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by Tyler Gould

1 Oct 2009

The Swimmers
People Are Soft
(MAD Dragon)
Releasing: 3 November

The video for “What This World Is Coming To” has hand claps and flashing lights, and the dulcet synths on the free-to-download “A Hundred Hearts” ensure that People Are Soft definitely has its appeal.

01 Shelter
02 A Hundred Hearts
03 Drug Party
04 What This World Is Coming To
05 Give Me the Sun
06 Save Me (From the Brightness)
07 Nervous Wreck
08 To the Bells
09 Dresses Don’t Fit
10 Anything Together
11 Try to Settle In

The Swimmers
A Hundred Hearts [MP3]

by Katharine Wray

1 Oct 2009

More Scandinavian pop music for fans of the peninsula. Loney Dear kicked off a U.S. tour with Asobi Seksu in San Diego just last night. Look below for a short interview and video of the inimitable Emil Svanängen playing “Everything Turns to You”, and a free download of “Airport Surroundings”.

Loney Dear
Airport Surroundings [MP3]

by Katharine Wray

30 Sep 2009

Langhorne Slim
Be Set Free
Releasing: 30 September

Langhorne Slim released his new album, Be Set Free today on Kemado Records. His U.S. tour kicks off October 15th in Brooklyn, New York. Dates after the jump.

01 Back To The Wild
02 Say Yes
03 I Love You, But Goodbye
04 Land of Dreams
05 Cinderella
06 Be Set Free
07 For A Little While
08 Sunday By The Sea
09 Leaving My Love
10 Yer Wrong
11 Blown Your Mind
12 So Glad I’m Coming Home
13 Boots Boy

Langhorne Slim - Back to the Wild from Kemado Records on Vimeo.

by Katharine Wray

30 Sep 2009

Sunny Day Real Estate performed “7” on Jimmy Fallon last night, reminding us that “emo” used to have a very, very different meaning. The band has reunited for the first time in 15 years, and kicked off a U.S. tour this month.

Dates after the jump

by Katharine Wray

30 Sep 2009

Prolific songster Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele will bring his tiny instrument and vocal and lyrical stylings to the Getty Center on October 10th.

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
Meet Me in the Garden [MP3]

Tour dates after the jump.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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