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SXSW 2016’s Most Exciting Acts

Tomorrow, the monster that is SXSW descends upon a sleepy river town in central Texas. Hundreds of local bands will rub shoulders with thousands more traveling from all over the world. Every parking lot…

Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt Delivers Us

The sun was out, there were few clouds if any, and spirits were high Saturday afternoon at Fun Fun Fun Fest. I had just finished a ride with Gary Numan at the Blue…

Album Review: Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love (Pop Press Pick)

Danish punk band Iceage’s new album Plowing Into the Field of Love moves the band into more structured sonic terrain and showcases increasingly complex arrangements while holding onto a sense of chaos and raw energy….

Album Review: Majical Cloudz – Impersonator (Pop Press Pick)

Here’s the thing about Majical Cloudz’ new album Impersonator — I can’t figure out what makes is so irresistibly good. And it very much is. More often than not, my brain over analyzes what makes…

Icage Extend Already Massive North American Tour

We recently reviewed the critically acclaimed sophomore effort from Matador band Iceage. The group had already announced an extensive North American tour, but yesterday they added more dates, which includes a stop in…

Album Review: Yo La Tengo – Fade

It’s like Big Star never stopped making music. Sure, it is a far more current and contemporary imagining of the essential, under-appreciated rock heroes, but the spirit is there. After all, it was…

Matador’s Iceage Prep You’re Nothing

Matador Records recording artist Iceage have prepared their sophomore album entitled You’re Nothing, which will be released on February 19th. This young group from Copenhagen released their debut LP New Brigade on Matador,…

Album Review: Cat Power – Sun

I have absolutely no qualms about calling Cat Power’s new album exactly what it is: a masterpiece. Sun marks the first album of completely original material in more than half a decade from Cat…

Track Review: “Ruin” – Cat Power

It’s hard to be objective when you’re reviewing one of your longstanding favorite songwriters. “Ruin,” the new track from Cat Power’s just announced album Sun marks the first original material we’ve heard from Chan…

Cat Power Announces New Album, Download Track Now

I can say with totally subjective, fanboy excitement that I am completely beside myself over the news that Cat Power has announced a new album of original material. Sun will be released by Matador…

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