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The Sufjan Stevens track from the current Believer Magazine compilation is spreading through the blogosphere like wildfire. Why? Because it's rocktastic. Buy it.
Sufjan Stevens - In the Words of the Governor
The New Pornographers have a new record, Challengers, due on August 21. The lead single has been getting strong response online, and after a couple listens I can say I like it too.
New Pornographers - My Rights Versus Yours
I have a huge crush on the new Spoon album, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, due July 10. You can pre-order and get bonus goodies from Merge.
Spoon - The Underdog
Sweden's Shout Out Louds will release Our Ill Wills in September, and have just released the record's first single.
Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have to Leave It
The Poison Control Center have signed to Afternoon Records and will release A Collage of Impressions in the fall. In the meantime, a 6-track limited EP featuring album track "Glory Us" is due on July 10.
The Poison Control Center - Glory Us
Speed Racer's Mach 5 racer from the forthcoming film adaptation has been revealed.
There's a new horror movie about killer sheep?
Some people in Rhode Island with nothing better to do are fighting over who gets to have 867-5309 as their phone number. Jenny not impressed.
Kanye West claims he is the Mel Gibson of the music world. Still no apology for terrible, horrible, no good, very bad treatment of "Young Folks."
Spin and others report that CBS has purchased Last.fm.
So, who can tell me when Once is coming to Atlanta? Please?