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Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Sole new track 'Fall Back' is a tantalising teaser for album four, another trojan horse pop beauty.

“I am not afraid to let go / Of all the history that pushed me over,” yearns Danilova recast as Hamlet’s lovestruck Ophelia, “I would do anything to be the one with you.” Heart on sleeve, ultra-romantic and therefore doomed, it simmers to a frenzied finale so fiery the entire string quartet spontaneously combusts. Possibly.—Matt James


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Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
The Dismemberment Plan shares their new song, "Invisible", off the band's first new album in 12 years, 'Uncanney Valley'. The record will drop on October 15th and the group will be touring the US this fall.


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Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Califone is sharing the audio for the new tune "Frosted Tips" from their upcoming September 3rd album, 'Stitches', releasing via Dead Oceans.


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Thursday, Aug 15, 2013
Yo La Tengo has released a companion video to the animated wonderland that represented "Ohm", where a cigar smoking baby commandeers a vintage VW bug while a mathematical equation scrolled on a white board uses band names, musicians and lyrics to answer the question "Who is Yo La Tengo?"

In the comments section there’s a request for these storyboards, and the band has offered up their breezy song “Is That Enough” as background. The videos are directed by Donick Cary with Sugarshack Animation, utilizing an angular edginess. (Stay tuned for a special cameo at the end!)


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Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
Josh Ritter wraps up his Summer tour this week, including a show at the esteemed Toad's Place, before heading out again for Fall acoustic shows.

Earlier this year, when PopMatters spoke with Josh Ritter, we noted that the “more plain-spoken lyrics and stripped-down musical arrangements” from his new album Beast In Its Tracks are “winning Ritter new fans”.


So if you haven’t heard him before, get a taste via this legal download of a live show recording from earlier this year. You can listen to and download a recording from Hamilton College at Archive.org. Once you do, you’ll probably want to see Ritter right away, so we’ve helpfully posted his remaining Summer tour dates, plus his stretch of acoustic shows in the Fall, below. If a whole download isn’t appealing and you only have time for one song, I highly recommend “A Certain Light”—a video with a live rendition and the song’s lyrics are posted below.


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