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Friday, Apr 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Quentin Huff said of Prince’s new album, “LotusFlow3r, conceptually and in musical diversity, operates as a cross between Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants and Me’shell Ndegeocello’s The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams. Like The Secret Life of Plants, the songs on this set explore, in some way, various aspect of the lotus flower mystique. “Love Like Jazz” and “77 Beverly Park” might even fit the mood and music of Plants.” Here’s the video for “Crimson and Clover” from that release.



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Friday, Apr 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Brooklyn’s indie art rockers Pterodactyl released their new album Worldwild this week. Look for an upcoming PopMatters review, but in the meantime sample a song and video from the new effort.


Pterodactyl
“First Daze” [MP3]
     


 



TOUR DATES
04/25/09 Brooklyn, NY - Secret Project Robot - Record Release Show
05/02/09 Cambridge, MA - Senior House - MIT
05/16/09 Hanover, NH -  w/ FIASCO


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Friday, Apr 24, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Britain’s the Horrors release their second album of shoegazey garage rock on 5 May via XL. Here’s the new video from Primary Colours and a couple of upcoming U.S. concert dates.



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Thursday, Apr 23, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Earlier this week PopMatters’ Joseph Carver described Brakesbrakesbrakes’ new album Touchdown as “pure energy, musicianship, and lyrical hilarity and quite simply is the best record yet to be released in 2009.” “Two Shocks” is the MP3 the label is offering up for the record and Carver says of that track, “the record rips open with ‘Two Shocks’, an electronic beat that claims to be tired of the Third World War and aches for the fourth.” Touchdown has also generated two videos to date. Videos and tour dates after the jump.


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“Two Shocks” [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Babelgum.com presents a special Stereophonics concert at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios in London for a cozy audience of 200. The favorites are here including “Local Boy in the Photograph”, “The Bartender and the Thief”, “Pick a Part That’s New”, and “Have a Nice Day”.


Stereophonics
Live in London [Video]


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