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by Steve Jansen

9 Jul 2012

With so much being made of the Stone Roses reunion, and the British media bending over backwards to heap yet more superlatives onto an already precarious profile, this unofficial but revealing reunion documentary seeks to tell the real story. Along the way, the Happy Mondays reveal the truth about duking with Tears for Fears, Bez’s name; while Noel Gallagher links in the debt Oasis owes to, well, just about everyone—and everything.

by PopMatters Staff

7 Jul 2012

This past week, Blur premiered two new songs, “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan”, via a London rooftop performance. You can catch both over at the band’s website. They will be officially released as digital singles on 6 August, but you can watch the live performances all you want until then. Blur has also just released a new video of a live studio performance of “Under the Westway”.

by PopMatters Staff

2 Jul 2012

Raw Geronimo is a young band out of Los Angeles known for their mesmerizing live shows in southern California. Their sound is an interesting mix of ‘50s and ‘60s surf, ‘60s girl groups, ‘70s glam, with a dash of post-punk. LA Weekly said of the group, “If you remember the B-sides of ‘80s punk comps, where “art” bands like the Nuns, Los Microwaves and Suburban Lawns matched playful technique with a sense of humor and the sheer force of personality, then you’ll recognize Raw Geronimo instantly: new wave in the best and weirdest way.” Raw Geronimo have released a couple of 7-inch singles so far via Neurotic Yell Records with the recent “Roll Play” (below the fold) being the latest. Today we bring you the premiere of a new song “Shot on the Spot” by way of this brand new video directed by Aliethea D’Angelo.

by Sachyn Mital

29 Jun 2012

Green Day have just released the last trailer for their ambitious triple album project. Three new albums from the band will be coming out this year.

¡Uno! is expected to be out September 25th with first single “Oh Love” available July 16th. The tracklisting is as follows:

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jun 2012

Bloc Party
Release Date: 21 August

Britain’s Bloc Party will release their new album this August in the midst of a US tour that includes three sold-out dates at NYC’s Terminal 5. It’s been a long time gone, as the Darrell Scott song says, for the band with their last full-length being 2008’s Intimacy.

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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