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Tuesday, Jul 11, 2006
by PopMatters Staff


Cansei De Ser Sexy
“Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death from Above” [MP3]
“This Month Day Ten” [MP3]
multiple songs [MySpace]
video: “Meeting Paris Hilton” (live) [quicktime]
video: “Metal” [quicktime]


Cansei de Ser Sexy - Alala


Shapes and Sizes
“Islands Gone Bad” [MP3]
“Wilderness” [MP3]
PopMatters review: Shapes and Sizes


Priestess
“Talk to Her” [MP3]


Oneida
“Up with People” [MP3]


Art Brut
“Moving to LA” (live) [MP3]


Jason Molina
“Get Out Get Out Get Out” [MP3]


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Friday, Jul 7, 2006
by PopMatters Staff


Thom Yorke
The Eraser full album [streaming]
PopMatters review: The Eraser
PopMatters feature: Into the Cupboard: Thom Yorke Goes Solo


Thom Yorke - The Eraser Interview


Senor Coconut and His Orchestra
“Behind the Mask” [MP3]


Hylozoists
“Straight Is the Gate” [MP3]


Leeroy Stagger
“Beautiful House” [MP3]


Cex
“Baltimore” [MP3]


Joan of Arc
“You (Single)” [MP3]


Toulouse
“Commuter Etiquette” [MP3]


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Thursday, Jul 6, 2006
by PopMatters Staff


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest


Releasing: 7 July 2006 (wide)
Cast:  Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Bill Nighy
Director: Gore Verbinski


Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos


Releasing: 7 July 2006 (limited)
Cast:  Johann Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Shep Messing, Werner Roth, Giorgio Chinaglia
Director:  Paul Crowder, John Dower


A Scanner Darkly


Releasing: 7 July 2006 (limited)
Cast:  Keanu Reeves, Mitch Baker, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson
Director: Richard Linklater



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Friday, Jun 30, 2006
by PopMatters Staff


White Whale —"The Admiral"
From WWI on Merge Records
In White Whale’s maiden voyage, WWI, all glory and honor is theirs. Amassing the power of the Big Star with the fury of the Sabbath (Black) and the mesmerizing wiles of the Badfinger, the gentlemen of White (F-in’) Whale are not afraid to ask the musical question “What’s an Ocean For?” Beware ye Decemberists and those who would set the Arcade (a)Fire, the Okkervil River can not contain the enormity of White Whale.



Sufjan Stevens —"The Henney Buggy Band"
From The Avalanche on Asthmatic Kitty
As 2005 came to a close, Sufjan returned to the old, forsaken songs on his 8-track like a grandfather remembering his youth, indulging in old journals and newspaper clippings.  The gathering that followed would become the setting for the songs on The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album.



The Charlatans UK —"Blackened Blue Eyes"
From Simpactico on Sanctuary Records
Simpatico. finds The Charlatans UK returning to the sound that made them UK chart toppers and festival headliners for many years, proving once again that they are still a vital force. No longer using his falsetto, lead singer Tim Burgess is in fine form as he continues to find the sweet spot where Dylan-inspired diatribes meet unstoppably contagious melodies – both obsess him.
 

Camera Obscura —"Let’s Get Out Of This Country"
From Let’s Get Out of This Country on Merge Records
Kicking off Camera Obscura’s brand new CD, Let’s Get Out Of This Country, “Lloyd” sets the table for nearly 40 minutes of pure pop bliss.  A wide variety of influences are in play – from Jimmy Webb to Lloyd Cole, from Connie Francis to Skeeter Davis; from the Supremes to the work of David Lynch - with the band crafting each into a sound that is uniquely their own.


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Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006
by PopMatters Staff


Superman Returns


Releasing: 28 June 2006 (wide)
Cast:  Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Kevin Spacey, Parker Posey
Director: Bryan Singer
PopMatters review: Superman Returns


The Devil Wears Prada



Releasing: 30 June 2006 (wide)
Cast:  Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Tracie Thoms, Adrian Grenier
Director: David Frankel


Strangers With Candy



Releasing: 28 June 2006 (limited)
Cast:  Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker
Director: Paul Dinello
PopMatters review: Strangers With Candy


Who Killed the Electric Car?



Releasing: 28 June 2006 (limited)
Cast:  Martin Sheen, Dave Barthmuss, Jim Boyd (II), Alec N. Brooks, Alan Cocconi
Director: Chris Paine



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