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by PopMatters Staff

10 Nov 2010


This past 14th of September, Hometapes re-released the critically acclaimed 2009 release, Beast Rest Forth Mouth, by Brooklyn’s Bear in Heaven. The re-issue includes a bonus CD of remixes (track list below) from the likes of Twin Shadow, Justin K. Broadrick, The Field, and more. Today, we present the online premiere of Tropics’ retake on “You Do You”. Frontman Jon Philpot says of this new interpretation of their tune: “Sometimes somebody will come along and amaze you, Tropics amazed us. They opened up our song “You Do You” like the retractable roof of an arena. It’s slow and bumping. It’s kinda like Phil Collins. Somehow this song makes me look back at 2010 with a teardrop and a smile. Get down with it and think about what you’ve done.”

by Jessy Krupa

9 Nov 2010


Using a rumored submission list that leaked to the internet, here are some guesses as to what the Album of the Year Grammy nominees will be.

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The BBC called it “a complex, captivating work”, NME described it as “.., pretty much perfect”, Rolling Stone said it was “fantastic“, and I’m telling you it’s going to get nominated.

by Jessy Krupa

9 Nov 2010


Band on the Run was re-released last week in multiple formats, including digital downloads, a vinyl LP, and three different CD sets. Make sure you at least get a hold of the awesome “special” or “deluxe” editions. They contain a DVD that includes music videos and a look behind-the-scenes, but the real highlight is the “One Hand Clapping” segment.

Featuring live renditions of Wings hits performed at Abbey Road studios, the 1974 potential TV special has only been available through bootlegs and YouTube clips. Fans speculate that it was filmed to promote a world tour that never materialized and was shelved when drummer Geoff Britton left the group.

Here are two highlights: the rousing little-known Wings rocker “Soily” and the literally bouncy Tin Pan Alley-esque “I’ll Give You a Ring”. That’s one of the many reasons I adore Paul McCartney & Wings, their variety!

by J.C. Sciaccotta

9 Nov 2010


Pop culture magazine MEAN (Music. Entertainment. Art. News), in conjunction with MTV, recently announced the launch of a series of groundbreaking, star-studded music videos entitled “Supervideo”. Each “supervideo” will tap buzzworthy music, filmmakers, and talent in a high voltage expression of music and art.

Starting off with a bang is “Supervideo: LCD f/Kendrick”, combining the diverse talents of Training Day writer David Ayer, Up in the Air and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World actress Anna Kendrick, and the indelible music of LCD Soundsystem. The song, “Pow Pow”, from LCD’s current album This is Happening was used as inspiration for the story of a mysterious woman (Kendrick) and her entourage of lawyers and bodyguards as they travel through the underworld of Los Angeles to capture the souls of notorious villains.

Check out the (super)video below.

by Eric Allen Been

9 Nov 2010


In a recent performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Cee-Lo Green stripped-down – and arguably improved – King of Leon’s latest single “Radioactive”, rendering the Followill boy’s stadium-ready sing along into a retro-soul jam. Cee-Lo’s third studio album, The Lady Killer, was released in the UK on 8 November 2010, and is out today, 9 November 2010, in the US.

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