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Thursday, Apr 26, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Elk City
Cherries in the Snow [MP3]
     


Los Cruzados [MP3]
     


You Got Me [MP3]
     


Buy at iTunes Music Store


“Lead-singer of Elk City and firebrand, Renée LoBue brings you on what feels like a free-wheeling make-out session right after your worst break-up.”—Friendly Fire Recordings


CéU
ave cruz [MP3]
     


Buy at Six Degrees Records


“Just when you think that Brazil must surely have exhausted its supply of irresistibly jazzy, funky, sexy, soulful electro-pop singer-songwriters, someone like CéU comes along and irresistibly mixes samba, reggae, dub, electronica and soul music and makes you think that maybe that particular well is bottomless after all.”—Six Degrees Records


Elliott Smith
Between the Bars [MP3]
     


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“Drink up baby / Stay up all night / With the things you could do / You won’t but you might / The potential you’ll be / That you’ll never see / The promises you’ll only make”. So starts “Between The Bars”, from Elliott Smith’s third solo album either/or. It’s as good a statement as any to describe the mood of this collection of songs about drug abuse, failed relationships and the pitfalls of stardom. Not that Elliott Smith the songwriter or performer isn’t making the most of his own potential here. It’s the downfall of his characters. Over the course of his first two solo outings, Roman Candle (Cavity Search) and his self-titled second effort (Kill Rock Stars), his fans are left to wonder if he isn’t writing entirely autobiographically. It would be hard to imagine that the majority of his lyrics, so sincere and detailed, could be a work of fiction. With his admitted past drug use and problems with relationships (both family and otherwise), it seems clear these songs are him, raw and unedited. >> read full PopMatters review


Dungen
Familj [e-card with downloadable MP3]


Shearwater
Red Sea, Black Sea [MP3]
     


Rock Plaza Central
My Children, Be Joyful [MP3]
     



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Thursday, Apr 19, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Patrick Wolf
The Magic Position (promo mix) [MP3]
     


Arctic Monkeys
Brianstorm


Jay-Z + Biggie
Allure (Ratatat remix) [MP3]
     


Black Moth Super Rainbow
Sun Lips [MP3]
     


Drippy Eye (Octopus Project remix) [MP3]
     


The Boggs
Arm in Arm [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Apr 17, 2007
by PopMatters Staff
Ed Rec Vol 2

Ed Rec Vol 2


Various Artists
Ed Rec Vol 2 Feadz Medley [MP3]
     


Xiu Xiu
Hello from Eau Claire (Gold Chains remix) [MP3]
     


Fabulous Muscles (Kid 606 remix) [MP3]
     


Minus Story
Stitch Me Up [MP3]
     


Jana Hunter
Valkyries [MP3]
     


Paul Duncan
The Lake Pt. 2 [MP3]
     



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Monday, Apr 16, 2007
by PopMatters Staff
LEEROY STAGGER [Photo: Sarah Rhude]

LEEROY STAGGER [Photo: Sarah Rhude]


Leeroy Stagger & The Sinking Hearts
Depression River [MP3]
     


Where I Live [MP3]
     


Satellite [MP3]
     


Parts & Labor
Fractured Skies [MP3]
     


Lifesavas
Gutterfly [MP3]
     


Casper and the Cookies
Sid from Central Park [MP3]
     


Part Chimp
New Cross [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2007
by PopMatters Staff
THE MOTHER HIPS

THE MOTHER HIPS


The Mother Hips
Time We Had [MP3]
     


TGIM [MP3]
     


Not So Independent [MP3]
     


“Released April 3 on New York based-indie Camera Records, Kiss The Crystal Flake is the new full studio album by California psych-soul rockers. It is the follow up to the acclaimed Red Tandy EP (2005) and the first full album for the Hips since 2001’s Green Hills of the Earth. Featuring 12 new songs, Kiss The Crystal Flake reintroduces the world to the Mother Hips’ own brand of California rock, blending a natural psychedelia with their own 21st century musicianship and songwriting.”—Camera Records


Thes Ones
Target [MP3]
     


Grain Belt Beer [MP3]
     


Northwestern Bell 2 [MP3]
     


“Re-mixed commercials from the 70’s and more in this long-awaited instrumental solo debut, brought to you by half of People Under the Stairs, Thes One.”—Tres Records”


Wooden Wand
Delia [MP3] from James & The Quiet, releases 12 June 2007 in the US.
     



TOUR DATES
04/18 Ridgewood, NY Silent Barn
04/19 Poughkeepsie, NY Vassar College
04/20 Brooklyn, NY Lutheran Church
04/21 Purchase, NY SUNY Purchase
04/22 Philadelphia, PA Big Jar Books
04/23 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Bard College
04/24 New York, NY Cake Shop
04/25 Boston, MA P.A.‘s Lounge
04/26 Portland, ME TBA
04/27 Northampton, MA TBA
04/28 Clinton, NY Hamilton College



Enduser
Switch [MP3]
     


The Butterfly Explosion
Sophia [MP3]
     



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