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by Sarah Zupko

9 Jun 2009


Basement Jaxx release their new single “Raindrops” on 22 June in the UK. It’s been a really long time since we last heard from them and they have been sorely missed. The tune is deliciously disco-esque and the video videos are colorful, glam and kaleidoscopic.

by Sarah Zupko

9 Jun 2009


Stuart Murdoch from Belle and Sebastian has a new project God Help the Girl releasing their album on 23 June. The first single “Funny Little Frog” is a lot jazzier than B&S, but every bit as poppy as the Scottish group.

by Sarah Zupko

9 Jun 2009


Mos Def’s excellent new album dropped today and he ran through a smoking version of “Quiet Dog” last night on the Letterman show, rapping and drumming simultaneously.

by PopMatters Staff

9 Jun 2009


It Might Get Loud
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Cast: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
Opening: 14 August 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

 

Plot summary: Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos -– The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist’s musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and the Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play.
[Sony Pictures Classics]


by Joe Tacopino

8 Jun 2009


Kevin Devine gets on the couch to explore to subtext of relationships in his new video for the song “I Could Be with Anyone”. (via Spinner.com)

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Double Take: 'Fantasia' Muses on Music

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"Fantasia stands alone as a virtuoso tribute to the virtuosity of its music.

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