If anyone knows how to deliver a disc of quality tunes and simultaneously educate the populace about global conflict, it's Waxploitation. Causes 1: Darfur is not the first time the label has curated a compilation that raises funds and awareness about the Darfur conflict, but it has upped the ante, so to speak, by commissioning a slew of artists to contribute rare and exclusive material to the project. Read more »
It seems seems that the droney ambient realm has experienced a creative output boost of late, with exclusive live performances and records from the likes of Oren Ambarchi, Sunn 0))), The Burial Chamber Trio, and a heap of other non-Southern Lord-affiliated acts. Now New York's iconoclastic duo Growing is adding to the population boom with upcoming records for its new label home–The Social Registry. Read more »
For all of the kids sick of hearing The Rapture's “House of Jealous Lovers,” worry no more. Our friends at the vinyl-only imprint Throne of Blood (managed by James Friedman and The Rapture themselves) have bestowed XLR8R with an exclusive track from the The Sound Remixes. Due out November 26, the newest addition to the TOB remix collection finds Manthraxx Records' Max Pask turning out an otherwise disco-punk anthem into a cosmic journey to the stars. Read more »
Manhunt 2 Hacked
Manhunt 2 had some trouble earlier this year when its controversial and violent “execution” scenes were forced to be toned down, lest the game be slapped with an “Adults Only” rating, insuring it would never sell. Edits were made and Manhunt 2 was given the green light.
Despite finally seeing release earlier week, the long, hard road out of ratings-hell for Manhunt 2 has seemingly only led to more headaches, as the aforementioned scenes have been unlocked by diligent hackers.
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2008’s South By Southwest festival is creeping up, but before everyone begins gossiping about after-party antics and which showcase will be the craziest, it's worthwhile to take note of a lesser-known but equally exciting event, namely, Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest.
What's so special about this two-day event? Well, when was the last time you can say that you saw Girl Talk and Poison Idea performing at the same venue? Witchcraft (pictured above) and Diplo? Sick of It All and Of Montreal? Uh, exactly.
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