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by PopMatters Staff

11 Aug 2009

Etienne Jaumet
Night Music
Releasing: 6 October (US)

Etienne Jaumet of Zombie Zombie fame releases his new Carl Craig-produced record this fall. Jaumet has a long resume in both electronic and indie circles, having worked with the likes of Lou Barlow, the Moldy Peaches, Herman Dune and other notables. His discography also includes six albums with the bands Flop and the Married Monk.

01 For Falling Asleep
02 Mental Vortex
03 Entropy
04 Through the Strata
05 At the Crack of Dawn

Etienne Jaumet
“Entropy” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

11 Aug 2009

Malcolm Middleton
Waxing Gibbous
(Full Time Hobby)
Releasing: 11 August (US)

01 Red Travellin’ Socks
02 Kiss at the Station
03 Carry Me
04 Zero
05 Stop Doing Be Good
06 Don’t Want to Sleep Tonight
07 Shadow
08 Ballad of Fuck All
09 Box and Knife
10 Made Up Your Mind

Malcolm Middleton
“Carry Me” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

11 Aug 2009

The Almighty Defenders
The Almighty Defenders
Releasing: 22 September 2009 (US)

It’s the collaboration of the Black Lips, King Khan, and Mark Sultan.

01 All My Loving
02 The Ghost With the Most
03 Bow Down and Die
04 Cone of Light
05 Jihad Blues
06 30 Second Air Blast
07 Death Cult Soup n’ Salad
08 I’m Coming Home
09 Over the Horizon
10 She Came Before Me
11 The Great Defender

The Almighty Defenders
“Bow Down and Die” [MP3]

“Bow Down and Die” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

10 Aug 2009

Hudson Mohawke
Releasing: 13 October

01Shower Melody
02 Gluetooth
03 Joy Fantastic ft. Daysoul
04 3.30
05 Trykk
06 Fruit Touch
07 ZOo00OOm
08 Acoustic Lady
09 Rising 5
10 Twistclip Loop
11 Just Decided ft. Oliver Daysoul
12 No One Could Ever
13 Velvet Peel
14 Tell Me What You Want From Me ft. Dam-Funk
16 Star Crackout
17 Allhot ft. Nadsroic
18 Black N Red

Hudson Mohawke
“Rising 5” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

10 Aug 2009

We Are Golden
Releasing: 22 September

British pop star Mika follows up his 5.6 million selling hit debut Life in Cartoon Motion with We Are Golden this fall. Mika trekked to L.A. to record the tunes for the new album and Greg Wells, who has worked with Pink and Rufus Wainwright, manned the production booth. Judging from the debut video “We Are Golden”, we’re in for more catchy pop with more than a trace of Freddie Mercury-esque vocals.


Standard Edition
01 We Are Golden
02 Blame It on the Girls
03 Rain
04 Dr John
05 I See You
06 Blue Eyes
07 Good Gone Girl
08 Touches You
09 By the Time
10 One Foot Boy
11 Toy Boy
12 Pick Up Off the Floor
13 Lover Boy (bonus track)
14 Lady Jane (iTunes bonus track)

Deluxe Edition: Disc 2 Mika Live at Sadler’s Wells
01 Grace Kelly
02 Lady Jane
03 Stuck in the Middle
04 Lonely Alcoholic
05 Blue Eyes
06 Toy Boy
07 Billy Brown
08 Good Gone Girl
09 Over My Shoulder
10 Big Girl (You’re Beautiful)
11 Love Today
12 Blame It on the Girls
13 Happy Ending
14 Lollipop
15 My Interpretation
16 Rain
17 Relax, Take It Easy

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