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Somewhat counterintuitively, modern composer Jared C. Balogh rediscovers his hip-hop roots by not rapping with his new release -- which, like most of his music, is available to download for free.
16 Apr 2015
As a tribute to a recently departed fan, Steven Wilson and Mariusz Duda (of Lunatic Soul and Riverside fame) have teamed up for the gorgeous song "The Old Peace".
31 Oct 2014
Stream the video for Portland indie synth-pop band Hawks Do Not Share's latest tune, "Break Even", which you can also download for free.
19 Aug 2014
Check out and download the latest tune from Alejandra O'Leary and the Champions of the West, "Skin to Skin".
22 Jul 2014
Audra Isadora's cover of the Kate Bush tune "Babooskha" is both a testament to Isadora's love for Bush and of the power a fantastic cover version can have.
11 Jun 2014
With their new release With Light and With Love out, Woods are hitting the road. Check out some pics from and download the recent New York show.
03 Jun 2014
PopMatters premieres "Ernest / Protector", one of the flashier tracks from jazz guitarist Nir Felder's forthcoming debut album Golden Age.
14 Jan 2014
In this era of troubled economics and right-wing punditry, the poor and minorities are as much under siege as ever.
21 Nov 2013
We have been featuring a lot of synth pop lately, which is inevitable as synth pop has been having its greatest resurgence since the 1980s.
10 Oct 2013
Brian Tighe has exhibited his pop songwriting chops with groups like the Hang Ups and the Owls. Now, with the '90s rock-loving the Starfolk, he may have crafted his masterpiece, and shares "Sleeping Without Dreaming" with PopMatters readers exclusively.
28 Aug 2013
Since I started following the Australian instrumental outfit All India Radio, they have released four free albums on their Bandcamp account.
15 Aug 2013
Just one listen to "Global Concepts" will make sure you have no confusion as to what Robert DeLong's album Just Movement is all about.
16 Jul 2013
“Utopia”, the new track by Toronto's Nightbox, sounds utopian, conjuring up images of a brighter, better future.
06 Jun 2013
If you combined Kate Bush's vocals with Smashing Pumpkins at their dream-poppiest, you might just come up with Spotlight Kid's "Sugar Pills".
31 May 2013
The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.
21 May 2013
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