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Friday, May 1, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Tori Amos’ new album Abnormally Attracted to Sin releases 19 May and Amos is now offering a free track (“Maybe California”) via her website. Oh, and there’s a video too…


Tori Amos
“Maybe California” [MP3] email sign-up required



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Thursday, Apr 30, 2009

Juli Thanki praised Whitmore’s 2009 album Animals in the Dark and we gave it a 7. “Animals in the Dark is Whitmore’s most political album to date, with several songs referencing the troubles facing this country, a problem which Whitmore blames on authority figures who abuse their power… The album’s title comes from ‘Old Devils’, the strongest song on an album full of strong songs. Who are the old devils? Whitmore calls them, ‘Those animals in the dark / Malicious politicians with nefarious schemes / Charlatans and crooked cops.’” Whitmore recently stopped by Later…with Jools Holland for powerful performance of “Old Devils”. Plus, here’s a recent performance of “Who Stole the Soul”. Tour dates after the jump.



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Thursday, Apr 30, 2009

British Sea Power were tapped to create the soundtrack for the upcoming DVD release of the 1934 documentary Man of Aran directed by Robert J. Flaherty. Rough Trade releases the accompanying album on 9 June. The band has performed the music at a host of UK events already this year. Sample a track below.


British Sea Power
“Come Wander With Me” [MP3]
     



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Thursday, Apr 30, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Sonic Youth’s new record The Eternal drops on 9 June in the US and UK. The band previewed a new song, “What We Know”, from the record this week on Later… With Jools Holland. Plus, here’s the official free MP3 again.


Sonic Youth
“Sacred Trickster” [MP3]



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Thursday, Apr 30, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Antony and the Johnsons dropped by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night and played “Another World” off the recent The Crying Light.



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