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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Chateau Marmont remixes the latest single from Röyksopp’s latest album Junior. Dan Raper said of Junior: “The Norwegian duo seems determined to be optimistic and extroverted throughout, and in doing this, the album might end up being its best yet.”


Röyksopp featuring Robyn
“The Girl and the Robot” (Chateau Marmont remix) [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The year’s best Americana record so far is Ryan Bingham’s upcoming Roadhouse Sun. Lost Highway releases the album on June 2nd, but you can listen to a stream on the album over on the label’s site.


Ryan Bingham
Roadhouse Sun [Stream]


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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The video for Mos Def’s new single “Case Bey” has premiered on MySpace. The hip-hoppers long awaited new album The Ecstatic will finally see the light on day on 9 June.


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“Casa Bey” [MP3]



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Monday, May 11, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Green Day’s new album releases this Friday and WE7 is offering a streaming widget to check out the new tunes now.



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Monday, May 11, 2009

New Orleans jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins will be appearing in a new HBO series Tremé that was just greenlit by the network. The pilot was written by The Wire creator David Simon and co-creator Eric Overmyer, so we’re hoping for great things from this show that will follow the characters through post-Hurricane Katrina life in the Big Easy. Ruffins has also kept busy with a new album, Livin’ a Tremé Life that came out last month and the incessant live gigs he plays. Here are two tracks from the new album, “Treme Mardi Gras” and Ruffin’s version of Allen Toussaint’s “Holy Cow”.


Kermit Ruffins
“Treme Mardi Gras” [MP3]
     


“Holy Cow” [MP3]
     



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