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Fool’s Gold are an LA pop band that blends African rhythms into their sound and will appeal to hipsters and world music aficionados in equal measure. They are releasing their debut album, called Fool’s Gold on 29 September in the US and will also be appearing at the massive World Music Festival in Chicago.

Fool’s Gold
“Surprise Hotel” (Micachu & The Shapes remix) [MP3]
     

Fool’s Gold
“Surprise Hotel” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

5 Aug 2009


Various Artists
Horse Meat Disco
(Strut)
Released: 4 August

The Horse Meat Disco mix CD dropped just yesterday on Strut and the label is offering a free bonus mix MP3.

SONG LIST
Hot Chocolate - Disco Queen
Queen - Dancer
World Premier - Share The Night
Empire Projecting Penny - Freakman
Cerrone - Hooked On You
Charanga 76 - Music Trance
Fonda Rae - Heobha
Melba Moore - Standing Right Here

Horse Meat Disco
Bonus Mix [MP3]
     

Luke Jackson’s inventive video for this catchy song features Banksy-esque art, animated and superimposed onto London walls. It’s a compelling mix of animation and photography featuring my favorite town in the world. This tune appears on And Then Some. Jackson trekked to Sweden to make the album with members of seminal Swedish pop bands such as Brainpool and the Cardigans.

Frank Turner
Poetry of the Deed
(Epitaph/Xtra Mile)
Releasing: 8 September

The new album from the British folk-punk singer whose tunes are firmly within the tradition of Joe Strummer and Billy Bragg. Fine company indeed.

SONG LIST
01 Live Fast Die Old
02 Try This at Home
03 Dan’s Song
04 Poetry of the Deed
05 Isabel
06 The Fastest Way Back Home
07 Sons of Liberty
08 The Road
09 Faithful Son
10 Richard Divine
11 Sunday Nights
12 Our Lady of the Campfire
13 Journey of the Magi

Flaming Lips fan will dig Stardeath and White Dwarfs who have just released their latest video. Band leader Dennis Coyne is the nephew of the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and they trade in a similar brand of psychedelic pop.

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