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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Bettye LaVette Bridges The Atlantic With New CD 'Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook'

BETTYE LAVETTE brings the British Invasion home to its American R&B roots on her latest CD, INTERPRETATIONS: THE BRITISH ROCK SONGBOOK, due May 25 on Anti-. While BETTYE's Grammy-nominated 2007 disc The Scene Of The Crime went to the source to find triumph over her own anguish, INTERPRETATIONS looks to the past this time for inspiration and uncovers common ancestry in seemingly divergent musical paths. Produced by BETTYE, Rob Mathes and Michael Stevens, the album is a 13-song journey through compositions by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd among others, before concluding right where the very idea for INTERPRETATIONS started: BETTYE's visceral show-stopping rendition of The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" from the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, which appears here as a bonus track. That performance - which first brought BETTYE together with Stevens (the event's producer) and Mathes (its musical director) - served notice that BETTYE is no mere singer. As an extraordinary interpreter of song, she doesn't merely mold a piece of music to suit her tastes; she is a conjurer of deep, emotional truths: "Bettye LaVette punched a hole right through her version of Pete Townshend's 'Love Reign O'er Me,' letting all the song's emotion pour out in a way that its ...

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The Weakerthans 'Live At The Burton Cummings Theatre' Pre-Order

The Weakerthans new live record Live At The Burton Cummings Theatre is available in stores everywhere March 23rd, but starting today you can pre-order the record from the href="http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/anti-records/artist/?id=71">ANTI Store! Take a look below to see some of the exclusive bundles that are available. Live At The Burton Cummings Theatre ...

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

New Roky Erickson Song Premieres At Pitchfork

The first song off Roky Erickson's landmark new album True Love Cast Out All Evil with Okkervil River debuted at Pitchfork.com yesterday. The song, entitled "Goodbye Sweet Dreams," echoes both Roky's 1970s horror-rock work and his albums with psychedelic founding fathers the 13th Floor Elevators, combining a ...

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Exclusive Dr. Dog 'Shame, Shame' Pre-Order Bundles

Dr. Dog's new record Shame, Shame hits stores everywhere April 6th, but right now you can pre-order the record from the href="http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/anti-records/artist/?id=152">ANTI Store! Take a look below to see just some of what's available. Shame, Shame LP & T-Shirt Bundle href="http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/anti-records/view/?id=1274&artist=152">> This Bundle Includes: - Shame, Shame LP on the rarest ...

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Galactic "Do It Again" Video Premiere

Galactic's new video for "Do It Again" premiered today at href="http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d1143e24f6/galactic-do-it-again-feat-cheeky-blakk">Funny Or Die! Watch the video below and be sure to stop by FoD to leave your comments! value="http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf" />src="http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf" name="ordie_player_d1143e24f6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">

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