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Hood Internet Drops Tobacco Mixtape

Feels like we've been waiting years for the Tobacco's debut solo album to drop, the release of which was announced this past July. Read more » 

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  • 09/29/2008

Crucial Afrobeat Albums Reissued

Spanish imprint Vampi Soul has reissued three new Afrobeat and Highlife music collections, available in the U.S. through Light in the Attic distribution. These three releases add to the label’s growing catalog of Latin, African, and South American classic soul, rock, and psychedelic pop titles.

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  • 09/29/2008

AeroCCCP Readies Halloween Comp

Though less common than the ubiquitous Christmas-themed sampler, musical compilations celebrating Halloween are nevertheless circulating out there, one of which is Brooklyn-based AeroCCCP Recordings' forthcoming Halloween of Bloody Nightmares release.

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  • 09/29/2008

J Rocc Hosts Stones Throw Podcast

This week, J Rocc is hosting Stones Throw Records podcast 38, which highlights the work of prolific DJ/producer Madlib. The man born Otis Jackson Jr.’s list of aliases is almost as dizzying, as is the amount of work he’s produced, but J Rocc has cherry-picked some of Jackson's finer offerings and put them together in this 27-minute medley. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2008

Vivian Girls Ready Tour Dates

What was previously a handful of dates with Crystal Stilts has turned into a full-on tour extravaganza for Vivian Girls. The New York-based band began another round of dates this week, and they'll be picking up the likes of Dark Meat, Jay Reatard, King Khan, and others to share the stage with along the way.

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  • 09/26/2008

Summer Song

Here comes Team YACHT. "Summer Song" was originally recorded by Jona Bechtold in his hometown of Portland, OR, and was intended to be a love letter to LCD Soundsystem. Bechtold, along with erstwhile YACHT counterpart Claire L. Evans, intended to release the song for free, but DFA got ahold of it and packaged it up as a four-track single. When it came to making this video, YACHT employed fellow Portland resident Judah Switzer to direct this pastel-tinted banger that features confetti, paint, and lots of dancing. Read more » 

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  • 09/26/2008

Gang Gang Dance Plots Tour, Album

Now that they've conducted the New York version of this past August's 88 Boadrum, the members of Gang Gang Dance will return to their own projects, which arrive in October in the form of a new album and a bunch of tour dates.

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  • 09/26/2008

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