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by PopMatters Staff

16 Jul 2009


Wildbirds & Peacedrums
The Snake
(The Control Group)
Releasing: 25 August (US/physical) / 7 July 2009 (US/digital)

SONG LIST
01 Island
02 There Is No Light
03 Chain of Steel
04 So Soft So Pink
05 Places
06 Great Lines
07 Today/Tomorrow
08 Liar Lion
09 Who Ho Ho Ho
10 My Heart

Wildbirds & Peacedrums
“There Is No Light” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

16 Jul 2009


Olivia Broadfield
Eyes Wide Open
(Vagrant)
Released: 14 July 2009 (US)

Olivia Broadfield is a new singer-songwriter from the UK whose tunes have been featured on MTV’s The Real World and The Hills. The video for “Silence”, which you can check out below, is a certified hit, making VH1’s Hot 20.

SONG LIST
01 The Weight
02 Don’t Cry
03 Indescribable
04 Holding Onto You
05 Hang On
06 Lost In You
07 Safe
08 Probably Nothing
09 Don’t Let Go
10 Silence
11 Eyes Wide Open
12 Crashing Down
13 Save Me (With Day Life)

Olivia Broadfield
“Don’t Cry” [MP3]
     

 

by PopMatters Staff

15 Jul 2009


Stellastarr*
Civilized
(Bloated Wife)
Released: 7 July 2009 (US)

SONG LIST
01 Robot
02 Freak Out
03 Tokyo Sky
04 Numbers
05 Graffiti Eyes
06 Prom Zombie
07 Warchild
08 People
09 Move On
10 Sonja Cries

Stellastarr*
“Freak Out” [MP3]
     

by Sarah Zupko

14 Jul 2009


updated to include tour dates

Shonen Knife
Super Group
(Good Charamel)
Releasing: 25 August 2009 (US)

Japanese girl-pop/punk stalwarts Shonen Knife return to US shores with a new platter of tunes on August 25th. We’ve got the premiere of “Super Group” here for your listening pleasure. The women offer up catchy ditties born in the garage, but run through a bit of ‘60s pop gloss and riot grrl attitude. The band will also be playing a lengthy North American tour during October and November, appearing alongside Ty Segall, The Strange Boys, and JEFF The Brotherhood.

SONG LIST
01 “Super Group”
02 “Slug”
03 “Muddy Bubbles Hell”
04 “Deer Biscuits”
05 “BBQ Party”
06 “Pyramid Power”
07 “Time Warp”
08 “NaNaNa”
09 “Your Guitar”
10 “Jet”
11 “Evil Birds” (bonus track)

Shonen Knife
“Super Group” [MP3]
     

by Chris Conaton

14 Jul 2009


This time around, the very funny Gregory Brothers give us Congress debating climate change, reaction to Michael Jackson’s death, and of course, more of the amazing Autotuned vocal stylings of Katie Couric. As always, it’s the catchy, catchy music that makes the comedy really work.

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