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Goldfrapp Plans Tour

With their Caravan Girl digital EP out today on Mute, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory (a.k.a. Goldfrapp) look to the road for a few North American show dates beginning with a performance at Radio City Music Hall on September 12.

Caravan Girl, named for the track off the group's Seventh Tree release from earlier this year, features the original cut of the song, as well as a live choral version, an acoustic rendition of "Monster Live," and a remix of "Little Bird" by Animal Collective.

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  • 07/22/2008

Music Legends Collaborate For Strut Series

The U.K.’s Strut Records has launched a startling new collaborative artist series titled Inspiration Information, which brings together eclectic underground reggae, funk, dance, and African superstars.

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  • 07/22/2008

Roots Manuva Preps New Album

Rodney Smith will return this fall with his fourth studio full-length under the Roots Manuva moniker.

Slime and Reason finds the Stockwell, London-based rapper drawing inspiration from the music of his past, namely with old Channel One and Studio One cuts. "Lord knows what they were drinking, smoking, or eating, or what they were doing or what was on their mind, but to me, that was a special period in music," Smith remarks.

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  • 07/22/2008

Dungen, Valet on New Vinyl/Digital Label

Ever notice how more and more artists are making their releases available in two formats, digital and vinyl, leaving out the CD package entirely? Anthology Recordings' Keith Abrahamsson has turned this trend into a business enterprise with the inception of Mexican Summer, a new label set to kick off in September that will feature releases in strictly vinyl and digital formats.

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  • 07/21/2008

Cut Copy and The Presets Announce Tour

After a tsunami of hype and press releases this year, Modular Records is set to unleash two of its biggest acts onto U.S. soil this fall.

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  • 07/21/2008

Faunts Plan Innagural West Coast Tour

As XLR8R's Tomas Palermo said of the band Faunts in a 2006 article, "the term 'ambient' doesn't do justice to these artists.'" After the release of their debut album, as well as their M4 EP more recently, the five bandmembers from Edmonton, Canada truly do seem masters of crafting lush, cinematic indie rock that takes its cue from shoegaze and dream-pop.

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  • 07/21/2008

R.I.P. K-Swift

Female DJ K K-Swift (a.k.a. Khia Edgerton) died this morning due to a swimming pool accident in her hometown of Baltimore, MD, it has been reported.

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  • 07/21/2008

~Scape Reissues First Three Pole Albums

Stefan Betke, better known as German electronic dub pioneer Pole, caused a stir at the end of the 20th century by releasing three crackly, spacious experimental albums between 1998-2000, each with iconic single-colored cover artwork. Read more » 

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  • 07/21/2008

Phones, Diplo Remix Black Ghosts

Here come the remixes! Read more » 

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  • 07/21/2008

Keak Da Sneak Arrested

Oakland, CA-based rapper and key figure of the hyphy movement Keak Da Sneak has been arrested on four felony counts, it's been reported.

According to website HipHop DX, Keak was arrested late last week and charged with resisting arrest and carrying a firearm. He also had an outstanding warrant.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/18/2008

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