Meet Malawi's Katawa Singers via the Retrospective 'Ufulu 1991-1997'

The electro-gospel choir, Katawa Singers, are legendary in their native Malawi, and the retrospective Ufulu 1991-1997 helps show why.


20 Questions: Sinkane

Sinkane's latest album, Dépaysé, is the sound of a one-man revolution that has begun not with the shots of a gun, but with the purposeful strums of a guitar. He answers PopMatters' 20 Questions.


The Power of Pop Triumphs Over Xenophobia on Sinkane's 'Dépaysé'

On his new release Dépaysé, Sinkane puts the justified outrage over the US Muslim travel ban and systemic discrimination in general to music.


Vampire Weekend Attempt Their 'White Album with 'Father of the Bride'

With the sprawling 18-track Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend have written their White Album.


David Byrne's 'American Utopia' Nears End. Is Broadway Calling?

Will David Byrne transform American Utopia, one of the best shows of 2018, into a Broadway spectacle?


David Byrne Rocks San Francisco to Help Manifest an American Utopia

Still one of the boldest artists in the music world, both a new album and tour find David Byrne exploring the concept that music can influence society in a more positive direction.


Gang Gang Dance Attone for a Seven-Year Long Hiatus with 'Kazuashita'

Returning with an introspective take on their ecstatic psychedelic, worldbeat induced vision for experimental music, Gang Gang Dance reveal that there are levels to this band.


Bow Wow Wow: Great in the '80s, and Even Better Now

For listeners weighed down by the cares of the world, there's no better medicine than Annabella Lwin's aggressively catchy, upbeat vocals and the delightfully irrepressible post-punk playfulness of Bow Wow Wow.


David Byrne Makes an LCD Soundsystem-esque, Disco Freak-Out with "Everybody's Coming to My House" (Singles Going Steady)

On "Everybody's Coming to My House" David Byrne turns out a LCD Soundsystem-esque, disco freak out that, in a parallel universe, could be the theme to the trippiest Bond film ever.


Counterbalance No. 35: Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Facts all come with points of view, like the fact that Talking Heads’ 1980 Afro-funk opus is the 35th Greatest Album of All Time. Counterbalance gives Remain in Light a listen—don’t you miss it. (Some of you people just about missed it.)


Gang Gang Dance: Saint Dymphna

It might be comforting, or maybe disquieting, to learn that Saint Dymphna is the patron saint of mental illness.

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