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by Beth Greaves

26 Feb 2010

I love Damages. I do. But I can’t help but feel that their trailers are… lacking. Tate Donovan’s, “Another 15 minutes and you would have been dead!” is wonderful. I can’t help but think that the second trailer is much better. The first plays up a little much to the cliche of “Glenn Close as a bunny boiler,” and not so much to the truth of, “Rich, brilliant noir TV.”

Damages: Trailer #1

Damages: Trailer #2

by PopMatters Staff

25 Feb 2010

jj nº 3
(Secretly Canadian)
Releasing: 9 March

01 My Life
02 And Now
03 Let Go
04 Into the Light
05 Light
06 Voi Parlate, Io Gioco
07 Golden Virginia
08 You Know
09 I Know
10 No Escapin’ This

Let Go [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

25 Feb 2010

Four Tet recently played three songs for’s “Tunnelvision”. “Angel Echoes” and “Sing” are from Four Tet’s latest opus, There Is Love in You, which we awarded an 8 last month and Timothy Gabriele said was “among Kieran Hedben’s best work, a dance friendly album that fits into the extensions of spiritual jazz he has spent a career crafting.”

by PopMatters Staff

25 Feb 2010

Releasing: 13 April

We described Dosh’s 2008 record, Wolves and Wishes, as “his most forward thinking, ambitious effort yet”. The Fog drummer and touring pal of Andrew Bird returns in April with Tommy. There’s a way to get attention… name your new album after a rock classic. Bird teams with Dosh on “Number 41” and we also have the lead-off tune “Subtractions” for your listening pleasure.

01 Subtractions
02 Yer Face
03 Number 41
04 Town Mouse
05 Loud
06 Airlift
07 Country Road X
08 Call the Kettle
09 Nevermet
10 Gare de Lyon

Number 41 [MP3]

Subtractions [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

24 Feb 2010

Deer Tick is a favorite here at PopMatters with their recent album Born on Flag Day received an 8 last June and just bubbled under our Top 60 album list last December. Andrew Gilstap raved about the album saying: “It seems to be the nature of the world to chafe at any spot of contentment in your life, and Born on Flag Day captures that sense of being at odds with your surroundings as well as any release this year. It’s a feeling of conflict that exists in every part of the band’s music: the faster songs feel like they’re about to run off the rails, sharp lyrics lurk in the slower songs just waiting for their chance to cut to the bone, and vocalist John Joseph McCauley conveys it all with an acute, nasally rasp.”

So, we’re excited to announce that Deer Tick will be playing a free show next Wednesday (3 March) in San Francisco at The Independent. The show is being presented exclusively by T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition and will begin at 9.00pm, with the doors opening at 8.00pm. Entry into the show is first come, first served, so best to start queueing early. You can drop a line to [email protected] to let them know you plan on coming, but it’s no guarantee of admission, so get down there the earliest you can.

- Deer Tick
- Free
- 3 March @ The Independent, San Francisco
- Doors 8pm/show 9pm
- Brought to you by T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G Fender™ Limited Edition

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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