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by PopMatters Staff

29 Jul 2009


The Entrance Band
The Entrance Band
(Ecstatic Peace!/Universal)
Releasing: 1 September (US)

SONG LIST
01 Lookout!
02 M.L.K
03 Still Be There
04 Sing for the One
05 You’re So Fine
06 Grim Reaper Blues (Pt. 2)
07 That Is Why
08 Lives
09 You Must Turn
10 Hourglass
11 Silence on a Crowded Train (LP bonus song)

The Entrance Band
“Lookout!” [MP3]
     

by Matt Mazur

29 Jul 2009


Michael Jackson, mixing pills with alcohol, and Sarah Palin are all given a hot, dance-beat-driven update. Absolutely hysterical. Watch for Nancy Pelosi breaking it down at the beginning! Get it, girl, Kanye will be calling soon, I’m sure of it.

by Matt Mazur

28 Jul 2009


Tsk, tsk Mrs. Martin… Lady Paltrow, a very capable actress occasionally, has recently launched an insipid blog (which I will not name here), on which she gives out lifestyle tips to the great unwashed masses. Here, Paltrow, who for years claimed to be a vegan, debones a chicken. Not very vegan behavior, really. Looks like she is guilty of just hopping on the fad diet trend to get skinny for all of those red carpets.

by Andrew Martin

28 Jul 2009


Nicolay
Shibuya: City Lights Vol. 2
(Foreign Exchange Music)
Releasing: 15 September (US)

Dutch production master Nicolay crafts yet another breezy, soulful, and gorgeous Sunday anthem with Carlitta Durand handling vocal duties. It’s a hell of a teaser for his newest project, City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya.

SONG LIST
01 Lose Your Way feat. Carlitta Durand
02 Shibuya Station
03 Crossing
04 Rain in Ueno Park
05 Satellite
06 Saturday Night feat. Carlitta Durand
07 A Ride Under the Neon Moon
08 Omotesando
09 Meiji Shrine
10 Shadow Dancing
11 The Inner Garden
12 Bullet Train
13 Wake Up in Another Life
14 Departure
15 Shibuya Epilogue feat. Carlitta Durand

Nicolay feat. Carlitta Durand
“Lose Your Way” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jul 2009


Yo La Tengo
Popular Songs
(Matador)
Releasing: 8 September (US)

SONG LIST
01 Here to Fall
01 Avalon or Someone Very Similar
01 By Two’s
01 Nothing to Hide
01 Periodically Double or Triple
01 If It’s True
01 I’m on My Way
01 When It’s Dark
01 All Your Secrets
01 More Stars Than There Are in Heaven
01 The Fireside
01 And the Glitter Is Gone


Yo La Tengo
“Here to Fall” [MP3]
     

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