The Barometer: The Mountain Goats; Henry Cowell; Jade Ewen featuring Chipmunk; Lovvers; Atlas Sound; The Very Best
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Friday 21 August 2009
The Mountain Goats Genesis 3:23
Breezily tuneful tale of a man haunting his old home, on chief Goat John Darnielle's new, Bible-themed album.
Henry Cowell Ostinato Pianissimo
Innovative gamelan-influenced percussion and piano piece from 1934; one of many avant-garde treasures in Earle Brown's reissued Contemporary Sound Series.
Jade Ewen featuring Chipmunk My Man (remix)
The Eurovision contender welcomes the dawn of a new urban-pop era with everyone's favourite schoolboy MC.
Lovvers 1-2-3-4 Count
From their recent second album, this track blends giddy surf-pop harmonies with Black Lips-like guitars and even a Richard Hell-esque mid-song breakdown.
Atlas Sound Walkabout
Made with the help of Noah Lennox of Animal Collective this is sublime experimental pop music.
The Very Best Yalira
Another beautiful afropop collaboration from singer Esau Mwamwaya and the Radioclit production team.
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Christian blogger says she will not wear leggings in public because they entice men and cause them to look at her 'lustfully'
- 5 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
Ed Sheeran texts Noel Gallagher to offer him tickets after that Wembley Stadium rant
Blink-182 split: Tom Delonge is 'disrespectful and ungrateful' say Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus
Emma Watson to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast
Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia