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by Alan Ranta

10 Jul 2012


“I call the big one Bitey”
—Homer Simpson

The next time you’re planning the maiden voyage of your town’s new monorail, you might consider Opossom as your entertainment. With their debut album Electric Hawaii set for release by Fire Records on August 7th of 2012, this New Zealand side exploration of Unknown Mortal Orchestra brothers Kody and Ruben Nielson knows how to keep things entertaining. Their first video “Blue Meanies” exposed cult-ish weirdness in the woods, while this video for “Fly” shows the kind of mishegoss and mischief they can get up to in a semi-arid mountain range with robot women and a UFO. Their sugary drum and bass pop dynamic may seem deceptively simple at a glance, but as you watch, visible becomes the barely contained paisley explosion within, bursting at the seams. Before long, you may be uncontrollably screaming, “Awesome Opossom!”

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:

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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