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by Matt Mazur

20 Jul 2009


Give it up for my favorite red-headed chanteuse, debuting “Ophelia” (among five other classics) on KCRW’s legendary radio show. Tori is on the road now—on the west coast and slowly making her way out east and then on to Europe! If you’ve never experienced Tori live, the KCRW set is but a taste of her live set—which includes Jon Evans on bass and drum-meister Matt Chamberlain keeping time.

by Matt Mazur

20 Jul 2009


Ok, “girl power” is not new territory for Barrymore, and it is nice to see her breaking into the directorial boys club, but after a career-altering performance in Grey Gardens, this is what she has to offer? It looks fun, the politics look safe, and hopefully it will probably make her a lot of money to parlay into future endeavors, but everything about this looks stale and aimed toward the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants crowd. But it is Drew Barrymore and she can be extremely charming. I’m torn.

by Matt Mazur

17 Jul 2009


Carey Mulligan is getting buzz already as a favorite for Best Actress for her work in this Brit coming of age tale. And Peter Sarsgaard’s dodgy English accent aside, the supporting cast looks killer: Cara Seymour, Olivia Williams, Dominic Cooper, Rosemund Pike, Sally Hawkins, the dynamic Emma Thompson and the always-underrated Alfred Molina (what does this man need to do to get an Oscar nom?). This is a real no-brainer: essential fall cinema.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Jul 2009


Simian Mobile Disco
Temporary Pleasure
(Wichita)
Releasing: 18 August 2008 (US) / 17 August 2009 (UK)

01 Cream Dream (Featuring Gruff Rhys)
02 Audacity of Huge (Featuring Chris Keating)
03 10000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong
04 Cruel Intentions (Featuring Beth Ditto)
05 Off the Map (Featuring Jamie Lidell)
06 Synthesise
07 Bad Blood (Featuring Alexis Taylor)
08 Turn Up the Dial (Featuring Young Fathers)
09 Ambulance
10 Pinball (Featuring Telepathe)

Simian Mobile Disco
“Audacity of Huge” - Naum Gabo Remix [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

17 Jul 2009


The ubiquitous Wilco played another TV date, this time with indie chanteuse Feist.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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