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Friday, Jun 26, 2009

A.A. Bondy
When the Devil’s Loose
(Fat Possum)
Releasing: 1 September 2009 (US)


These days it’s hard to decipher the line of demarcation between a great songwriter and a good one. It seems like that line is the taste of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, today’s modern indie folk hero, who has an impeccable knack for picking flawless openers. The one that sparked my interest most sincerely lay behind the Alabama bred six-string troubadour, A.A. Bondy, and his subtle stories of love, despair, and everything in between. “When the Devil’s Loose” is the lead single off the album by the same name (due out in September on Fat Possum) and shares a sense of melody analogous to that of his label companion, Andrew Bird, but the sonic palette itself falls in line more with the Southern tradition the label has always prided itself in. If “When the Devil’s Loose” is any indication of the rest of the record, then expect Bondy to be a household name from here on out.


SONG LIST
01 When the Devil’s Loose
02 Mightiest of Guns
03 A Slow Parade
04 To the Morning
05 Oh the Vampyre
06 I Can See the Pines Are Dancing
07 False River
08 On the Moon
09 The Mercy Wheel
10 The Coal Hits the Fire


A.A. Bondy
“When the Devil’s Loose” [MP3]
     



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Friday, Jun 26, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

On the eve of next week’s release of Wilco: Wilco (The Album), Jeff Tweedy and the boys dropped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday to play this new song.



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Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The Herbaliser Band
Session 2
(!K7)
Releasing: 4 August 2009 (US) / 3 August 2009 (UK)


SONG LIST
01 Mr Chombee Has the Flaw
02 Geddim!
03 AM Prelude
04 Another Mother
05 Blackwater Drive
06 MS Prelude
07 Moon Sequence
08 Amores Bongo
09 CC Prelude
10 Theme From Control Centre
11 Stranded on Earth


The Herbaliser Band
“Geddim!” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

MSTRKRFT joined with neo-soul man John Legend for a performance of “Heartbreaker” last night on Letterman.



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Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Elvis Costello dropped by The Tonight Show last night to play “Sulphur to Sugarcane” off his recent country album Secret, Profane and Sugarcane.



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