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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:

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jun 2012


Bloc Party
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Release Date: 21 August

Britain’s Bloc Party will release their new album this August in the midst of a US tour that includes three sold-out dates at NYC’s Terminal 5. It’s been a long time gone, as the Darrell Scott song says, for the band with their last full-length being 2008’s Intimacy.

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jun 2012


Andrew Bird has been super busy this year plugging his new album, Break It Yourself, which has him playing dates from July through October. Bird has also made a bunch of TV appearances to support the record that we highlight below (videos and tour dates after the jump).

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