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by PopMatters Staff

29 Jan 2010

FaltyDL topped our Best Electronic Music list of 2009 with the Planet Mu release Love Is a Liability and London’s the xx topped our best debuts list for the year. So, what a delicious pairing this is, FaltyDL remixing the xx’s “Islands”, one of the finest tunes on their initial public offering.

The xx
“Islands (Falty DL Remix)” [MP3]

by Matt Moeller

29 Jan 2010

I don’t know about you but the thought of a console quality first person shooter that is free to the public and played on any browser sounds too good to be true. Check out the trailer for new game by Zero Point Software for a game that boast just that. 

Turns out the trailer is just for the training portion of the game which is called Bullseye. It may be a little misleading as the only free part is this first portion as far as I can tell. Also, the game does not seem to have a solid release date yet and advertises the option to pre-order the game. I tried it and it went pretty smooth, all I had to do was download and install a plug-in called the Unity Web Player for my browser. Go to to try the game.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jan 2010

White Hinterland
(Dead Oceans)
Releasing: 8 March (UK), 9 March (US)

Back in 2008, Matthew Fiander said of Phylactery Factory: “Casey Dienel assembles a full band and releases an intricate and beautiful record that trumps her solid solo debut in every way.” Kairos‘s “Icarus” has an electronic warmth, a direction she explores Dienel on the upcoming album.

01 Icarus
02 Moon Jam
03 No Logic
04 Begin Again
05 Bow & Arrow
06 Amsterdam
07 Thunderbird
08 Cataract
09 Huron
10 Magnolias

White Hinterland
“Icarus” [MP3]

by Tyler Gould

29 Jan 2010

Love Is All
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
Releasing: 23 March

01 Bigger Bolder
02 Repetition
03 Never Now
04 Less Than Thrilled
05 Early Warnings
06 False Pretense
07 The Birds Were Singing With All Their Might
08 Again, Again
09 Kungen
10 A Side in a Bed
11 Dust
12 Take Your Time

“Repetition” [MP3]

“Kungen” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jan 2010

Black Tambourine
Black Tambourine
Releasing: 30 March

Slumberland plans a March re-issue for Black Tambourine that will include a number of previously unreleased songs as well as a photo collection. The four new songs on the set will feature two originals as well as two covers of tunes by Buddy Holly and Suicide. The record will be available both as a deluxe CD and in vinyl format.

01 For Ex-Lovers Only
02 Black Car
03 Pack You Up
04 Can’t Explain
05 I Was Wrong
06 Throw Aggi off the Bridge
07 Drown
08 We Can’t Be Friends
09 By Tomorrow
10 Pam’s Tan
11 For Ex-Lovers Only (First Demo)
12 Throw Aggi off the Bridge (First Demo)
13 Heartbeat (Buddy Holly cover)
14 Lazy Heart
15 Tears of Joy
16 Dream Baby Dream (Suicide cover)

Black Tambourine
“For Ex-Lovers Only” [MP3]

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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