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The Week In Tours

Scotland-based outfit The Twilight Sad is making another round through the States, following its recently wrapped tour with Aereogramme. The art-punks in Pterodactyl are going to devastate the entire US, from Kentucky to Oakland, while Institubes’ grittiest electro producer Surkin covers some EU ground. And, of course, the gore-obsessed Otto Von Shirach should scare plenty of fans on several dates with Skinny Puppy.

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  • 06/21/2007

Bad Brains Are Back!

Bands reunite all the time and it’s not always that big of a deal. Who really cares if The Smashing Pumpkins are playing 77 shows in two cities? But when Bad Brains get together for their first album in over a decade, it’s not only a big deal, it’s a reason to celebrate. Slated for release on Mega Force Records (home of Anthrax, S.O.D., Danzig, and Ministry), Build A Nation is the same type of hardcore decadence that helped change the entire punk landscape.

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  • 06/21/2007

Kozyndan Unveils Bunnyfish Exhibition

It’s hard to say what exactly the Bunnyfish is, besides a crocheted rabbit/fish hybrid featured in numerous provocative photos all over the internet. Perhaps the latest art exhibition from Los Angeles-based husband/wife team of Dan and Kozue Kitchens (a.k.a. Kozyndan) will shed more light on this perplexing creature.

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  • 06/21/2007

Daily Download: Von Südenfed "Fledermaus Can't Get Enough"

When Mouse and Mars and The Fall's Mark E. Smith join forces as Von Südenfed, the result is an album packed with the grittiest electro, the bassiest dubstep, and the most ear-splitting noise we've heard in a while. "Fledermaus Can't Get Enough" makes for one of the most creative collaborations in recent history. 

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  • 06/21/2007

Deerhunter and Calvin Johnson Rock Athens

Georgia-based PR firm Team Clermont is on the brink of celebrating its 10th anniversary at its Summer Festival and Blue Ribbon Ball in Athens. The event will feature performances by artists represented by the firm before ringing in “The Prom,” with the formally garbed Bobby Conn, Thrill Jockey’s resident avant-pop badass.

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  • 06/20/2007

Cosmic Times

Italian dark-ravers Franz & Shape, have been hard at work refining and solidifying their reverberated ’80s sound. Listen to the duo’s Remix 12” (Relish), featuring Riot in Belgium, Tronik Youth, and Kissy Selllouts for cosmic enlightenment.

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  • 06/20/2007

Pon Di Wire: Collie Budz, Sean Paul, Paul McCartney

Orlando’s Uncle Sam has been raising eyebrows with his confident vocal tunes that strongly resemble those of Sanchez or Tristan Palma. The Caucasian singer joins Bahamian Collie Buddz, UK-based YT, and Germany’s Gentleman in a recent wave of multicultural international attention. Read more » 

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