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Tom Vek to Release New Album, ‘Leisure Seizure’, His First in Five Years

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British-born Tom Vek released his percussively infectious and raw debut album, We Have Sound, five years ago, self-produced as a solo work, mainly on an 8-track in his garage. He then willfully disappeared, and became a mysterious figure, especially bewildering for a guy who was then just in his early 20′s.

20 Apr 2011 | More

Suede Releases Best-of Album, to Play Coachella 2011

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Suede, the inimitable glam Britpop act who pretty much owned the UK music scene in the 90′s, along with Blur and Placebo, and were once hailed as ‘The Best New Band In Britain’ by Melody Maker before their debut release, ‘The Drowners’, in 1992, have reunited.

8 Apr 2011 | More

Adam Green’s iPhone Film ‘The Wrong Ferarri’ to Screen at AFA

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Oh, that Adam Green, he just can’t stand to be left with any down time. It’s not quite a cinematic version of his Lake Room blog as we hear he’s also planning, but it’s a film nonetheless. The Wrong Ferarri, a biographical, comic misadventure of sorts, announced as early as August on his blog, is of course starring, directed and written by Adam Green.

4 Apr 2011 | 1 comment | More

Live Music Shows in New York This Weekend

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Are you stuck in New York while all of your friends are @you about the free BBQ at Stubbs, and “uh, another free beer on the bus, on the way to the free party at the Vimeo House” over in Austin? Hating this lonesome city and its upcoming spring weather?

16 Mar 2011 | 3 comments | More

Planningtorock to Release W on DFA this May, ‘Doorway’ Video Out Now

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Planningtorock is one of those truly original artists whose work constantly blurs the barrier between art, performance and sound, with music that both haunts and soothes.

11 Feb 2011 | 3 comments | More

“THIS DARK FUTURE MAKES HER WET” presents S!CK at Santo’s Party Haus 2-03-11

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It’s the only type of cutting-edge music you could ever possibly hear that provokes a thought like ‘it’s 4AM and …Read the Rest

23 Jan 2011 | 1 comment | More

Liverpool’s Hot Club De Paris to Release Free The Pterodactyl 3

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I remember walking into the Moshi Moshi Records showcase a few SXSWs ago (was it 2006 or ’07?) right as Hot Club De Paris kicked into their sped-up, prog-zany song “Sometimesitsbetternottostickbits…”

5 Jan 2011 | More

Queens of the Stone Age to Begin Recording in January

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Queens Of The Stone Age, helmed by Josh Homme, will enter the studio to begin recording their next album in January, which will follow 2007′s barnstorming Era Vulgaris.

30 Dec 2010 | More

Blur to Begin Recording Possible New Album in January

According to their anonymous sources, NME reports that Blur will be regrouping in “the studio early next year.

20 Dec 2010 | More

The White Stripes and Third Man Records Announce Merchandise Box Sets

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Gather ’round the fire long-suffering Candy Cane Children, start your engines and grab your credit cards – because ol’ Jackie White has something special for you this holiday season: a limited-edition White Stripes merchandise collection!

11 Nov 2010 | More