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by John Garratt

16 Jun 2011

In case you missed it earlier this year, saxophonist Chris Speed’s new band Endangered Blood released their exceptional eponymous debut. With Oscar Noriega, Trevor Dunn and Jim Black in tow as well as favorable comparisons to Alas No Axis, the Claudia Quintet and Electric Masada (wow), how could they lose? Ever since Endangered Blood hit the road in promotion for this new album, their spunkiness has been well documented on YouTube. This is an earlier live clip of two Chris Speed originals that would appear on the album, “Elvin Lisbon” and “Iris”, but there really is much more out there of equal quality.

Endangered Blood was released on March 16th on Skirl Records and can be purchased here.

by PopMatters Staff

15 Jun 2011

Bon Iver is set to release his new self-titled album next week and just yesterday he released the new video for album track “Calgary”. The dreamy, etheral video was filmed Andre Durand and Dan Huiting in Justin Vernon’s home state of Wisconsin.

by Timothy Gabriele

15 Jun 2011

From the upcoming album Player Piano on Carpark, Memory Tapes abandon their chillwave roots to go straight for a kind of melancholy synthpop. The accompanying stark black and white video is incredibly pretty, showing a man in his kitchen making tea, practically withering away into nothing.

by PopMatters Staff

15 Jun 2011

This past Friday the former Smiths mainman, Morrissey, stopped by the BBC London studios to play three new tunes for Janice Long’s BBC Radio 2 program. The songs, “Action Is My Middle Name”, “The Kid’s a Looker” and “People Are the Same Everywhere”, will ostensibly appear on the artist’s forthcoming album for which their is no release date set yet. [via]

Morrissey - Action Is My Middle Name (BBC Session) by TheNJUnderground

by PopMatters Staff

14 Jun 2011

Germany’s Guano Apes have a long history, having formed back in 1994 and remaining active until 2006, when they broke up as guitarist Henning Rümenapp, bassist Stefan Ude and drummer Dennis Poschwatta all focused on new projects. All our now back in reunited form with vocalist Sandra Nasic after a highly successful return gig in Austria in June of 2009. The band’s 1997 debut, Proud Like a God hit gold and platinum status in various parts of the globe on the heels of hit single “Open Your Eyes”. Now in 2011, Guano Apes is back with their first set of new material since 2003’s Walking on a Thin Line. Bel Air hits North America this 21 June, following a #1 showing earlier this year in their home country, where it literally opened right at the top of the charts. Today we present the US online premiere of the group’s new tune “Sunday Lover” from Bel Air.

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