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The Return of Themselves

Adam "Doseone" Drucker and Jeffrey "Jel" Logan ended a six-year-long silence this week by announcing the return of Themselves, the pair's production/rap project from which we've not seen a release since 2003's The No Music.

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  • 02/26/2009

FINALE Becomes a Mario Brother

We briefly mentioned Detroit rapper FINALE's forthcoming debut album, A Pipe Dream & a Promise, a couple weeks ago, touching on the fact that Interdependent Media has created a Super Mario Bros.-themed videogame to go along with the release. More information on the game has surfaced this week, along with the actual player, so those wishing to revisit 1985 can do so now.

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  • 02/26/2009

Crookers, Moderat Play Sonar 2009

Word is finally coming through as to just who is on the bill for Sonar 2009. The multi-day electronic music and arts festival, whose dates we announced late last year, unveiled its official lineup thus far, and it should please the techno purists, cool kids, and dubstep heads alike.

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  • 02/26/2009

RIP Randy Bewley of Pylon

Earlier this morning, numerous sources reported that Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley had suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition. He had been driving through his hometown of Athens, GA on Monday, February 23 when the heart attack occurred, and according to an email sent by bandmember Vanessa Briscoe-Hay, he was taken to the ICU in critical condition.

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  • 02/25/2009

Week in Tours: Atmosphere, Late of the Pier

Whether they're coming out of Italy clad in masks or hopping the pond armed with synthesizers, plenty of artists are headed Stateside this spring. Here are a few noteworthy tours about to kick off.

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  • 02/25/2009

Tigersushi Launches Fashion Line

If you have 70 Euros to spend on clothing (that's $88, according to today's currency converter), the Paris-based mecca of all things cool is a good place to go, particularly since Tigersushi Records recently announced the launch of its own fashion brand and already has a few items on sale.

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  • 02/20/2009

Get Grimy with Zoo York

With skateboarding comes injury, and that's just an inevitable fact, but Zoo York has at least attempted to make blood and black eyes a little more entertaining by launching its Grimy Photo Contest.

The streetwear company requests that fans send "the most grimy photos [they've] ever taken," and while "grime" is loosely defined here, that photo on the Zoo York blog of what appears to be chunks of detached flesh should indicate just what the company is looking for.

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  • 02/19/2009

Megan Whitmarsh Plans Exhibition

"I am a child of the '70s whose sense of furturism is informed by Star Wars... a future with entropy, and drug use, and weeds growing in the cracks between the scratched Plexiglass windows of geodesic domes."

So says Megan Whitmash, and the visual artist will bring her words to life on February 21 when she unveils a new exhibition, The Fucking Crap of Life, at the New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles.

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  • 02/18/2009

Touch and Go Ends Distribution Arm

Though it's not completely shutting down shop, influential Chicago label Touch and Go has confirmed it will shut down its distribution arm.

Started in 1980 by Corey Rusk, the label has been home to countless acts, from Jesus Lizard and Slint to Blonde Redhead, !!!, and TV on the Radio. It has also become a known distributor of other independent labels like Drag City, Merge, Suicide Squeeze, and Jade Tree.

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  • 02/18/2009

Omar-S Makes West Coast Debut

Omar-S has been on the radar of many lately, what with his new Fabric mix about to drop, but fans in California won't have to twiddle their thumbs until the compilation's March 16 release date to get a taste of the Detroit producer.

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  • 02/18/2009

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