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by Eric Allen Been

23 Mar 2011


Animal Collective are the curators of this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, England, and in an effort to familiarize festival-goers with the lineup, the band just released a free mix featuring several of the acts on the bill. The mix’s setlist and stream are listed below. Animal Collective’s ATP weekend goes down May 13 through the 15. Head over to ATP’s website for more details

  ATP Animal Collective Mix by All Tomorrows Parties

00:00 OV (extract) – Orthrelm
01:38 “Fireworks” – Animal Collective
08:21 “Norway” – Beach House
12:23 “Credit” – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
15:45 “House Jam (XXXChange Remix)” – Gang Gang Dance
20:12 “Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping” – Grouper
23:00 “Cheaters” – Teengirl Fantasy
29:07 “Shina Blockas” – Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane
32:43 “Freeway” – Kurt Vile
35:15 “Up On The Sun” – Meat Puppets
39:14 “Vacuum Boogie” – Floating Points
45:17 “High Road” – Deradoorian
50:52 “Goumou” – Khaira Arby
56:06 “Oh Paris!” – Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
58:46 “Gentleman’s Lament” – Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
61:31 “Night Cream” – Black Dice
67:01 “Discover Your Colors” – Ear Pwr
70:13 “I’ve Got Drugs (Out Of The Mist)” – The Frogs
72:31 “Trashy Boys” – Tickley Feather
77:17 “Good Time” – Yi Yi Thant & Aung Heina
81:40 “Rookoobay” – The Brothers Unconnected
85:13 “Grim Reaper Blues (Live In Big Sur)” – The Entrance Band
92:26″ Mawak Lakhaal” – Group Doueh
95:55 “Raghupati” – Prince Rama
101:07 “How You Satisfy Me” – Spectrum
105:16 “Catch Attack” – Drawlings
109:14 “Al Anon” – Eric Copeland
113:10 “Melankolia (Edit)” – Vladislav Delay
122:01 “Four Violins (Extract)” – Tony Conrad
127:34 “Wended V – Mick Barr
135:45 “Fuck Mixing, Let’s Dance” – Zomby

by Jennifer Cooke

23 Mar 2011


San Diego’s best kept secret, Apes of Wrath, just made it even harder for you to find them by changing their name to New Mexico. No matter. They still make the most exciting music in town that fails to penetrate outside of our humble borders. Who knows, maybe Wavves will start a revolution that starts everyone clamoring for all things San Diego: carne asada burritos, flip flops, and little trios like New Mexico. These guys seem to write a slew of new songs, each more kick-ass than the last, every single time they play a show. Don’t get excited about hearing “Epic Lover” because here comes “Case Closed”, and “Ramses”, from way back in 2007, is but a hazy, distant memory. And you thought Apple was bad with the planned obsolescence. Get it while you can:  here’s the new video for “Motion Sickness”.

by Cynthia Fuchs

23 Mar 2011


“The reason that they’re not going to jail is not that they didn’t commit crimes,” Charles Ferguson tells Nell Minow. “It’s because there’s been no effort to enforce the law, an even more disturbing phenomenon.”

This year’s Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Inside Job traces the intertwined histories of deregulation, credit default swaps, subprime mortgages, and ideological Kool-Aid drinking. Interviewer and director Ferguson encourages his subjects to tell their stories. Some of these are convincing, others are cringeworthy, as lobbyists, bankers, and academics spin themselves into deep holes. It may be that Inside Job‘s greatest effect is that, as the interviewees reveal themselves, they become less central to the story. Increasingly, the film lays bare a culture based on greed and short-sightedness, one that produces a mindless focus on profits, whether ideological, political, or financial.

Part of Maysles Cinema’s “True Crime” series, the screening of Inside Job on 3/23 will be followed by an audience-led discussion with Gale and Ben Armstead, humanitarians, and long-time Harlem residents. On Friday, 3/25, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Carl Dix.

See PopMattersreview.

by PopMatters Staff

23 Mar 2011


A lot has happened in the life of Nashville’s Bad Cop since we last caught up with them... The band has gone through a line-up changed, played the stages at PopMontreal and CMJ, as well as holding down a regular gig at Brooklyn’s Don Pedro. Bowing to the ironic resurgent popularity of the good old cassette tape and the return of the vinyl LP, vocalist Adam Anyone has also started a new cassette and vinyl label called Jeffery Drag Records. The garage rock band has a new 7-inch dropping this summer, but in the meantime they have just unleashed the new video directed by Seth Graves for “I’m in Lust With You”, an appropriate title for a testosterone-driven slab of charging guitar rawk.


As an extra treat, we’re giving you a preview of a new Bad Cop song to be released in finished form this summer. This is the demo version of “Wet Lips”.

by Cynthia Fuchs

23 Mar 2011


“I can’t say that I wanted to be like everyone else,” says Lyubov Meyerson, drawing on her cigarette. “That’s not quite how it was. I simply was like everyone else.” Meyerson’s is one of five Russian classmates’ stories in Robin Hessman’s terrific documentary, My Perestroika. Each recalls what it was like to be born into Soviet-era Communism, and now contemplates middle age in Russia’s new market economy. Through thoughtful and absorbing interviews, the film shows the perpetual disjunctions between official history and lived experiences.

My Perestroika opens in New York 23 March and Los Angeles 15 April. Many other cities will follow.

See PopMattersreview.

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