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Top 10: Michna, Born Ruffians, Lemonade

Michna
Magic Monday
Ghostly
Release Date: October 7

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FlyLo, Jimmy Edgar Play MUTEK Mexico

The 2008 edition of the MUTEK Montreal wrapped not too long ago, but the good folks who organize the festival aren't sitting still. The crew will head south of the border at the end of October for the fifth year of MUTEK Mexico in Mexico City.

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  • 09/25/2008

Fool’s Gold Remixed for Compilation

Remember the days when you couldn't even buy a Scion if you didn't live in the state of California? Well, those don't exist anymore, and, as if to prove that point, Scion has been releasing projects all throughout the art and music worlds in addition to being visible on most major highways.

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  • 09/24/2008

Pon Di Wire: King Jammy, Beenie Man

Internationally known reggae archivist, author, and Bob Marley expert Roger “Rojah” Stephens has been unable to find a permanent home in Jamaica for his historical reggae artifacts. Read more » 

Broker/Dealer Preps New Single

Hard to believe, but Broker/Dealer hasn't unveiled a release on Spectral Sound in a good four years. Ryan and Ryan finally put a stop to this silence earlier this week, with the announcement of "Soft Sell." The new single finds the duo returning to the label and still pushing the same quality dance tracks everyone was loving so much in 2004. The release features two brand-new cuts, as well as a couple remixes of the title track courtesy of Kompakt stalwart Thomas Fehlmann. Read more » 

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  • 09/23/2008

CYNE Readies Third Album

The members of CYNE don't just remix indie rock. The hip-hop collective comprised of MCs Akin and Cise and producers Spech and Enoch have their own collection of politically charged hip-hop cuts, which they've packaged up and will release as a full album on Hometapes come October 7.

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  • 09/23/2008

Beach House Preps Single, Tour

Used-to-bes are usually something of the past no one pays much attention to anymore, often time becoming the punch line to a cheap joke. The A-side off of Beach House's limited-edition, vinyl-only single, "Used To Be," squashes the notion that the Baltimore-duo is anything of the sort. Recorded over the summer of 2008, after months of touring, the release deliberates on the spiritual and physical effects of life on the ever-evolving road, love, and growing older.

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  • 09/23/2008

Growing, Hot Chip Play Pop Montreal

Pop Montreal unveiled its final lineup today, and it’s a compelling collection of artists that's set to descend upon the Quebec capital October 1 - 5. The seven-year-old festival will see Beach House, Hot Chip, Vivian Girls, Megasoid, AIDS Wolf, Growing, and numerous others, from all types of musical genres, performing throughout the festival.

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  • 09/22/2008

Mogwai Drummer Hospitalized

Mogwai drummer Martin Bulloch was hospitalized last night after the band's set at ATP New York, due to complications with his heart condition (for which he has a pacemaker). Though he's since been discharged, doctors reportedly urged him to return home to Scotland for additional medical attention.

Unfortunately, that means the band has had to cancel the remainder of its U.S. tour dates. They'll resume playing at the end of October, in Scotland, before heading out to other parts of Europe.

Dates
09/22 Boston, MA: Wilbur Theatre
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  • 09/22/2008

Yelle Readies Tour Dates, Likes Masks

Halloween's the time of year to don intriguing disguises, and sunny pop singer Yelle is taking the idea to heart when she embarks on a U.S. tour with her boys, Tepr and Grand Marnier. Show attendees in each city are encouraged to use the template on the band's MySpace page to create their own mask, which they should then wear to the performance. Those who partake will be placed in the running to get a kiss from Yelle herself after the show.

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  • 09/22/2008

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