Recent
Interviews

Unknown Discoveries: An Interview With Julianna Barwick

With the release of her second album, indie music's reigning soundscape designer wants you to know two things: there's no grand plan to her haunting, beautiful music -- and Drake is pretty great.

Music

Townes Van Zandt: Sunshine Boy - The Unheard Studio Sessions

The brilliant cult singer-songwriter's peak creative moment gets new light in this double-CD, which captures his joyous highs and near-mystical lows.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Omnivore Records

Music

The Darlings of Lumberland: An Interview with They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants' never-ending cavalcade of songs and wry humor culminates with Nanobots, their 16th album. John Flansburgh walks us through the album's creation, their evolving songwriting process, and defend against the notion that some of their songs can be construed as mean-spirited.

David Grossman
Music

FIDLAR: FIDLAR

L.A skate rats FIDLAR mainly care about getting drunk, doing drugs, and yelling. It works out pretty well on their debut album.

Music

The Ruby Suns: Christopher

After moving to Olso, the Ruby Suns ditched the jam-band swirls for electronics. They can't quite stick the landing.

Music

Bubbling Under the Top 75: Cat Power - 'Sun'

PopMatters spotlights a few additional fine 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.

David Grossman
Music

At Home With Mama: An Interview With Martha Wainwright

Martha's Wainwright's third album comes a moment where her life is becoming uncharted. Lucky for us, she's a Wainwright, so she had no problem talking about those changes, including motherhood, death, and naked pictures.

Music

Brother Ali: Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

The personal is the political in the fifth LP of Rhymesayer's heavy hitter. Produced in entirety by Jake One, it's as American as music gets: fearful, angry and hopeful, all at the same time.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Rhymesayers, Warner Bros.

Music

The Ballad of a Ladymom: An Interview with Corin Tucker

Corin Tucker's back with her second album from her new band, and the riot grrl superstar is as loud as she ever was. Pussy Riot, equal pay for equal work, and Joey Ramone are just a of few things on her mind.

Music

Elvis Presley: I Am an Elvis Fan

By voting on their dream mixtape, Elvis fans got a chance to tell the rest of us why Elvis is so great. They blew it.

Music

White Lung: Sorry

White Lung's found a certain punk fury that works, and have kept with it for their sophomore record.

Music

Spider Bags: Shake My Head

For their third album, Spider Bags throw a massive party. But raucous sing-alongs and flowing beer doesn't mean there isn't tension underneath.

Music

Nu Sensae: Sundowning

Never straying from their hardcore roots, Nu Sensae has used their expansion to a trio as a chance to expand their sound, bringing in an unexpected sun-kissed influence to their Canadian screams.

Music

White Lung: Sorry

On the first album, White Lung found a good punk thing. They stick with it on their second.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Deranged

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Deranged Records

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

[Suicide Squeeze]

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.