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by PopMatters Staff

21 Jan 2011


The Go! Team
Rolling Blackouts
(Memphis Industries)
Releasing: 1 February (US), 31 January (UK)

Britain’s genre busting Go! Team brings their third album to light in less than two weeks and, yep, there are guest appearances galore. Look for Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino on “Rolling Blackouts” and “Buy Nothing Day”, while Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki headlines on “Secretary Song”. As is becoming customary these days, there’s a full-prerelease stream, in this case on Soundcloud via Hype Machine.

SONG LIST
01 T.O.R.N.A.D.O.
02 Secretary Song
03 Apollo Throwdown
04 Ready to Go Steady
05 Bust-Out Brigade
06 Buy Nothing Day
07 Super Triangle
08 Voice Yr Choice
09 Yosemite Theme
10 The Running Range
11 Lazy Poltergeist
12 Rolling Blackouts

The Go! Team - T.O.R.N.A.D.O

by Ian Chant

21 Jan 2011


Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds is kicking off 2011 with a brief North American tour behind his latest album, last year’s …and they have escaped the weight of darkness. also provide a chance for Arnalds to show off the new light and visual show that accompanies his performances to a whole new continent in one fell swoop… or at least to 12 cities on a new continent. The tour, which kicks off in Boston on the 24th of January, marks the first round of live appearances in the U.S. by Arnalds in several years. Don’t worry, though – we’re not taking it personally or anything.

Fans can win tickets to each show of his next upcoming of U.S. tours. Just share a link to the show via Facebook and send proof – via a link, screen cap, signed affidavit, etc. – that you did to Arnalds website, where you can, naturally, also find show dates, details on how to win tickets, and videos taking you backstage on the composer’s most recent tour.

Or, you could check out PopMatters interview with him from last summer, here. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

by PopMatters Staff

21 Jan 2011


Panda Bear
Tomboy
(Paw Tracks)
Releasing: 19 April

Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox releases his eagerly awaited fourth album, Tomboy, under the beloved Panda Bear moniker on 19 April. He’s been busy over the past months dropping singles across a host of labels and this Paw Tracks release will gather these all together in remixed form along with a number of new tunes. A bunch of these songs are available in the 7-inch versions as Soundcloud streams.

SONG LIST
01 You Can Count on Me
02 Tomboy
03 Slow Motion
04 Surfer’s Hymn
05 Last Night at the Jetty
06 Drone
07 Alsatian Darn
08 Sheherezade
09 Friendship Bracelet
10 Afterburner
11 Benfica

by Eric Allen Been

21 Jan 2011


Last weekend, PBS’s live music program Austin City Limits aired an episode of a soaring set by the National from Oct. 11, 2010. In the accompanying clip, the Brooklyn quintet performs our fourth favorite song of 2010, “Bloodbuzz Ohio”. You can check out the entire show, which also includes a performance by Band of Horses, over at PBS website.

Watch the full episode. See more Austin City Limits.

by Jessy Krupa

21 Jan 2011


After his school-talent show performance of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” becomes a hit on YouTube, 13-year-old Greyson Chance appears on multiple daytime talk shows and receives a record deal.

 
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