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Swissex Lover

Fight Bite caught our ears earlier this year with their gorgeous release, Emerald Eyes. The Denton, TX-based duo of Leanne Macomber and Jeff Louis have, with the album, proven themselves masters of cinematic sounds and melancholy chords, and they've made a super lo-budget video to go along with the track "Swissex Lover." Check the two singing and playing their instruments in grainy, black-and-white footage that's been superimposed over city scenes, office buildings, and horse races of the past.
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  • Filed under: video
  • 11/19/2008

Beach House Plots Tour Dates

Baltimore's loveliest duo, Beach House, did a substantial amount of touring this year, and Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally will continue that trend with another round of dates slated for December and January. The latest tour follows on the heels of the duo's recently released single, "Used to Be," which was unveiled as a limited-edition, vinyl-only package. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 11/19/2008

Zion I Unveils Mixtape

Amplive and MC Zumbi will finish up a busy 2008 by releasing The Search and Seizure mixtape, which should tide us over until the duo releases another Zion I full-length, The Takeover, on January 27 of the new year.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 11/19/2008

Broken Social Scene Tours, Food Drive

Not only has the multi-member Broken Social Scene added more dates to what seems to be a never-ending tour this year, the band is also contributing to a good cause with this new round of shows. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Toronto, Canada-based crew of indie rockers is asking fans to bring a non-perishable food item to performances. All donations will be given to Daily Bread.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 11/18/2008

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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  • Filed under: news
  • 11/17/2008

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