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by PopMatters Staff

21 Jul 2009


Owen
New Leaves
(Polyvinyl)
Releasing: 22 September (US)

SONG LIST
01 New Leaves
02 Good Friends, Bad Habits
03 A Trenchant Critique
04 Never Been Born
05 Amnesia and Me
06 Brown Hair in a Bird’s Nest
07 Too Scared to Move
08 The Only Child of Aergia
09 Ugly on the Inside
10 Curtain Call

Owen
“Good Friends, Bad Habits” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

20 Jul 2009


This past June Grizzly Bear played a Milwaukee show at the Pabst Theater and here’s a glimpse of that appearance.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Jul 2009


Kanye West played London’s iTunes Festival (how’s that for corporate branding) this weekend. Here’s some great footage from ITV.

by Sarah Zupko

20 Jul 2009


Cornershop’s new video features a lot of old archival footage of English life, with a lot of reverse loops to create Monty Python-esque backwards silly walks. The UK group is self-releasing their latest album entitled Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast on July 27th.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Jul 2009


Metric played the Letterman show on Friday, offering up a take on “Help I’m Alive” from their recent release Fantasies. PopMatters’ Daniel Rivera says, “Half an art-rock opus, half a post-pop frolic, Fantasies finds Metric and their illustrious front woman at a pivotal moment in their career. ‘If I stumble / Their gonna eat me alive,’ Haines confesses on album opener ‘Help, I’m Alive’. The LP follows suit with this type of self-effacing frankness, but goes a long way in not abandoning its more labored pathos.”

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