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Top 10: Of Montreal, Madlib, Deastro

Of Montreal
Skeletal Lamping
Polyvinyl
Release Date: October 7

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No Age's Randall Directs DVD

Altamont Apparel took a recent trip to France, where the skatewear clothing company enlisted No Age member Randy Randall to direct a new tour DVD, a short film entitled The Foreigners.

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  • 09/03/2008

Pon Di Wire: Shaggy, Spragga, Mavado

Trouble seems to follow dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel ever since he split from Bounty Killer’s Alliance crew to form his own Portmore Empire posse. Now comes word that his car may have been suspiciously torched. The artist maintains that his vehicle had electrical problems that may caused the fire. Read more » 

Team Robespierre Readies Tour

Brooklyn's Team Robespierre will ring in September by hitting the road for several synth-rock filled evenings around the U.S. The band, who just wrapped a stint on the F Yeah Tour with the likes of Matt & Kim and the Circle Jerks, turns its attention primarily towards the West Coast for these dates. Joining for a few nights will be U.K. Read more » 

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  • 09/03/2008

Hiero Crew Adds Tour Dates, Documentary

Still on the massive Freshly Dipped Tour they embarked on earlier this summer, the Hiero Imperium collective just announced more dates. The whole crew–which includes the Hiero dudes, MC Prince Ali, Rhymesayers' Musab, Blue Scholars, and Oakland, CA's Knobody–will continue making the rounds across the U.S., with a few dates in Canada as well.

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  • 09/02/2008

People Under The Stairs Ready Album, Tour

South Central Los Angeles-based avant hip-hop team People Under The Stairs, the brainchild of producer/MC duo Thes One and Double K, have soaked up Southern California sun, soul, and psychedelic music and will release their next 20-track opus on September 30.

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  • 09/02/2008

Bass Reaction: Skream, Burial

Globetrotting dubstep ambassador Ollie Jones (a.k.a. Skream) has been busy on the buttons. The new Skreamizm Volume 5 EP drops soon and features “Filth,” “SimpleCity,” “OneForTheHeads…,” and the Winehouse remix, “Love Don’t Come Easily.” Also forthcoming is Skream’s new mix CD, Watch The Ride, with new Benga, Kutz, Seven, and Breakage tracks galore.

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  • 09/01/2008

More Artists Confirmed for CMJ

Time for another round of panels and performances. CMJ 2008, set to take place October 21 - 25, already announced an initial lineup earlier this month. Now, the festival has unveiled another round of artists to join the likes of AIDS Wolf, Crystal Castles, Gang Gang Dance, and others. Black Moth Super Rainbow boss Tobacco, Talkdemonic, Late of the Pier, Fight Bite, Friendly Fires, and dozes of others listed below are slated to perform during the five-day festival. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2008

The Streets Ready New Album

Mike Skinner's back, and it looks like he got all contemplative for his latest album, Everything is Borrowed, under his guise The Streets. According to a recent press release, "Skinner is contemplating the impermenant nature of life this time around. [He has] made a record to console the lonely and bring a smile to the saddest visage."

So no rapping about drinking too much brandy and bitching about camera phones?

In any case, pick up the new album on October 7 via Vice.

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  • 08/28/2008

Rafter Hosts Video Contest

So many ways to promote a new release these days, and since everyone on the face of the Earth owns a copy of Final Cut, why not hold a video contest right before your new EP drops? Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2008

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