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Thursday, Jun 23, 2011
by PopMatters Staff

John Maus’ eagerly awaited album We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves drops next week and the artist has lined up a host of US dates to promote his new work (listed below). This week Maus gives us the Jennifer Juniper Stratford-directed video for “Head for the Country” that features the chilly visual climes of his native Minnesota blended with the warm electronic tones of his music. The giant satellite dish actually sits in his hometown Austin, Minnesota.



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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011

Linsdey Buckingham, the Fleetwood Mac leader and guitar virtuoso, has been downright prolific this decade. After managing three solo albums between 1981 and 1992, he’s just announced his third since 2006. Seeds We Sow will be released September 6. It will be the first Buckingham album not to be released through Warner Brothers. Instead, Buckingham is doing it all himself.


On his official website, Buckingham says, “[Seeds We Sow] might be the best work I’ve ever done. I think it’s an excellent representation of what I do…This is very much from the inside out and I hope I never stop doing that.” Judging by this live version of first single “In Our Own Time”, Buckingham may have more than cliches up his sleeve. The song starts at 1:40.


Buckingham has also announced a 31-city North American tour, which begins in September. Here are the dates.



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Friday, Jun 17, 2011

New York-based Common Prayer released their cover of Talking Heads’ “Love -> A Building on Fire” this week. The song is the band’s first new material since last year’s acclaimed full-length debut, There Is a Mountain and is part of a compilation benefiting the O+ Festival, a progressive three-day music and arts showcase where participants are paid with free health, dental and other wellness services.


Common Prayer is joined on the O+ compilation by artists like Silent League, Tracey Bonham, Monogold and Hopewell, a band which also features Common Prayer’s Jason Sebastian Russo.


The O+ compilation can be streamed at the festival’s official website (opositivefestival.org), and Common Prayer’s Talking Heads cover is available as a free download. The track, which continues the band’s heady all-in approach to pastoral psychedelia, is something of a bridge between the debut album and their forthcoming second LP.


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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Be still, my trembling hands.

Explosions in the Sky will be spending much of the summer touring the festival circuit, as their website makes clear.  Then, in the fall, they will be launching their first North American tour in roughly four years. The dates are listed below, as well as on the homepage of their website, which could be updated with additional dates in the near future. Be still, my trembling hands.


Trembling Hands by Explosions in the Sky


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Thursday, May 26, 2011
The band release Australian and American tour dates as well as new track "From a Friend to a Friend".

Crowded House leader Neil Finn has formed a new band, Pajama Club, with his wife Sharon. Pajama Club also includes Anna Skyring, ex-the Grates, and Sean Donnelly.


The band have not yet made any announcements regarding an album, but they have released the track “From a Friend to a Friend”. With Sharon on lead vocals, it has a garagey, almost Sonic Youth-type vibe. You can download it free if you sign up for the official Pajama Club mailing list.


Also, Pajama Club will be playing in Australia and the US over the summer. Dates after the jump.


[Stream “From a Friend to a Friend”]


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