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Jay Haze Completes Trilogy

In the spring, the Berlin-based Jay Haze released the first installment of his album, Love & Beyond, an offering of mostly splintered techno and house sounds. The second installment, a free summer download, focused on R&B grooves. Now with the all-instrumental third section up, the trilogy is finally complete.

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  • 11/11/2008

Omar Lopez to Release New Solo Album

Mars Volta writer/producer/guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez is set to release his latest solo album, Old Money, on Stones Throw Records. Loosely based on the concept of “exploitative industrialists” and “their old money,” the 10-track album is already available digitally, while the physical version drops on January 27th of next year. Read more » 

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  • 11/11/2008

Asobi Seksu Album Gets Tracklisting

With a quick October tour now wrapped, Asobi Seksu has unveiled the name and tracklisting of their aforementioned third album. Hush is said to be a more stripped down affair than the band's reverb-drenched Citrus, and the new album was apparently not without its frustrations during the creative process. Read more » 

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  • 11/11/2008

Cut Copy Plots March Tour Dates

The Cut Copy boys did some serious touring this year in support of their In Ghost Colours release on Modular, but one long tour with the Presets and several dates in Europe, it seems, won't deter the duo from hitting the road again in early 2009. This will be the last time they trek North America in support of the new album. An "awesome light show" and surprise DJ are promised for the dates.

Post tour, they'll head back to the studio, laptops in hand.

Dates
03/06 AUSTIN, TX - Stubb's BBQ
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  • 11/11/2008

Tape Song

What isn't in the latest video from The Kills? They've got guns. They've got sports in the form of ping pong, and a rousing game of patty cake. Hell, they've even got fake teeth, a plethora of hats, and a cameo by Jack White. "Tape Song" comes from the band's release Midnight Boom. A couple skulls and some choreography round this visual accompaniment to the track off. Read more » 

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  • 11/10/2008

Crystal Stilts Add Tour Dates

With Alight of Night just released, Brooklyn's Crystal Stilts will continue what's been a rather busy 2008 with another round of tour dates. The avant-garage rockers will hit major U.S. cities, as well as a couple in Canada, at the end of November and continue touring through mid-December, joined by Gothenburg indie-pop band Love is All and folk outfit Vetiver.

Dates:
11/21 New York, NY - Less Artists, More Condos
12/07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom#
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  • 11/10/2008

Exhibit Honors L.A. Airbrush Royalty

All hail the kings of airbrush art! On Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., Family Books will present Overspray: Riding High With the Kings of California Airbrush Art, an exhibit celebrating the airbrushed art of 1970s-era Los Angeles in all its glossy, hyper-sexualized glory. Airbrush artists Dave Willardson and Charles White III will be in attendance to share a slide show and answer questions about the art and their careers, which included work for Playboy, Levi’s, the Rolling Stones, American Graffiti and Tron.

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  • 11/07/2008

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