The three permanent members of No Kids are set to venture out of Vancouver today, for a brief U.S./Canadian tour that will keep them busy for most of April. The group, whose Come into Our House album was released earlier this year on Tomlab, will travel with Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors for the majority of these dates, though a show with Blitzen Trapper is scheduled for the beginning of the month, as well as a couple solo shows. Read more »
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Sony Computer Entertainment
In the few short months that 2008 has been alive, the PSP has seen an impressive jump in quality titles, from the fine RPG adventure of Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core to the arcade-action of Wipeout: Pulse. But perhaps the best example of the PSP’s ever-increasing potential is the recent release of God of War: Chains of Olympus.
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Before there was Coldcut, Cut Chemist, Z-Trip, Kid Koala, Soulwax, or Girl Talk, there was one artist who pushed he boundaries of cut-and-paste urban music, a style that was a precursor to turntablism and mash-ups. New York’s Steve Stein, also know as Steinski, began releasing his influential collage hip-hop 12” singles in 1982-83, and is now the subject of a major double-CD career retrospective, What Does It All Mean?: 1983-2006, which drops May 26 on Illegal Art. Read more »
Getting booted out of Wesleyan University in the mid-'90s didn't stop Pete Cafarella from remaining friends with Nate Smith. The two eventually located to New York, where they formed Shy Child and released Nose Won't Stop, which will see its U.S. release in May on Kill Rock Stars.
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Martin Dosh is finally taking time away from his work with Andrew Bird and Co to release his fourth solo album, Wolves and Wishes. The follow-up to 2006's The Lost Take, this new release finds the Minneapolis-based producer with a fresh cast of collaborators, among them Andrew Broder and Mark Erickson of Fog, Mike Lewis, Bad Plus drummer David King, and Bird himself. The whole crew unrolls an album of moody pianos, violins, and soft vocals, with nary a drum machine to be found.
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