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Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011
by PopMatters Staff

Foo Fighters’ latest album drops next week and, as is becoming habit, an early stream is available… this one via Soundcloud. The album is the band’s seventh and was produced by Butch Vig. Interestingly, the bulk of the tunes were recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage. Now how’s that for back to rock and roll basics.


  Wasting Light by Foo Fighters


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Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011

On April 4, the French electro duo Justice are dropping their new single “Civilization” on Ed Banger Records, and if you’re the type that likes to try it before you buy it, you can check out a high-quality stream of the song, via WATM Magazine, below.


  Justice - Civilization by WATM Magazine


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Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011

According to Wikipedia, punk rock bands “created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, embracing a DIY (do it yourself) ethic”.


This sounds familiar to me. It sounds like the greatest band of all time circa 1963 knocking out their first masterpiece in a marathon single day session. The Beatles had more edge than the Sex Pistols, rocked harder than the Clash, and had a revolutionary attitude that would make Black Flag blush. Simply put, the Beatles embodied all of the major punk rock ideals a decade and a half prior to the invention of the genre. Paul McCartney’s “1, 2, 3, 4” was not only the count in to the first punk rock song, but also the count in to the greatest revolutionary force of the 20th century. Vladimir Lenin, Che Guevara, Mao Zedong eat your heart out.


Never mind the bollocks, here’s the Beatles…



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Monday, Mar 28, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
Radiohead actually released their latest, much-lauded new album, The King of Limbs to the masses digitally back in February via their own website, but this week brings the physical product -- yes, that still exists.

Radiohead actually released their latest, much-lauded new album, The King of Limbs to the masses digitally back in February via their own website, but this week brings the physical product—yes, that still exists. That must still mean something because “The King of Limbs” is sitting pretty at #2 in Amazon presales ahead of the new Britney Spears album and, this from a record where the music has already been widely available for a month. Our two reviewers loved the album as you can see from the quotes below. We’ll have this stream available until Friday… enjoy.



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Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011

Animal Collective are the curators of this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, England, and in an effort to familiarize festival-goers with the lineup, the band just released a free mix featuring several of the acts on the bill. The mix’s setlist and stream are listed below. Animal Collective’s ATP weekend goes down May 13 through the 15. Head over to ATP’s website for more details


  ATP Animal Collective Mix by All Tomorrows Parties


00:00 OV (extract) – Orthrelm
01:38 “Fireworks” – Animal Collective
08:21 “Norway” – Beach House
12:23 “Credit” – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
15:45 “House Jam (XXXChange Remix)” – Gang Gang Dance
20:12 “Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping” – Grouper
23:00 “Cheaters” – Teengirl Fantasy
29:07 “Shina Blockas” – Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane
32:43 “Freeway” – Kurt Vile
35:15 “Up On The Sun” – Meat Puppets
39:14 “Vacuum Boogie” – Floating Points
45:17 “High Road” – Deradoorian
50:52 “Goumou” – Khaira Arby
56:06 “Oh Paris!” – Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
58:46 “Gentleman’s Lament” – Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
61:31 “Night Cream” – Black Dice
67:01 “Discover Your Colors” – Ear Pwr
70:13 “I’ve Got Drugs (Out Of The Mist)” – The Frogs
72:31 “Trashy Boys” – Tickley Feather
77:17 “Good Time” – Yi Yi Thant & Aung Heina
81:40 “Rookoobay” – The Brothers Unconnected
85:13 “Grim Reaper Blues (Live In Big Sur)” – The Entrance Band
92:26″ Mawak Lakhaal” – Group Doueh
95:55 “Raghupati” – Prince Rama
101:07 “How You Satisfy Me” – Spectrum
105:16 “Catch Attack” – Drawlings
109:14 “Al Anon” – Eric Copeland
113:10 “Melankolia (Edit)” – Vladislav Delay
122:01 “Four Violins (Extract)” – Tony Conrad
127:34 “Wended V – Mick Barr
135:45 “Fuck Mixing, Let’s Dance” – Zomby


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