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Protomartyr - "Processed by the Boys" (Singles Going Steady)

Protomartyr's "Processed By the Boys" is a gripping spin on reality as we know it, and here, the revolution is being televised.

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Avant-Rockers Disturbed Furniture Continue Upward Trajectory With "Halo of Pain" (premiere)

Reunited New York City avant rockers, Disturbed Furniture demonstrate with "Halo of Pain" that they've lost none of their fire since disbanding in the early 1980s.

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The Sound of Young Scotland? Spinning Coin Channel Postcard Records on 'Hyacinth'

Recorded in France, by musicians resident in Berlin, Spinning Coin's Hyacinth still sounds like it was made in Glasgow. In 1981.

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10 Deep Tracks from Interpol's Early Discography

These are a scattering of some Interpol tracks you may have missed or skipped over in favor of those oh-so-relevant singles.

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The Wants Make Post-Punk That Matters on 'Container'

Brooklyn post-punk trio, the Wants deal in 21st-century dread but do so in a most danceable way on Container.

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15 Essential Tracks from the New Zealand Pop Underground

Recorded for $60 in an island country near the bottom of the globe, "Tally Ho", the debut single by New Zealand's the Clean, was an unlikely candidate to be an international game-changer and a defining moment for a pop movement. Here's a sampling of essential tracks by 15 of New Zealand's finest acts.

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Rob Marshall Releases His First Album As Humanist and It Was Worth the Wait

Humanist's debut is rich in scope with Rob Marshall pulling in all of his influences from post-punk to breakbeat to indie and krautrock and fitting them together like parts of a puzzle.

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Shopping's Brand of Post-Punk Will Get You Moving

On All or Nothing, Shopping continue their hot streak of fiery straightforward "back-to-basics" post-punk with some added keyboards in the mix.

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Unconditional Arms Fuse Post-Punk and Post-Rock on "You're Just As Desperate" (premiere)

Featuring members of Wavves and the American Scene, Oakland's Unconditional Arms deliver an inspired instrumental that bodes well for a bright musical future.

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Brooding Goth Meets Post-Punk on Bambara's 'Stray'

On Stray, Bambara peel the curtain back further on their reality. Haunting and deeply evocative words are sewn into a dark tapestry of atmospheric, brooding goth meets post-punk on an album that lingers like the rough outline of an aging scar.

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Throbbing Gristle Sounded Only Half Alive on 'Part Two: The Endless Not'

The promised new album emerged in 2007 mashing together an EP's worth of new Throbbing Gristle, four outtakes from the band members' solo work, and two songs hanging around since their reformation in 2004.

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The Homesick Make a Big Noise on 'The Big Exercise'

Dutch post-punk, pop trio the Homesick blend a host of influences, from Scott Walker to Meredith Monk, in with their kaleidoscopic sound on their second album, The Big Exercise.

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Art and Politics Go Hand in Hand on Algiers' 'There Is No Year'

Algiers are what would result if Verso Books turned into an art rock band. This is a very good thing.

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Jah Wobble Taps the Pop Group's Mark Stewart for "A Very British Coup" (premiere)

Jah Wobble and Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) team for the new song "A Very British Coup", which never mentions "the bloody Brexit".

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Throbbing Gristle's 2004 EP 'TG Now' Offered Hope for the Future (album review)

The demon stepchild shadowing punk's footsteps in the 1970s, Throbbing Gristle, returned in this new century making the case that they had something new to say with TG Now.

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Berlin's Electronic, Post-Punkers Hope Find Their Rhythm on "Shame" (premiere)

Berlin four-piece Hope join the dots between the unsettling art-punk of Suicide and the late-night, reflective electronica of Portishead on new single, "Shame".

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Mute's Throbbing Gristle Reissue Campaign Enters the Reformation Years

In the latest component of a comprehensive reissue series, three limited-edition releases from the 2004-2007 iteration of Throbbing Gristle are back in print. We begin with Live December 2004: A Souvenir of Camber Sands.

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Wire's 'Mind Hive' Shows the Post-Punk Band at Their Inimitable Best

Post-punk pioneers Wire continue their late period renaissance with a new synthesis of all of their most endearing qualities on Mind Hive.

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Comet Gain Make Their Most Punk Record Ever with 'Fireraisers Forever!'

Like most of the world right now, the members of Comet Gain seem to have a knot in their stomach that they're trying to break loose. As such, they've created their most punk effort yet with Fireraisers Forever!

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Fontaines D.C.'s 'Dogrel' and the Power of the Voice

The vocals on Fontaines D.C. debut, Dogrel, are megaphonic, more shouty than croony. Indeed, Fontaines D.C. is spoken-word, white-boy rap at its most vociferous and off-kilter.

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With a New Covers Project, Juliana Hatfield Sets Her Sights on the Police

Continuing her take on artist-themed covers albums, Juliana Hatfield takes a stab at the Police songbook, with unique, marvelous results.

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Omni Bring Old-School Post-Punk to the Modern World with 'Networker'

With a move to a Sub Pop Records, Atlanta post-punkers Omni go for a more understated, stripped down affair on their third album, Networker.

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New Order in Berlin: Timeless and Timely

In Berlin, dance-rock legends New Order prove once again why their music draws attention nearly 40 years on.

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Fontaines D.C. Ignite Bowery Ballroom

A raucous new favorite, Fontaines D.C. are touring hard on the heels of their Partisan Records debut, Dogrel.

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LIFE Are Sardonic and Raw on 'A Picture of Good Health'

Hull, UK punk rockers, LIFE offer stripped down sound and creative arrangements that make A Picture of Good Health a compelling second album.

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Synthpop Pioneer Fad Gadget's Music Is Finally Back in Release

The singular synth/industrial/performance art innovator and provocateur Fad Gadget influenced Depeche Mode and scores of others, but never really got his due.

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Sleater-Kinney Admit 'The Center Won't Hold'

Amid sonic changes and a sudden departure, Sleater-Kinney tackle challenging issues and find a way forward on The Center Won't Hold.

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The B-52s 30-year Anniversary Re-Issue of 'Cosmic Thing' Keeps the Party Going

With Cosmic Thing, the B-52s launched into the big time, shooting up the national album and singles charts with "Channel Z", followed by "Love Shack" and "Roam".

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No Wave Veterans Disturbed Furniture Deliver Recently Unearthed Live Set From 1981 (premiere + interview)

Part of New York City's vibrant art and music scene in the early 1980s, Disturbed Furniture still kick with the shock of the new in 2019. Vocalist Alexa Hunter looks back at walking among the Hells Angels and the city's art elite.

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Chance Versus Causality: An Interview with Cabaret Voltaire

Cabaret Voltaire's Richard H. Kirk talks about two new collections of the legendary post-punk band's early music, an upcoming new album, and how he prefers to listen to music.

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Darkness Illuminates: Goth Punk's Great Escapism

While goth punk's theatricality dramatizes concerns about depression and suicide amongst young people today, its safe spaces are inviting to the otherwise alienated and ostracized.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Songs of the '80s

One of our most popular series ever, this 2015 list of the 1980s best "alternative" music has it all, from new wave to punk and post-punk to goth.

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Hero Worship: The B-52's Embrace Their Place in Rock History

To casual onlookers, they made for the best kind of disposable party pop. To their devoted fans, they were taboo-breaking new wave kingpins. Now, with four decades of history under their belt, the B-52's look back and take their bow. Cindy Wilson speaks to PopMatters about their legacy.

Evan Sawdey
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Minimal Compact Revisit Classic, "Statik Dancin'" (premiere)

Minimal Compact revisit classics from their past on new LP produced by Wire's Colin Newman. The sound capitalizes on the legendary group's live energy.

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