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by PopMatters Staff

11 Aug 2009

Etienne Jaumet
Night Music
Releasing: 6 October (US)

Etienne Jaumet of Zombie Zombie fame releases his new Carl Craig-produced record this fall. Jaumet has a long resume in both electronic and indie circles, having worked with the likes of Lou Barlow, the Moldy Peaches, Herman Dune and other notables. His discography also includes six albums with the bands Flop and the Married Monk.

01 For Falling Asleep
02 Mental Vortex
03 Entropy
04 Through the Strata
05 At the Crack of Dawn

Etienne Jaumet
“Entropy” [MP3]

by Bill Gibron

11 Aug 2009

Here you go, lovers of all things vampire and romance—15 seconds of footage from Twilight: Full Moon. Not sure what it means—guess you’ll have to wait until 20 November to find out.

by Emily F. Popek

11 Aug 2009

Ad Boy is little more than a scrapbook, albeit a bright, shiny and reasonably well-organized one. This collection of images, depicting characters dreamed up to shill for everything from spark plugs to soft drinks, offers plenty of colorful eye candy, but little in the way of context, to say nothing of analysis.

Ad Boy is like a companion volume to Dotz and Husain’s earlier work, Meet Mr. Product, if not for the fact that the two books contain some of the very same characters. If anything, Mr. Product stands out as a stronger work, offering as it does more in the way of context and analysis.

The rear cover blurb suggests that “illustrators, graphic designers, advertising enthusiasts, and nostalgia buffs” are the book’s target audience, but the latter two categories may be disappointed by how little they learn about these mascots and the companies they represent. Each image is accompanied with a company name, a date and an indication of where the image appeared. For example, we’re told that a fellow named Quisp, who sports a propeller on top of his head and a goofy facial expression, was found on a “water decal” in 1972 to promote Quisp cereal.

by Rob Horning

11 Aug 2009

Elsewhere on PopMatters I have a column that encorporates a review of Chris Anderson’s Free. It also touches on the jobless recovery, though I wonder whether I carried that line of thinking too far.

And on the off chance you were enticed by the title of this post because you thought it would lead to Paul Rogers, here you go.

by PopMatters Staff

11 Aug 2009

Malcolm Middleton
Waxing Gibbous
(Full Time Hobby)
Releasing: 11 August (US)

01 Red Travellin’ Socks
02 Kiss at the Station
03 Carry Me
04 Zero
05 Stop Doing Be Good
06 Don’t Want to Sleep Tonight
07 Shadow
08 Ballad of Fuck All
09 Box and Knife
10 Made Up Your Mind

Malcolm Middleton
“Carry Me” [MP3]

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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