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by Katharine Wray

29 Sep 2009


Morrissey
Swords
(Polydor)
Releasing: 26 October (UK) / 3 November (North America)

Morrissey releases Swords, a compilation of 18 b-sides from his last three albums, in about a month. The first copies will also include a bonus of performances recorded in Warsaw in July.

SONG LIST
01 Good Looking Man About Town
02 Don’t Make Fun of Daddy’s Voice
03 If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look at Me
04 Ganglord
05 My Dearest Love
06 The Never-Played Symphonies
07 Sweetie-Pie
08 Christian Dior
09 Shame Is the Name
10 Munich Air Disaster 1958
11 I Knew I Was Next
12 It’s Hard to Walk Tall When You’re Small
13 Teenage Dad on His Estate
14 Children in Pieces
15 Friday Mourning
16 My Life Is a Succession of People Saying Goodbye
17 Drive-In Saturday
18 Because of My Poor Education

BONUS DISC
01 Black Cloud
02 I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
03 I Just Want to See the Boy Happy
04 Why Don’t You Find Out for Yourself
05 One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
06 You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby
07 Live Is a Pigsty
08 I’m OK by Myself

Check out his West coast tour dates after the jump.

by Tyler Gould

29 Sep 2009


The Dirty Projectors debuted a brand new song, “When the World Comes to an End”, last night on the illustrious Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and it was good. Then they did a private performance of the same song for the Roots backstage, apparently to prove that they were performing sans samples, and they acquitted themselves to the Roots’ exuberant pleasure.

by Tyler Gould

29 Sep 2009


The Avett Brothers’ new album comes out today, and last night they performed the title track, “I and Love and You”, on The Late Show with David Letterman.

by Faye Rasmussen

29 Sep 2009


Dan Deacon is heading back out on tour next week with Nuclear Power Pants. Deacon, who is also a visual artist, is combining both of his passions into one big contest for fans (or those just trying to get some extra cash).

To celebrate the upcoming release of his album, Bromst, Deacon had the company Post Typography design an amazing new poster which includes 243 cartoon characters. In order to win this contest, your job is to ID all of the characters portrayed within the poster—be the first one to get them all correct and an amazing prize package awaits you! The contest ends at midnight, November 17.

THE PRIZE:

1. $500 cash
2. A portrait of you painted by Dan Deacon
3. One of the last copies of Wham City Box set #1
4. A copy of each of Dan Deacon’s first 8 impossible-to-find releases

Send your submissions to: postercontest@whamcity.com

The complete tour dates are after the jump.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Sep 2009


Omar Rodriguez Lopez
Xenophanes
(Rodriguez Lopez Productions)
Releasing: 28 September (Europe) / 10 November (US)

The Mars Volta guitarist offers up another solo album in Xenophanes. This one is a concept album that with grand ambition depicts the life journey through birth, death and re-birth. Lopez sings the whole record in his native Spanish and it’s the first album to spotlight lead vocals from the man Rolling Stone labeled as one of the “Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

SONG LIST
01 Azoemia
02 Mundo De Ciegos
03 Ojo Al Cristo De Plata
04 Amanita Virosa
05 Sangrando Detrás De Los Ojos
06 Desarraigo
07 Asco Que Conmueve Los Puntos Erógenos
08 Oremos
09 Perder El Arte De La Razón Sin Mover Un Sólo Dedo
10 Flores De Cizaña
11 Maria Celeste

Omar Rodriguez Lopez
“Mundo De Ciegos” [MP3]
     

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