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Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Regina Spektor’s new record Far drops on June 22nd in the US and she recently stopped by Later Live… with Jools Holland to perform “Blue Lips”.



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Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Mastodon played “Oblivion” from Crack the Skye on Late Show With David Letterman back on May 15th. Adrien Begrand said of the song: “Mastodon’s new direction is made apparent immediately, starting with the opening track. Compared to Blood Mountain‘s incendiary ‘The Wolf is Loose’, ‘Oblivion’ is far more understated, its murky opening riff slowly gaining momentum, but when the chugging begins in earnest, the emphasis is placed not on the rhythm riff but the richly layered vocal melodies instead, with drummer Brann Dailor (in a shockingly good vocal turn) handling the verses, bassist Troy Sanders joining in the bridge, and guitarist Brent Hinds taking over during the choruses.”



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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Five years ago this week the Streets released A Grand Don’t Come for Free, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Original Pirate Material (2002). Adrien Begrand said back then “like Mike Leigh’s film High Hopes, like Pulp’s Different Class, A Grand Don’t Come For Free is a superb, perceptive portrait of everyday British life, completely devoid of any pretentiousness, and musically, though his beats are toned down, it cements Skinner’s status as a true original in UK music. The album spawned four singles, one of them (“Dry Your Eyes”) a #1 in the UK, and here are the videos.


 

“Fit But You Know It” (1 March 2004) - #4 UK


 

“Dry Your Eyes” (31 May 2004) - #1 UK


 

“Blinded by the Lights” (13 September 2004)


 

“Could Well Be In” (8 November 2004)



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Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Monday, May 18, 2009
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The Prodigy have just released a video for the second single from their recent LP Invaders Must Die. Timothy Gabriele recently called “Warrior’s Dance” “the album’s best song” and an “undeniably nitrous-doused breakbeat barnburner”.


TOUR DATES
05/18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05/20 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
05/22 - Detroit, MI - The Filmore
05/23 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
05/26 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
05/27 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
05/28 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
05/29 - Seattle, WA - WAMU Theatre


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