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by Jennifer Cooke

4 Dec 2009


UK soul songstress Joss Stone has a new video making the rounds that’s got “viral” written all over it. The rumor is that her brother directed the clip, and her record company, EMI, refused to release it because it is so excruciatingly bad.

Come on, Joss. This has to be a piss-take. Either way, it’s hilarious.

by Allison Taich

3 Dec 2009


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of those bands that continues to release greatness with age. Their latest issuance: an anthology of live performances spanning the last 30 years. This collection is by no means a greatest hits. Naturally, classics such as “American Girl”, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”, and “Free Fallin’” make appearances, in addition to deeper cuts like “Breakdown”, “Wildflowers”, and “It’s Good to be King.” Several covers also appear on the set, including “Green Onions” by Booker T. and the MGs and “Friend of the Devil” by the Grateful Dead.

by Tyler Gould

3 Dec 2009


Matthew Friedberger does a great Dennis Hopper in this video for the Fiery Furnaces’ “Even in the Rain”, which is basically an annotated video version of the making of Easy Rider. The benign track comes from I’m Going Away, and check after the jump to see some dates for their intercontinental tour.

by Chris Conaton

3 Dec 2009


1. The Lonely Island - “I’m on a Boat”


by Tyler Gould

2 Dec 2009


This Marina is a slippery character. On the one hand, the anti-consumerism invective of “Hollywood” is a tad on the puerile side, but the ironic pageant queen smile, the oversaturated disdain for the red, white, and blue, and the punchy chorus all make schadenfreude cool again.

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