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by Katharine Wray

18 Sep 2009


Real Ones
All For the Neighborhood
(Rebel Group)
Releasing: 22 September

From Shining to Sondre Lerche to Datarock, Norway has become a source of interesting new music. Now, add Real Ones to that list. This Scandinavian band, together since they were teens, makes music to smile to. Perhaps the long winters in Norway are what inspire all this creativity.

SONG LIST
01 Hello
02 Every Dog Has His Day
03 Outlaw
04 The Neighbourhood
05 I Will Not Let You Down
06 Lonesome Town
07 Tomorrow
08 Miles and Miles
09 Six In The Morning
10 When You Can’t Think Straight
11 Come On Over

Real Ones

Every Dog Has His Day [MP3]

     

by Timothy Gabriele

18 Sep 2009


I’m usually not one to say this type of thing, but don’t The Cure own those chords?  Listen and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

by Sarah Zupko

18 Sep 2009


Buddy Miller at the 2008 Americana Music Festival [Photo: Sarah Zupko]

PopMatters perennial favorite Buddy Miller swept last night’s Americana Music Association Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for his recent duet album with wife Julie Miller. Written in Chalk is indeed one of the finest albums of the year in any genre. In the clip below, Miller discusses the making of the acclaimed album, which also features collaborations with Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, and Patty Griffin. Miller also won Artist of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. Full list of winners after the jump.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Sep 2009


Caspa
Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening!
(Fabric)
Releasing: 24 November (US)

SONG LIST
01 Intro
02 Low Blow
03 The TakeOver (feat. MC Dynamite)
04 Marmite
05 Riot Powder Intro (feat. Rod Azlan)
06 Riot Powder
07 Lon-Don City (feat. Uncle Sam)
08 The Terminator
09 Rat-A-Tat-Tat (feat. MC Dynamite)
10 Victoria’s Secret (feat. D1)
11 I Beat My Robot
12 Disco Jaws (feat. Beezy)
13 Back To ‘93

Caspa
“The TakeOver” (feat. MC Dynamite) [MP3]
     

by Katharine Wray

17 Sep 2009


Robin Guthrie
Carousel
(Darla)
Releasing: 28 September

01 Some Sort of Paradise
02 Sparkle
03 Delight
04 Close My Eyes And Burn
05 Search Among The Flowers
06 Mission Dolores
07 Autochromes
08 The Girl With The Little Wings
09 Waiting By The Carousel
10 Little Big Fish

Robin Guthrie

Sparkle [MP3]

     

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