Mixed Media

May 2009

Amadou & Mariam - “Masiteladi” (video)

Deanne Sole recently said of African artists Amadou & Mariam: “Back in the 1990s, Amadou & Mariam launched themselves on a course of solid Mali-blues,

The Streets - “He’s Behind You, He’s Got Swine Flu” (video)

Mike Skinner a.k.a. the Streets, in an attempt to be eminently newsworthy, pulled together a bunch of zombie movie footage to produce a

Psychic TV - “Foggy Notion” (live) (video)

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Psychic TV/PTV3 stopped by NPR’s World Cafe recently for a live performance and it was caught on an iPhone.

Iron and Wine - “The Trapeze Singer” (MP3)

Sub Pop is releasing a two-CD compilation of unreleased songs from the indie folk group Iron & Wine on 19 May called Around the Well. The

New CDs This Week: Conor Oberst, New York Dolls, Fischerspooner…

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band: Outer South—Former Bright Eyes poster boy, Conor Oberst returns in rootsy guise for his second album with

Tiga - “Shoes” (MP3 / video)

Alex & Liane direct the newest Tiga video, “Shoes”, which is the lead-off single from the Canadian DJ’s new album Ciao! releasing May 26th

The Best Covers of Leonard Cohen’s 12 Best-Known Songs (stream)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen’s songs are better known than he is. Starting with Judy Collins in 1966 (“Suzanne”), they’ve been

Tori Amos - “Maybe California” (MP3 / video)

Tori Amos’ new album Abnormally Attracted to Sin releases 19 May and Amos is now offering a free track (“Maybe California”) via her website. Oh, and

April 2009

William Elliott Whitmore - “Old Devils” (live) / “Who Stole the Soul” (live) (video)

Juli Thanki praised Whitmore’s 2009 album Animals in the Dark and we gave it a 7. “Animals in the Dark is Whitmore’s most political album

British Sea Power - “Come Wander With Me” (MP3)

British Sea Power were tapped to create the soundtrack for the upcoming DVD release of the 1934 documentary Man of Aran directed by Robert J. Flaherty.

March 2009

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