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Black Milk Gives 'Em 'Hell'

Much of If There's a Hell Below's themes relay anxieties buried deep, manifested as sound when they are unearthed.

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Driving Through a Dream with Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon has fronted Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin, and now his own In the Wilderness solo project. None of it, however, beats being a brand new dad.

Scott Interrante
Television

The Three Things That Marvel's 'Daredevil' Did Perfectly

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.

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Why the "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit Verdict Was a Mistake

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.

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An Echo From the Ghetto: An Interview With Rapper Luca Brazi

Spitting poems from England's ghettos, British rapper Luca Brazi presents a more sombre and thoughtful approach to hip-hop.

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Have a Little Faith in Me: A Chat With Nick Santino

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.

Max Qayyum
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Salute the Piano Player: An Interview with Mark Springer

Mark Springer's Piano is an album to remind listeners of the possibilities on offer when one is open to chance and emotion.

Television

'Halt and Catch Fire' Is a Spark in the Arid Texas Heat

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.

Miles Layman
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Dark Days, Luminous Nights: An Interview with Vanessa Daou

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.

Interviews

The Head and the Heart: Let's Be Still

Bassist and songwriter Chris Zasche of the wildly popular group the Head & the Heart speaks on the new record.

Music

The Domino Effect: An Interview with Anna Domino

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.

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January Jones and the Fight for a Public Persona

As other celebrities have learned before her, January Jones's work and talent is no match for the gossip surrounding her.

Music

Do It Again: An Interview with Camera Obscura

The beloved indie-pop group dish on their new album, touring with a "no camera" policy, and the challenges of performing while pregnant.

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Compromising Me: An Interview with William Beckett

"I think it’s important to respect the past and honor what we accomplished and what that meant for so many people, including myself."

Music

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin': The ??? on !!!

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.

Ron Hart
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The Sound of Starting Over: An Interview with Beau Bokan of blessthefall

"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."

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Colin All Arms: An Interview with Colin Stetson

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.

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Katy Perry's "Roar" Is Surprisingly Tame

After breaking records and becoming one of the biggest millennial pop stars in the world, Katy Perry's big comeback single is surprisingly safe, timid, and -- worst of all -- just plain boring.

Music

Canadian Royal-ty: An Interview with Royal Wood

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.

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From The Basement: An Interview With Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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.

Television

Zoey Deschanel is Adorkably Delicious

How long can Zoey Deschanel's quirk-laden loveability maintain its charm over audiences?

Elizabeth King
Music

Bel Mondo: An Interview with Mondo Marcio

One of Italy's most esteemed and successful rappers, Mondo Marcio continues to broaden his musical horizons with his latest album, a stylistically-diverse effort that captures his freewheeling spirit.

Music

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Guitar: An Interview with Lori Carson

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.

Music

From the Ethers: An Interview with Hannah Marcus

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.

Music

Wanderlust: An Interview with David Woll

David Woll's Transit is a perplexing and beguiling album that explores a lonely life on the road travelled by the strange, the hopeful, and the hopelessly lost.

Music

Strike Up the Band: An Interview with Mari Persen

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.

Music

Depression Goes Pop: An Interview with El Perro del Mar

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.

Music

The Technicolor Phase: An Interview with Owl City

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.

Faith Korpi
Music

Tell All Your Friends: An Interview with Chad Valley

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.

Ross Wittenham
Music

"Scream & Shout" and will.i.am's Big Problem

"You're gonna turn this shit up," Britney Spears claims on will.i.am's umpteenth attempt at a solo hit, completely unaware that lot of people will actually be turning this shit off for one very simple reason...

Music

She Won't Break: An Interview with Alice Smith

The seven-year intermission between Alice Smith's first and second album is nearly over. PopMatters joined her midway through the wait.

Television

'Fringe': It's a No Brainer

At first I thought there were just too many episodes of Fringe that began with someone turning into a pile of slime.

Television

Is 'The Walking Dead' Actually Any Good?

So far, the incredible ratings for the current season of The Walking Dead has been the talk of TV sites and blogs. Here we look at Season 3 coolly, with the use of a report card.

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