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My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless' and the Un-Invention of Cock Rock

My Bloody Valentine's Loveless stands as an album of (at least) equal importance to Nirvana's Nevermind. A great deal of its importance is how it offers a gender-bending sonic style that severed the entrenched connections between the electric guitar and masculine phallic power.

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Either Twitter Is Mean or Slowdive Are Reuniting

All the world's a stage, and Slowdive might soon be playing on it (again).

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New Music from Swervedriver to be Released Immediately

Humble PopMatters Readers, we are interrupting the internet's End-of-2013-Yeezus-Coverage for an important announcement: Swervedriver will be releasing their first new material in over 15 years.

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"I Can't Do It, Mr. White": When Education Tastes Like Los Pollos Hermanos

Walter White as aged teacher and Jesse Pinkman as retired student grow to be somewhat of a family for each other, but the way in which Jesse learns and applies himself shows that Breaking Bad's theme of learning goes deeper than one might initially think.

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Beach Fossils - "Crashed Out" (video)

The National and Beach Fossils both released new records in early 2013, each effort playing like the inverse of the other.

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The Sound of Silence: On Rolling Stone's 'Bomber' Cover

Joseph Fisher examines the controversy over Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover issue, as well as the lack of response from the indie music publishing world.

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The Money Shot: Should Musicians Watch More Porn?

The music industry seems to be aggressively reactive, either spurning technology with a kind of evangelical vehemence or taking far too long to figure out how to use technology to the advantage of all involved. Is it possible that the music business could learn something from the porn business?

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DIIV's Oshin, Every Last Minute of It

For me, what distinguishes DIIV from their peers on Captured Tracks is that despite having internalized every note of the Cure's Disintegration (either on purpose or by osmosis), the band is anything but backward-looking.

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How Long Must We Sing This Song?: Your Technology Is Destroying My Music

Really, do we need another article posted on the Internet that ponders the paradigm-shifting possibilities posed by that very same Internet? Right now, I’m just not sure that we do.

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Boston's Constants Cover Catherine Wheel's "Strange Fruit"

Boston's Constants have teased their new album Pasiflora by offering a cover of Catherine Wheel's "Strange Fruit".

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Keep the Car Running: Swervedriver and the Sound of Speed

Cro-Magnon mating music, Martian childcare, hellbound murderers, and the serene pleasure of speed -- sounds like Swervedriver.

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The Swervedriver Juggernaut Rides Again, Again

Swervedriver have reunited yet again for another victory lap.

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My Indie Is Not a Centerfold, Nor Is It Indie

What has come to be known as indie music cannot be recorded and released in places where people are absolutely independent. We need to start thinking -- really, seriously thinking -- about how something that is supposed to be inherently independent can be so dependent on so much else.

Joseph Fisher

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