captive. He speaks to PopMatters about his new album, his 100-year-old sax, and more.
20 Aug 2013
Canada's humbly suave songwriter has been hard at work on the fringes of commercial success, just narrowly missing the widespread attention he so clearly deserves. But his glowing pop albums are sure to set alight the hearts of those who take a moment to listen.
30 Jul 2013
Bassist Jake Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra has a unique take on this much-beloved band, and takes PopMatters through the band's love of music's past, UMO's future, and the challenge of covering Otis Redding.
23 Jul 2013
Critics' darling Lori Carson has been offering her small and devoted fanbase quiet bliss with her emotionally-textured and intimate songs over the last two decades. But just recently, Carson turned to her other love of literature. With her first novel, she delves even further into a strange and still familiar world -- one that her haunting music has often explored.
23 Apr 2013
Hannah Marcus, rock music's most marginalized oddity, has languished in the shadows of her more celebrated contemporaries. But her fresh musical perspective and oneiric musings on empty lives and disembodied souls have marked her a singular talent worthy of discovery.
02 Apr 2013
Norway's musical obscurity released a self-titled debut of big-band pop back in 2009, an undisclosed piece of heaven that slipped through the cracks of a less-than-discerning music-consuming public. Now she talks about recording her album and why she never had the breakthrough that she could have had.
05 Feb 2013
Reigning Swedish chanteuse, Sarah Assbring, (aka El Perro del Mar) dishes about the synths on her last album and why she's still writing about disappointment, love, loss, and longing.
22 Jan 2013
The one man synth-pop maestro broke out of his comfort zone for his latest album, this time collaborating with some huge names in pop music. The result? A new Top 10 hit, a whole new batch of singalong wonders, and an interview with PopMatters, of course.
10 Jan 2013
Oxford-based electronic artist Chad Valley brings Balearic chillwave and elements of New Jack Swing into the modern electronic sounds of his debut Young Hunger. With the UK on board, he’s now set his sights on conquering America.
11 Dec 2012
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