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Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009

Joe Walker of Breakfast at Sulimay’s fame interviews Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger about upcoming Fiery Furnaces album I’m Going Away. As is often the case with his interviews and reviews, Walker fits a history lesson or two into the conversation, which is intercut with songs from Widow City and the new album.



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Friday, Jun 19, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Japandroids
Post-Nothing
(Polyvinyl)
Releasing: 4 August 2009 (US) / 9 June 2009 (digital) re-issue from this year’s earlier release


SONG LIST
01 The Boys Are Leaving Town  
02 Young Hearts Spark Fire 
03 Wet Hair  
04 Rockers East Vancouver  
05 Heart Sweats  
06 Crazy / Forever  
07 Sovereignty    
08 I Quit Girls


Japandroids
“Young Hearts Spark Fire” [MP3]
     



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Thursday, Jun 18, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Throw Me the Statue
Creaturesque
(Secretly Canadian)
Releasing: 4 August (worldwide) / 17 August (UK)


SONG LIST
01 Waving at the Shore
02 Pistols
03 Tag
04 Ancestors
05 Noises
06 Snowshoes
07 Dizzy from the Fall
08 Cannibal Rays
09 Hi-Fi Goon
10 Baby, You’re Bored
11 Shade for a Shadow
12 The Outer Folds


Throw Me the Statue
“Ancestors” [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Esser
Braveface
(Chocolate Industries)
Release: 11 August 2009 (US) / 4 May 2009 (UK)


SONG LIST
1. Leaving Town  
2. Braveface    
3. Headlock
4. Bones  
5. Satisfied  
6. Work It Out  
7. I Love You  
8. This Time Around  
9. Real Life  
10. Stop Dancing


Esser
“Headlock “[MP3] from Braveface
     


“Work It Out (Sinden remix) [MP3]
     


America Mixtape [MP3]
     


Royal Tour Mix [MP3]
     


TOUR DATES
15 Jun Le Royale - New York, New York
17 Jun Wrongbar - Toronto, Ontario
18 Jun Popscene - San Francisco, California
19 Jun Echoplex - Los Angeles, California
20 Jun Sonoteque - Chicago, Illinois


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Friday, Jun 5, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Blur
Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide to Blur
(EMI)
Release date: 28 July 2009


SONG LIST


CD 1
1. Beetlebum
2. Girls & Boys
3. For Tomorrow
4. Coffee & TV
5. Out of Time
6. Blue Jeans
7. Song 2
8. Bugman
9. He Thought of Cars
10. Death of a Party
11. The Universal
12. Sing
13. This Is a Low


CD 2
1. Tender
2. She’s So High
3. Chemical World
4. Good Song
5. Parklife
6. Advert
7. Popscene
8. Stereotypes
9. Trimm Trabb
10. Badhead
11. Strange News From Another Star
12. Battery in Your Leg


A video collection after the jump…


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