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Friday, Apr 13, 2012
Check out who's on tap to play Coachella twice via Daytrotter's archives

Daytrotter is providing its own Coachella buzz with a playlist of performers in the lineup for both weekends: April 13 – 15 as well as April 20 -22, in a new double dose experiment for the annual California desert festival. This feature by “Mr. Daytrotter” introduces everyone on the bill, a true testament to the Daytrotter mission which captures worthy bands in stripped down, live sessions. This listening opportunity of 34 songs lasts over two hours and of course hearing just one song invites further exploration Daytrotter style, with full set offerings lurking right on the website. (The monthly subscription of two dollars a month is one of life’s greatest bargains.)


Listen to the Coachella Daytrotter Playlist: 2012 here.


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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Aesop Rock is returning on July 10th with his first solo album in five years.

Aesop Rock
Skelethon
(Rhymesayers)
Release date: 10 July 2012


Aesop Rock is returning on July 10th with his first solo album in five years and like all great hip-hoppers has a bevy of fine guests joining him on the new tunes, including Rob Sonic and Kimya Dawson among others. Promotion has already begun with a video EPK for the record as well as the first Soundcloud of a new song, “Zero Dark Thirty.” Full track list below the jump.


Listen to “Zero Dark Thirty” over at Soundcloud.



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Friday, Apr 6, 2012
Brooklyn noise rockers A Place to Bury Strangers’ newest LP, titled Worship, out from indie record label Dead Oceans, will hit the scene June 26.

Brooklyn noise rockers A Place to Bury Strangers’ newest LP, titled Worship, out from indie record label Dead Oceans, will hit the scene June 26. The band’s third album will feature songs written, created and overseen in every aspect by the band itself. Bassist Dion Lunadon says, “Every sound on the album is made by us and our tools; tools created by us, used on no other recordings, and purposefully built for this project. This is real. Some of it is the band being in complete control—bending, shaping and building the songs and the sounds. Other parts are the band relinquishing control and letting the songs and sounds take over and produce themselves. We are not trying to reinvent ourselves, but simply push ourselves further in all aspects of our music.” Single “You are the one” is below, and gives fans a sample of what to expect in APTBS’s newest labor of love, Worship


Check out “You are the One” below, and look Worship in stores June 26.



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Thursday, Apr 5, 2012
Preview the original score from the movie The Raid: Redemption.

One of the articles I saw about the new Indonesian movie The Raid: Redemption has the headline “THE RAID Punches Indonesia’s Box Office in the Face”. The score for this movie is half the fun and just as likely to punch you in the face then give you a few jabs in the torso as you fall to the ground. The brutal action film has some crazy choreographed fight scenes accompanied with a score composed by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Joseph Trapanese. The movie is slowly rolling out in theaters around the US (the unnecessary subtitle was given for our market) but the soundtrack is available for streaming now and can be purchased at the official site (the only place for the CD version it says). The music is heavy on synthesizers and percussion may not win any awards but it will get your blood rising.


 



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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

Björk has a new series of remixes of songs from last year’s Biophilia releasing every two weeks, leading up to a CD and vinyl release of each remix. First up, Berlin’s Current Value takes on “Crystalline”.



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