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Monday, Aug 24, 2009

Lou Barlow
Goodnight Unknown
(Merge)
Releasing: 6 October (US)


Lou Barlow (of Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr.) will be releasing his new solo album, Goodnight Unknown, on October 6, and to commemorate the occasion, Merge Records released this documentary on the making of the record. It’s 30 minutes of pretty rare insight into the man’s creative process, at times brooding, manic, obnoxious, euphoric—regardless of the outcome, his personal investment is indisputable. Shorter behind-the-scenes installments will be up in the coming weeks.


Barlow will be touring with Dinosaur Jr. this fall and performing an opening set of his solo material, backed by Mike Watt-backers the Missingmen. Tour dates after the jump.


SONG LIST
01 Sharing
02 Goodnight Unknown
03 Too Much Freedom
04 Faith in Your Heartbeat
05 The One I Call
06 The Right
07 Gravitate
08 I’m Thinking…
09 One Machine, One Long Fight
10 Praise
11 Take Advantage
12 Modesty
13 Don’t Apologize
14 One Note Tone


Lou Barlow
“Gravitate” [MP3]
     



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Lead singer Thom Yorke recently stated in an interview that Radiohead would not be releasing a new album anytime in the near future. While this unfortunate fact has not changed, it has not prevented another new song, “These Are My Twisted Words”, from being leaked to the public last week.


This five-and-a-half-minute track opens with three minutes of ominous instrumental krautrock and is the most recent in a long line of unconventionally beautiful songs for which Radiohead is renowned for. You can decide for yourself, however, as it is currently available via free download on the band’s website.



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Monday, Aug 24, 2009
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Gogol Bordello
Live from Axis Mundi
(Side One Dummy)
Releasing: 6 October


Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello are releasing a deluxe new live DVD and CD set in October featuring many of the most popular tunes from their incendiary sets. Plus, the set will gather many rarities from their various TV appearances and well as demos and videos.


SONG LIST
DISC 1 - CD
01 Ultimate (BBC Sessions)
02 Wonderlust King (BBC Sessions)
03 Mishto (BBC Sessions)
04 Alcohol (BBC Sessions)
05 American Wedding (BBC Sessions)
06 You Gave Up (Roumania) (BBC Sessions)
07 Stivali E Colbacco (Super Taranta Sessions)
08 Troubled Friends (Gypsy Punk Sessions)
09 60 Revolutions (Demo)
10 Immigrant Punk (Demo)
11 Immigrant Punk (Instrumental)


Disc 2 - DVD
LIVE FROM AXIS MUNDI
Ultimate
Sally
Not a Crime
Dogs Were Barking
Wonderlust King
Mishto
Forces of Victory
Tribal Connection
60 Revolutions
Start Wearing Purple
Think Locally, Fuck Globally
Punk Rock Parranda
Illumination
Baro Foro


EXTRA TRACKS
Immigrant Punk
East Infection
Avenue B
Harem in Tuscany


VIDEOS
Start Wearing Purple
Not a Crime
Wonderlust King
American Wedding


BONUS CHRONICLES
Creative People Must Be Stopped!
Sacred Darling
Purple (The Pizdetz)
Musika Agressia



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Dizzee Rascal
Tongue N’ Cheek
(Dirtee Stank)
Releasing: 21 September 2009 (UK)


SONG LIST
01 Bonkers
02 Road Rage
03 Dance Wiv Me
04 Freaky Freaky
05 Can’t Tek Me No More
06 Chillin Wiv Da Man Dem
07 Dirtee Cash
08 Money Money Money
09 Leisure
10 Holiday
11 Bad Behaviour



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Monday, Aug 24, 2009

L.A. based Fitz & the Tantrums have had a very productive 2009. It started with Fitz purchasing an old church organ at his ex’s suggestion, then by night’s end, the first single, “Breakin’ the Chains of Love”, was written.


Fast forward to a new record contract with Future Sounds, the August 11th release of a five song EP, Songs For a Break-Up, Vol.1 (which was all recorded in Fitz’ living room), and now a 13-stop west coast tour with Flogging Molly, and you’ve just defined the word “productivity”.


Fitz moved to L.A. from France as a child, and brought some European flair with him. Songs for a Break-Up, Vol.1 has not only the muse church organ, but has layered in a background of horns, female vocals and a Motown-meets Gnarls Barley-meets the Black Keys sound that is both original and organic. Fitz & the Tantrums may be a Future Sounds’ recording artist, but they’re definitely using some retro sounds to their appeal.


Check out their upcoming tour after the jump, as well as their new single “Winds of Change”.



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