Latest Blog Posts

by PopMatters Staff

25 Aug 2009


SPONSORED POST

Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season
(Warner Home Video)
Releasing: 25 August

There’s a new reporter at the Daily Planet: Clark Kent, who shares a workspace with Lois Lane. There’s a new hero in Metropolis, too. No one knows who he is. But Jimmy Olsen was on the scene of one of the do-gooder’s exploits, and he snapped a blurred photo of the hero in superspeed action—a hero everyone now calls the Red-Blue Blur. Red-jacketed, blue-shirted Clark Kent draws closer to his Superman destiny in the exciting 22-episode, six-disc Season 8 of Smallville. Another Kryptonian destiny also takes shape. Davis Bloome begins to realize he is Doomsday. His mission on Earth: kill Clark Kent. So many new events (will Jimmy and Chloe’s marriage last?), so many new faces (Tess Mercer, Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy among them!), so many state-of-the-art effects—so don’t miss a single thrill-packed moment!

by Katharine Wray

25 Aug 2009


Director Ang Lee has yet again tackled a seminal part of the American Dream in Taking Woodstock. Perhaps it is his immigrant perspective (he arrived to America when he was 25) that allows him to encapsulate American values in such films as Brokeback Mountain and The Ice Storm. Whatever the cause, his movies are worth watching. Enjoy the trailer, and Demetri Martin’s funny intro.

by PopMatters Staff

25 Aug 2009


Islands
Vapours
(Anti-)
Releasing: 22 September

The Montreal indie band returns this fall with their third full-length album. Jamie Thompson rejoins former bandmate Nick Diamonds on Vapours.

SONG LIST

01 Switched On
02 No You Don’t
03 Vapours
04 Devout
05 Disarming the Car Bomb
06 Tender Torture
07 Shining
08 On Foreigner
09 Heartbeat
10 The Drums
11 EOL
12 Everything is Under Control

Islands
“Vapours” [MP3]
     

by Katharine Wray

25 Aug 2009


Clever rhyming, infectious beats, and Revenge of the Nerds references make this Norwegian electro-rock band a no-brainer.

by PopMatters Staff

25 Aug 2009


They Might Be Giants
Here Comes Science
(Idlewild/Disney Sound)
Releasing: 1 September (iTunes/Amazon) / 22 September (physical)

SONG LIST
Disc: 1
01 Science Is Real
02 Meet the Elements
03 I Am a Paleontologist w/Danny Weinkauf
04 The Bloodmobile
05 Electric Car w/Robin Goldwasser
06 My Brother the Ape
07 What Is a Shooting Star?
08 How Many Planets?
09 Why Does the Sun Shine?
10 Why Does the Sun Really Shine?
11 Roy G. Biv
12 Put It to the Test
13 Photosynthesis
14 Cells
15 Speed and Velocity w/Marty Beller
16 Computer Assisted Design
17 Solid Liquid Gas
18 Here Comes Science Bonus Track
19 The Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)

Disc: 2
01 Science Is Real [video content]
02 Meet the Elements [video content]
03 I Am a Paleontologist w/Danny Weinkauf [video content]
04 The Bloodmobile [video content]
05 Electric Car w/Robin Goldwasser [video content]
06 My Brother the Ape [video content]
07 What Is a Shooting Star? [video content]
08 How Many Planets? [video content]
09 Why Does the Sun Shine? [video content]
10 Why Does the Sun Really Shine? [video content]
11 Roy G. Biv [video content]
12 Put It to the Test [video content]
13 Photosynthesis [video content]
14 Cells [video content]
15 Speed and Velocity w/Marty Beller [video content]
16 Computer Assisted Design [video content]
17 Solid Liquid Gas [video content]
18 Here Comes Science [video content] Bonus Track
19 The Ballad of Davy Crockett (in Outer Space) [video content]

They Might Be Giants
I am a Paleontologist [MP3]
     

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

// Sound Affects

"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

READ the article