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by Sachyn Mital

5 Apr 2012


One of the articles I saw about the new Indonesian movie The Raid: Redemption has the headline “THE RAID Punches Indonesia’s Box Office in the Face”. The score for this movie is half the fun and just as likely to punch you in the face then give you a few jabs in the torso as you fall to the ground. The brutal action film has some crazy choreographed fight scenes accompanied with a score composed by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Joseph Trapanese. The movie is slowly rolling out in theaters around the US (the unnecessary subtitle was given for our market) but the soundtrack is available for streaming now and can be purchased at the official site (the only place for the CD version it says). The music is heavy on synthesizers and percussion may not win any awards but it will get your blood rising.

 

by Sachyn Mital

5 Apr 2012


Sony Electronics has offered three (3) lucky PopMatters readers a chance to win a set of their new Balanced Armature headsets, designed for use with Apple iPods and iPads. These headphones are sure to best the competition and Sony Electronics will tell you why:

Step up to Sony® Balanced Armature. A revolution in audio with the world’s only drivers optimized for music enjoyment. Rediscover every note and all the emotion of your favorite music with in-line iPod®/iPhone® control. A full range driver, plus one woofer driver and tweeter, deliver a sublime audio experience. You won’t believe your ears.

by Comfort Clinton

4 Apr 2012


Soulful Swedish singer and instrumentalist Theresa Andersson migrated to the US in 1990, and found herself in bustling New Orleans, where she originally intended to play violin with fellow musician Anders Osborne. Though that partnership didn’t work out, Andersson remained in the Big Easy and, now over 20 years later, officially calls it home. Andersson is known for her inventive live shows, but she’ also released several recordings with Basin Street Records, including 2008’s Hummingbird, Go!. She returns to the label with her newest effort: Street Parade. The album, due out April 24, acts as a sort of homage to the great city of New Orleans.

by Jennifer Cooke

3 Apr 2012


Ah, Twitter. Even the most internet-saturated among us still resist its siren call, its promise of 140-character wit and wisdom. Sure, it might be the most profound waste of time of our age, but it has nonetheless brought out of the woodwork some pretty damn funny people. And when the funny comes in the form of a comic book superhero music critic, well… I hate to tell you this, but you might just have to break down and get a Twitter account.  Just a sampling of the gems…

by Jane Jansen Seymour

3 Apr 2012


The Dandy Warhols are getting ready to release another album (their eighth since 1995) on April 24 called This Machine. In anticipation, the band provides a sneak peak of the track “Sad Vacation” as a free download—instantly recognizable with the band’s bottom heavy approach, adding in doubled vocals across an octave and wailing guitars that disintegrate into a very unpolished finish. Their signature in-your-face, inexcusable vibe continues on.

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