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Monday, Mar 26, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

Bassnectar just dropped a banger of a new single “Vava Voom” featuring monster beats and MCing from none other than Lupe Fiasco. Way catchy, sounds like a dancefloor hit. This is the single for the new album Vava Voom releasing on April 10th.



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Monday, Mar 19, 2012
Why not jump into the spring season a bit early after the "winter that wasn’t" with a bunch of new tunes ready for the next playlist? The time change forward is never easy, but releases from Chairlift, Porcelain Raft and Dr. Dog can help ease the transition.

Why not jump into the spring season a bit early after the “winter that wasn’t” with a bunch of new tunes ready for the next playlist? The time change an hour forward is never easy, but releases from Chairlift, Porcelain Raft and Dr. Dog can help ease the transition. Also much appreciated are the free downloads from Pretty Lights and Converse’s latest collaboration, bringing together the Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem to round out the mix.


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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012
Stream the latest album from fun.

fun. have been building buzz for their most recent album Some Nights out last month and are in the midst of a supporting tour that will find them holding several shows during SXSW. Then they’ll be trekking all around the country (dates are below).


Their lead single, “We Are Young” has been out for several months and is a powerful pop anthem and the video features a guest appearance from one of PopMatters favorites, Janelle Monae (also below). You may have already heard it on Glee or in a Super Bowl Chevy commercial. Plus the band was just recently featured in an article by The New York Times.


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Monday, Mar 12, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
Saint Etienne releases their latest album on May 21st and are previewing their new long-player with the single "Tonight".

Saint Etienne releases their latest album on May 21st and are previewing their new long-player with the single “Tonight”. Both a video and remix of the tune by Two Bears have hit the Internet. Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley says that Words and Music is about “how music affects your life. How it defines the way you see the world as a child, how it can get you through bad times in unexpected ways, and how songs you’ve known all your life can suddenly develop a new attachment, and hurt every time you hear them. More than how it affects and reflects your life though…. the album is about believing in music, living your life by its rules.” Check out the remix below and the video and track list after the jump.



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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012

The title of this short post pretty much says it all—except that the cover is gorgeous. If you’re looking for something that mixes up Slowdive’s original cut, this is not your cover.  Beach Fossils play things pretty straight here, performing “Alison” quite faithfully. There’s a little less flange throughout, and, certainly, Rachel Goswell’s gorgeous harmonizing is absent. Nevertheless, this cover is just as comforting as a freshly laundered blanket. Go ahead. Curl up in it.


  Beach Fossils: “Alison (Slowdive Cover)” by adhocfm
P.S. Check out the brief blurb on this cover at Stereogum to learn a bit more about The Ad Hoc Comp.


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