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Small Black to Drop Debut Album on Jagjaguwar

The poignant, synth-heavy pop coming from Brooklyn's beloved Small Black is set to try itself out in album form when New Chain is released on October 26 via Bloomington, IN's Jagjaguwar label. The full-length record follows a hotly tipped self-titled EP, a split EP with chillwave darling Washed Out, and a 7" record for fan-favorite song "Despicable Dogs," not to mention a few years of bandhood and some fondly remembered performances at CMJ and SXSW. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2010

Video: LOL Boys "123"



In recent months, we've been getting all hot-and-bothered about LA/Montreal duo LOL Boys, even though the guys had only turned out a handful of remixes and bootlegs. But as of this week, that's all changed, as the pair has entered the world of 'official' releases with their debut single, "123," which comes courtesy of Palms Out Sounds. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Stream a New Song From Grouper

The dark, ethereal soundscapes coming from Portland's Grouper are about to grow two songs stronger with the release of a limited-edition tour 7" on the Australian label Room40. The lead number on the two-song disc, "Hold," is available to stream before the Hold/Sick 45 comes out on October 6, and finds solo artist Liz Harris waxing existential about "[observing] one’s own emotions... You’re in that space where you’re not sure whether to follow or reel them in." Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Video: M.I.A. "XXXO"



If /\/\/\Y/\ sounded even a fraction as rad as M.I.A. (and the rest of the video) looks in this clip for "XXXO," maybe it wouldn't be one of the most disappointing albums of the year. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Matthew Herbert to Release Second Installment of His 'One' Trilogy

Continuing with his long-stretching career working with musique concrète and delivering the second part to his One trilogy, Matthew Herbert is set to change the way you think of the term 'club music.' The producer's new album, entitled One Club, "is a return to Herbert's roots in dance music," says the record's press release. "It is also, in its simplest form, club music made out of a club. Read more » 

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  • 08/11/2010

Snag a FABRICLIVE Promo Mix From Cosmin TRG

Romanian producer Cosmin TRG is bringing his next-level garage tunes to the Fabric club's Room One on Friday, August 20, along with Redlight, MJ Cole, Addison Groove, and others. The night is sure to be a doozy, but if you happen to be skeptical or simply can't get your fill of smooth, forward-thinking club music, FABRICLIVE cooked up just what you need. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2010

Azari & III Shares New EP Before Releasing Debut Album

Toronto house fiends and recent XLR8R feature focus Azari & III are preparing their debut full-length for release in early 2011 via Turbo. Before the Canadian label drops that long-awaited disc of dance music, an EP of the record's first single will make its way to retailers. Read more » 

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  • 08/10/2010

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