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Thursday, Apr 30, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Sonic Youth’s new record The Eternal drops on 9 June in the US and UK. The band previewed a new song, “What We Know”, from the record this week on Later… With Jools Holland. Plus, here’s the official free MP3 again.


Sonic Youth
“Sacred Trickster” [MP3]



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Thursday, Apr 30, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Antony and the Johnsons dropped by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night and played “Another World” off the recent The Crying Light.



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Thursday, Apr 30, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

#1 in the US - singles


#1 in the US - albums


#1 in the UK - singles


#1 in the UK - albums


#1 in Spain - singles


#1 in Spain - albums


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Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009

Following in the Virginia metal workhorse tradition of Gwar, Municipal Waste, and Pig Destroyer comes Moutheater, a band rooted in ‘90s grunge tradition via the Melvins and Jesus Lizard, yet falling in the line with the minimalist approach of heavy up-and-comers Tombs. The one quality that helps the band standout above the white noise of their peers comes from the vocals of Andrew Aircraft (and what a name). With enough roar power to require a new set of drawers, “Guts” is a short and sweet statement of raw power. The band’s first 7” was recorded by the king of heavy, Steve Albini, and their new album Ornament is due out June 30th on Thrashed Records.


Moutheater
“Guts” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Dead Oceans has just released a new MP3 from the upcoming John Vanderslice album Romanian Names (US: 19 May / UK: 18 May). The singer-songwriter also has a packed tour schedule beginning in May, highlighted by three appearances at the Outside Lands Music Festival (tour dates after the jump).


John Vanderslice
“Too Much Time” [MP3]
     


“Fetal Horses” [MP3]
     



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