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School of Seven Bells Preps Tour, Single

Kraut-rock revivalists Fujiya & Miyagi announced a U.S. tour back in December, and they won't be going it alone for some of those dates. Benjamin Curtis and the Deheza twins (a.k.a. School of Seven Bells) are slated to join the band for several shows, drone melodies in tow.

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  • 01/19/2009

Loco Dice Mixes NRK Comp

A decade ago, Loco Dice was opening for the likes of Usher, Ice Cube, and Snoop and honing in on his rap skills. Switching to house music—which he did around 2003—isn't exactly a predictable next step, but unexpected surprises are something he likes to give his fans. A few of those are likely to crop up on his latest effort, the inaugural installment of a new compilation series NRK has dubbed The Lab.

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  • 01/19/2009

Cut&Paste 2009 Tour Announced

Cut&Paste’s 2009 Digital Design Tournament goes above and beyond most art competitions. Rather than the standard submit-and-wait format favored by most contests, this one treats design like a spectator sport, with live, quick-paced, one-of-a-kind 15-minute design competition rounds (including 3D and motion) displayed on massive screens at each of numerous venues.

The tournament will begin another worldwide, 16-city tour in February, starting with Los Angeles on February 21 and wrapping up in Sydney on June 6.

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  • 01/16/2009

High Places are Still on Tour

This latest list of dates marks no less than the seventh tour High Places will take in support of their self-titled debut album that arrived via Thrill Jockey last year.

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  • 01/16/2009

Gui Boratto Readies Second Album

File that cover in the "Most Disturbing Album Art of the Month" box, but at least the image below means Gui Boratto has finished his sophomore album and is ready to send it into the hands of the club masses.

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  • 01/16/2009

Omar-S Takes on Fabric Series

Omar-S—or Alex Omar Smith, if you prefer his given name—recently explained that the artists he releases through his FXHE imprint are all from Michigan, "because people from Detroit or Michigan need to be heard."

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  • 01/15/2009

Top 10: Addled, K'NAAN, Ramadanman

Addled
Heartbreachno
Moodgadget
Release Date: February 17

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Jeremy Jay Announces Sophomore Album

One year after the release of his debut album, A Place Where We Could Go, Jeremy Jay is ready to unleash another batch of garage-tinged pop with Slow Dance.

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  • 01/15/2009

Odd Nosdam Scores Skate Film

David P. Madson (a.ka. Odd Nosdam) has made public his enthusiasm for skateboards with his latest offering. The S.F.-based producer teamed up with Element Skateboards to score the film This is My Element, and, as is usually the case with this hard-working lad, he's gone beyond the call of duty here. Madson tailored each track on the new album to fit the style of its respective skateboarder, which means he dabbled in everything from boom-bap to folk rock. Read more » 

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  • 01/14/2009

Gigolo Records Announces New Comp

Supposedly, Gigolo Records boss DJ Hell took over a year to select the tracks on the label's forthcoming Eleven compilation.

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  • 01/14/2009

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