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by PopMatters Staff

2 Feb 2010


Xiu Xiu’s new album Dear God, I Hate Myself is coming out later this month, the 23rd to be exact, and the group just put out their new video for the title track.

by Jessy Krupa

1 Feb 2010


While the show proclaimed itself, “ladies’ night”, more noticeable was the theme of robots, metallic fabrics, and the future. The Black Eyed Peas performed “Imma Be” and “I’ve Got a Feeling” with dancers dressed as speakers, Beyonce’s dancers resembled Robocop. Even the head of the recording academy referred to the future in his annual overwrought speech to the public.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jan 2010


FaltyDL topped our Best Electronic Music list of 2009 with the Planet Mu release Love Is a Liability and London’s the xx topped our best debuts list for the year. So, what a delicious pairing this is, FaltyDL remixing the xx’s “Islands”, one of the finest tunes on their initial public offering.

The xx
“Islands (Falty DL Remix)” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

29 Jan 2010


White Hinterland
Kairos
(Dead Oceans)
Releasing: 8 March (UK), 9 March (US)

Back in 2008, Matthew Fiander said of Phylactery Factory: “Casey Dienel assembles a full band and releases an intricate and beautiful record that trumps her solid solo debut in every way.” Kairos‘s “Icarus” has an electronic warmth, a direction she explores Dienel on the upcoming album.

SONG LIST
01 Icarus
02 Moon Jam
03 No Logic
04 Begin Again
05 Bow & Arrow
06 Amsterdam
07 Thunderbird
08 Cataract
09 Huron
10 Magnolias

White Hinterland
“Icarus” [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

29 Jan 2010


Love Is All
Two Thousand and Ten Injuries
(Polyvinyl)
Releasing: 23 March

01 Bigger Bolder
02 Repetition
03 Never Now
04 Less Than Thrilled
05 Early Warnings
06 False Pretense
07 The Birds Were Singing With All Their Might
08 Again, Again
09 Kungen
10 A Side in a Bed
11 Dust
12 Take Your Time

“Repetition” [MP3]
     

“Kungen” [MP3]
     

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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