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Silence

Takka Takka's Migration has been rotating heavily on our speakers in recent weeks, with this track being one of our favorites on the album. With its jangling guitars, gentle flute melodies, and minor chords, "Silence" is a number that's made to cry to. For the video, however, the band enlisted Amy Finkel to direct, gathered an arsenal of plastic tanks, soldiers, and farm animals, then sent them off to war–all played out on arms, legs, feet, and other body parts. Read more » 

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  • 08/15/2008

Atmosphere Adds Tour Dates

Slug, Ant, and their live band are in high demand, it seems. Atmosphere's Paint the Nation tour was already extensive when we announced it earlier this month, but the group has tacked on several more U.S. dates that will keep them traveling through the month of November, before heading to Australia for a few post-Christmas shows. Check the full set of dates here:

08/09 Reykjavik, Iceland: Tunglid
08/12 Berlin, Germany: Cassiopeia
08/13 Cologne, Germany: Stadtgarten
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  • 08/15/2008

Adventure to Go on Tour Adventure

Benny Boeldt, the 24-year old 8-bit wonder-kid otherwise known as Adventure, will head out of his hometown Baltimore for his first-ever set of tour dates, bringing his warped videogame music to dancefloors around North America this fall. Dates are with EAR PWR and Future Islands, as well as a few with Dan Deacon's Round Robin extravaganza.

08/16 New York, NY: DCTV
08/27 Richmond, VA: Rumors*
08/28 Washington, DC: The Velvet Lounge*
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  • 08/15/2008

Steve Bug, Kate Simko Get Degenerate

Troublemakers and fans of techno will have the chance to celebrate Labor Day weekend with the inaugural installment of Made's Sunday School for Degenerates party.

The two-day event will take place August 31 and September 1, with some of techno's notables, like Kate Simko, Dominik Eulberg, and Steve Bug, hosting the musical side of things. The main event will be preceded by a boat party and followed by an all-day open air party at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

A pass to all three events is $105. Pick it up, along with other details, here.

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  • 08/15/2008

Illa J Album Gets Title, Tracklisting

In tribute to his late older brother, Detroit hip-hop legend J Dilla, up-and-coming producer John "Illa J" Yancey has dubbed his forthcoming debut album Yancey Boys.

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  • 08/14/2008

Fujiya & Miyagi Announce Tour Dates

They've been hailed as the band to revive Kraut-rock, and now that they have a fourth addition to the crew, in the form of drummer Lee Adams, the boys in Fujiya & Miyagi will head Stateside for a few tour dates. The shows are in support of the band's forthcoming third full-length, Lightbulb, which will drop September 16.

Dates
10/22 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge
10/23 New York, NY: Webster Hall
10/24 Boston, MA: Paradise
10/25 Chicago, IL: Bottom Lounge
10/27 Seattle, WA: Chop Suey
10/28 San Francisco, CA: The Independent
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  • 08/14/2008

CMJ Initial Lineup Announced

Time for bands and artists to descend on New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. This year's five-day event will take place October 21 - 25, with performances and panels galore scheduled to take place during that time.

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  • 08/14/2008

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