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by Tyler Gould

28 Aug 2009


Her retro style and immovable coiffe may draw Imelda May comparisons to Amy Winehouse, but she eschews the lazy-though-potent soul power of the latter in favor of relentless boogie. Her impish snarl is the highlight of this new video for her rockabilly-by-numbers track, “Johnny Got a Boom Boom”, where she’s backed competently by a blur of pomade and bowling shirts. Occasionally, you’ll see her bang on a traditional Irish drum called a bodhrán, which is buried so deep in the mix as to be totally superficial, but it sure looks fancy.

You can find the song on her 2008 release, Love Tattoo, and you can find Imelda May embarking on her first ever US tour this September. Check out the clip for some rapid camera zooming and very sassy lateral head-bobbing, along with her performance on Later… with Jools Holland

by Matt Mazur

28 Aug 2009


The co-star of HBO’s Hung, Anne Heche, known probably most for her kooky off-screen antics and dating Ellen Degeneres, hits the Letterman Show and disses her ex-husband and the father of her child in an embarrassingly personal way on national television.

by Allison Taich

27 Aug 2009


After breaking up nearly 40 years ago, the Beatles are still one of the strongest forces in popular music. On 9 September 2009, the Beatles will once again woo fans and critics alike, with the much anticipated releases of The Beatles: Rock Band, and more importantly the digitally remastered catalog.

The complete remastered series includes:

Please Please Me
With the Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles for Sale
Help!
Rubber Soul
Revolver
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (The White Album)
Abbey Road
Let It Be
Past Masters
Yellow Submarine

by Andrew Martin

27 Aug 2009


The Foreign Exchange (Nicolay & Phonte) continues to push its stellar 2008 sophomore effort (Leave It All Behind) with this stunning video depiction of “House of Cards” featuring songstress Muhsinah.

by PopMatters Staff

27 Aug 2009


Pearl Jam
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(self-released (US) / Universal (international))
Releasing: 20 September

Eddie Vedder and co. go label-less in the US for their upcoming ninth album and head into a more pop direction and back into the arms of producer Brendan O’Brien, who hasn’t produced a Pearl Jam album since 1998’s Yield.

SONG LIST
01 Gonna See My Friend
02 Got Some
03 The Fixer
04 Johnny Guitar
05 Just Breathe
06 Amongst the Waves
07 Unthought Known
08 Supersonic
09 Speed of Sound
10 Force of Nature
11 The End

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Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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