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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

Lykke Li Readies Tour Dates

Sweden's Lykke Li will stay busy for the next few months, touring in support of her debut album, Youth Novels. The Woodie Award-nominated songstress will finish out 2008 with tour dates in Europe and Australia. Early 2009 sees her arriving Stateside for yet more shows. Catch her if you can.

11/24 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory

11/25 Glasgow, Scotland - Arches

11/27 Manchester, England - Academy 3
11/28 London, England - KOKO
11/29 Cologne, Germany - Gloria

12/01 Berlin, Germany - Maria

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  • 11/18/2008

Femi Kuti Tours, New Album

Downtown Records releases Day by Day from Afro-pop king Femi Kuti today, and the eldest son of legendary producer Fela Kuti has a round of tour dates in support of the new album. Backed by a band that consists of no less than 17 members and goes by the name Positive Force, Femi will first tour Europe before heading Stateside at the beginning of 2009. Peep a preview of the album below.

Day by Day
01 Oyimbo
02 Eh Oh
03 Day By Day
04 Demo Crazy
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  • 11/17/2008

Planet Gear

So it seems the new Squarepusher album is one you either must love or hate, but undeniably, Tom Jenkinson's recently released Just a Souvenir is that it’s a hell of a conceptual project and you're expected to work very hard to reap rewards when listening. So it comes without surprise that the visual accompaniment to the track “Planet Gear” follows a similar course, with a weird, geometric light show that could be the MacBook screensaver of 2020 and fits the song’s trippy, scatter-shot musical landscape. Read more » 

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  • 11/17/2008

Wilderness to Tour with San Serac

Wilderness' third full-length, (k)no(w)here, came about after the Baltimore-based, most unconventional band was asked to collaborate with renowned visual artist Charles Long at an exhibit the latter put on in the spring of this year. That said, the musical aspect of the project is quite the conceptual beast, and another one for experimental rock fans to add to the iPod.

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  • 11/17/2008

Panther Offers Monthly Free MP3 Covers

While they work diligently on the follow-up to their last album, 14 kt God, the kids of Portland’s caustic-pop outfit Panther will give away a free cover MP3 every month on their blog for the next two years. Read more » 

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  • 11/14/2008

Sigur Rós Release Special Edition Album

Fans of Sigur Rós will be pleased to know that the Icelandic post-rock band plans to release a deluxe edition of their ethereal fifth album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (“with a buzz in our ears we play endlessly”), which came out last spring.

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  • 11/14/2008

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