The Shore’s Light Years boasts a seductive intimacy typically reserved for baroque pop, while still flexing its arena-rock Britpop swagger. Too bad nobody ever heard it.
Glitch-hop pioneer Thavius Beck talks about Public Enemy, the Bomb Squad, and LEO, an album heavy with his baritone boom and pumping, catawampus beats.
Producer John Farrar and the creative team behind Physical recall how Olivia Newton-John brought a Grammy-winning sensation from the studio to the screen.
Lebanese director Mounia Akl talks with PopMatters about the act of resistance in making and participating in art and her feature debut, Costa Brava, Lebanon.
Chat Pile’s full-length debut God’s Country is a grim yet thrilling soundtrack to American decline, drawing on heavy traditions from nu-metal to slasher films.
Brazilian artist Uýra shares how Indigenous struggles to preserve the natural world intersect with queer efforts in an essential act for humankind’s survival.
Sampling recordings over a century old, Egyptian composer Nancy Mounir delivers an album where the past and present converse to help write the future.
Bestriding boundaries between hip-hop, poetry, and surrealism, poet-musician Malik Ameer Crumpler forges a strange and compelling work that is utterly and uniquely his own.
Moving from Kazakhstan to Russia to pursue her electro dreams, Minona Volandova’s Men Seni Suyemin project harbors surprising influences from Foals to Gorillaz.
Julian Taylor brings everything that made his last Americana album, The Ridge, a winner back to the table with his inspiring new single, “Seeds”.
The Los Angeles-based alternative electronic duo FINKEL talk about traveling mid-winter to a small island in Michigan to inspire their new album, Islanders.
Director Peter McDowell’s search for his missing brother led to the creation of Jimmy in Saigon, a documentary that also captures gay life in war-era Vietnam.