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by Allison Taich

16 Nov 2009

The Beatles on Record will premiere in the U.S. Wednesday 25 November 10PM ET/PT on the History Channel. The documentary was originally released by the BBC in September and it covers the Beatles’ musical and creative journey from Please Please Me through Abbey Road. The Beatles on Record was narrated by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Sir George Martin and directed by Bob Smeaton, director of the Beatles’ Anthology series and creator of the mini-documentaries for the Beatles’ 2009 re-mastered albums.

by Eleanore Catolico

16 Nov 2009

Listen to Solange covering the Dirty Projectors’ definitive track, “Stillness Is the Move”, from the lauded Bitte Orca. Solange’s version is more mellow than the band’s signature herky-jerky rhythm, but it’s still a respectable nod to Dirty Projectors’ awesome-beyond-awesomeness in 2009.

And the original…

by Tyler Gould

15 Nov 2009

Sincerely, Severely
Releasing: 1 December

We thought Through the Belly of the Sea had a boatload of promise. See for yourself by buying some MP3s, streaming the album, or buying the disc when it comes out next month.

01 Let’s Not Lose Our Heads
02 Marching Off To War
03 Hello, Dali
04 Soul Ma’am
05 Dancing In The Jaws Of A Lion
06 Stay In The Garden
07 The Blue Whale And The Fly
08 Sincerely, Severely
09 King Mango Strut
10 Pictures Of The Sun
11 Good Morning, I’m Here
12 Oh, Return
13 Shoot It Down
14 It Was All Mondays

by Eleanore Catolico

13 Nov 2009

Check out the stupendously hilarious video for White Denim’s “I Start to Run”. Here, White Denim seriously induces a ROFL moment.

by Eleanore Catolico

13 Nov 2009

Dayve Hawk’s inventive musical brain trust, Memory Tapes, remixes Yeasayer’s new song “Ambling Alp” off their upcoming record, ODD BLOOD. The glo-fi engineer carves ornate sonic shapes into “Ambling Alp”, making the refrain all the more urgent.

Ambling Alp (Memory Tapes Remix) [MP3]

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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