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by Alex Suskind

15 Mar 2010


This song has been circulating on the web for the past few weeks now, but even if you have heard it before, it is certainly worth a second listen. After Solange Knowles (along with her older sister Beyonce and Jay-Z) was spotted at a Grizzly Bear show in Brooklyn, singing along to practically every song, she immediately gained respect amongst the indie crowd. Since then, Knowles has collaborated with of Montreal for their upcoming album (Knowles was also brought onstage at the group’s show in New York City to perform a cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”) and recently recorded a soulful remix of the Dirty Projector’s “Stillness is the Move”.

Backed by Dr. Dre’s “Xxplosive” beat off of his hip-hop masterpiece 2001, Solange shows that Beyonce isn’t the only one in her family with a powerful voice.

by John Lindstedt

12 Mar 2010


This week on The Sarah Silverman Program, two of the most subversive, non sequitur, absurdest comedians in entertainment joined forces to make some of the weirdest scenes ever recorded. Andy Samberg guest stars as Troy Bulletin-Board, Sarah’s imaginary childhood friend who comes back into her life after being “murdered” by her father when she was a child (if you watch the show, you wouldn’t bat an eye at that statement).

Andy and Sarah frolic through an epic fantasy land that includes hot air balloons, rainbows, hamburger hoses, and of course, the Loch Ness monster.

by PopMatters Staff

12 Mar 2010


Bonobo
Black Sands
(Ninja Tune)
Releasing: 6 April

British electronic master Bonobo unleashes his latest LP right after SXSW and it’s his first full-length work since 2006’s Days to Come. Ninja Tune has kindly provided a 10-minute mix sampler and the first video premiered just this week.

SONG LIST
01 Prelude
02 Kiara
03 Kong
04 Eyesdown ft. Andreya Triana
05 El Toro
06 We Could Forever
07 1009
08 All in Forms
09 The Keeper ft. Andreya Triana
10 Stay the Same
11 Animals
12 Black Sands

Black Sands 10-minute mix teaser [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

12 Mar 2010


Broken Bells continue their promotional blitz this week with a stop by Fallon’s stage last night to play “The Ghost Inside”.

by Steven Shymanik

12 Mar 2010


Pavement’s best-of compilation, Quarantine the Past, is the greatest album you shouldn’t buy.  It’s a (mostly) well-chosen, nicely packaged collection of terrific songs from arguably the best band of the 1990s and one of the best indie bands ever. Instead, what you should do is this: pick up the double-CD reissue of their first album, Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe. Two days later, you will find yourself at Borders or on Amazon buying the reissue of their second CD, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.’s Desert Origins. And so on, until you have all five of their full-length albums. The reissues also provide you with the best cuts from their many fine EPs, as well as a lot of stray material and live tracks.  In the long run, this approach will make you happier. And don’t complain about how much it will cost. I know what you spend at Starbucks every week.

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In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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