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Karin of The Knife Readies Solo Album

While her brother Olof pens an opera in honor of Charles Darwin, The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson is keeping herself busy with a solo project under her new name Fever Ray.

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  • 12/09/2008

Jesse Rose Announces Album Details

He's unarguably a master at remixing the work of others (everyone from Underworld to Simian Mobile Disco), but let's not forget Jesse Rose is also something of an ace when it comes to making his own music.

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  • 12/08/2008

Black Lips Plan Big Album, Big Tour

Never a band to do anything half-hearted, Black Lips will rush into 2009 with a brand-new album and a ridiculously large set of tour dates. The new full-length, 200 Million Thousand (even the title is a bit larger-than-life), is said to be 14 more tracks of straightforward garage rock, packed with guitar riffs that lend themselves to the onstage antics these guys are known for the world over.

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  • 12/08/2008

Lady Sovereign Readies New Album, Label

After a couple tumultuous years that included numerous onstage outbursts and canceled shows, Lady Sovereign is back to work, with a new album ready for release in Spring 2009. Jigsaw, the follow-up to her 2006 debut, Public Warning!, will arrive on April 7 in the U.S. and April 6 in the U.K. Sov is said to be putting the finishing touches on the album, which will include collaborations with Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, and Medasyn.

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  • 12/08/2008

Cut Copy, Roni Size Play Ultra Festival

As is usually the case, the Ultra Music crew will be in attendance this year for the 24th annual Winter Music Conference, and they're throwing another bash to celebrate.

The two-day event dubbed Ultra Music Festival 11, will take place over March 27 and 28 in South Beach, Miami's Bicentennial Park. It also seems that Ultra has stepped up the lineup this year, with Cut Copy, Crystal Castles, Roni Size, Busy P, and others slated to perform.

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  • 12/05/2008

Of Montreal Takes a Nude Drawing Class

It's a well-documented fact that the members in Of Montreal have been known to shed pieces of their colorful costumes while onstage. Appropriately then, the good folks at Q Magazine passed out the pencils and sketch pads to the band and packed the six art-rockers off to a college in London to take draw the likeness of a nude model. They also sent photographer Edd Westmacott along, who shot the band during this artistic endeavor. Under the tutelage of drawing master Hugh Barndon, Kevin Barnes and Co. Read more » 

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  • 12/05/2008

Squarepusher Readies EP

Tom "Squarepusher" Jenkinson will follow-up on his recently released Just a Souvenier with a brand-new EP he's titled Numbers Lucent. Rave is apparently the inspiration for the six tracks on this release, though we've yet to see how he's applied that. The EP will drop January 19 in the U.K. and January 20 in the U.S. on Jenkinson's longtime label Warp.

Numbers Lucent
01 Zounds Perspex
02 Paradise Garage
03 Heliacal Torch
04 Star Time 1
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  • 12/05/2008

Diplo Nominated for Grammy Award

Diplo's resume includes producer, DJ, Mad Decent label boss, and extreme globetrotter. Now we can add Grammy Nominee to the list too, as the man born Wes Pentz has just been nominated for a Record of the Year Award. The nomination comes for his work producing M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," off her 2008 album Kala.

The Grammys air February 9, 2009 on CBS. Read more » 

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  • 12/04/2008

PUMA Turns the Big 6-0

Get the birthday cake and about six boxes of candles ready. With its 60th birthday upon us, sportswear company-turned-trendsetter brand PUMA has some ambitious partying to do in the coming weeks.

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  • 12/03/2008

MSTRKRFT Album Gets Release Date

Nearly three years after the release of MSTRKRFT's debut album, The Looks, Toronto's Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P are ready to unveil their follow-up on March 17, via Dim Mak/Downtown Records.

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  • 12/03/2008

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