Later this month will see the beginning of Thrill Jockey's new 12" single subscription club. Seven limited-edition records will be available exclusively to mail-order customers, featuring slabs from Tortoise, Javelin, Mi Ami (pictured), and other label favorites. Read more »
Late October will see the release of the second Fuckypony album. Perhaps the most well-known alias of house mensch Jay Haze, Fuckpony shows the DJ-producer's more soulful side, with one eye on the dancefloor and the other on the bedroom. Let the Love Flow is 10-track journey coming directly from Haze's hand, eschewing samples entirely in favor of a more personal take on the Fuckpony sound. Read more »
The sixth full-length from Toronto's post-rock titans Do Make Say Think washes ashore via Constellation on October 20, and consists of only four mammoth-sized tracks titled, ironically enough, "Do," "Make," "Say," and you guessed it, "Think." Featuring guest vocals from Akron/Family and the Lullabye Arkestra, three of the four giants from Other Truths Read more »
If you happen to find yourself plodding through the Irving Park and Western intersection in Chi-town this weekend, you might want to stop by the Flosstradamus pad to sift through the piles of goods that await a new home at their second annual Flossy Yard Sale. Up for grabs are an array of bikes, new and vintage clothes, hats, shoes and other cool gear, scattered electronics and musical instruments from their home studio, along with anything else the pair is too lazy to move to their new crib. Read more »
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of their 1974 hit "Autobahn," electronic pioneers Kraftwerk are releasing an eight-CD, super-deluxe boxed set, featuring remastered versions of eight astounding albums. Titled 12345678 The Catalogue, the set will also feature booklets containing previously unseen photos and artworks that have been reproduced to the highest technical standards. Read more »
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill (a.k.a. the economic porn-sounding “stimulus package”) hasn't had that much press for its musician funding. Wait, that’s because there isn’t any, really. So there's never been a better time for free, which is just how much this clinic tour will cost audio engineers interested in learning about Cakewalk's SONAR V-Studio 100, and in some locations SONAR V-Studio 700. Read more »
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