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by Tyler Gould

4 Nov 2009


To hear Sarah Assbring say it, Lou Reed’s “Heavenly Arms” had a massive impact on her ability to even begin to write the new album:

“I knew from the beginning I was going to do an album of love songs but as I was far from in an amorous state of mind at the time I realized, I couldn’t write anything that would be pretending I still believed in love. I wanted to though. Desperately. And upon reading the lyrics to “Heavenly Arms” I realized he’d find the way to express this dark and desperate fight for love to survive against all odds. “

El Perro Del Mar is touring in support of her latest album, Love is Not Pop, out now in the U.S. on the Control Group.

El Perro Del Mar
Change of Heart [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

4 Nov 2009


Oh No Ono’s “Swim” can now be found on iTunes in audio and video form. Their sophomore album, Eggs, is finally getting distributed all over the globe, being released in the U.S. by Friendly Fire and worldwide by the Leaf Label on January 26th.

by Sarah Zupko

4 Nov 2009


British jazz/hip-hop fusioners the Herbaliser opened for De La Soul at a recent show in Paris and Grandcrew.com was on the scene to capture the proceedings at Paris’ Jazz à la Villette. The funky soulful beats are out in full force here. Check out more on the new stellar release Session 2, which got an 8 from PopMatters back in August.

by Allison Taich

4 Nov 2009


Them Crooked Vultures have officially released their second single “Mind Eraser, No Chaser” for free(!) on iTunes, and you can also stream it on YouTube. The band’s self-titled debut album is due out 17 November in the U.S. and Canada on DGC/Interscope Records. The first single “New Fang” premiered last week.

by Tyler Gould

4 Nov 2009


The Swell Season is Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s first album without the built-in emotional resonance that comes from the identification of character, plot, and image with song. It’s hard to imagine the music from the Once soundtrack without recalling its place in the film, whether Glen was busking by himself or recording with the band. “Low Rising” has a video, but for the most part, the music has to speak for itself.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

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