Pinback will continue its aforementioned tour this fall, though sadly without keyboardist Terrin Durfey to accompany the band.
The band’s label, Touch & Go, reports that Durfey, who has been battling cancer for the last 10 years, experienced a relapse in his condition and "will soon be undergoing intense treatment and therefore unable to perform with the band."
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The 20,000-strong online discussion board, Dubstep Forum, has announced that it’s closing indefinitely. Over its three-year run, the site, founded by European producer Dubway, has become a major information portal for dubstep artists, producers, DJs, radio shows, and intensive, multi-user discussions. Read more »
Get your run on. Nike Run to be exact. The company is releasing yet-another track for its Original Run series, this time courtesy of Simian Mobile Disco. The duo has kept it short and sweet here, with the new workout jam, simply titled Run, clocking in at just 27:37. As with previous installments (from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Aesop Rock, and A-Trak), the format here very much mimics half an hour spent jogging on a treadmill–warm up, speed up, slow down, cool down. Pick it up now from iTunes.
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The enraged and articulate poet/musician/record label owner/political and social activist, Sage Francis, is doing what he's done best throughout his 10 year career–taking his passion and vigor to the mic to raise awareness through music. This time, it’s because of the arrests that took place at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN last month. Read more »
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