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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Here's a new one to look forward to come spring... '42' will feature the story of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in baseball's major leagues. The movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodger’s GM Branch Rickey. 42 opens 12 April 2013. Gotta love the Jay-Z track on the trailer as well.


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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Cat Power has released the first video from her recent LP Sun.

The best sign of Marshall’s progress to know, to see where she’s come, may be in the music herself. This is just her playing, but this is the most deeply layered and intricate music of her career. You can feel lessons learned from the players on You Are Free and The Greatest and elsewhere, and those lessons give her the confidence to shift from the gauzy guitars of “Cherokee” to skronky blues of “Silent Machine” to ambient electro-pop of the title track to bright blippy keyboard sweetness of “Manhattan”.
Matt Fiander, Cat Power: Sun review, 5 September



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Monday, Sep 24, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
The latest Mountain Goats album 'Transcendental Youth' drops next week and, as is becoming traditional with indie rock, it's streaming in full this week.


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Monday, Sep 24, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Flying Lotus' eagerly awaited 'Until the Quiet Comes' releases next week and is streaming in full this week on NPR.



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Sunday, Sep 23, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Last night Mumford & Sons played two songs on 'SNL' ahead of their release of 'Babel' this week. But the highlight was their skit where instead of playing Americana guys, they went back to their homeland for inspiration in portraying the Beatles.


“I Will Wait”


“Below My Feet”


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