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by Tyler Gould

9 Nov 2009


Lightspeed Champion
Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You
(Domino)
Releasing: 1 February [U.K.] 16 February [U.S.]

“Marlene”, the first single from the sophomore Lightspeed Champion (of Test Icicles fame) album has a pretty snazzy trailer. They way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if everything started getting trailers. Vaccinations. Traffic violations. Filibusters. It’s a slippery slope. Nigh frictionless, dare I say.

SONG LIST
01 Dead Head Blues
02 Marlene
03 There’s Nothing Underwater
04 Intermission
05 Faculty of Fears
06 The Big Guns of Highsmith
07 Romart
08 I Don’t Want to Wake Up Alone
09 Madame Van Damme
10 Smooth Day (At the Library)
11 Intermission 2
12 Sweetheart
13 Etude Op.3 “Goodnight Michalek”
14 Middle of the Dark
15 A Bridge and a Goodbye

by Tyler Gould

9 Nov 2009


George Harrison’s version of this American standard made it to his posthumous release, Brainwashed, but this video, recorded for a BBC documentary in 1991, shows he had it in the works for many years. We’ll be featuring videos and songs from the Beatles to coincide with our own little Beatlemania.

by Katharine Wray

9 Nov 2009


Australian hard-rockers Karnivool have released avideo for their new single, “Set Fire to the Hive”, from Sound Awake, which hits the States on February 16th (having already been released to critical acclaim in Australia). Hopefully, Karnivool can overcome their alt-rock facial hair and be the antidote to alt-rock drudgery.

 

by Tyler Gould

6 Nov 2009


Monsters of Folk continue to blanket the airwaves and intertrons with performances from their self-titled debut, which we found to contain precisely 8 PMEUs (PopMatters Enjoyment Units) out of 10. “Temazcal” is a cool affair, maybe deserving better treatment than the video can deliver, what with its sepia tone and cheesy scratched film effects and all, but such is life.

by Tyler Gould

6 Nov 2009


Grizzly Bear continues to get mileage out of Veckatimest with this video for “Ready, Able”. The song is as good as ever, but the stop motion video by Allison Schulnik is the real star here.

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