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It Will Be OK
Self-released
Release Date: Out Now

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Lonely Dear to Tour with Andrew Bird

Lonely Dear has come a long way since leader Emil Svanängen was self-releasing CD-Rs via his own website, and 2009 is looking to be quite busy for these indie-folk making Swedes. The band, who recently signed to Polyvinyl, will release the bittersweet, meticulously crafted Dear John on January 27.

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  • 11/20/2008

Sebastien Tellier Touring Again

Stateside will see the return of Sebastien Tellier at the beginning of December, when the French master of all things sensual returns to the U.S. to further showcase material from his "11-track meditation on lovemaking," otherwise known as his album Sexuality. He'll bring his sultry songs to major U.S. cities before heading to Mexico. Hot!

Dates
12/03 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
12/04 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
12/06 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
12/09 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
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  • 11/20/2008

R.I.P. LCD Soundsystem?

According to sources, it might be the end of things for James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem outfit. According to an interview guitarist Al Doyle gave BBC 6Music, the band could be on permanent hold. "I don't think James is going to do anything more under that name," Doyle stated.

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  • 11/19/2008

Anticon Celebrates Tenth Birthday in NYC

Bay Area avant-hop label anticon. will celebrate its tenth birthday on December 18 at New York’s Knitting Factory. The event will feature appearances by the newly refreshed duo Themselves (doseone and Jel), Yoni Wolf of WHY?, Alias, label founders Sole and pedestrian and other special guests, who will perform a “stack of mini-sets” merged into one medley, according to the event flier.

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  • 11/19/2008

Of Montreal Remixed by Jon Brion

Experimental indie-rock band Of Montreal will spend New Year’s Eve 2009 in hometown Athens, Georgia to finish the U.S. leg of their extensive tour in support of their ninth studio album, Skeletal Lamping. The rest of the new year will find the psychedelic-pop rockers back in Europe and the Land of Oz.

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  • 11/19/2008

Beach House Plots Tour Dates

Baltimore's loveliest duo, Beach House, did a substantial amount of touring this year, and Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally will continue that trend with another round of dates slated for December and January. The latest tour follows on the heels of the duo's recently released single, "Used to Be," which was unveiled as a limited-edition, vinyl-only package. Read more » 

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  • 11/19/2008

Zion I Unveils Mixtape

Amplive and MC Zumbi will finish up a busy 2008 by releasing The Search and Seizure mixtape, which should tide us over until the duo releases another Zion I full-length, The Takeover, on January 27 of the new year.

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  • 11/19/2008

Broken Social Scene Tours, Food Drive

Not only has the multi-member Broken Social Scene added more dates to what seems to be a never-ending tour this year, the band is also contributing to a good cause with this new round of shows. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Toronto, Canada-based crew of indie rockers is asking fans to bring a non-perishable food item to performances. All donations will be given to Daily Bread.

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  • 11/18/2008

Tobacco's Video Mania

Black Moth Super Rainbow boss Tobacco livened up our week by unrolling a series of lo-budget, lo-fi videos to go along with tracks from his latest album, this year's Fucked Up Friends. To no one's surprise, these vids are sinister and often sexual, and involve blood, caves, fist fights, aerobics, guns, and golf carts. It's all further proof that one need not spend millions to provide good entertainment.

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  • 11/18/2008

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