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by Eleanore Catolico

22 Oct 2009


Watch Pearl Jam give a relentless performance of “The Fixer” on Austin City Limits, along with a nice PBS spot on the history and impact of the show.  Eddie Vedder’s bristly bravado does not disappoint.

by Tyler Gould

22 Oct 2009


The chorus of Little Boots’ “Earthquake” announces itself with great fanfare, transitioning abruptly from the verse into a bang-bang shout-along dance floor stomper. While the trappings are there, it lacks a certain exuberance that takes a pop song from catchy to truly memorable. You may sing along, but you won’t be terribly excited about it.

by Katharine Wray

22 Oct 2009


Ten years ago this week:The Eurythmics released their album Peace, their first album since 1989. It delivered two hits, “17 Again” and “I Saved the World Today”. The album was re-released in 2005 with remixes and b-sides. Enjoy the videos of Lennox and Stewart below.

“I Want It All”

 

by Tyler Gould

21 Oct 2009


Denver-based instrumentalists Woodsman have offered up their Indoor Days EP for nothing but your time. The ruminating, post-rock “Sunglass” comes from their forthcoming Mexican Summer full-length, Collages.

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Sunglass [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

21 Oct 2009


Marina seems to be having a little fun with the standard sultry gyrations of music videos, strapping on accordion-folded paper limbs in this clip for “Mowgli’s Road”. Her Geddy Lee crossed with Katy Perry vocal stylings are quite nice, and the turn for the weird around the 2:15 mark is a welcome one, but it’s hard to imagine a place for this song—it seems suitable only as the soundtrack for its own music video.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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