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Final Fantasy Signs to Domino, Prepares January Album

Fans of Toronto's gamer-geek-with-a-violin Final Fantasy (a.k.a. Owen Pallett) can expect a new, third LP, Heartland, via Domino in January of next year. Started in November of last year, Heartland saw Pallett collaborating with Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara at Reykjavik, Iceland's Greenhouse studio. They recorded the album's orchestrations in Prague a few months later with the Czech Symphony, and The Present's Rusty Santo (a frequent Animal Collective production collaborator) mixed the record with Pallett. Read more » 

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  • 09/30/2009

Plone Gets Plaid

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The defunct Birmingham-based electronic-pop trio Plone has been remixed by London's Plaid for the just-released Warp20 (Recreated) compilation, which features 21 Warp artists remixing tracks from the storied label's past. Read more » 

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  • 09/29/2009

Patrick Cowley Remembered

October 18, 2009, would have been the eve of disco legend Patrick Cowley's 59th birthday, and in celebration of his life and achievements, San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem and Mama Calizo Voice Factory are hosting a large, participatory multimedia event titled "Megatron Man: The Life & Times of Patrick Cowley." Coinciding with the release of Catholic, Cowley's unearthed collaboration with Jorge Soca Read more » 

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  • 09/28/2009

Exclusive: Mary Anne Hobbs Tour Blog #3

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While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs supplied us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. This is the third installment of her tour blog. Check back later this week for the last of her videocasts.


Sept 21

- My tour diet now consists principally of Tylenol and Diet Coke.

- I love LA. So many kindred spirits gravitate towards the city to charge at their dreams. They know that time is precious and life is short, and in this city, on this fertile ground, there’s every chance that their wildest ambitions can be realized.

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  • 09/28/2009

Thrill Jockey's Limited 12" Series

The folks over at Thrill Jockey keep busy, with an impressive number of releases appearing during any given season. Recently, the label has been putting out a number of limited 12" records, and of course, the genres represented are wildly diverse. Read more » 

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  • 09/28/2009

Santiago Salazar's New Podcast

The man known as S2 has a new podcast up over at Little White Earbuds, and it's filled with enough unreleased tracks and amazing remixes to make fans of Underground Resistance drool. The member of Los Hermanos and Galaxy 2 Galaxy is definitely keeping himself busy. Tracklist and download link after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 09/28/2009

New GusGus Podcast Up

Kompakt's newest podcast just went up, and it comes to us from President Bongo of Icelandic electronic trio GusGus. The mix features a lovely mesh of different sounds, ranging from the Detroit thump of Theo Parrish to the more cerebral tones of Ada. Not surprisingly, the sonic texture of the podcast shares some similarities with the latest GusGus album, 24/7. More interesting sounds from this zany figure! Download available here, with a full tracklist after the jump. Read more » 

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  • 09/28/2009

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