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Tuesday, Apr 8, 2008
by PopMatters Staff

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Glue Girls [MP3]
     


Think I Wanna Die [MP3]
     


The Breeders
Bang On [MP3]
     


Nina Simone
Revolution [MP3]
     


Clinic
The Witch [Video]


Woods
Baleen Plate Lullaby [MP3]
     


The Sword
Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians [MP3]
     


Pacifika
Me Cai [MP3]
     


Buy at iTunes Music Store


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Thursday, Apr 3, 2008
by Rachel Leibrock - McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Scheduled release date: April 11


When I first heard there was a new flick starring Freaks and Geeks alum Jason Segel and ex-Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell, I flipped out and, in my head, automatically bestowed a million dancing popcorn guys upon Forgetting Sarah Marshall.


And then I actually watched the trailer.


Segel, who played Linda Cardellini’s adorable albeit occasionally stalkerish boyfriend on the short-lived Freaks & Geeks, plays a brokenhearted chump who travels to Hawaii to forget his ex-girlfriend (Bell)—only to find out they’re vacationing at the same resort and—awkward!—she’s brought her new boyfriend.


OK, there are two serious problems with Forgetting Sarah Marshall. One: Segel has devolved into something decidedly less adorable and more creepy since his Nick Andopolis days.


And, Bell, so ferociously awesome as Veronica Mars, in her new Heroes role and, even, as the coolly brutal Gossip Girl narrator, is unforgivably bland and totally forgettable here.


Meanwhile the “plot” and “jokes” feel forced, sexist and, worst of all, criminally unfunny.


So consider at least 999,999 of those dancing popcorn guys revoked.


Rating: 1 dancing popcorn guy (out of 4)



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Wednesday, Apr 2, 2008
by PopMatters Staff
backpack-picnic

This week: A medieval tale that involves a laser. Need we say more? There aren’t really words to describe the strangeness of this particular episode. Stick around for the surprise ending of the year!


PopMatters offers exclusive early looks at new episodes of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008
by PopMatters Staff

Barry Adamson
(all tracks from Back to the Cat released 31 March)
Spend a Little Time [MP3]
     


Shadow of Death Hotel [MP3]
     


Psycho_Sexual [MP3]
     


Buy at Rhapsody


The Black Angels
Doves [MP3] (from Directions to See a Ghost releasing 13 May)
     


Ghislain Poirier
Blazin [Video]


Kanye West
Homecoming [Video]


The Old Haunts
Volatile [MP3]
     


New Bloods
Oh, Deadly Nightshade [MP3] (from The Secret Life releasing 8 April)
     


J. Spaceman and Sun City Girls
Mr. Lonely Viola [MP3]
     


Los Campesinos!
My Year in Lists [Video]



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Monday, Mar 31, 2008
by PopMatters Staff

Bearsuit
(all tracks from Oh:io released 25 March)


Space age riot twee noise pop from this six piece band out of Norwich, UK. This heap of brand-spanking-new shonky pop songs replete with glitter, knives, smiles, shouts & catchy choruses will make you feel happy, sad & slightly scared at the same time.


More Soul Than Wigan Casino [MP3]
     


Steven F***ing Spielberg [MP3]
     


Foxy Boxer [MP3]
     


Buy at Amazon


Flight of the Conchords
Ladies of the World [MP3]
     


Nik Freitas
All the Way Down [MP3] (from Sun Down releasing 6 May)
     


Annuals
Sore [MP3]
     


American Princes
Real Love [MP3]
     


The Republic Tigers
Buildings and Mountains [MP3]
     



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