With a quick October tour now wrapped, Asobi Seksu has unveiled the name and tracklisting of their aforementioned third album. Hush is said to be a more stripped down affair than the band's reverb-drenched Citrus, and the new album was apparently not without its frustrations during the creative process. Read more »
Mars Volta writer/producer/guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez is set to release his latest solo album, Old Money, on Stones Throw Records. Loosely based on the concept of “exploitative industrialists” and “their old money,” the 10-track album is already available digitally, while the physical version drops on January 27th of next year. Read more »
The Cut Copy boys did some serious touring this year in support of their In Ghost Colours release on Modular, but one long tour with the Presets and several dates in Europe, it seems, won't deter the duo from hitting the road again in early 2009. This will be the last time they trek North America in support of the new album. An "awesome light show" and surprise DJ are promised for the dates.
Post tour, they'll head back to the studio, laptops in hand.
03/06 AUSTIN, TX - Stubb's BBQ
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What isn't in the latest video from The Kills? They've got guns. They've got sports in the form of ping pong, and a rousing game of patty cake. Hell, they've even got fake teeth, a plethora of hats, and a cameo by Jack White. "Tape Song" comes from the band's release Midnight Boom. A couple skulls and some choreography round this visual accompaniment to the track off. Read more »
With Alight of Night just released, Brooklyn's Crystal Stilts will continue what's been a rather busy 2008 with another round of tour dates. The avant-garage rockers will hit major U.S. cities, as well as a couple in Canada, at the end of November and continue touring through mid-December, joined by Gothenburg indie-pop band Love is All and folk outfit Vetiver.
11/21 New York, NY - Less Artists, More Condos
12/07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom#
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All hail the kings of airbrush art! On Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., Family Books will present Overspray: Riding High With the Kings of California Airbrush Art, an exhibit celebrating the airbrushed art of 1970s-era Los Angeles in all its glossy, hyper-sexualized glory. Airbrush artists Dave Willardson and Charles White III will be in attendance to share a slide show and answer questions about the art and their careers, which included work for Playboy, Levi’s, the Rolling Stones, American Graffiti and Tron.
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Catch Dave 1 and P-Thugg of Chromeo hamming it up on the Late Night with Conan O'Brien show tonight. The duo will be performing an unplugged version of the track "Momma's Boy," off their Fancy Footwork release, and to make up for the fact that they'll be sans-synths for this performance, the two have enlisted an eight-piece string section to accompany. They've doubtless found a way to weave their eccentric, quirky antics into these traditional instruments.
Tune in on NBC at 12:35 EST to find out.
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