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Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Ian Mathers said of last year’s Joan as Police Woman album To Survive that it “is probably even a little stronger as an album than Real Life, but it lacks the peaks and valleys that made the latter so compelling… But while it doesn’t quite bring one up short as Real Life did, To Survive does something arguably even more valuable; it shows that the debut was in no way a fluke, and that Joan As Police Woman are in this for the long haul. Here is the new video from that release, “Start of My Heart”. [via Interview Magazine]


 



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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

New albums out this week that are available in full on lala.com for streaming…



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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

We thought pretty highly of Gui Boratto’s last album, Chromophobia, including it in our Best Albums of 2007 and giving the album a 9. Boratto’s new album, Take My Breath Away, releases via Kompakt digitally on Beatport February 23rd and in stores March 3rd. Check out the title track from this Brazilian techno master.


Gui Boratto
“Take My Breath Away” [MP3]
     


TOUR DATES
WED 3/25 MIAMI, FL DJ Mag Event thru Edo
FRI 3/27 NEW YORK, NY Studio B
SAT 3/28 CHICAGO, IL Smart Bar
WED 4/1 QUEBEC CITY, QC Sonar
THUR 4/2 MONTREAL, QC Parking
WED 4/8 SEATTLE, WA Nectar
FRI 4/10 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Paradise
SAT 4/11 DENVER, CO Beta
FRI 4/17 INDIO, CA Coachella


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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009

Morrissey continues his promotion of Years of Refusal with a stop at Friday Night with Jonathan Ross last week, performing “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” and a jarringly heavy version of the Smiths’ classic “This Charming Man”. Ross assures the audience that, with song titles like “Black Cloud” and “I’m OK By Myself”, Morrissey fans are sure to love the new album.


Years of Refusal is out now. Here’s the PopMatters review by John Bergstrom.



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Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009

Killer tofu be damned. Odds are that over the next few years, when the world hears “The Beets”, they’ll think of these fuzzed out pop kids from Brooklyn, and not the bunch of blue-faced Beatles rip-offs from Doug


The below video, for “Walk on Your Toes”, may just feature Juan Wauters, a third of the band, but it perfectly captures the Beets’ sound.  It’s so low-fi you have to dig it up to hear it, but give it half a chance and you’ll have it stuck in your head the rest of the day/week/month. Still, guys, you might up the production values just a smidge. You’ll still have cred, and we might actually be able to hear what you’re doing.



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