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by PopMatters Staff

12 Mar 2010


Bonobo
Black Sands
(Ninja Tune)
Releasing: 6 April

British electronic master Bonobo unleashes his latest LP right after SXSW and it’s his first full-length work since 2006’s Days to Come. Ninja Tune has kindly provided a 10-minute mix sampler and the first video premiered just this week.

SONG LIST
01 Prelude
02 Kiara
03 Kong
04 Eyesdown ft. Andreya Triana
05 El Toro
06 We Could Forever
07 1009
08 All in Forms
09 The Keeper ft. Andreya Triana
10 Stay the Same
11 Animals
12 Black Sands

Black Sands 10-minute mix teaser [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

12 Mar 2010


Broken Bells continue their promotional blitz this week with a stop by Fallon’s stage last night to play “The Ghost Inside”.

by Steven Shymanik

12 Mar 2010


Pavement’s best-of compilation, Quarantine the Past, is the greatest album you shouldn’t buy.  It’s a (mostly) well-chosen, nicely packaged collection of terrific songs from arguably the best band of the 1990s and one of the best indie bands ever. Instead, what you should do is this: pick up the double-CD reissue of their first album, Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe. Two days later, you will find yourself at Borders or on Amazon buying the reissue of their second CD, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: L.A.’s Desert Origins. And so on, until you have all five of their full-length albums. The reissues also provide you with the best cuts from their many fine EPs, as well as a lot of stray material and live tracks.  In the long run, this approach will make you happier. And don’t complain about how much it will cost. I know what you spend at Starbucks every week.

by Maureen Ryan / Chicago Tribune (MCT)

11 Mar 2010


Did you miss him? No? Neither did we. Well, whether we want him to be or not, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be a familiar sight on TV again soon — as a contestant on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” starting Sunday.

To kick off his latest self-promotional campaign, Blagojevich read the Top 10 list on “The Late Show With David Letterman” on Wednesday: “Questions Rod Blagojevich Asked Himself Before Appearing on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’”

10. “Can I get paid in shampoo?”

9. “Would I rather stay unemployed than work for Trump?”

8. “Should I bring my attorney?”

7. “Do I have anything better to do?”

6. “Is there any chance NBC will replace me with Leno?”

5. “Can I get paid in conditioner?”

4. “Haven’t I been through enough?”

3. “How about my own show, ‘The Haircut Ref’?”

2. “How come I’m not a governor and Paterson is?”

1. “Will my hair get along with Trump’s hair?”

by PopMatters Staff

11 Mar 2010


The National release their eagerly awaited new album High Violet on May 11, but they previewed the lead tune for the Fallon audience.

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