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by PopMatters Staff

8 Mar 2010


Indie it-band headlined Saturday Night Live this past weekend…

by Sarah Zupko

8 Mar 2010


Mary Gauthier
The Foundling
(Razor & Tie)
Releasing: 18 May

Celebrated New Orleans singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier offers up an album-length autobiographical tale on her upcoming new album The Foundling. Gauthier’s life has been one of questions as she was given up for adoption shortly after birth and so the search for identity has long been an important theme in her work. She describes the new record’s purpose as a song cycle about relinquishment and adoption, but for years the songs I was trying to write didn’t have an emotional center. When I found my mother, I found the emotional center of the album, as well as the explanation for the ‘orphan feeling’ I’d lived with since I was a child.” Catch Gauthier on the road this spring (tour dates after the jump).

SONG LIST
01 The Foundling
02 Mama Here, Mama Gone
03 Goodbye
04 Sideshow
05 Interlude 1
06 Blood Is Blood
07 March 11, 1962
08 Walk in the Water
09 Interlude 2
10 Sweet Words
11 The Orphan King
12 Another Day Borrowed
13 Coda

Sideshow [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

7 Mar 2010


Sightings
City of Straw
(Brah/Jagjaguwar)
Releasing: 12 April (UK) / 13 April (US)

Veteran Brooklyn indie band return with their seventh full-length, recorded in Oneida’s studios.

SONG LIST
01 Tar and Pine
02 Jabber Queens
03 City of Straw
04 Saccharine Traps
05 We All Amplify
06 Weshawken
07 Hush
08 Sky Above Mud Below

Tar and Pine [MP3]
     

by Darren Ratner

5 Mar 2010


Everyone can appreciate a good train wreck, and Courtney Love has become one of America’s finest. Keep that in mind and you’ll see that the birthing of some new Hole tunes doesn’t seem so intolerable - especially when the band’s new single, “Skinny Little Bitch”, sounds like a heroin-induced bitchslap. The new album, Nobody’s Daughter, drops April 26. Judge for yourself.

by Crispin Kott

4 Mar 2010


Maybe I’m showing my age here, but I can actually remember information gleaned more than five minutes ago. Sure, in an increasingly Twitterized world, if it didn’t just happen, maybe it never happened at all. But are there really people over two weeks old who don’t know who John Lennon is?

That’s apparently Sean Lennon’s fear. How do I know? Because the deceased former Beatle’s youngest son said exactly that on his official Twitter page. Or rather that’s what he tweeted. Twittered? Twaddled? Forgive me—I’m too consumed with moral Beatle outrage to keep up with the terminology.

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