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Feist, Sakamoto Trek to the Arctic

Solving climate change sounds like an overwhelming task. What difference can one person make when so much damage to the environment has already been done and huge nations and corporations continue to pollute? The answer for one artistically motivated group is to put your soul on ice–preferably a glacier.

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  • 09/15/2008

Talkdemonic Preps U.S. Tour Dates

With their third record, Eyes at Half Mast, due out this week, Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro, otherwise known as the force behind instrumental pop outfit Talkdemonic, will hit the road just after the album's release. The tour kicks off in the band's hometown, before traveling through a handful of U.S. cities. In the meantime, check the first MP3 off the new album here.

Eyes at Half Mast
01 Leaving Light
02 Ending the Orange Glow
03 Duality of Deathening
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  • 09/15/2008

The Dead Science to Tour U.S., Europe

Having recently released their chaotic, multi-layered album, Villainaire, Seattelite art-pop band The Dead Science will go on tour at the end of this month. The charming trio will pass through heartland America and Canada on their way east, stopping to play with likes of experimental indie-rockers Volcano! Read more » 

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  • 09/12/2008

The Bug Adds Tour Dates

Kevin Martin, a.k.a. The Bug, has tacked several more dates onto his previously mentioned tour. He'll be showcasing his new album, London Zoo in North American cities through mid-December. Ghislain Poirier and his trusty sidekick, MC Zulu, will join Martin for one for one of the dates, then it's on to several shows with Nine Inch Nails.

09/12 Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow School of Art
09/19 Nelson, British Columbia: TBA
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  • 09/12/2008

Knights

Crystal Castles' "Knights" has been out for a minute, but we didn't consider it a doom and gloom kind of track until we saw this video. Besides a couple of creepy blond kids, it features this rather menacing dude in glasses who comes into contact with a masked figure, which he beats with a metal pipe. The whole thing seems to unfold in slow motion. Creepy. Read more » 

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  • 09/12/2008

Seven Questions for Pascal Pusher

Lyon-born, Paris-based Pascal Rioux doesn’t have much time for the “French Touch”–the signature disco-house sound established by Daft Punk, Etienne de Crécy, and Cassius. Rioux played his share of house music as a club DJ in the 1990s and producing tracks for the Rotax label and Glasgow Underground, but he found his soul in American '70s and '80s funk and established several labels and Pusher Distribution to bring his beloved grooves to the world.

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  • 09/12/2008

Top 10: The Dead Science, Matthew Dear

The Dead Science
Villainaire
Constellation
Release Date: Out Now

A rich, multi-layered avant-pop affair, Villainaire is both emotionally evocative and technically impressive, with a musical trajectory that one can never quite predict. This is the third full-length from the Seattle-based trio, which dabbles in everything from eerie jazz music to melancholy-drenched ballads here. JM Read more » 

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