CFP: The Legacy of Radiohead's 'The Bends' 20 Years On [Deadlines: 4 Feb / 19 Feb]

 
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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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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012

Alt fave band Bear in Heaven amassed some considerable buzz at this year’s SXSW festival and now they’re gearing up to release their fifth album I Love You, It’s Cool, next week (April 3). The trio actually began back in 1998 as a solo studio project for Jon Philpot down in Atlanta, until a group mentality amassed in Brooklyn by 2003. The trio now includes guitarist Adam Wills and drummer Joe Stickney. This new collection of songs continues the synth-heavy approach with Philpot vocals buried among psychedelic sensibilities. Simplistic pop treatments lurk in their lyrics such as “Feels like a thousand years have gone by without you” in “Reflection of You” and “Friends don’t know what you’ve been through” in “Sinful Nature”. But with soaring choruses, pulsing beats and majestic guitar lines, all is easily forgiven.


Listen to I Love You, It’s Cool in its entirety or song by song, on NPR’s “First Listen” program here.


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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

The Flaming Lips worked with a bevy of top-notch artists (see the track list after the jump) for their Record Store Day release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. You can catch a preview via this stream of their performance with Bon Iver on “Ashes in the Air”.



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