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Monday, Jul 20, 2009
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Kanye West played London’s iTunes Festival (how’s that for corporate branding) this weekend. Here’s some great footage from ITV.



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Monday, Jul 20, 2009

Cornershop’s new video features a lot of old archival footage of English life, with a lot of reverse loops to create Monty Python-esque backwards silly walks. The UK group is self-releasing their latest album entitled Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast on July 27th.



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Monday, Jul 20, 2009
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Metric played the Letterman show on Friday, offering up a take on “Help I’m Alive” from their recent release Fantasies. PopMatters’ Daniel Rivera says, “Half an art-rock opus, half a post-pop frolic, Fantasies finds Metric and their illustrious front woman at a pivotal moment in their career. ‘If I stumble / Their gonna eat me alive,’ Haines confesses on album opener ‘Help, I’m Alive’. The LP follows suit with this type of self-effacing frankness, but goes a long way in not abandoning its more labored pathos.”



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Monday, Jul 20, 2009
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Indie faves Blitzen Trapper play a live set for Morning Becomes Eclectic and chat with the KCRW host.



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Monday, Jul 20, 2009

Give it up for my favorite red-headed chanteuse, debuting “Ophelia” (among five other classics) on KCRW’s legendary radio show. Tori is on the road now—on the west coast and slowly making her way out east and then on to Europe! If you’ve never experienced Tori live, the KCRW set is but a taste of her live set—which includes Jon Evans on bass and drum-meister Matt Chamberlain keeping time.



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