Baltimore's loveliest duo, Beach House, did a substantial amount of touring this year, and Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally will continue that trend with another round of dates slated for December and January. The latest tour follows on the heels of the duo's recently released single, "Used to Be," which was unveiled as a limited-edition, vinyl-only package. Read more »
Not only has the multi-member Broken Social Scene added more dates to what seems to be a never-ending tour this year, the band is also contributing to a good cause with this new round of shows. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Toronto, Canada-based crew of indie rockers is asking fans to bring a non-perishable food item to performances. All donations will be given to Daily Bread.
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Black Moth Super Rainbow boss Tobacco livened up our week by unrolling a series of lo-budget, lo-fi videos to go along with tracks from his latest album, this year's Fucked Up Friends. To no one's surprise, these vids are sinister and often sexual, and involve blood, caves, fist fights, aerobics, guns, and golf carts. It's all further proof that one need not spend millions to provide good entertainment.
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Sweden's Lykke Li will stay busy for the next few months, touring in support of her debut album, Youth Novels. The Woodie Award-nominated songstress will finish out 2008 with tour dates in Europe and Australia. Early 2009 sees her arriving Stateside for yet more shows. Catch her if you can.
11/24 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
11/25 Glasgow, Scotland - Arches
11/27 Manchester, England - Academy 3
11/28 London, England - KOKO
11/29 Cologne, Germany - Gloria
12/01 Berlin, Germany - Maria
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Downtown Records releases Day by Day from Afro-pop king Femi Kuti today, and the eldest son of legendary producer Fela Kuti has a round of tour dates in support of the new album. Backed by a band that consists of no less than 17 members and goes by the name Positive Force, Femi will first tour Europe before heading Stateside at the beginning of 2009. Peep a preview of the album below.
Day by Day
02 Eh Oh
03 Day By Day
04 Demo Crazy
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So it seems the new Squarepusher album is one you either must love or hate, but undeniably, Tom Jenkinson's recently released Just a Souvenir is that it’s a hell of a conceptual project and you're expected to work very hard to reap rewards when listening. So it comes without surprise that the visual accompaniment to the track “Planet Gear” follows a similar course, with a weird, geometric light show that could be the MacBook screensaver of 2020 and fits the song’s trippy, scatter-shot musical landscape. Read more »
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