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by PopMatters Staff

9 Jun 2008

Soul and Fire” (acoustic demo) [MP3] (from Bubble and Scrape Deluxe Edition (Domino/Sub Pop), releasing 8 July 2008 in the US)

Apollo Sunshine
666: The Coming of the New World Government [MP3] (from Shall Noise Upon, releasing 2 September 2008 in the US)

Amplive vs. MGMT
Of Moons, Birds & Monsters [Communication Edit ft. Mistah Fab] [MP3]

Modey Lemon

“A fuzzed-out, driving masterpiece with catchy hooks beaten to death by guitar/synth mayhem by Pittsburgh’s most-loved sons. Equal parts sci-fi darkness, garage angst-ridden wreckage, and kautrock brilliance.”—Birdman Records

Become a Monk [MP3]

Ice Fields [MP3]

Buy at iTunes Music Store

Tilly & the Wall
Pot Kettle Black [MP3]

The Gang

“Formed out of a love for playing music for people, Brooklyn-based The Gang is trying to lend form to a feeling through their own brand of rock. Recommended if you like Mission of Burma, Le Savy Fav, The Go! Team, and Fugazi.”—Absolutely Kosher

One Up the Sun [MP3]

Sea So [MP3]

The Melvins
Nude with Boots [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

6 Jun 2008

The Notwist
Where in This World [Video] (from The Devil, You + Me, releasing 17 June in the US)

Diamond Hoo Ha Man [Video]

The Futureheads
Broke Up the Time [MP3]

Jaguar Love
Bats Over the Pacific Ocean [MP3]

Ed Harcourt
Revolution in the Heart [MP3]

Bottle Up and Go
Wayword Son [MP3]

Frog Eyes
Bushels [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

28 May 2008

Sigur Rós
Gobbledigook [MP3] (from með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, releasing 23 June worldwide and 24 June in North America)

Chuck Prophet
Doubter Out of Jesus (All Over You) [MP3]

Ready Fire Aim
So Fine (Plus Move Remix) [MP3]

So Fine (Radio Edit) [MP3]

James Pants
We’re Through [MP3]

Black Kids
Hurricane Jane [Video]

If You Want To, You Have To [MP3]

The Hood Internet
Watch My Big Feet Jump (Dude N M + Twista vs. Office) [MP3]

You Can’t Stop Me Now [Video]

by PopMatters Staff

20 May 2008

Scarlett Johansson
Falling Down [Video] [Listening Party]

Violet Hill [Video]

The Presets
This Boys in Love [MP3]

Langhorne Slim
Rebel Side of Heaven [MP3]

Tickley Feather
Tonight Is the Nite [MP3]

The Cure
The Only One [Video]

Mates of State
My Only Offer [MP3]

Impossible Shapes
Hey [MP3]

Common Market
Red Leaves [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

8 May 2008

Robyn’s new Blip video series from the masters of the format The Blip Boutique (Radiohead, White Stripes).

Handle Me:


Bum Like You:

Konichiwa Bitches:


Curriculum Vitae:

Fleet Foxes
White Water Hymnal [MP3]

Danielia Cotton
Bang My Drum [Streaming]

The Lexie Mountain Boys
Sweet Potato Sugar Tot [MP3]

I’m a Machine [MP3]

Kardinall Offishall feat. Akon
Dangerous [Video]

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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