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by Henry Guyer

24 May 2010

Ever wondered how a television really operates? Well, so has Björk (during Christmas some time in the ‘90s). Let her guide you through this informative yet fantastical educational video as she takes apart her TV set and explain why it is more like a megalopolis in there and why Icelandic poets are all liars.

by PopMatters Staff

24 May 2010

Strange Weather, Isn It?
Releasing: 24 August

Brooklyn dance-poppers return this summer with a new album and the band is currently streaming the first track over on their site.

01 AM/FM
02 The Most Certain Sure
03 Wannagain Wannagain
04 Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass
05 Steady as the Sidewalk Cracks
06 Hollow
07 Jump Back
08 Even Judas Gave Jesus a Kiss
09 The Hammer

by Oliver Ho

24 May 2010

Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon reads and offers context for some excerpts from her father’s 1967-71 daytimers. There are meetings with Serling Silliphant (The Towering Inferno, Circle of Iron) and Blake Edwards (!), lessons for James Coburn, and and entry marked “Steve called” (possibly McQueen). His workouts included a five-minute mile and doing 800 punches with each arm.

by Arnold Pan

24 May 2010

On the Ones and Threes
Releasing: 3 August

2010 seems to be the year that indie groups left in the bargain bins of the 1990s are coming back with a vengeance. Add one-time underground faves Versus to the list of resurgent bands making another go of it after a long hiatus, returning from a decade of dormancy with a stint on the TeenBeat 26th anniversary tour and a new album, On the Ones and Threes, due this August on Merge. From the sound of the recently leaked track “Invincible Hero”, the Pixies-ish NYC trio seems to have recharged its batteries, coming off just as forceful and insistently melodic as it was in its mid-1990s heyday.

01 Invincible Hero

02 Nu Skin

03 Into Blue

04 Gone to Earth

05 Cicada

06 Erstwhile

07 Pink Valhalla

08 Saturday Saints

09 Scientists

10 The Ones and Threes

by John Bergstrom

24 May 2010

Matt Johnson’s pioneering alt-rock alter ego, The The, hasn’t released a proper album since 2000’s below-par Naked Self. However, Johnson has slowly developed an internet presence for The The in recent years, especially with his series of Radio Cineola webcasts. Now comes an official new The The album. But don’t expect another Infected or Dusk. Rather, it’s the soundtrack to Tony, an indie psycho-thriller film directed by Johnson’s brother Gerard. Here’s what’s known so far: The album features 24 new songs, though most if not all figure to be instrumentals. It’s available exclusively from The The’s official website and comes with a 68-page book with photos and notes from the Johnson brothers.

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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