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Planet Mu Keeps It Diverse With Two New Releases

Planet Mu has always carried a roster of tuneful yet disparate sounds, but the London label's two newest releases show this curatorial ethos going to the next level. First up is the latest effort from Kuedo, better known as Jamie from (sadly defunct) dubstep heroes Vex'd. Continuing in the same vein as his former collaboration, the Starfox EP features four tracks of complex yet dancefloor-friendly beats. In contrast, the label's next release comes from The Internal Tulips, a California-based project (so shady they don't even have a MySpace!) revolving around a healthy obsession with the Kranky Records catalog, with a bit of Akron/Family thrown in for good measure. The group prominently features Brad Laner, formerly of seminal alternative band Medicine. Tracklistings after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2010

Mi Ami Announces New Album and Extensive Tours

The eclectic punk sounds of San Francisco's Mi Ami have been getting tighter and tighter over the years, and the group's upcoming Thrill Jockey album is sure to showcase this evolution. Steal Your Face is more compact than previous efforts, but keeps true to the plethora of aural assaults that Mi Ami is known for. With the new album's release on April 9, the trio will do a mini-tour of select US cities, travel to Europe for a more lengthy run, and then return to North America for yet another tour. Check out some tour dates after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2010

New Tanlines EP Coming in March

Brooklyn's Tanlines will see their debut EP released on True Panther Sounds in March. The six tracks on Settings display the duo's penchant for polyrhythmic tropical beats, over-produced (in a good way) pop vocal sounds, and truly anthemic synth lines. Read more » 

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  • 01/21/2010

Ghosts on Tape, Lazer Sword, and Bersa Discos Team Up for Icee Hot, Offer Free Mix

San Francisco is about to get a whole hell of a lot cooler. Put together by a solid group of taste-makers and beat-makers (many of whom are closely associated with XLR8R, we'll admit), the Tenderloin's newest club night, Icee Hot, will make its debut this Saturday, Jan 23 at the newly renovated 222 Hyde. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2010

Memory Tapes Preps for US/European Tours

New Jersey's Memory Tapes (a.k.a. Dayve Hawk or Dad to his kid) is setting aside the large amounts of remix work he's been doing to tour on behalf of his debut album from last year, Seek Magic. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2010

Mad Decent Announces Major Lazer Tour, L-Vis 1990 Remix EP

The folks over at Philly's Mad Decent label just love hooking up their fans. Only a week ago did they give out an entire Gucci Mane mixtape, and now they're handing out even more free tunes. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2010

Plastikman, Fever Ray, The xx to Play Coachella

Chances are we don't need to tell you about the upcoming Coachella festival, but, heck, we're going to anyway. The massive music and arts gathering (but really, who goes for the art?) just announced its equally massive line-up today, and boy if there aren't some great names on it. Read more » 

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  • 01/19/2010

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