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SXSW Full Lineup Announced

The reason there isn't a really long list of artists below, detailing just who'll descend on Austin to perform at SXSW 2009, is because this year's lineup—announced in full today—is so extensive it requires an entire lunch break and then some to click through (assuming your lunch breaks are 15 to 20 minutes long).

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  • 02/13/2009

Download Loer Velocity's New EP

A certain holiday in which people like to exchange flowers and goofy stuffed animals is just around the corner, and Loer Velocity has a few things to say on the subject of love.

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  • 02/12/2009

Jamie Stewart Talks Solo Tour

Anyone familiar with Xiu Xiu’s music knows that frontman Jamie Stewart channels emotion through his songs like no other (this is, after all, the guy whose band takes its namesake from a film concerning Mao Tse-Tung's Cultural Revolution horrors). It follows, then, that seeing Stewart and Co. in the live setting involves a kind of awe that borders on unsettling at times.

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  • 02/11/2009

New: Tanya Morgan, FINALE, K'NAAN

Interdependent Media (iM) is a label that describes itself by stating "We put out records. Good ones, at that," on its website.

Keeping that concise characterization in mind, we'll tell you what the Berkeley, CA-based indie hip-hop imprint has on the burners for 2009.

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  • 02/11/2009

Daft Punk China Show is a Scam

Bad news for Daft Punk fans in China, particularly those who paid for a ticket to the rumored "secret show" that was announced yesterday via a now-defunct Facebook message.

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  • 02/10/2009

Thomas Fehlmann, Gudrun Gut Play CMKY

Multi-day electronic-music gatherings are to be expected in places like Miami, Barcelona, Montreal, and Detroit. Boulder, CO is a less likely destination for artists like Thomas Fehlmann and Christopher Willits to wind up, but that’s exactly where they—along with 50 or so other artists from around the world—will perform come April, for the second annual Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts (CMKY).

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  • 02/09/2009

Zion I to Host Remix Contest

No one appreciates the art of the remix like Zion I, and in preparation for their upcoming album, The TakeOver, MC Zumbi and Amplive are sharing their enthusiasm for the practice by holding a remix contest.

The track in question is "DJ DJ," which was leaked last month on the web and finds the hip-hop duo exploring some electro territory.

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  • 02/06/2009

Top 10: P.O.S., Mr. Oizo, Glass Candy

P.O.S.
Never Better
Rhymesayers
Release Date: Out Now

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Flamin Hotz Starts Record Club

In a world addled by recession, unemployment, and nose-diving album sales, only the most resourceful indie labels shall survive, and Philly-based imprint Flamin Hotz has gotten creative in its efforts to sell records in 2009.

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  • 02/05/2009

Restiform Remix Contest Winners

Freak-hop outfit Restiform Bodies went a little remix crazy at the end of last year, putting tracks off their TV Loves You Back album in the hands of other producers, then hosting a remix contest for fans.

Anticon officially announced winners for the latter today. Accolades (not to mention inclusion on a Restiform Bodies single and some free vinyl) go to the following:

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  • 02/04/2009

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