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by PopMatters Staff

27 Mar 2012


Japandroids
Celebration Rock
(Polyvinyl)
Releasing: 5 June

Japanroids are back with their sophomore outing, Celebration Rock, following the critically acclaimed 2009 debut Post-Nothing. Guitarist Brian King recently told Pitchfork: “On a lot of this new record, we actually tried to simulate the sound of what we thought the crowd would do during the songs,” says King. “Dave (Prowse, drums) and I were in the studio just screaming out as if we were in the audience at our own show.”

You can check out the new tune “The House That Heaven Built” over at Soundcloud and catch the band live at one of the dates below.

by Cynthia Fuchs

27 Mar 2012


“The Maldives is just 1.5 meters above sea level. It’s not something in the future, it’s something we are facing right now.” As presented by Mohamed Nasheed, then the president of Maldives, that “it” would be the catastrophic effects of climate change. His island will soon be under water. Even beyond his tiny nation’s own fate, the former political prisoner sees this as a global issue, and has made it his mission to make it visible to the rest of the world. Jon Shenk’s The Island President is part of that effort.

by PopMatters Staff

27 Mar 2012


Mission of Burma has thankfully reunited and will be issuing a new album titled Unsound on 9 July via their new label home, Fire Records. The group has just released this stream as a taster for the upcoming project.

by Joseph Fisher

27 Mar 2012


Watch below as Swervedriver perform “Sun of Mustang Ford” and “Deep Wound” during their US late night TV debut on Jimmy Fallon. Also, allow me to echo the sentiments of Keith Eberl, who commented on the performances at The Audio Perv: Oh hell yeah!

 

by PopMatters Staff

27 Mar 2012


Sigur Rós
Valtari
(XL)
Releasing: 28 May 2012

The eagerly awaited new album from Iceland’s Sigur Rós will be releasing 28 May and will contain seven new songs. “Ekki Múkk” is the first of the upcoming tunes to be released via the Net to promote the album. Shimmering, minimalist, ethereal beauty shines in “Ekki Múkk”, in other words another great addition to Sigur Rós’ catalogue. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump.

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