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by PopMatters Staff

24 Feb 2010


It seems everyone loves the xx these days, so it’s no surprise Sweden’s El Perro Del Mar covered one of their tunes recently at a gig in Brooklyn…

by PopMatters Staff

23 Feb 2010


Balmorhea
Constellations
(Western Vinyl)
Releasing: 23 February

SONG LIST
01 To the Order of Night
02 Bowsprit
03 Winter Circle
04 Herons
05 Constellations
06 Steerage and the Lamp
07 Night Squall
08 On the Weight of Night
09 Palestrina

“Bowsprit” [MP3]
     

by Christian John Wikane

22 Feb 2010


Nona Hendryx illustrates just how much mightier the word is than the sword in “The Ballad of Rush Limbaugh”, her response to the right-wing pundit’s remarks in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti. “I’ve been so pissed off with Rush Limbaugh (for a long time) and his insensitive, racist commentary,” she says. “The final straw was his ill chosen or mean/hateful comments about American relief efforts for Haiti. So instead of just fuming and ranting myself, I wrote a song.” Felicia Collins, the guitarist for David Letterman’s house band, joins Hendryx on guitar.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter-funk rock innovator concocts some memorable couplets. “You chose your airwaves to spread your disease,” Hendryx hisses, “To kick the people already down on their knees.” Count how many dart holes puncture Limbaugh’s smug visage.

Listeners can visit CD Baby or iTunes to download the song. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and UNICEF.

by PopMatters Staff

22 Feb 2010


London electro-poppers Hot Chip stop by the Radio 1 to lay down a live take on the title track from their new album.

by PopMatters Staff

19 Feb 2010


Daedelus
Righteous Fists of Harmony
(Brainfeeder)
Releasing: 23 March

From the label: “Daedelus endeavors to compose a requiem for the end—of beliefs, of lives, and of an era. This elegy for a bygone battle sheds light on our own contemporary conundrum: will our faith in modernity be our downfall? Are we blinded by this age of wonders, doomed to be destroyed by our ingenious inventions? Although Daedelus’ music has always juxtaposed organic and electronic elements, they war as never before on Righteous Fists of Harmony, a portrait of a tumultuous era that came crashing to a close.”

SONG LIST
01 An Armada Approaches
02 Tidal Waves Uprising
03 The Open Hand Avows
04 Order of the Golden Dawn (featuring Laura Darling)
05 The Finishing of a Thing
06 Succumbing To (featuring Kid A)
07 Stampede Me (with Amir Yaghmai)
08 Fin De Siècle

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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