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by John Garratt

17 Jun 2010


Not long ago, I had the opportunity to review the latest album by Columbus, Ohio’s sitcom-core star Electric Grandmother called Listening Party. If you’re scratching your head wondering what in the hell sitcom-core could mean, prepare to have all questions answered.

Behold, the Grandmother’s label Infinite Number of Sounds has all of the artist’s albums available for free download from their website, even the early ones that I thought I’d never get to hear. The Electric Grandmother seems to understand that the meat and potatoes of his art lie in his live shows (just witness the clip below), so offering up this much music for free must be a way to at least get one’s feet wet…until the day you get to see traffic cones and ballons kicked around the room of a small club in front of a backdrop of slides that include, among other things, Bob Saget flipping you off.

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by PopMatters Staff

17 Jun 2010


The Innocence Mission
My Room in the Trees
(Badman Recording Co.)
Releasing: 13 July

The veteran dream pop band, who released their debut way back in 1989, offers up their eighth album this July.

SONG LIST
01 Rain (Setting Out in the Leaf Boat)
02 The Happy Mondays”
03 God Is Love
04 Gentle the Rain at Home
05 Spring
06 All the Weather”
07 Rhode Island”
08 North American Field Song
09 Mile-Marker”
10 The Leaves Lift High”
11 I’d Follow If I Could”
12 The Melendys Go Abroad”
13 Shout for Joy”

by PopMatters Staff

17 Jun 2010


Indie favorites the Antlers offer up their live take on the Pink Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here” as the latest entry in the AV Club Undercover series. The band picked the tune because Peter Silberman says it’s the first song he learned on guitar. It’s a pretty faithful version… the original is better by a long shot as Silberman’s voice struggles at times to match the vocal intensity of Pink Floyd’s take.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Jun 2010


With their first album in 20 years, proto new-wavers Devo are hitting the promo circuit hard and stopping by to play for the equally geeky Stephen Colbert is just too perfect.

by John Garratt

17 Jun 2010


Even though the Boo Radleys all went home some years ago and the name Brave Captain seems to be retired permanently, that doesn’t mean that Britpop stalwart Martin Carr hasn’t slowed down. Hot off the heels of his first proper “solo” album, Ye Gods and Little Fishes, Carr still regularly writes and records songs relegated to being online MP3s only. He’s no stranger to digital distribution—under his Brave Captain moniker, he released the entire album Distractions for free.

“Parliament of Owls” is his latest foray, seven minutes of psychedelics that doesn’t get too tie-dyed on you.

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