It's a well-documented fact that the members in Of Montreal have been known to shed pieces of their colorful costumes while onstage. Appropriately then, the good folks at Q Magazine passed out the pencils and sketch pads to the band and packed the six art-rockers off to a college in London to take draw the likeness of a nude model. They also sent photographer Edd Westmacott along, who shot the band during this artistic endeavor. Under the tutelage of drawing master Hugh Barndon, Kevin Barnes and Co. Read more »
As is usually the case, the Ultra Music crew will be in attendance this year for the 24th annual Winter Music Conference, and they're throwing another bash to celebrate.
The two-day event dubbed Ultra Music Festival 11, will take place over March 27 and 28 in South Beach, Miami's Bicentennial Park. It also seems that Ultra has stepped up the lineup this year, with Cut Copy, Crystal Castles, Roni Size, Busy P, and others slated to perform.
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Tom "Squarepusher" Jenkinson will follow-up on his recently released Just a Souvenier with a brand-new EP he's titled Numbers Lucent. Rave is apparently the inspiration for the six tracks on this release, though we've yet to see how he's applied that. The EP will drop January 19 in the U.K. and January 20 in the U.S. on Jenkinson's longtime label Warp.
01 Zounds Perspex
02 Paradise Garage
03 Heliacal Torch
04 Star Time 1
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Diplo's resume includes producer, DJ, Mad Decent label boss, and extreme globetrotter. Now we can add Grammy Nominee to the list too, as the man born Wes Pentz has just been nominated for a Record of the Year Award. The nomination comes for his work producing M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," off her 2008 album Kala.
The Grammys air February 9, 2009 on CBS. Read more »
As previously announced, AWR records and Daniel GIll have compiled a somewhat unusual Christmas compilation to benefit Amnesty International, one that includes holiday breakup songs and twisted versions of yuletide classics, as opposed to numbers about sleigh bells and snowflakes.
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We always wondered what Christmas in the age of the digital download might involve (besides slumping CD sales), and Thrill Jockey is providing one such answer. The Chicago-based label of all things eclectic has teamed up with FINA, its digital download store, and created an MP3 advent calendar that will run on the TJ site until December 24.
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While German duo Booka Shade is known for its danceable tech-house, this holiday season finds cohorts Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger laying low to a mellower kind of groove. On December 12, the boys are releasing a special digital album on their Get Physical Music label. Cinematic Shades (The Slow Songs) is a collection of emotional and melancholy ambient songs to chill out to while you recover from all the eggnog and New Year’s Eve debauchery. Read more »
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