Fall Preview 2008: Pop

Brit Pack

And Now for Some Fresher (But Still Pasty!) Faces …

Up From the Depths

Hey, Big Spender

The Wise Old Man of Metal

Autumn of the Beach Boy

Tooting Other People’s Horns

Deerhunter Plays It Pretty

Icelandic Costume Ball

TV on the Radio Comes Through Loud and Clear

The Season in Pop

Oasis and the Verve may be geezers, but they are not going out quietly. Will America go berserk for Glasvegas? Folk-pop singer Leona Naesshere puts her life back together. Times may be tough, but the last thing Young Jeezy is doing is cutting back. Motörhead returns with their 21st album, Motörizer. Brian Wilson explores the other side of the California dream. The Festival of New Music is set to be the jazz event of the season. The Atlanta band turns down the noise on Microcastle. Sigur Rós gets all dressed up. Dear Science might just match the transcendence of the band’s live show. A guide to the fall’s cultural events.

Fall Preview 2008: Pop