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Thunderheist Announces U.S. Tour

Thunderheist signed to Big Dada in December of 2008. Grahm.Zilla and MC Isis have stayed busy since then, releasing a self-titled debut album via the label, playing shows around the world, and, as of today, planning additional dates for a headlining U.S. tour.

The Canadian duo will return to the U.S. in mid-June, accompanied by a live drummer, the first in Thunderheist's touring history. Find them in one of these cities soon:

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  • 05/21/2009

HEALTH Readies Sophomore Album

HEALTH must be hitting the boochey hard these days, as the band has completed its sophomore album, Get Color, and is ready to unleash the synth-punk beast come September 8, via Lovepump United.

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  • 05/20/2009

BMSR Releases "Hairy" CD, Tours

With less than a week until the May 26 release of their latest album, Eating Us, the Black Moth Super Rainbow crew has finally unrolled the promotional stops, and there are a few here from the elusive quintet.

Note this is a band that thrives on eccentricity, which this time around comes in the form of 1600 "hairy" CDs (below) that will be sold in retail locations around the U.S., as well as at the Graveface Records site.

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  • 05/20/2009

Artist to Watch: Raffertie

Who: Raffertie
Where: Birmingham, U.K.

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  • 05/20/2009

Video Premiere: Heartsrevolution

Electro-pop duo Heartsrevolution has returned with a new contribution, namely, a track on Kitsuné's upcoming Maison 7 compilation. Read more » 

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  • 05/19/2009

Daedelus and Ghislain Poirier Tour

One-time XLR8R cover star Daedelus is about to hit the road again, and if that wasn't good enough news, he's also taking Montreal's king of bounce, Ghislain Poirier, with him.

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  • 05/19/2009

Loading... May's Videogame Round-Up

Don’t know if you’ve heard, but times is mad tough! Furious-tough even! Unemployment is at a 26-year high. Spam is selling like gelatinous hotcakes made of mystery meat. Hell, even we’ve traded the cool, refreshing taste of Sapporo for a lesser, pissier dew from the Rockies. But in these hard times, will no one think of the videogames?! We will!

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  • 05/19/2009

Eyedea & Abilities Announce New Album

Few words and almost no music has been heard from MC Eyedea and his production partner-in-crime Abilities since 2004, when E & A was released on Epitaph. Five years and a move to Rhymesayers later, the Minneapolis-based duo is ready to break its extended silence with a new album, By the Throat, out July 21.

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  • 05/18/2009

Stream a Trevor Jackson Live Set

Earlier this year, N.Y.-based DJ and promoter Eamon Harkin chatted with former Output Recordings boss Trevor Jackson, who played a set at Studio B's Prime Time Party that same night.

Harkin currently has the set from that party streaming at his blog, a it's a melting-pot style batch of tunes from the likes of Moodyman, Runaway, Throbbing Gristle, and Yazoo, among others. Download it here. Read more » 

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  • 05/18/2009

Danger Mouse Unveils Album… on a CD-R

Danger Mouse may have taken some grief from EMI for 2004's The Grey Album, but if anyone knows how to bounce back from a legal kerfuffle and find alternative means of distribution, it's him.

So then, after another recent dispute with EMI, the man born Brian Burton has found a slightly more creative way to release Dark Night of the Soul, his second collaboration with Sparklehorse.

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  • 05/18/2009

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