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by Matt Mazur

10 Jun 2009


After that lame-brained publicity stunt with Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen has a lot to make up for. Thankfully, these Bruno clips look like a step in the right direction. Will the movie be as funny and offensive as it so desperately wants to be? The jury is out…

by Joe Tacopino

10 Jun 2009


Pavement’s Mark Ibold joins Sonic Youth on bass as the band give a raucous performance of “Sacred Trickster” off their new, Matador-sponsored album.

by Sean Murphy

10 Jun 2009


From yesterday’s New York Times:

On June 9, 1954, Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronted Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the Senate-Army Hearings over McCarthy’s attack on a member of Welch’s law firm, Frederick G. Fisher. Said Welch: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

by Sarah Zupko

9 Jun 2009


Basement Jaxx release their new single “Raindrops” on 22 June in the UK. It’s been a really long time since we last heard from them and they have been sorely missed. The tune is deliciously disco-esque and the video videos are colorful, glam and kaleidoscopic.

by Sarah Zupko

9 Jun 2009


Stuart Murdoch from Belle and Sebastian has a new project God Help the Girl releasing their album on 23 June. The first single “Funny Little Frog” is a lot jazzier than B&S, but every bit as poppy as the Scottish group.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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