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Two-Song EP Dedicated to Charlie Cooper

The end of January brought the tragic news of Charlie Cooper's untimely death. The Telefon Tel Aviv member disappeared one evening and was later found in the Near Northwest Side neighborhood in Chicago, and many are still reeling from his death.

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  • 04/21/2009

No Age, Deerhoof in New Design Collection

Most music heads want to rep their favorite band or artist via their wardrobe, but finding an original getup in this age of mass production is no easy task.

Enter Soundscreen Design's Summer 2009 collection, for which the music-inspired product design company (owned by Insound) commissioned three studios to create original artwork on t-shirts, hoodies, and totes for the likes of No Age, Gang Gang Dance, Deerhoof, Fucked Up, and a few other prominent indie rock darlings.

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  • 04/20/2009

Ropes

Detroit MC Invincible teamed up with soul queen Tiombe Lockhart for this conscious hip-hop number, whose lyrics swirl around the subject of mental health. "Ropes" nearly made the cut on MTVU, until the network dropped it for being "too problematic, due to suicidal undertones." Invincible retaliates at the beginning of the video, with a message about the song and why its subject matter is an important one to broach.

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  • 04/20/2009

MUTEK 2009 Full Lineup Announced

The initial lineup that MUTEK announced last month for its 2009 Montreal festival looked promising enough, but we're two clicks away from hitting the "purchase" button on Expedia after getting wind of the finalized artist roster for this year's festivities.

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  • 04/20/2009

The Field Tours With The Juan MacLean

The Juan MacLean's new album, The Future Will Come, dropped last week via DFA, while meanwhile Axel Willner (a.k.a. The Field) awaits the May 25 release date of his sophomore album, Yesterday & Today on anti-/Kompakt. Read more » 

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  • 04/20/2009

Carl Craig, LCD Join Sonar Lineup

The first wave of Sonar 2009 artists were announced on XLR8R.com at the end of February, and names like Animal Collective and Fever Ray have made their way onto the roster over the last several weeks.

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  • 04/17/2009

Au Revoir Simone Plots Tour

It's no secret that touring comprises a huge part of Au Revoir Simone's collective life as a band, and the Brooklyn-based trio will prove that again this spring, with the gigantic world tour they’ve just announced. Dates are in support of the group's latest synth-pop opus, Still Night, Still Light, being released through the girls’ own imprint on May 19.

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  • 04/17/2009

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