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by Matt Mazur

2 Aug 2009


by PopMatters Staff

31 Jul 2009


PopMatters loved Elbow’s latest album, The Seldom Seen Kid, placing it at #9 on our top 60 album list last year. The Manchester band stopped by KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” program last week to chat and play some tunes.

by Timothy Gabriele

31 Jul 2009


This one’s 14 years old as a cover, but it’s perhaps the best rendition of this song omitting possibly only the original.  Low slow the tempo to a narcotic level and milk every note for sullen strength.  An elegia to the original’s fervent howl.

by PopMatters Staff

31 Jul 2009


The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Susquehanna
(Rock Ridge Music)
Releasing: 29 September (US)

SONG LIST
01 Bust Out
02 The Mongoose and the Snake
03 Hi and Lo
04 Blood Orange Sun
05 White Trash Toodle Oo
06 Julie Grave
07 Roseanne
08 Hammerblow
09 Tom the Lion
10 Wingtips
11 Breathe
12 The Good Things
13 Arráncate

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
“The Mongoose and the Snake” [MP3]
     

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Skaboy JFK
(Rock Ridge Music)
Releasing: 29 September (US)

SONG LIST
01 Skaboy JFK
02 Hi and Lo
03 Soul Cadillac
04 Sockable Face Club
05 Slapstick
06 End of the Night
07 Pool Shark
08 Cosa Nostra
09 Don Quixote
10 Hammerblow
11 2:29
12 Say It to My Face

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
“2:29” [MP3]
     

by Timothy Gabriele

31 Jul 2009


Speaking of steel drums, there’s a ton of them in this live rendition recorded in the middle of a parade/procession in Manchester as the cameraman races to chase them.

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