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by PopMatters Staff

18 Aug 2009

The Cinematics
Love and Terror
(Orchard Music)
Releasing: 6 October (US)

01 All These Things
02 She Talks to the Trees
03 New Mexico
04 Love and Terror
05 Lips Taste Like Tears
06 Wish (When the Banks Collapse)
07 Hospital Bills
08 Moving to Berlin
09 You Can Dance
10 Hard for Young Lovers

The Cinematics
“Love and Terror” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

18 Aug 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games)
Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Releasing: 9 September 2009


I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper
Paperback Writer
Don’t Let Me Down

Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Twist and Shout

With the Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Man

A Hard Day’s Night
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Buy Me Love

Beatles For Sale
Eight Days a Week
Ticket to Ride

Rubber Soul
Drive My Car
I’m Looking Through You
If I Needed Someone

Yellow Submarine
And Your Bird Can Sing

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning

Magical Mystery Tour
I Am the Walrus
Hello Goodbye

The Beatles (White Album)
Dear Prudence
Back in the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Helter Skelter

Yellow Submarine
Hey Bulldog

Abbey Road
Come Together
Octopus’s Garden
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Here Comes the Sun

Let It Be
Dig a Pony
I Me Mine
I Got a Feeling
Get Back

Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows

(via Rolling Stone)

by PopMatters Staff

17 Aug 2009

Releasing: 6 October (US)

Indie band Headlights recorded their upcoming record live. Tristan Wraight says, “On this record we just sang, that’s the take, that’s the part, there’s the vocals, here’s the mic, sing the song, done.”

01 Telephones
02 Secrets
03 You and Eye
04 Get Going
05 Love Song for Buddy
06 I Don’t Mind at All
07 Dead Ends
08 Wisconsin Beaches
09 We’re All Animals
10 Teenage Wonder
11 Slow Down Town

“Get Going” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

17 Aug 2009

Hugh Cornwell
(Invisible Hands Music)
Releasing: now (digital) / 8 September (physical)

Frontman of one of the original British punk bands, the Strangers, Hugh Cornwell is releasing a new solo album in early September that displays his life-long love of gritty rock and roll. But in a true punk twist, Cornwell is offering the album for free right now from his website The head of Cornwell’s label, Charles Kennedy, explains the free offer as such: “Everything that’s ever been recorded or filmed is now online and free – whether the copyright owners like it or not, and any work of artists that is honest – either from decades ago or right now – has intellectual value that will always translate into monetary value.”

01 Please Don’t Put Me on a Slow Boat to Trowbridge
02 Going to the City
03 Delightful Nightmare
04 Within You Or Without You
05 Rain on the River
06 Beat of My Heart
07 Philip K. Ridiculous
08 The Pleasure of Your Company
09 Wrong Side of the Tracks
10 Banging on the Same Old Beat

by PopMatters Staff

17 Aug 2009

(Temporary Residence)
Releasing: 8 September (US)

The Athens, Georgia psych-dance rockers are releasing a collection of rarities this fall containing out-of-print vinyl songs from the past several years. Look for a new album from the group in 2010.

01 Join Us, Mystic Sister
02 No More Sages
03 Monoliths
04 Thieves
05 The World Outside (Thee Loving Hand Remix)
06 Inventions (Justin Van Der Volgen Remix)
07 Monoliths (Steve Moore Remix)
08 Do You Hear The Nightbirds Calling You?

“Monoliths” [MP3]

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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