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September 2009

Efterklang & the Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Performing Parades (new album / DVD / video)

Efterklang & the Danish National Chamber Orchestra Performing Parades (Leaf Label) Releasing: 20 October Performing Parades will be released with the 55-minute live concert film, a


Tortoise - “Prepare Your Coffin” (video / MP3)

If you’re anywhere remotely close to Chicago, you should be happy to know that Tortoise is doing a free (free!) in-store performance at Reckless


Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - “Relator” and others (Live on Interface) (video)

“Relator”, by these two very beautiful people, could not be more bland. It would miss the cut for a Rob Thomas album. Train would find


Noisettes - “Never Forget You” (Live on David Letterman) (video)

Lead singer Shingai Shoniwa appeared to be wearing either a repurposed colander or salvaged piece of Dot Matrix’s costume from Spaceballs, but she made


Dark Meat - Truce Opium (new album / MP3)

Dark Meat Truce Opium (Emergency Umbrella) Releasing: 20 October The Athens, Georgia-based gaggle of musicians known as Dark Meat will be putting out another album of


Stop Making Sense on Blu-ray (new release / video)

In 1984, the Talking Heads’ release of Stop Making Sense floored critics and fans alike, securing a place in music history as one of the greatest


Download The Shivah for free!

This post is about a video game, but I implore even the non-gamers among us to pay attention, because The Shivah, though it first came


Apricot Rail - “The Parachute Failure” (MP3) / “Pouring Milk Out the Window” (video)

Apricot Rail Apricot Rail (Hidden Shoal Recordings) Releasing: out now Most instrumental rock suggests the apocalypse is coming. If it is, Apricot Rail are too


Why is one of 2009’s best records absolutely free?

Coming completely out of left field, electro-rock artist Motorcycles Are Everywhere has quietly released his debut album, 1983, and it's one of the most sonically dense, endlessly replayable discs you'll hear in 2009. Oh, and it's free.


Hush Arbors - Yankee Reality (new album / MP3)

Hush Arbors Yankee Reality (Ecstatic Peace!) Releasing: 6 October Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist J Mascis produces the new Hush Arbors album and shows up playing on


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