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Monday, Oct 19, 2009

Brilliant Colors
Introducing
(Slumberland )
Releasing: 3 November


New music, new genres. Every band sounds vaguely like some other band. Terms like electro-rock-hop and pop-grunge-dance are now used to define bands. For Brilliant Colors, we’ll just stick with lo-fi. “English Cities”, the first single off their romp of a debut album, is a rush of guitars, drums, and hairspray.


SONG LIST
01 I Searched
02 Absolutely Anything
03 English Cities
04 Yell in the Air
05 You Say You Want
06 Over There
07 Mythic
08 Short Sleeves at Night
09 Motherland
10 Should I Tell You


Brilliant Colors
English Cities [MP3]     



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Monday, Oct 19, 2009

Joan of Arc’s 12th odd album may be a little on the hit-&-miss side, as Joe Tacopino’s PopMatters review attests, but this track is definitely a hit. That said, I’m not exactly sure what this video is trying to get at.



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Sunday, Oct 18, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Doveman
The Conformist
(Brassland)
Releasing: 20 October


Former PopMatters scribe Thomas Bartlett, better known as Doveman, has a new record coming out this week. His mellow and delicate pop is always a delight.


SONG LIST
01 Breathing Out
02 Best Thing
03 Memorize
04 Hurricane
05 Aftermath
06 From Silence
07 Cat Awoke
08 Angel’s Share
09 Burgundy Stain
10 Tigers
11 Castles


Doveman
“Angel’s Share” [MP3]
     



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Friday, Oct 16, 2009

The Decemberists have teamed up with four filmmakers—Guilherme Marcondes, Julia Pott, Peter Sluszka and Santa Maria—to create an hour-long animation for their most recent album, The Hazards of Love. The band has officially released the trailer for their upcoming event, on October 19, where they will perform the entire piece synchronized with the animation, as well as an additional second set of old songs and new material. The show will take place at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.



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Friday, Oct 16, 2009

Various Artists
Zevolution: ZE Records Re-Edited
(Strut)
Releasing: 24 November


This batch of re-edited songs from the legendary post-punk label includes dance floor classics (“Annie”), fresh mixes (“Almost Black”), and the odd rarity (“No Turn on Red”). The package will come with an extensive booklet with an introduction by Greg Wilson and sleeve notes by Bill Brewster.


SONG LIST
01 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m Corrupt (Idjut Boys Edit)
02 Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No 9 – Cowboys & Gangsters (Social Disco Club Edit)
03 Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No 9 – On A Day Like Today (Todd Terje ‘Friendly Children’ Edit)
04 David Gamson – No Turn On Red (Fat Camp version)
05 Material with Nona Hendryx – Bustin’ Out (Rub & Tug Edit)
06 Aural Exciters – Spooks In Space (Luke Howard & Felix Dickinson Edit)
07 James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself (Twitch-Optimo mix)
08 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming (Greg Wilson ZE-Edit)
09 James White & The Blacks – Almost Black (Richard Sen’s Padded Cell Edit)
10 Garcons – Encore L’Amore (Leo Zero Edit)
11 Don Armando’s Seventh Avenue Rhumba Band – I’m An Indian Too (Pilooski mix)
12 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy (Soul Mekanik ‘Bounty Girls’ Edit)


Aural Exciters
Spooks In Space (Luke Howard & Felix Dickinson Filthy & Foolish Edit) [MP3]
     



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