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by Katharine Wray

18 Sep 2009

Real Ones
All For the Neighborhood
(Rebel Group)
Releasing: 22 September

From Shining to Sondre Lerche to Datarock, Norway has become a source of interesting new music. Now, add Real Ones to that list. This Scandinavian band, together since they were teens, makes music to smile to. Perhaps the long winters in Norway are what inspire all this creativity.

01 Hello
02 Every Dog Has His Day
03 Outlaw
04 The Neighbourhood
05 I Will Not Let You Down
06 Lonesome Town
07 Tomorrow
08 Miles and Miles
09 Six In The Morning
10 When You Can’t Think Straight
11 Come On Over

Real Ones

Every Dog Has His Day [MP3]


by Jesse Steele

18 Sep 2009

So yes, it’s a bit on the experimental side, but this new short film “Artificial Paradise, Inc.” by Jp Frenay is too visually stunning to be ignored. Not sure exactly what’s going on? Don’t worry, no one is, but the description Frenay gives may help a little, or not:

“an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?”

Aside from incredible work in computer graphics wrapped in some vague notion of plot many post-modern video artists are notorious for, I’m not really sure what anyone is searching for in this film, but it is somehow beautiful just the same.

ARTIFICIAL PARADISE,INC. from Jp Frenay on Vimeo.

by Timothy Gabriele

18 Sep 2009

I’m usually not one to say this type of thing, but don’t The Cure own those chords?  Listen and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

by Sarah Zupko

18 Sep 2009

Buddy Miller at the 2008 Americana Music Festival [Photo: Sarah Zupko]

PopMatters perennial favorite Buddy Miller swept last night’s Americana Music Association Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for his recent duet album with wife Julie Miller. Written in Chalk is indeed one of the finest albums of the year in any genre. In the clip below, Miller discusses the making of the acclaimed album, which also features collaborations with Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, and Patty Griffin. Miller also won Artist of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. Full list of winners after the jump.

by Katharine Wray

17 Sep 2009

A clip of the inception of “Night Man/Day Man” in honor of tonight’s season premier of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia at 10pm on FX. Enjoy.

//Mixed media

Incubus Flies High and Left of the Flock at the Santa Barbara Bowl

// Notes from the Road

"Brandon Boyd’s wide-ranging metaphysical interests have long given Incubus a deeper thematic subtext than many of their alt-rock peers, so it’s no wonder the band is approaching their 25th anniversary next year.

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