Recent
Music

Burial - 'Rival Dealer' EP (stream)

Ever since 2006's universally acclaimed LP Untrue, low-profile UK producer Burial has contented himself with releasing a string of singles and EPs, both solo and collaborative with the likes of Four Tet and Massive Attack.

Music

EMA - "Satellites" (stream)

EMA, aka Erika M. Anderson, formerly half of Gowns with Ezra Buchla, released her excellent, heart-smashing debut, Past Life Martyred Saints, in 2011 and then faded from view.

Music

New Bums feat. Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn - "Black Bough" (stream)

Veterans of the loose folk, psychedelia and free music revival style that's in years past been dubbed "New Weird America", Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) joined musical forces as New Bums.

Music

Wizard Of - "Skeleton I" (stream)

Wizard Of is Toronto-based producer Bob McCully, also of the on-hiatus Women in Tragedy, who turns out varied, experimental beat work that draws influence from hip-hop and UK electronic music.

Music

Cara Neir: Portals to a Better, Dead World

The stygian, genre non-conforming hybrid of black metal and punk on Cara Neir's latest makes for a hard-to-pigeonhole, easy-to-love album that might just be the best metal record put out all year.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Broken Limbs / Halo of Flies

Music

of Montreal: Lousy with Sylvianbriar

On its newest album, of Montreal pares back its kaleidoscopic, occasionally crowded sound for an album of understated, Americana-inspired art rock that delivers on its promise.

Music

Haleek Maul - "Lobo" (stream)

Over a massive Forest Swords production, Barbadian/NYC rapper Haleek Maul spits typically nasty, lightless bars that bode well for whatever release this ends up on.

Music

Julia Holter - "Maxim's I" (stream) + Tour Dates

The blossoming, dramatic third single from Julia Holter's Loud City Song expands her former largely synthetic style in an organic, classic-sounding direction.

Music

Coma Cinema: Posthumous Release

Coma Cinema's newest album deals in shorter, darker, and more concentrated bursts of songwriter Mat Cothran's feel-bad indie-pop.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Fork and Spoon / Orchid Tapes

Music

Widowspeak - "True Believer" (stream)

Widowspeak's dreamy, Americana-woven indie rock continues its evolution on this hazy single.

Music

Speedy Ortiz - "Tiger Tank" (video)

Speedy Ortiz capture an energy that's been lacking in a lot of recent indie rock (see the lucha libre and basement show antics of the video) but to call them "retro" would be missing an essential part of what makes them so exciting.

Music

First Single from of Montreal's New Album, 'Lousy with Sylvianbriar,' Is Released

Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes abandons the funk and electronic cut-and-paste pop of the band's last several records for a sound inspired by '60s and '70s guitar rock, creating his most organic and compelling music in years.

Music

Raspberry Bulbs - "Groping the Angel's Face" (stream)

It must be some sort of odd subconscious association, but Raspberry Bulbs has always sounded to me more like the name of an Elephant Six band than the strange harsh, noisy, black metal-tinted punk amalgam of their past releases.

Music

Abuse. - "Cancerous Growth" (stream)

Raleigh, North Carolina powerviolence newcomers Abuse. share the first blistering taste from their forthcoming LP debut on To Live a Lie.

Music

clipping. - "bout.that" (Featuring Baseck) (video)

Noise-rap outsiders clipping. offer a video for "bout.that" that complements their harsh, DIY aesthetic.

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Orchid Tapes

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Fork and Spoon

Music

Fell Voices: Regnum Saturni

Fell Voices' latest release, the massive Regnum Saturni, launches traditional black metal deep into the cosmos. It's a trip well worth taking—if you've got the time.

Music

Dead Gaze: Dead Gaze

Dead Gaze's promisingly hazy indie pop too often gets mired in effects and questionable songwriting choices, obscuring the fact that its songwriter Cole Furlow can write a perfectly decent pop song when he sets his mind to it.

Music

Dylan Ettinger - "The Pale Mare" (video)

Dylan Ettinger’s sunless analog electronics get a visual accompaniment that warps a VHS of the surreal '90s vampire classic Nadja into colorful, suitably abstracted art.

Music

Candy Claws - "Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)" (stream)

Candy Claws returns with its signature dreamy, inquisitive style. In this incarnation, however, the band fleshes out its expansive fantasy world with musical ideas that fit its scope.

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.