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We think really highly of Passion Pit here at PopMatters, having just rated the band’s new album Manners an 8. Miike Snow, who has his own new record out which we’re reviewing soon, has conjured up a really funky remix of “The Reeling” off Manners.

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The Reeling (Miike Snow Remix) [MP3]
     

Moody music and fitting sepia tones in this new video from Spektor’s upcoming project Far.

Today is the birthday of Allen Ginsberg, celebrated beat poet and social activist who died in 1997. Here’s a video of him giving a reading at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. We miss you Allen.

Here comes the sludge! Sonic Youth’s new album, The Eternal, isn’t due out until next week, but the band is more than happy to give you a sneak peek via iLike.com.

Sonic Youth
The Eternal [stream]

Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr’s newest mysterious feature features an outrageously crisp black and white visual style and the dynamic Tilda Swinton. The film is brought directly to your cable box by IFC, via OnDemand and IFC Festival Direct.

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

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"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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