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by PopMatters Staff

6 Aug 2009

Laptop rapper MC Lars goes puppet crazy in his latest video and puts an accordion front and center in the tune.

by Kirstie Shanley

6 Aug 2009

It’s impossible to be a casual Veils fan. Once you hear the sense of desperation inherent within Finn Andrews’ vocals, you’re hooked. Unlike many bands in this modern age, The Veils have no air of pretense or sense of even standard performance. It’s purer than that and much more human. It’s undeniable that The Veils are capable of composing songs that fit within an indie rock genre with remarkably memorable guitar rifts and the lovely bass playing by Sophia Burn. This is tremendously apparent in songs like “Three Sisters”, “Calliope!”, and “The Letter”. However, it’s the utter raw vulnerability of Finn Andrews that comes out more than anything when you see the band live.

by PopMatters Staff

5 Aug 2009

Fool’s Gold are an LA pop band that blends African rhythms into their sound and will appeal to hipsters and world music aficionados in equal measure. They are releasing their debut album, called Fool’s Gold on 29 September in the US and will also be appearing at the massive World Music Festival in Chicago.

Fool’s Gold
“Surprise Hotel” (Micachu & The Shapes remix) [MP3]

Fool’s Gold
“Surprise Hotel” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

5 Aug 2009

Various Artists
Horse Meat Disco
Released: 4 August

The Horse Meat Disco mix CD dropped just yesterday on Strut and the label is offering a free bonus mix MP3.

Hot Chocolate - Disco Queen
Queen - Dancer
World Premier - Share The Night
Empire Projecting Penny - Freakman
Cerrone - Hooked On You
Charanga 76 - Music Trance
Fonda Rae - Heobha
Melba Moore - Standing Right Here

Horse Meat Disco
Bonus Mix [MP3]

by Sarah Zupko

5 Aug 2009

Luke Jackson’s inventive video for this catchy song features Banksy-esque art, animated and superimposed onto London walls. It’s a compelling mix of animation and photography featuring my favorite town in the world. This tune appears on And Then Some. Jackson trekked to Sweden to make the album with members of seminal Swedish pop bands such as Brainpool and the Cardigans.

//Mixed media

The Anti-Zen of 'Thumper'

// Moving Pixels

"There is no tranquility in the music, only menace.

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