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by PopMatters Staff

11 Sep 2012


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4 Sep 2012


by Zach Schonfeld

29 Aug 2012


On September 25, Wye Oak vocalist Jenn Wasner will release “Curtain”, a 7-inch under the name Flock of Dimes, on Merge Records. Buoyed by thin, sweeping synth pads and crackling distortion, the track offers ample excuse for Wasner’s most swelling Elizabeth Fraser impression. According to Wasner, the song “documents the thoughtless, obsessed joy of new love.” Either way, it’s a far cry from the vocalist’s more understated work with Wye Oak.

by Sachyn Mital

27 Aug 2012

Ultraísta is the new project from Nigel Godrick (who is known for his work with Radiohead and Atoms for Peace), Joey Waronker (also worked with Atoms for Peace as well as Beck) and the vocalist Laura Bettinson. Their new track “Bad Insect” is available to stream now in advance of the release of their self-titled album is out October 2nd on Temporary Residence. You can also check out the video for the previously released “Smalltalk” below and visit their website here to get more information or hear “Static Light”.

by PopMatters Staff

24 Aug 2012


Photo: Marina Chavez

Soul singer extraordinaire Bettye LaVette returns with her latest album entitled Thankful N’ Thoughtful on 25 September, releasing via Anti- Records. The new album features a wide range of cover tunes, including songs penned by Bob Dylan and Neil Young, as well as takes on tracks originally recorded by Gnarls Barkley and the Black Keys. Yesterday LaVette’s cover of Ewan MacColl’s “Dirty Old Town” from 1949, which was also made famous by the Pogues in later years, saw premieres on Spinner and the Huff Post.

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