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Exclusive: Stream Peaches' New Album

"I have a strong image and a strong character," says Peaches, inadvertently making one of the larger understatements of the year. This is, after all, an artist whose last two albums were named Fatherfucker and Impeach My Bush, and promises "blinking pussy lights" to be packaged with her latest offering, I Feel Cream.

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  • 04/28/2009

Ellen Allien Unveils New Fashion Lines

Techno's First Lady, Ellen Allien, is taking a break from the 10th anniversary festivities of her BPitch Control imprint to promote two new lines in her ongoing fashion collection.

As is the case with previous collections, the new main line—for women only—is all about sleek lines and minimal design (not unlike the music Allien produces) in the form of jersey tank-tops, short dresses, and a very sexy catsuit not just anyone will be able to pull off (above).

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  • 04/27/2009

Sonar Festival Makes U.S. Debut

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the folks behind electronic music festival Sonar get a gold star for creatively approaching the puzzle of how to throw events during a global economic recession.

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  • 04/27/2009

Jamie Stewart Tour Photos Available

When Jamie Stewart first announced his solo tour, one thing promised for each show was the presence of longtime collaborator David Horvitz, who would be armed with a camera and taking portrait photographs of each and every attendee.

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  • 04/27/2009

Ableton Takes Live 8 on Tour

We reported earlier this month that Ableton is currently touting a new version of its Live software to the masses, in the form of Live 8. Appropriately then, the Germany-based company has teamed up with DJ/production institute DubSpot for an eight-date educational tour that should satiate the appetites of those eager to learn every nook and cranny of the music-making software (and catch some noteworthy performances at the same time).

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  • 04/24/2009

Buck 65, Greetings from Tuskan Team Up

The never-ending cannonade of projects coming out of the anticon. stable have always managed to seize our attention, but this new one, from Canadian rapper Richard Terfry (Buck 65) and Belgian electronicist Joelle Phuong Minh Le (Greetings From Tuskan), called Bike For Three! has got us doubly stoked this time.

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  • 04/23/2009

The Knife's Darwin Opera Gets Show Date

Last December, word surfaced that The Knife was penning an opera supposedly inspired by Charles Darwin. Tomorrow, in a Year, it seems, is a reality, as the Swedish brother/sister duo has a confirmed premiere date of September 2, 2009, at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Theatre.

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  • 04/23/2009

Ear Pwr Plans Tour Dates

Baltimore-based Ear Pwr isn't exactly a new band, but the duo has been turning an awful lot of heads and ears of late with talk (and leakage) of their forthcoming new album, Super Animal Brothers III. When they aren't making music or striking acrobatic poses (above), Devin Booze and Sarah Reynolds like to haul a few synths and a megaphone from club to club and play their distinct disco-meets-electro dance jams.

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  • 04/23/2009

Artist To Watch: Stephen McGregor

Who: Stephen McGregor
Location: Kingston, Jamaica

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  • 04/22/2009

Strut Releases Ze Records Retrospective

Cult imprint Ze Records will mark its 30th year in the biz with an all-star comp set for release entitled Ze 30: Ze Records 1979 – 2009 . Launched in 1979 by French art student Michel Esteban and British journalist Michael Zilkha, Ze tapped into the art-fueled, post-punk goliath that was New York City’s underground music scene in the early '80s. The label signed artists like James White & The Blacks, Suicide, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, and Marie Et Les Garcons. Judging by the tracklisting, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate this special occasion.

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  • 04/21/2009

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