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A Musical Chameleon: An Interview with Morcheeba

One year since the release of Morcheeba's Blaze Away, the band unleash a special edition full of remixes, which leads to questions of how their process works, how some songs got remixes and others didn't, and what the next 20 years of Morcheeba look like.

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As Their Themes Get Darker, Peter Bjorn and John Find Enlightenment in Their Music

After exploring darker themes on their last two full-lengths, Peter Bjorn and John start a brand new tour by diving through their past and rummaging for songs that almost never saw the light of day.

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Elimination Leads to Creation: Junkie XL on His Score for 'Alita: Battle Angel'

From crafting the acclaimed soundtrack to Max Max: Fury Road to his latest score for Alita: Battle Angel, Junkie XL talks with PopMatters about his film score work and what draws him to classic scores from the '50s.

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How Kip Berman Gave Tom Petty's 'Full Moon Fever' the Pains of Being Pure at Heart Treatment

Working on a covers album by one of your heroes prior to him unexpectedly dying may suddenly alter the course of your tribute, and for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Kip Berman, it changed him profoundly.

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The Many Sounds of Love: Composer Nicholas Britell on 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk is a thought-provoking tale of both love and injustice, and in working with Moonlight composer Nicholas Brittell, the two find compelling musical motifs from unexpected places.

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Inventing Electro-Noir: Interview with Giorgio Moroder and Raney Shockne

Disco legend Giorgio Moroder and composer Raney Shockne paired up to create the musical score for Queen of the South. In so doing, they perfected what they call "electro-noir".

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How Wrestling Saved Kate Nash and Inspired Her New Album

From forming her own record label to starring on the hit Netflix series GLOW, Kate Nash seemingly has it all, but still can't get over a goat named Black Phillip.

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No Plan, No Problem: An Interview with Joss Stone

With Project Mama Earth, soul singer Joss Stone lets the music guide her through her most natural stylistic detour yet.

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Josh Hodges of STRFKR on Impermanence, Dancing, and Letting Go

Josh Hodges is launching yet another vault release of rarities, but his feeling towards the process and the peace that he's found prove distinct in its own right.

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Are You Still Certain? An Interview with Hercules and Love Affair

"It means something that we're up on the stage playing the songs we're playing because it helps [queer people] find the strength to be who they are."

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Dangerous: Son Lux Face the New America

In the fallout of the 2016 US presidential election results, Son Lux took their experimental compositions and shaped them into something decisively political.

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Max Richter on How Music Helps Him Understand the World

"I love the ballet because it's a language which I'm not a native speaker of. I admire and love watching ballet, but I'm not a dancer, so for me it has a magical quality."

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Goldfrapp on Their New Album 'Silver Eye' and Why "Art Is Freedom"

It's been over three years since Goldfrapp put out their latest set of lush electro, and with a polarized world, their new music has a fascinating new voice.

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Decoding the Message: An Interview with Thievery Corporation

Unafraid of genre or style, Thievery Corporation are back with an album influenced by everything from Jamaica to the current political climate.

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How Foxygen Turned a Study of Genre into the Sound of the Future

PopMatters spoke to Sam France and Jonathan Rado about the themes that dominate the album, their work with a 40-piece orchestra, and their strange connection to the POTUS.

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Electric Six's Dick Valentine Invites You to Dance the Night Away

Having put out a dozen albums in as many years, the members of demented disco rock outfit Electric Six show no signs of slowing down.

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Kwaidan

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How Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor Found His Inner Adele

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor goes solo and goes stark, with a sparse, voice-and-piano album that is unlike anything he's ever done.

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Not a Common Man: Duncan Sheik and the Crafting of an American (and London) Pyscho

After winning a Tony for his work on Spring Awakening, pop craftsman Sheik now tackles bringing American Psycho to the stage.

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And Then There Were Three: An Interview with Son Lux

It started with Ryan Lott was making music for ads. Now Emmy-nominated actresses star in his band's music videos. The Son Lux story is ever-evolving and all too-fascinating.


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