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Dungen Announces Fall Tour

With a new drummer in tow, Swedish four-piece Dungen will head Stateside, for its first tour across the pond in three years. Johan Holmegard joins guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and Gustav Ejstes, and these guys' psych-jazz tunes are well worth catching in the live setting. The band will showcase material from its most recent release, 4, due out this fall.

Dates
10/24 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/27 Hoboken, NJ: Maxwell's
10/28 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda's
10/30 Boston, MA: Great Scott
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  • 08/12/2008

The Bug Brings Zoo to North America

Kevin Martin (a.k.a. The Bug) released London Zoo last week, and he has a few North American dates planned to showcase the new material. For those already eager for more, check out a completely unreleased track called "Flying" over at RCRD LBL.

09/19 Nelson, BC: TBA
09/20 Vancouver, BC: Open Studios
09/21 Edmonton, AB: The Pawn Shop
09/26 Los Angeles, CA: TBA
09/27 San Francisco, CA: Club Six
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  • 08/12/2008

High Places Announce Tour Dates

We recently profiled Brooklyn-based duo High Places, who claimed to be three times as loud as the bands they open for. With their self-titled debut album about to drop, Rob Barber and Mary Pearson prepare to splinter eardrums across North America this fall, with shows that include a performance with Dan Deacon and several with noise-rockers Ponytail. Meanwhile, Barber and Pearson’s album drops September 23 via Thrill Jockey.
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  • 08/12/2008

Get Physical Preps Full Body Workout 4

Tech house's finest DJs and producers gathered together to contribute to Full Body Workout Vol. 4, the latest offering from Berlin's Get Physical imprint and the first installment of this series we've seen in nearly two years. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2008

Exclusive Reggae Sumfest Recap

By all accounts, this year’s Reggae Sumfest concert, held July 13-19 in Montego Bay and one of the island’s largest multi-artist events, was a major success. Although rumor had it that international guests like T-Pain and Lil’ Wayne did not fare so well with the notoriously fickle Jamaican audience, local veterans and new talent all shone at the well-produced three-day event. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2008

Review: Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story Inlandish

Label: Gronland

Drinking whiskey on the rocks, time is measured in condensation, in dilution, and in the transference of heat. Every second affects the balance, the character, as a slick of branch water forms on the bourbon and the malts genteelly express themselves. Similar is this album–a collaboration between Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia), Brian Eno’s counterpart in the Krautrock era, and Tim Story, an Ohio-based neoclassicist drone sculptor. Read more » 

Sebastien Grainger Readies Full-Length

He's widely known as one-half of the now-defunct duo Death From Above 1979, but since the band split back in 2006, Sebastien Grainger has been following a different trajectory, one that's led him towards a solo promising career.

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  • 08/11/2008

Dan Deacon Readies Round Robin Tour

Baltimore's going on tour–round robin style. Dan Deacon has gathered artists from Floristree, Wham City, Tarantula Hill, The Bank, Comfort Dome, and other crews in the Baltimore music scene for the Baltimore Round Robin Tour, which kicks off in October.

The multi-city event will feature nightly shows in which bands sit in a circle on the periphery of the performance space and play back-to-back songs around the room, no breaks in between. The audience, meanwhile, will view the show from the center of the room.

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  • 08/11/2008

Speedy J Launches Label and Sound Library

Dutch electronic producer Jochem Paap has made a career of reinvention. Recording as Speedy J since 1990, the Rotterdam-born musician has had several pioneering moments, including his break-through 1992 single, “Pull Over,” on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 label, and headlining the 2008 DEMF Festival in Detroit. Paap’s albums, G Spot (1993), Ginger (1995), Public Energy No. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2008

Luomo Announces New Full-Length

Sasu Ripatti's back, with a newly announced full-length from his Luomo moniker, under which he makes dreamy, dubby house music. Convival will pick up where 2006's Paper Tigers left off, with guest appearances this time around from Robert Owens, Cassy, Apparat, and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears.

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  • 08/11/2008

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