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by PopMatters Staff

22 Mar 2010


American noise rock band Crystal Antlers have gone the self-release route for their new tune, a 7-inch single of “Little Sister”.

by Jennifer Cooke

22 Mar 2010


The Apples in Stereo
Travellers in Space and Time
(Yep Roc/Simian Records/ Elephant 6)
Releasing: 20 April

You may have thought Elijah Wood had already done everything in his power to ensure his position as the ne plus ultra of hipster video stars, but he takes it to another level in the new promotional clip for the new Apples in Stereo record, Travellers in Space and Time. The fact that there is very little actual music featured is beside the point. More shenanigans can be found at stepthroughtheportal.com.

SONG LIST
01 The Code
02 Dream About the Future
03 Hey Elevator
04 Strange Solar System
05 Dance Floor
06 C.P.U.
07 No One in the World
08 Dignified Dignitary
09 No Vacation
10 Told You Once
11 It’s All Right
12 Next Year at About the Same Time
13 Floating in Space
14 Nobody But You
15 Wings Away
16 Time Pilot

Dance Floor [MP3]
     

by Sarah Zupko

21 Mar 2010


German producer Shantel has made his name as a remixer of Balkan music, beginning his career in Frankfurt working with electronic sounds, but gradually expanding into traditional Balkan gypsy sounds. The music is back there in his bloodlines with a set of grandparents originally from Bukovina. Shantel’s latest album Planet Paprika came out last year and “Authentic” is the new video from that release. Now the Authentic EP is being released on 9 April.

Shantel has bold ambitions with his cross-cultural musical melting pot: “You want anarchy and romance? You want to be catapulted out of the here and now with all its problems and worries? So do we – and we’re happy to take you with us to a new dimension. We come from different horizons, from different countries. We have learned a lot on our travels and we’d like to give some of that back.”

SONG LIST
01 Authentic / Original Album Version
02 Authentic / Sheik Kolo - SHANTEL feat.: DREAM TEAM (YU)
03 Authentic / Off the Wall - SHANTEL feat.: NIL (Live @ Greenpan // Hamburg)
04 Authentic / Yamaha.Eletrico Remix
05 Authentic / schlachthofbronx Remix

Also, check out a video interview with Shantel where he discusses how he creates his unique music.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Mar 2010


Perpetual PopMatters fave Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings stopped by the WOXY stage in Austin to play a tune off their upcoming album I Learned the Hard Way, which is releasing on 6 April.

by PopMatters Staff

20 Mar 2010


dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip
The Logic of Chance
(Sunday Best)
Releasing: 30 March

Whip-smart and witty English hip-hop duo unleash their second major LP—not counting a few small limited run dealios earlier in their career—late this month. The first single is “Get Better” and it’s hit #30 so far on the British charts.

SONG LIST
01 Sick Tonight
02 Five Minutes
03 Cauliflower
04 GB
05 Get Better
06 Inert Explosions
07 Stake a Claim
08 The Beat
09 Last Train Home
10 Snob
11 Cowboi

“Get Better” [MP3]
     

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