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“On White Rabbits’ sophomore release It’s Frightening, the indie veteran of Spoon fame, Britt Daniel, leaves an immediate mark on the album from behind the boards. Album opener “Percussion Gun” kicks off like some pseudo version of “I Want Candy” as performed by the Feelies, with the kind of tight, all-encompassing drum work we haven’t really heard from this band before. And Daniel chooses to build upon that.”—Daniel Rivera

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“Percussion Gun” [MP3]
     

Inglourious Basterds premiered at Cannes this week and now there are three new clips of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film for your previewing pleasure. The film will be in US theatres on August 21st.

Remember the insanely catchy “Brimful of Asha” from Cornershop? It was pretty ubiquitous in the late ‘90s and for good reason. The British band’s blend of UK pop with traditional Indian sounds was unique and infectious. The group is returning this year with a new single “The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History in the Making)” to be released on May 26th on their own label.

by PopMatters Staff

21 May 2009


Regina Spektor’s new record Far drops on June 22nd in the US and she recently stopped by Later Live… with Jools Holland to perform “Blue Lips”.

by PopMatters Staff

21 May 2009


Mastodon played “Oblivion” from Crack the Skye on Late Show With David Letterman back on May 15th. Adrien Begrand said of the song: “Mastodon’s new direction is made apparent immediately, starting with the opening track. Compared to Blood Mountain‘s incendiary ‘The Wolf is Loose’, ‘Oblivion’ is far more understated, its murky opening riff slowly gaining momentum, but when the chugging begins in earnest, the emphasis is placed not on the rhythm riff but the richly layered vocal melodies instead, with drummer Brann Dailor (in a shockingly good vocal turn) handling the verses, bassist Troy Sanders joining in the bridge, and guitarist Brent Hinds taking over during the choruses.”

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

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"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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