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Cash in My Pocket

Since money's tight for everyone these days and restaurants are featuring specials like "Credit Crunch Lunch," Wiley decided to throw a little humor into these grim times with this video. Whether he hired actors or just bumrushed a nearby office building and directed actual employees in unclear, but it's a pretty hilarious video that features the suit-clad workforce lip-synching to Wiley's rhymes and R&B singer Daniel Merriweather's vocals and dancing around merrily–despite the times. Read more » 

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  • 11/24/2008

Vivian Girls Cover Beach Boys on New 7"

With a lengthy tour winding down, Vivian Girls are rewarding all their hard work with a little fun for the end of the year. As in, the Surf's Up Fun Pack, which the trio is releasing via its site as we speak. Vivian Girls fans can currently score a new 7", the ocean-themed "Surf's Up," a t-shirt, two postcards, and a button, for $20.

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  • 11/24/2008

Atmosphere's God Loves Ugly Reissued

Rhymesayers has announced the re-release of Atmosphere's 2002 album, God Loves Ugly, which has been out-of-print for over a year now.

According to a post by the Minneapolis-based duo, the re-issue will be "uglier than ever," and will feature a bonus DVD that was originally the limited-edition Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 DVD.

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  • 11/24/2008

Kraftwerk's Hilpert Suffers Heart Attack

Kraftwerk was forced to cancel its November 22 show at Melbourne's Global Gathering Festival when member Fritz Hilpert suffering a heart attack. Hilpert was taken to a hospital, though reports are that the attack was minor and that the band performed the next day.

Hear the crowd's aghast cries at the news when Global Gathering's MC stepped onstage to announce that the band would not be performing:

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  • 11/24/2008

Heartbeat

On their tracks or onstage, Late of the Pier have a reputation for evoking the spastic kind of energy that causes one to do things like start a mosh pit and rip one's t-shirt off. In the Megaforce-directed video for "Heartbeat," similar tactics are applied. You'll find band members shoving one another around, dragging lead singer Sam Dust along by his arms, jumping frantically through trippy, optical illusion-type rooms, and occasionally appearing in various states of undress. Read more » 

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  • 11/24/2008

Singing To The Earth

We frequently associate the word "fun" with Apollo Sunshine. When not gleefully discussing the Number of the Beast, the Leverett, MA-based trio is busy making upbeat indie rock, and colorful videos to go along with it. "Singing to the Earth" is off this year's Shall Noise Upon, an album apparently made in a house "inhabited by spirits." Nothing spooky about this video though, just colorful images of nature, paper, and other cheery items. Read more » 

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  • 11/21/2008

I Can See

Jazzanova's dreamy, freeform "I Can See" gets some delightfully quirky visual accompaniments with this Marie Alice and Brander-Woflszahn-directed video. Here, we find the six-man collective from Berlin lounging about in colorful rooms, singing from windows and picture frames, and staring at lots of two-dimensional shapes that float in and out of the screen intermittently. "I Can See" is off the group's latest album, Of All Things, out this week. Read more » 

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  • 11/21/2008

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