Au Revoir Simone's three lovely ladies—Heather D'Angelo, Erika Forster, and Annie Hart—haven't seen five spare minutes of R&R put together, it seems, since their sophomore album, Bird of Music, dropped in 2007. The album's critical success sent the girls through a flurry of tours, festivals, interviews, and the like, but despite a hectic schedule, they've managed to compile a third full-length, which will be released in just a couple of months.
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With this year's Winter Music Conference about to kick off, plenty of international electronic musicians are getting ready to head Stateside. Dumb-Unit founder Jeremy P Caulfield is one of them, but the Germany-based producer will stay in the U.S. post-conference and take his neuro-minimal techno to other places while he's here. He'll hit major U.S. Read more »
Apparently, Detroit rappers Black Milk and eLZhi can't do anything without one another. Both released albums—TRONIC and The Preface, respectively—late last year, made critics' end-of-year lists, and toured Europe. And while you'd think the pair would be sick of one another by now, they are, in fact, due to head back across the pond this month for another set of performances. Read more »
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, which formed in early 2007, is known for its sweet boy/girl vocals, fuzzy melodies, and hard-hitting drums. Having just released a 10-song self-titled debut album and completed a tour of Sweden, the New York foursome will take on the rest of Europe and return Stateside just in time to make numerous appearances at SXSW.
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