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by PopMatters Staff

12 Mar 2010


Bonobo
Black Sands
(Ninja Tune)
Releasing: 6 April

British electronic master Bonobo unleashes his latest LP right after SXSW and it’s his first full-length work since 2006’s Days to Come. Ninja Tune has kindly provided a 10-minute mix sampler and the first video premiered just this week.

SONG LIST
01 Prelude
02 Kiara
03 Kong
04 Eyesdown ft. Andreya Triana
05 El Toro
06 We Could Forever
07 1009
08 All in Forms
09 The Keeper ft. Andreya Triana
10 Stay the Same
11 Animals
12 Black Sands

Black Sands 10-minute mix teaser [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

12 Mar 2010


Broken Bells continue their promotional blitz this week with a stop by Fallon’s stage last night to play “The Ghost Inside”.

by Steven Shymanik

12 Mar 2010


Pavement’s best-of compilation, Quarantine the Past, is the greatest album you shouldn’t buy.  It’s a (mostly) well-chosen, nicely packaged collection of terrific songs from arguably the best band of the 1990s and one of the best indie bands ever. Instead, what you should do is this: pick up the double-CD reissue of their first album, Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe. Two days later, you will find yourself at Borders or on Amazon buying the reissue of their second CD, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.’s Desert Origins. And so on, until you have all five of their full-length albums. The reissues also provide you with the best cuts from their many fine EPs, as well as a lot of stray material and live tracks.  In the long run, this approach will make you happier. And don’t complain about how much it will cost. I know what you spend at Starbucks every week.

by PopMatters Staff

11 Mar 2010


The National release their eagerly awaited new album High Violet on May 11, but they previewed the lead tune for the Fallon audience.

by PopMatters Staff

11 Mar 2010


Dr. Dog
Shame, Shame
(Anti-)
Releasing: 6 April

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog make their Anti- Records debut this April with a set of tunes focused on a couple of cheery topics like despair and doubt. Well, we are still recovering from the recession after all. Bassist Toby Leaman says of the album: “It’s hard when you spend half your time away from your friends and family to feel like you’re as connected as you could be to the people around you. I think that’s a lot of what this album is about. ‘I’m alone of my own making’—that attitude. You see that all these people have lives and things go on and on, and if you’re in a band it’s pretty much static. ‘What are you going to do this year?’ ‘Well, I’m going to make an album, and I’m going to go on tour.’ That’s your life. You see your friends and you wonder how close you are to the people you feel close to, because maybe you haven’t seen them for months and months. I’m not complaining, because this is all we’ve ever wanted, but it’s a disorienting way to live.”

SONG LIST
01 Stranger
02 Shadow People
03 Station
04 Unbearable Why
05 Where’d All The Time Go?
06 Later
07 I Only Wear Blue
08 Someday
09 Mirror, Mirror
10 Jackie Wants A Black Eye
11 Shame, Shame

Stranger [MP3]
     

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