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by Timothy Gabriele

29 Jul 2009

Taken from the upcoming 3xCD/ Double Vinyl release Sadly, The Future is Not What it Was (which is quite accurately named), this is the first release recorded under Kirby’s given name. His multiplicity of past work most famously includes V/VM, The Stranger, and The Caretaker. Like the amazing work as the Caretaker, Kirby’s debut promises to further animate the sonic alienation that exists between the rapidly changing world and the rapidly deteriorating past.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jul 2009

Lemonade offer up a trippy video for “Big Weekend” that, quite fittingly for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, is draped in the design aesthetic of a 1960s tie-dyed T-shirt.

by Bill Gibron

29 Jul 2009

Be afraid, Twilighters, be very, VERY afraid. A certified franchise killer is coming your way, and it is not a swarthy group of Comic-con nerds complaining about your Beatlemania like overrun of their yearly San Diego geek-off. No, in a surprise move that Hollywood is still haggling over, Bryce Dallas Howard has been hired to replace Rachelle Lefevre as the evil vampire Victoria in the spinster/single gal phenomenon. Initial reports cite “scheduling conflicts” as the reason for the switch (the movies are being shot in rapid, near back-to-back, succession) while others use Ms. Howard’s increased profile and semi-star status as an excuse to up the series’ already ample commercial clout.

But there is another, more sinister possibility out there, a variable that should have everyone on Team Edward and Team Jacob shaking in their sensible shoes - Bryce Dallas Howard is a murderer of movies. She takes established cinematic dynasties and destroys them. Not completely, mind you. Tinseltown never completely buries something it can eventually reinvent, re-imagine, and more or less continue to exploit financially, but given her track record as a performer, Ron Howard’s daughter is clear creative poison. Need proof? Let’s look back at her brief ten years before the camera and see whose legacy she’s saved, and whose she’s left drifting in artistic limbo…

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jul 2009

The Fresh & Onlys
Grey-Eyed Girls
(Woodsist)
Releasing: 15 September (US)

SONG LIST
01 Black Coffin
02 Grey-Eyed Girl
03 No Second Guessing
04 What’s His Shadow Still Doing Here
05 Invisible Forces
06 Dude’s Got a Tender Heart
07 D.Y.
08 Happy to Be Living
09 What Goes in Circles
10 I’m Gonna Be Your Elevator
11 Clowns (Took My Baby Away)
12 The Delusion of Man

The Fresh & Onlys
“Invisible Forces” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jul 2009

Timothy Gabriele said of Zomby’s recent full-length Where Were U in ’92 that it “seems to try its damnedest to replicate a mixtape, or at least the atmosphere of a mix tape. While it’s easy to get distracted by the titular year in question, the aim of the artist seems to be directed more at evoking the sensation and the sense of possibility in ’92 rather than anything specific.” “Godzilla” is a new song up their upcoming EP.

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