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Junk Science Announces Tour Dates

The Vans Warped Tour is often referred to as "punk rock summer camp," but MC/DJ duo Junk Science is here to ensure a little hip-hop is present in this year's set of dates. Baje One and Snafu only just wrapped a tour with Del the Funky Homospaien, but the two will head back to the road at the end of this week and somehow find a way to fit in among acts like Against Me! and Reel Big Fish. Also joining the tour's hip-hop contingent are indie hero Dante.

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  • 06/16/2008

U.S. Presidents Get Their Own Compilation

Third graders will have a new way of memorizing the U.S. presidents come September 9, when Standard Recordings Co unleashes Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 Presidencies.

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  • 06/16/2008

Techno Goes to the Olympics

Germany-based Great Stuff Recordings is taking techno into previously uncharted territory on its forthcoming label compilation–namely, the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing.

The double-disc release, simply titled Great Summer Games Stuff, will feature 24 electronic music artists hand-picked from 24 countries participating in the games. Exclusive tracks by everyone from Atomic Hooligan to Iran-born, Berlin-based producer Namito make up the sampler, and though the lineup is diverse, minimal is the main ingredient here.

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  • 06/16/2008

Alice Russell Tours North America

Alice Russell is an enthusiastic traveler. The Brighton, U.K.-based soul chanteuse toured relentlessly in 2007, darting around every pocket of the Europe and North America, and though we're not even halfway through 2008, she is set to return to the road next week. For this handful of North American dates, she'll be joined by her six-piece Alice Russell Live band, and with their help, show the rest of us how real singing (and crooning) is done.

Dates
06/18 Chicago, IL: Schubas Tavern
06/19 Miami, FL: Delano Hotel
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  • 06/13/2008

The Bug Drops London Zoo Album

Can’t teach and old dog new tricks? Tell that to British producer Kevin Martin–he’s learned about 20 new musical tricks in a two-decade career that’s taken him from noise and ambient bands straight into cutting-edge dance music. After stints as a member of late '80s industrial noise rock band Godflesh and collaborator in '90s ambient electronic projects Techno Animal and Experimental Audio Research, Martin ultimately found his voice with experimental dub since 1996 via his moniker, The Bug.

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  • 06/13/2008

Top 10: Windmill, Shocking Pinks

Tu Fawning
Secession
Polyvinyl
Release Date: July 8

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Digitalism Preps Kitsuné Mix

Digitalism handed over a robotic version of their track "Pogo" to Kitsuné's Maison 5 sampler earlier this winter, and now Jens "Jence" Moelle and Ismail "Isi" Tuefekci are back for another collaboration with the Paris-based label. This time around, these two have the spotlight all to themselves (or at least, their mixing skills). Read more » 

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  • 06/12/2008

Fuck Buttons Tour with Mogwai

They may only have a couple releases under their belts, but as Fuck Buttons, Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power have proven themselves masters of the live setting since the band's inception in 2004. In their native U.K., the duo's shows garner something of a cult following, and with initial praise for the band's debut album, Street Horrrsing, being mostly positive, the same is likely to happen Stateside.

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  • 06/12/2008

Lindstrøm Announces Debut Album

Since he's one of the undisputed kings of Norwegian disco and instrumental in placing that particular scene firmly on the musical map, Lindstrøm has a lot of leverage to do as he pleases on his various musical projects.

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  • 06/11/2008

Simian Mobile Disco Mix FabricLive 41

Next up to sift through their record collections and compile a couple hour's worth of tracks for Fabric are James Ford and Jas Shaw, better known as the duo Simian Mobile Disco. Though they've proven their live chops with last year's Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release and numerous shows packed with screaming fans, the two are no strangers when it comes to making a DJ mix.

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  • 06/11/2008

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