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Bad Dudes Ready East Coast Tour

Nothing quite beats seeing Bad Dudes share the stage alongside bands like HEALTH and The Mai Shi at The Smell, but those East of the Mississippi will nonetheless get a chance to witness the L.A.-based spazz rockers performing tracks off their forthcoming Eat Drugs release in the live setting, beginning this week. A follow up to their 2006 self-titled debut, the new album is a strange mix of psychedelic choruses, synth-punk riffs, and shades of classic rock. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2008

Chromeo, Three Legged Legs Do Zombie Film for Zune Arts

Further fostering creative collaboration, Microsoft's Zune Arts has unveiled another installment in its Zune Arts film series, which has previously included work from Motion Theory, Maps, Ratatat, and, most recently, Santogold and Miami-based art collective FriendsWithYou.

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  • 04/14/2008

F.T.W.

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  • 04/14/2008

Xiu Xiu at Bottom of the Hill, S.F.

XLR8R headed out to Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco this past Saturday to see Jamie Stewart and his Xiu Xiu outfit perform. The band ran through several songs off their recently released Women as Lovers album, accompanied by an arsenal of drums, symbols, guitars, and Stewart's erratic singing, which held the audience rapt for the duration of the show (except for the person who screamed something about Denny's during one of the quieter moments of the set).







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Hercules & Love Affair Sign to Mute

Hercules & Love Affair, the DFA recording project of Brooklyn producer Andrew Butler which notably features Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons, will have its debut album released domestically by Mute Records on June 24. The album, co-produced by DFA's Tim Goldsworthy, is a concoction of disco anthems and house music production that has already garnered enthusiastic admiration since it's March 10 U.K. release.

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  • 04/11/2008

Who's That Girl

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  • 04/10/2008

Cool Kids, Zion I, Janelle Monae Participate in Darfur Now College Tour

On May 27, Ted Braun's documentary, Darfur Now, will drop on DVD via Warner Independent Pictures. The film follows the first-hand experiences of Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mahmoud Abaker, Louis Moreno-Ocampo, and Adam Sterling as they explore the ongoing humanitarian conflict in Darfur and attempt to raise awareness about the region's struggles.

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  • 04/09/2008

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