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by PopMatters Staff

7 Jul 2009


Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend
(ATO)
Releasing: 18 August 2009 (US) / 24 August 2009 (UK)

SONG LIST
01. A Whole Lot Better
02. Eyes on the Horizon
03. Garbage Day
04. Gonowhere
05. Feel Like Taking You Home
06. You Make a Fool Out of Me
07. Poised and Ready
08. Don’t Want to Talk
09. Misery
10. Lesson Learned
11. Borrow

Brendan Benson
“Don’t Wanna Talk” [MP3]
     

“Feel Like Taking You Home”[MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

7 Jul 2009


Death Cab for Cutie recently released a collection of rarities entitled The Open Door and they dropped by Conan O’Brien’s stage last evening to play the first tune off the EP.

by PopMatters Staff

7 Jul 2009


Conor Oberst in his current countryish incarnation played Letterman last night wearing a sombrero and plying the catchy beats of “Spoiled”.

by PopMatters Staff

7 Jul 2009


George Strait
Twang
(MCA Nashville)
Releasing: 11 August 2009 (US) /

SONG LIST
01.  Twang - Jim Lauderdale, Kendell Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey
02.  Where Have I Been All My Life - Sherrie Austin, Will Nance and Steve Williams
03.  I Gotta Get to You - Jim Lauderdale, Jimmy Ritchey and Blaine Larsen
04.  Easy As You Go - Steve Bogard and Rick Giles
05.  Living for the Night - George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
06.  Same Kind of Crazy - Delbert McClinton and Gary Nicholson
07.  Out of Sight Out of Mind - George Strait and Bubba Strait
08.  Arkansas Dave - Bubba Strait
09.  The Breath You Take - Dean Dillon, Jessie Jo Dillon and Casey Beathard
10. He’s Got That Something Special - George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
11. Hot Grease and Zydeco - Gordon Bradberry and Tony Ramey
12. Beautiful Day for Goodbye - Doug Johnson and Pat Bunch
13. El Rey - Jose Alfredo Jimenez

by PopMatters Staff

7 Jul 2009


Silversun Pickups drop by MTV Unplugged to play a tune off their 2006 debut Carnavas. “Well Thought Out Twinkles” released as a single back in 2007, hitting #9 on Billboard’s Hot Modern Rock Tracks.

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