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by PopMatters Staff

28 Jan 2009

The new Black Lips record, 200 Million Thousand, releases February 24th on Vice Records. Here is the new single, “Short Fuse”, and the upcoming tour dates.

The Black Lips
Short Fuse [MP3]


02-26 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
02-27 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

03-04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03-05 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03-06 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
03-07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
03-09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-12 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03-13 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03-14 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
03-15 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
03-16 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03-17 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
03-18 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
03-20 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-21 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-23 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
03-25 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
03-26 Tampa, FL - Orpheum
03-27 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
03-28 Gainesville, FL – Common Ground
03-29 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
03-30 Orlando, FL – The Social

04-15 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
04-16 San Diego, CA - Casbah
04-17 Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
04-18 Tucson, AZ - Plush
04-20 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
04-21 Denver, CO - Bluebird
04-22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04-23 Boise, ID – Neurolox
04-24 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
04-25 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
04-27 Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
04-28 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
04-29 Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue Lagoon
04-30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

05-01 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
05-02 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

by PopMatters Staff

28 Jan 2009

The FADER is offering a download of Brazilian singer-songwriter Yoñlu’s new song, “I Know What It’s Like”. The track is from his debut album, A Society in Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably Mediocre, releasing April 14th on Luaka Bop Records. Watch PopMatters for a review by Deanne Sole close to release date.

I Know What It’s Like [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jan 2009

Colin Munroe performs “Will I Stay” with Wale, who scored big with critics, including us, last year with The Mixtape About Nothing. Munroe’s debut album, Don’t Think Less of Me, will be releasing this spring Universal Motown. This video is the latest in live recordings of his free mixtape, Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero, which you can pick up here.

And here’s a few of Munroe’s previous videos…

I Want Those Flashing Lights (Kanye West Remix)

World of Pain

Piano Lessons

by PopMatters Staff

22 Jan 2009

A.C. Newman
Submarines of Stockholm [MP3] from Get Guilty


Cut Off Your Hands
Turn Cold [MP3]

Happy As Can Be [MP3]


Handed [MP3] from Ye Viols! [27 January]

Richard Swift
Lady Luck [MP3] from The Atlantic Ocean [7 April]

It Hugs Back
Work Day [MP3] from Inside Your Guitar [3 February]

The 1900s
Age of Metals [MP3] from Medium High EP

Animal Collective
My Girls [Video]

Loney Dear
Airport Surroundings [Video]

by PopMatters Staff

16 Jan 2009

M. Ward
Never Had Nobody Like You [MP3] from Hold Time [17 February]

The Decemberists
The Rake’s Song [MP3] from The Hazards of Love [24 March]

Mos Def
Quiet Dog [MP3] [RCRD LBL]

Whachadoin? (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner) [MP3] [RCRD LBL]

Dirty Projectors & David Byrne
Knotty Pine [MP3]

Southeast Engine
Black Gold [MP3] from From the Forest to the Sea [17 February]

Great Northern
Houses [MP3] from Trading Twilight for Daylight [28 April]

Harmless Lover’s Discourse [MP3] from The Blue Depths [17 February]

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