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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The Fiery Furnaces
I’m Going Away
(Thrill Jockey)
Releasing: 21 July 2009 (US) / 24 August 2009 (UK)


SONG LIST
01     I’m Going Away    
02   Drive to Dallas  
03   The End Is Near
04   Charmaine Champagne  
05   Cut the Cake  
06   Even in the Rain  
07   Staring at the Steeple  
08   Ray Bouvier  
09   Keep Me in the Dark  
10   Lost at Sea  
11   Cups and Punches  
12   Take Me Round Again


The Fiery Furnaces
“The End Is Near” [MP3]
     



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Friday, Jun 26, 2009

A.A. Bondy
When the Devil’s Loose
(Fat Possum)
Releasing: 1 September 2009 (US)


These days it’s hard to decipher the line of demarcation between a great songwriter and a good one. It seems like that line is the taste of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, today’s modern indie folk hero, who has an impeccable knack for picking flawless openers. The one that sparked my interest most sincerely lay behind the Alabama bred six-string troubadour, A.A. Bondy, and his subtle stories of love, despair, and everything in between. “When the Devil’s Loose” is the lead single off the album by the same name (due out in September on Fat Possum) and shares a sense of melody analogous to that of his label companion, Andrew Bird, but the sonic palette itself falls in line more with the Southern tradition the label has always prided itself in. If “When the Devil’s Loose” is any indication of the rest of the record, then expect Bondy to be a household name from here on out.


SONG LIST
01 When the Devil’s Loose
02 Mightiest of Guns
03 A Slow Parade
04 To the Morning
05 Oh the Vampyre
06 I Can See the Pines Are Dancing
07 False River
08 On the Moon
09 The Mercy Wheel
10 The Coal Hits the Fire


A.A. Bondy
“When the Devil’s Loose” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The Herbaliser Band
Session 2
(!K7)
Releasing: 4 August 2009 (US) / 3 August 2009 (UK)


SONG LIST
01 Mr Chombee Has the Flaw
02 Geddim!
03 AM Prelude
04 Another Mother
05 Blackwater Drive
06 MS Prelude
07 Moon Sequence
08 Amores Bongo
09 CC Prelude
10 Theme From Control Centre
11 Stranded on Earth


The Herbaliser Band
“Geddim!” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Lightning Dust
Infinite Light
(Jagjaguwar)
Releasing: 4 August 2009 (US)


SONG LIST
01 Antonia Jane
02 I Knew
03 Dreamer
04 The Times
05 Never Seen
06 History
07 Honest Man
08 Waiting on the Sun to Rise
09 Wondering What Everyone Knows
10 Take It Home


Lightning Dust
“I Knew” [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Wheat
White Ink, Black Ink
(The Rebel Group)
Releasing: 21 July 2009 (US/UK)


SONG LIST
01 Half of the Time
02 Changes Is
03 My Warning Song
04 El Sincero
05 Living to Die
06 If Everything Falls
07 Music Is Drugs
08 Coke and Tanqueray
09 Two Mountains
10 I Want Less
11 Baby in My Way


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“Half of the Time” [MP3]
     



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