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Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009

Pavement’s Mark Ibold joins Sonic Youth on bass as the band give a raucous performance of “Sacred Trickster” off their new, Matador-sponsored album.



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Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009
Another instance of awful people inspiring excellent art.

From yesterday’s New York Times:


On June 9, 1954, Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronted Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the Senate-Army Hearings over McCarthy’s attack on a member of Welch’s law firm, Frederick G. Fisher. Said Welch: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”



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Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009

Basement Jaxx release their new single “Raindrops” on 22 June in the UK. It’s been a really long time since we last heard from them and they have been sorely missed. The tune is deliciously disco-esque and the video videos are colorful, glam and kaleidoscopic.



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Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009

Stuart Murdoch from Belle and Sebastian has a new project God Help the Girl releasing their album on 23 June. The first single “Funny Little Frog” is a lot jazzier than B&S, but every bit as poppy as the Scottish group.



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Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009

Mos Def’s excellent new album dropped today and he ran through a smoking version of “Quiet Dog” last night on the Letterman show, rapping and drumming simultaneously.



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