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by PopMatters Staff

26 Aug 2009


Slaraffenland
We’re on Your Side
(Hometapes)
Releasing: 15 September 2009 (US)

SONG LIST
01 Long Gone
02 Meet and Greet
03 Too Late to Think
04 Stars and Smiles
05 The Right Place
06 Hunting
07 Falling Out
08 Postcard
09 Open Your Eyes
10 Away

Slaraffenland
Meet and Greet [MP3]
     

“Open Your Eyes” [MP3]
     

by Katharine Wray

26 Aug 2009


HBO’s True Blood’s opening credits do a bang-up job of setting the tone for the show. With images of naughtiness happening in nature, people and in between, it lets the audience know they’re in a different world with True Blood. Not to mention the song by Jace Everett.

by PopMatters Staff

25 Aug 2009


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Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season
(Warner Home Video)
Releasing: 25 August

There’s a new reporter at the Daily Planet: Clark Kent, who shares a workspace with Lois Lane. There’s a new hero in Metropolis, too. No one knows who he is. But Jimmy Olsen was on the scene of one of the do-gooder’s exploits, and he snapped a blurred photo of the hero in superspeed action—a hero everyone now calls the Red-Blue Blur. Red-jacketed, blue-shirted Clark Kent draws closer to his Superman destiny in the exciting 22-episode, six-disc Season 8 of Smallville. Another Kryptonian destiny also takes shape. Davis Bloome begins to realize he is Doomsday. His mission on Earth: kill Clark Kent. So many new events (will Jimmy and Chloe’s marriage last?), so many new faces (Tess Mercer, Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy among them!), so many state-of-the-art effects—so don’t miss a single thrill-packed moment!

by Katharine Wray

25 Aug 2009


Director Ang Lee has yet again tackled a seminal part of the American Dream in Taking Woodstock. Perhaps it is his immigrant perspective (he arrived to America when he was 25) that allows him to encapsulate American values in such films as Brokeback Mountain and The Ice Storm. Whatever the cause, his movies are worth watching. Enjoy the trailer, and Demetri Martin’s funny intro.

by PopMatters Staff

25 Aug 2009


Islands
Vapours
(Anti-)
Releasing: 22 September

The Montreal indie band returns this fall with their third full-length album. Jamie Thompson rejoins former bandmate Nick Diamonds on Vapours.

SONG LIST

01 Switched On
02 No You Don’t
03 Vapours
04 Devout
05 Disarming the Car Bomb
06 Tender Torture
07 Shining
08 On Foreigner
09 Heartbeat
10 The Drums
11 EOL
12 Everything is Under Control

Islands
“Vapours” [MP3]
     

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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