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Lindstrøm is Headed Stateside

It may only consist of three dates, but Lindstøm is officially making a tour of the U.S. in the new year. He'll play an East Coast date, a West Coast one, and a show smack in the middle of the country, thereby giving most of the U.S. something of a chance to see him (though you might have to drive a few hours in some cases). Read more » 

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  • 12/04/2008

Diplo Nominated for Grammy Award

Diplo's resume includes producer, DJ, Mad Decent label boss, and extreme globetrotter. Now we can add Grammy Nominee to the list too, as the man born Wes Pentz has just been nominated for a Record of the Year Award. The nomination comes for his work producing M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," off her 2008 album Kala.

The Grammys air February 9, 2009 on CBS. Read more » 

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  • 12/04/2008

O Soundtrack My Heart

On the official video for "O Soundtrack My Heart," the PIVOT boys have given us some live footage of a performance at La Route Du Rock in St. Malo, France, and it's not some crappy cellphone camera taping the show either. Lots of nice, professional close-ups of Dave Miller and Laurence and Richard Pikeper playing their instruments against the backdrop of a rather intense light show. "We played at 1 a.m. after Sigur Rós in front of 500 people and behind an amazing spaceship," said a recent post on the band's MySpace blog. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 12/03/2008

PUMA Turns the Big 6-0

Get the birthday cake and about six boxes of candles ready. With its 60th birthday upon us, sportswear company-turned-trendsetter brand PUMA has some ambitious partying to do in the coming weeks.

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  • 12/03/2008

MSTRKRFT Album Gets Release Date

Nearly three years after the release of MSTRKRFT's debut album, The Looks, Toronto's Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P are ready to unveil their follow-up on March 17, via Dim Mak/Downtown Records.

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  • 12/03/2008

Stream Blizen Trapper's Xmas Song

As previously announced, AWR records and Daniel GIll have compiled a somewhat unusual Christmas compilation to benefit Amnesty International, one that includes holiday breakup songs and twisted versions of yuletide classics, as opposed to numbers about sleigh bells and snowflakes.

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  • 12/03/2008

Thrill Jockey Makes MP3 Advent Calendar

We always wondered what Christmas in the age of the digital download might involve (besides slumping CD sales), and Thrill Jockey is providing one such answer. The Chicago-based label of all things eclectic has teamed up with FINA, its digital download store, and created an MP3 advent calendar that will run on the TJ site until December 24.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 12/02/2008

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