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by PopMatters Staff

30 Jul 2009


Matt Fiander raved about Passion Pit’s latest album Manners: “Score one for internet hype. Steeped in the tension of economic hardship and transition, but loaded with an undeniable resilience and infectious joy, Manners is a brilliantly timely and lasting electro-pop record.” The group played Jimmy Fallon’s show this week to pump up the release.

by Sarah Zupko

30 Jul 2009


William Shatner does dramatic readings of Sarah Palin’s Twitter posts… modern poetic classics? Not.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jul 2009


The Mountain Goats
The Life of the World to Come
(4AD)
Releasing: 6 October (US)

SONG LIST
01 1 Samuel 15:23
02 Psalms 40:2
03 Genesis 3:23
04 Philippians 3:20-21
05 Hebrews 11:40
06 Genesis 30:3
07 Romans 10:9
08 1 John 4:16
09 Matthew 25:21
10 Deuteronomy 2:10
11 Isaiah 45:23
12 Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace

The Mountain Goats
“Genesis 3:23” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jul 2009


We’re big fans of Florence & the Machine’s debut Lungs, giving the album a 9. Emily Tartanella recently said, “Florence & the Machine deliver a stunning debut in the wake of overwhelming expectations.” Jamie T. recently remixed “Rabbit Heart” and gave it some heavier beats.

Florence & the Machine
“Rabbit Heart” (Jamie T.‘s Lionheart remix) [MP3]
     

by Timothy Gabriele

29 Jul 2009


Taken from the upcoming 3xCD/ Double Vinyl release Sadly, The Future is Not What it Was (which is quite accurately named), this is the first release recorded under Kirby’s given name. His multiplicity of past work most famously includes V/VM, The Stranger, and The Caretaker. Like the amazing work as the Caretaker, Kirby’s debut promises to further animate the sonic alienation that exists between the rapidly changing world and the rapidly deteriorating past.

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'Day of Anger' Is a Spaghetti Western Oedipus

// Short Ends and Leader

"Like the best spaghetti westerns, Day of Anger injects social commentary into its flashy widescreen vistas and ear-catching music.

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