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The Sea and Cake Announces Tour

Thrill Jockey is working its bands to the bone this summer, with a healthy heap of tours from Adult., Trans Am, Tortoise, and now, The Sea and Cake–and that happens to rule.

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  • 04/03/2007

111 Minna Gallery Has The Werks

On April 20, 2007, San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery will host The Werks, an event designed to showcase emerging electronic artists from San Francisco and its surrounding areas. Bay Area Beatdrop–founders of Fukwerk Fridays, Low End Saturdays, and a new monthly called Filter SF–is the promotional force behind the event, whose previous guests include Pheek, Miskate, and Butane.

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  • 04/03/2007

Vladislav Delay Preps New Album

The nearly impossible-to-categorize Finnish artist Sasu Ripatti returns next month with the latest release under his Vladislav Delay moniker, Whistleblower, a musical reworking and repackaging of the concepts behind ambient music, house, and techno. But whereas other artists involved or influenced by dance music seem content to fill the dancefloor, Ripatti happily gleans from the elements of the club after-hours.

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  • 04/03/2007

Sharks

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  • 04/02/2007

Elijah Prophet: Prophet Motives

Listen to Elijah Prophet’s heartfelt 2006 single “Piece of Ganja” (Irievibrations) and you’ll hear what sounds like voice of a lion. Stout and growling, with a measured, sophisticated timbre, Prophet (born Devon St. Patrick Hoggart) transforms the roots riddim into a spiritual ode.

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  • 04/02/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, April 2

Various Rvng Prsnts Mx5: Justine D RVNG

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  • 04/02/2007

Video: Camera Obscura “If Looks Could Kill”

Indie-pop has taken many forms over the years, but rarely are bands as consistent as Camera Obscura. The Glasgow-based band has released over 10 records, with incessant touring across the earth at every turn. Last year’s Let’s Get Out of this Country found the group at their most realized with a potent blend of '60s pop melodies and melancholic vocal harmonies. The "Tears for Affairs" single, set for release April 16 on Merge and “If Looks Could Kill" (also on the up-coming single), shows exactly what we mean.

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  • 03/30/2007

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