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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Miranda Lambert is a huge favorite around these parts and we are eagerly awaiting her new album in the fall. Back in 2007, Lambert appeared at #2 on our year-end list of the best albums of the year and last year she answered our 20 Questions. Lambert’s new single is “Dead Flowers” and she recently performed it on the ACM awards show.



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Thursday, May 14, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Faux Hoax is an indie rock collaborative project with Danny Seim (Menomena), Dave Allen (Gang of Four), John Askew (Tracker), as well as Joe Haege of 31Knots and Adam Gnade of Asthmatic Kitty. Polyvinyl is releasing the debut EP Your Friends Will Carry You Home next week on 19 May and are offering up a free track.


Songs
1. Your Friends Will Carry You Home
2. Hippies Will Rule
3. Foxworthy
4. Underwood
*Digital Bonus Tracks


Faux Hoax
“Foxworthy” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Back in 1972, the London Symphony Orchestra recorded a live version of the Who’s Tommy over two nights at London’s Rainbow Theatre. Many special guests appeared, including most naturally Who lead singer Roger Daltrey. This version of Tommy is being reissued on 26 May by Ode Records and here’s a sample.


Roger Daltrey with the London Symphony Orchestra
“I’m Free” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Wilco’s new album drops June 30th on Nonesuch with the understated title Wilco (The Album). The band is streaming the record over on their web site.


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Wilco (The Album) [Stream]


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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Chateau Marmont remixes the latest single from Röyksopp’s latest album Junior. Dan Raper said of Junior: “The Norwegian duo seems determined to be optimistic and extroverted throughout, and in doing this, the album might end up being its best yet.”


Röyksopp featuring Robyn
“The Girl and the Robot” (Chateau Marmont remix) [MP3]
     



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