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by PopMatters Staff

17 Jul 2009


Japandroids is racking up a multitude of accolades. Back in June PopMatters’ Scott Hreha said of Post-Nothing, which is getting an August 4th re-release, that “sonically, the band falls somewhere between forebears like No Age and Death from Above 1979—virile combination of passion and grandiosity that sounds much larger than the guitar/drums instrumentation implies.” Japandroids stopped by the Tripwire to play “I Quit Girls”.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Jul 2009


Indie faves Grizzly Bear dropped by David Letterman’s show last night to play “Ready, Able” off Veckatimest, which we slapped a 9 on back in May.

by PopMatters Staff

16 Jul 2009


Wildbirds & Peacedrums
The Snake
(The Control Group)
Releasing: 25 August (US/physical) / 7 July 2009 (US/digital)

SONG LIST
01 Island
02 There Is No Light
03 Chain of Steel
04 So Soft So Pink
05 Places
06 Great Lines
07 Today/Tomorrow
08 Liar Lion
09 Who Ho Ho Ho
10 My Heart

Wildbirds & Peacedrums
“There Is No Light” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

16 Jul 2009


Olivia Broadfield
Eyes Wide Open
(Vagrant)
Released: 14 July 2009 (US)

Olivia Broadfield is a new singer-songwriter from the UK whose tunes have been featured on MTV’s The Real World and The Hills. The video for “Silence”, which you can check out below, is a certified hit, making VH1’s Hot 20.

SONG LIST
01 The Weight
02 Don’t Cry
03 Indescribable
04 Holding Onto You
05 Hang On
06 Lost In You
07 Safe
08 Probably Nothing
09 Don’t Let Go
10 Silence
11 Eyes Wide Open
12 Crashing Down
13 Save Me (With Day Life)

Olivia Broadfield
“Don’t Cry” [MP3]
     

 

by Chris Conaton

14 Jul 2009


This time around, the very funny Gregory Brothers give us Congress debating climate change, reaction to Michael Jackson’s death, and of course, more of the amazing Autotuned vocal stylings of Katie Couric. As always, it’s the catchy, catchy music that makes the comedy really work.

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