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Sub Pop and Zune Team Up

Sub Pop is still going full force with its 20th anniversary celebrations, and for the latest nod to the last two decades, the Seattle-based label has joined forces with Zune Marketplace. Microsoft's online store has a boatload of material to hand out to fans for the occasion, including exclusive video podcasts, Guestlist picks by the Sub Pop staff, and tracks that span the label's entire catalog.

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  • 08/08/2008

Brian Roettinger Preps Solo Exhibition

When he's not busy chatting it up with XLR8R (see Issue 119 for a full interview), Brian Roettinger keeps busy working under his Hand Held Heart moniker, designing books and creating fonts for bands like No Age and Liars.

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  • 08/08/2008

Carl Craig Gets an Orchestra

Not to be outdone by the Glitch Mob's unique live band approach to computer music, Detroit techno legend and Planet E boss Carl Craig is stepping away from the laptop and heading not to a MIDI controller, but a full orchestra setup.

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  • 08/07/2008

Marc Houle Releases Album in Four Parts

From carbon emissions points to that strange cube we're constantly referencing, Minus is a label that's constantly tapped into technology and not afraid to experiment. For its latest project, Richie Hawtin's imprint turns its attention towards digital downloads.

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  • 08/07/2008

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GTA IV comes to PC
Rockstar officially announced that the latest in its epic crime-committing series, Grand Theft Auto IV, will be hitting the PC on November 18 in North America and November 21 in Europe.

Little in the way of details is known about new content, however, we are aware that Rockstar North is handling the port itself and there will be expanded multi-player options. We just don’t know what they are yet. Though we expect lots more hi-def Russian accents!

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Matthew Herbert and His Big Band Return

Matthew Herbert–musical innovator, multi-instrumentalist, and lover of experiment (see 2004's Plat Du Jour, an album comprised entirely of sounds made from food). The British artist has been dropping tracks for over a decade now, and shows no signs of either slowing down or embracing convention.

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  • 08/06/2008

Beach House Readies Tour Dates, Single

After exhausting themselves on the road earlier this year, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally (otherwise known as gauzy guitar duo Beach House) holed up in the studio to write a new track, "Used to Be," which they'll release as a limited edition 7" on October 21. The single will also contain a four-track demo version of "Apple Orchard," a song from the duo's self-titled album from 2006. The latter is said to be one of the first tracks Legrand and Scally ever recorded, so there's a nice slice of history for you. Read more » 

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  • 08/06/2008

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