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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.

Frank Turner
Poetry of the Deed
(Epitaph/Xtra Mile)
Releasing: 8 September

The new album from the British folk-punk singer whose tunes are firmly within the tradition of Joe Strummer and Billy Bragg. Fine company indeed.

SONG LIST
01 Live Fast Die Old
02 Try This at Home
03 Dan’s Song
04 Poetry of the Deed
05 Isabel
06 The Fastest Way Back Home
07 Sons of Liberty
08 The Road
09 Faithful Son
10 Richard Divine
11 Sunday Nights
12 Our Lady of the Campfire
13 Journey of the Magi

Flaming Lips fan will dig Stardeath and White Dwarfs who have just released their latest video. Band leader Dennis Coyne is the nephew of the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and they trade in a similar brand of psychedelic pop.

A-list actors, director and material = the biggest Oscar bait of the year. Could be awesome, could be a mess, but either way the trailer looks intriguing, if a bit too revealing of plot.

by PopMatters Staff

5 Aug 2009


Arctic Monkeys
Humbug
(Domino)
Releasing: 25 August 2009 (US) / 24 August 2009 (UK)

SONG LIST
01 My Propeller    
02 Crying Lightning
03 Dangerous Animals  
04 Secret Door  
05 Potion Approaching   
06 Fire and the Thud  
07 Cornerstone  
08 Dance Little Liar  
09 Pretty Visitors   
10 The Jeweller’s Hands

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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