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by Sarah Zupko

30 Apr 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]

by PopMatters Staff

30 Apr 2009

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]

by PopMatters Staff

30 Apr 2009

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.

by PopMatters Staff

30 Apr 2009

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by John Bohannon

29 Apr 2009

Following in the Virginia metal workhorse tradition of Gwar, Municipal Waste, and Pig Destroyer comes Moutheater, a band rooted in ‘90s grunge tradition via the Melvins and Jesus Lizard, yet falling in the line with the minimalist approach of heavy up-and-comers Tombs. The one quality that helps the band standout above the white noise of their peers comes from the vocals of Andrew Aircraft (and what a name). With enough roar power to require a new set of drawers, “Guts” is a short and sweet statement of raw power. The band’s first 7” was recorded by the king of heavy, Steve Albini, and their new album Ornament is due out June 30th on Thrashed Records.

“Guts” [MP3]

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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