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Foals Unleash New, Free Material

Antidotes, the debut album from Britain's lovable indie-rocking quintet Foals, was only released last March (and made it to a couple "Best of 2008" lists currently circulating the web), but the band has already announced some details on a new full-length.

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  • 01/05/2009

Boozoo Bajou Readies New Album, Tour

Boozoo Bajou starts off the new year armed with a brand-new album, set for release in early spring. This is the first proper full-length from the Nuremberg, Germany-based duo since 2005's Dust My Broom, and the new offering is said to be inspired less by the Cajun sounds that have marked Florian Seyberth’s and Peter Heider's earlier work and more by the acoustic musings of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Jackson Browne. No doubt the two have thrown some electronic elements in among the singer-songwriter influences. Read more » 

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  • 01/05/2009

Sonar 2009 Announces General Ticket Sale

Some glad tidings for those who've been pondering how much hard-earned cash they'll have to fork over to attend this year's Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Spain. The three-day music and multimedia festival—set to take place June 18, 19, and 20—is now offering a special price of 125 euros a pop on all general admission passes, through January 31.

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  • 12/29/2008

Poker Flat Announces 10-Year Album

With label boss Steve Bug locked in his studio and rumored to be at work on a new album, Trentemøller, Argy, and Martin Landsky planning January and February tour dates, and a 100th release, "House of God (Poker Flat Remixes)," already on record store shelves, 2009 is shaping up to be a busy year for Germany's Poker Flat imprint.

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  • 12/29/2008

Form 696: Trouble for U.K. Live Music

As if promoting parties in London wasn’t hard enough, the practice might become next to impossible in the near future. According to U.K. Read more » 

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  • 12/22/2008

Free Blood Plans U.S. Tour Dates

Madeline Davy and John Pugh, a.k.a. the experimental soulsters in Free Blood, will open the new year with five U.S. tour dates in which they'll bring the post-punk-meets-disco-meets-noise on their debut full-length, The Singles, to the live setting.

Though most of these dates are on the west coast, mid-Januray sees one date in NYC, and an east coast mini-tour rumored for March.

01/08 Los Angeles, CA - La Cita
01/09 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
01/10 Sacramento, CA - Old Ironsides
01/11 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
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  • 12/19/2008

Best of 2008: Mochipet

San Francisco’s electronic iconoclast Mochipet on Daedelus, Snoop Dogg, and starting his own boy band.

Who was the best artist of 2008?

Jantsen from Boulder, Colorado. This kid makes some serious bass beats–slowed down, sped up. Check out out his unofficial Boyz Noise remix with Sleepyhead. It gives me hope that electronic music has a future in the U.S.

Who was the worst artist of 2008?

Mochipet. I hate that guy. No, I don't know. I try not to listen to artists I don't like. I mean, what's the point?

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Hot Chip Makes EP with Robert Wyatt

The Hot Chip boys tend to pop up all over the place, whether it's remixing the greats of hip-hop, crafting exclusive tracks, making cameos on numerous artist albums, or touring the world over, like, every other month. But despite such workaholism and hectic scheduling, the five-piece electro-pop outfit still found time to announce yet-another project before 2008 wrapped.

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  • 12/18/2008

Fujiya & Miyagi Ready Tour Dates

This year was all about new things for the so-called Kraut-rock revivalists Fujiya & Miyagi. Formerly a trio, the band assumed a new drummer in 2008, dropped a new album, Lightbulbs, to widespread acclaim, and also recently premiered a new video.

The quartet will take a few weeks of R&R before getting back on the road in early 2009, showcasing material off Lightbulbs, and perhaps even some new tracks as well.

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  • 12/18/2008

DJ T., DJ Hell on Get Physical Comp

When a press release starts with the question "Have you ever asked yourself what song you'd like to be played at your funeral?", we're ready to sit up and take note. Said statement comes from Berlin-based powerhouse Get Physical, who announced a new series, Final Song, which asks "a number of musicians to select their ideal last song, either to serenade their final moments or to memorialize them after the fact." Which basically means the label has commissioned artists to pick they're favorite funeral jams.

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  • 12/18/2008

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