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by Eleanore Catolico

8 Oct 2009


Weezer
Raditude
(Geffen)
Releasing: 27 October

Weezer’s Raditude is set to hit stores off Geffen on October 27th. The Spicoli-inspired title and wildly silly tracks like “I’m Your Daddy” and “The Girl Got Hot” show Weezer channeling their pop-punk through their pimple-faced teenage years.  “(If You’re Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To”, Raditude‘s first single, is filled with quirky nostalgia. Watch Weezer perform “(If You’re Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To” live.

SONG LIST
01 (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
02 I’m Your Daddy
03 The Girl Got Hot
04 Can’t Stop Partying
05 Put Me Back Together
06 Trippin’ Down The Freeway
07 Love Is the Answer
08 Let It All Hang Out
09 In the Mall
10 I Don’t Want to Let You Go

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:

11 Get Me Some
12 Run Over By a Truck
13 The Prettiest Girl In the Whole Wide World
14 The Underdogs
15 The Story of My Life
16 Kids/Poker Face

by Eleanore Catolico

8 Oct 2009


Alice in Wonderland will be out early next year March 5, 2010. Tim Burton here forgoes a direct remake of the animated film, instead reinterpreting it as something of a sequel to the original version of the story (yet not totally akin to the actual sequel to Alice and Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass). A 19-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) fears her Victorian socialite fate and runs away with the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen). Alice returns to Wonderland in a time of radial regime change. The Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) has captured the throne, leaving Wonderland in chaos. The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), the Caterpillar (Alan Rickman) and a slew of other magical creatures team up with Alice and the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) to defeat the Red Queen and save Wonderland. Working with a combination of live action and digital techniques, Burton’s futuristic, neo-goth aesthetic translates well with the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland.

by Eleanore Catolico

7 Oct 2009


Tegan and Sara
Sainthood
(Sire)
Releasing: 27 October

Sainthood will be Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara’s sixth studio album off Sire Records. Known for their highly personal lyrics, Tegan and Sara will be giving an even more intimate look into their onstage/offstage sisterhood dynamic by releasing a three-book set entitled, “On, In, At”, which will be available for pre-order Sainthood. The book set features writings and photographs taken from the band’s onstage experience, their writing session in New Orleans, and the final tour supporting their last album, The Con. The not-so-beatific first single “Hell” shoots barbs at city trash and the jaded. Stream “Hell” on Tegan and Sara’s official website, and check out the three tour dates they’ve just announced below.

SONG LIST
01 Arrow
02 Don’t Rush
03 Hell
04 On Directing
05 Red Belt
06 The Cure
07 Northshore
08 Night Watch
09 Alligator
10 Paperback Head
11 The Ocean
12 Sentimental Tune
13 Someday

TOUR DATES
Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theater
Oct 30 - New York, NY - Town Hall
Oct 31 - New York, NY - Town Hall

by Tyler Gould

7 Oct 2009


The voice on this young Brit could be pop gold a capella, and it’s simply unstoppable when paired with the production on “Under the Sheets” from her friend and frequent collaborator, Starsmith. Try and catch her live on one of the tour dates below. The “Under the Sheets” 7” will come out on Neon Gold on November 9th.

Ellie Goulding
Under the Sheets [MP3]
     

Wish I Stayed [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

7 Oct 2009


“Feet of Courage”, the first single from Nancy Elizabeth’s Wrought Iron, has a very unassuming way of building on itself. The drummer starts off with a sultry beat supporting hypnotic looped vocals, and by the time the song was coming to a close I was enjoying a veritable a cascade of sweet, simple melodies draped over that same beat. A cascade, I tell you! Marissa Nadler might be the closest comparison, but, to make a totally not-insane analogy, Elizabeth is the Mage to Nadler’s Warlock: the aesthetic difference, for this particular song, anyway, is the difference between casting (Elizabeth) and channeling (Nadler). Nadler is possessed by some woozy musical spirit, while “Feet of Courage” is a tool to possess others. This all makes sense to somebody. Nancy Elizabeth joins Efterklang on some U.K. shows later this month, and heads to Italy in November.

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