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Top 25: Portishead, Daedelus, Foals

We were too busy giving thanks this week to write out the usual Top 10, so instead, we’ve unrolled this list of our favorite albums of the year. Without further …

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Adidas Originals Turns 60

Besides a new president and a better economy (fingers crossed), 2009 also has something to look forward to where footwear is concerned, as Adidas Originals is celebrating its 60th birthday. …

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M83 to Tour with the Killers

When your album debuts at number one on the charts, it no longer suffices to play mid-sized venues with your fellow indie artists. Therefore, M83, after a very successful year …

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Lemonade Readies a Few More Tour Dates

Last chance to catch the Lemonade boys on the road. The hedonistic trio of psychedelic noisemakers had a busy year, what with relocating to New York and releasing their self-titlted …

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Restiform Bodies Hold Remix Contest

On September 30 of this year, freak-hop super-group Restiform Bodies released its album, TV Loves You Back. There are, apparently, several noteworthy remixes floating around, but many more that have …

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No Age, Pinback Play Noise Pop 2009

San Francisco will once again welcome the end of winter with its annual Noise Pop festival, now in its 17th year. The multi-day music and film event is set to …

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Vivian Girls Cover Beach Boys on New 7"

With a lengthy tour winding down, Vivian Girls are rewarding all their hard work with a little fun for the end of the year. As in, the Surf’s Up Fun …

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Atmosphere's God Loves Ugly Reissued

Rhymesayers has announced the re-release of Atmosphere’s 2002 album, God Loves Ugly, which has been out-of-print for over a year now. According to a post by the Minneapolis-based duo, the …

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Kraftwerk's Hilpert Suffers Heart Attack

Kraftwerk was forced to cancel its November 22 show at Melbourne’s Global Gathering Festival when member Fritz Hilpert suffering a heart attack. Hilpert was taken to a hospital, though reports …

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Anthony Green Preps Tracks for Donation

On November 1, Anthony Green’s cousin, Jacqui Haenn, was involved in an auto accident that left her in critical condition. In order to offset the extensive medical costs relating to …

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Guilt by Association 2 Announced

My Brightest Diamond has taken on “Tainted Love” and Takka Takka is singing Phil Collins, and those are just two of the 14 indie artists selected to participate in the …

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Top 10: Home Video, Aether, Buff1

Home Video It Will Be OK Self-released Release Date: Out Now David Gross and Collin Ruffino proved themselves adept at making moody, understated synth-rock when they released No Certain Night …

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Lonely Dear to Tour with Andrew Bird

Lonely Dear has come a long way since leader Emil Svanängen was self-releasing CD-Rs via his own website, and 2009 is looking to be quite busy for these indie-folk making …

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Sebastien Tellier Touring Again

Stateside will see the return of Sebastien Tellier at the beginning of December, when the French master of all things sensual returns to the U.S. to further showcase material from …

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R.I.P. LCD Soundsystem?

According to sources, it might be the end of things for James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem outfit. According to an interview guitarist Al Doyle gave BBC 6Music, the band could be …

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Anticon Celebrates Tenth Birthday in NYC

Bay Area avant-hop label anticon. will celebrate its tenth birthday on December 18 at New York’s Knitting Factory. The event will feature appearances by the newly refreshed duo Themselves (doseone …

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Of Montreal Remixed by Jon Brion

Experimental indie-rock band Of Montreal will spend New Year’s Eve 2009 in hometown Athens, Georgia to finish the U.S. leg of their extensive tour in support of their ninth studio …

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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 …

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