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M83 to Play Solo Performance

Didn't manage to score a ticket to see M83 on his current tour opening for The Killers? Fans, specifically those in New York, have another chance to catch him this month, as the man born Anthony Gonzalez has a solo show planned for January 24 at Irving Plaza.

A rare event, the performance will begin with a set of ambient music and be followed by the set Gonzalez has been playing around the world in support of last year's Saturdays = Youth.

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  • 01/23/2009

Ruthless City feat. Jeremy Greenspan

Metro Area's Morgan Geist commissioned Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan to do vocals for the track "Ruthless City" (off Geist's Double Night Time release), and the result is a warm, nu-disco number that's contrasted sharply by lyrics about fights and blood. The video is a visual reinterpretation of the latter two items, wherein a couple guys assault another man who's minding his own business, carrying the groceries home. Suffice to say, some very bad things happen over the course of the song’s four minutes. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 01/23/2009

Top 10: Circlesquare, Tribe, Mr. Lif

Circlesquare
Songs About Dancing and Drugs
!K7
Release Date: February 17

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RIP Clone Records

We know Netherlands-based label Clone for releases from the likes of Dexter, Alden Tyrell, and Legowelt. Sadly, future generations of music heads will not be seeing any new material from this label, as Clone recently announced it will be closing its doors.

Founded by DJ Serge in the late ’90s, the label championed a Dutch music scene that catered to fans of techno, disco, Italo, and what’s often been called “sci-fi electro,” as well as starting a re-issue imprint dubbed Clone Classic Cuts.

From a recent press release:

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  • 01/22/2009

Crystal Antlers Announce Debut Album

Among the myriad acts whose names bear the word “crystal,” these guys are worth sitting up and taking a listen to. It isn't everyday, after all, that you hear punk music accompanied by pipe organs, which is exactly the brand of music Crystal Antlers offer to their fans.

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  • 01/21/2009

AGF/Delay Ready Second Album

AGF's a busy lady. Besides unveiling not one, but two solo full-lengths in 2008, then producing Ellen Allien's Sool, the woman born Antye Greie-Fuchs has also been occupied with making the second album for her AGF/Delay project with partner Sasu Ripatti (a.k.a. Luomo, a.k.a. Vladislav Delay).

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  • 01/21/2009

New Black Dice Album Due in April

Brooklyn-based trio Black Dice is preparing to release its fifth full-length, REPO, on April 7 via Paw Tracks. The aural alchemists have consistently been a go-to band for quirky, blurred, experimental noise tracks that are vaguely danceable form, as seen on the tracks from 2007’s Load Blown. The new album proves to be in keeping with the band’s general interest in the buzzy, fuzzy, and bizarre. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2009

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