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by PopMatters Staff

16 Jun 2009


Gossip’s major label debut Music For Men releases next week on Columbia. “Heavy Cross” is the new video, a jagged, dancey tune with rather stock performance style visuals.

by PopMatters Staff

16 Jun 2009


Spencer Krug dazzles once again.

Sunset Rubdown
“Idiot Heart” [MP3] from Dragonslayer (out June 23rd)
     

Katey Rich (Cinemablend) and Nathaniel Rogers (The Film Experience) take on the finest offerings of the year, so far, in an engaging, funny vodcast.

Over on MySpace, a scruffy little band called the Heaps emerges from the flaming wreckage of Elvis Costello (now spending several lifetimes in the purgatory of talk show hosting) and Belle & Sebastian (or, How I Found God and Lost Most of My Audience, by Stuart Murdoch) to make two irresistible songs: “Casual Encounters” and “William Baldwin: A Lament”.

The other posted songs work well enough, but these first two gems are not only tuneful, they’re therapy for the unbearable lightness of pop culture and Craigslist. Have a listen.

The Heaps
“Casual Encounters” and “William Baldwin: A Lament” [Streaming]

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