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Friday, Apr 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Britain’s the Horrors release their second album of shoegazey garage rock on 5 May via XL. Here’s the new video from Primary Colours and a couple of upcoming U.S. concert dates.



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Friday, Apr 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Grandaddy split up two years ago and now Jason Lytle steps out on his own for a solo turn with Yours Truly, The Commuter on 19 May.


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Thursday, Apr 23, 2009

Would Van Hunt do anything to get your “attention”? After parting ways with Blue Note/EMI last year, the funk-rocker is now a free agent. As a “salve for these desperate times”, he’s offering free downloads of tracks from his extensive vault to fans. Entitled Use in Case of Emergency, the songs can be accessed for a limited time by visiting www.vanhunt.com. Hunt is currently working on new music that will be available 8 May on his website only.


 



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Thursday, Apr 23, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Earlier this week PopMatters’ Joseph Carver described Brakesbrakesbrakes’ new album Touchdown as “pure energy, musicianship, and lyrical hilarity and quite simply is the best record yet to be released in 2009.” “Two Shocks” is the MP3 the label is offering up for the record and Carver says of that track, “the record rips open with ‘Two Shocks’, an electronic beat that claims to be tired of the Third World War and aches for the fourth.” Touchdown has also generated two videos to date. Videos and tour dates after the jump.


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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Babelgum.com presents a special Stereophonics concert at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios in London for a cozy audience of 200. The favorites are here including “Local Boy in the Photograph”, “The Bartender and the Thief”, “Pick a Part That’s New”, and “Have a Nice Day”.


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