Stars announce new album, The North; hear new song “The Theory of Relativity”

Stars - The North

  Stars have announced their new album, The North, which will be released September 4 on ATO Records. The band’s sixth full-length album was recorded in Montreal’s historic RCA Victor Studios and was produced by Stars, Graham Lessard and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire). The album opener, “The Theory of Relativity,” premiered on yesterday and can also be streamed on ...

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Shakira Looks Sexy in Madrid (Photos)


I don’t know about you guys, but Shakira is one of those famous people who can do no wrong.  You never hear about her doing anything crazy, a la Lindsay Lohan.  She is able to shake her hips and sing her heart out, and that’s all she ever has to do.  She doesn’t have to make out with chicks or ...

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Panic at the Disco’s New Album is a Complete Ripoff

I’m soooo lame, but I’m really digging the new Panic and the Disco album (they took out the “!” as a sign of “maturity”). It’s a BLATANT rip-off of The Beatles, I mean some of it is note for note. Except that one song, which starts out as a blatant ripoff of Daft Punk then segues into a blatant ripoff ...

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Akron/Family: ‘Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’ Review

Akron Family

Artist: Akron/Family Album: Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT Label: Dead Oceans Akron/Family makes messy albums. The New York City band got their start in 2004 under Michael Gira’s Young Gods label after sending Gira several albums worth of tapes they recorded on makeshift recording equipment in their Brooklyn apartment. Gira describes the unpredictability of their ...

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Weekend Movie Premieres: January 16, 2009

Hotel for Dogs Director: Thor Freudenthal Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow The Plot: Orphaned teens Andi (Roberts) and Bruce (Austin) are sent to live with their aunt, which is just fine with the kids until they meet a stray dog who needs their help. Since their aunt is allergic to dogs, the siblings decide to turn a nearby abandoned house into a canine hostel. But can they kept their secret under wraps as more and more four-legged guests arrive?

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Motorifik: Debut Side Project From Working For A Nuclear Free City’s Phil Kay


Motorifik is a side project of Working For A Nuclear Free City producer/songwriter Phil Kay and French songwriter Idrisse Khelifi, the two having met in Manchester in 2006. During the writing and recording of the increasingly experimental second WFANFC album, Kay was taken by Khelifi’s direct style and pop aesthetic. Motorifik was borne out of a desire to create an ...

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