It may only consist of three dates, but Lindstøm is officially making a tour of the U.S. in the new year. He'll play an East Coast date, a West Coast one, and a show smack in the middle of the country, thereby giving most of the U.S. something of a chance to see him (though you might have to drive a few hours in some cases). Read more »
Tom "Squarepusher" Jenkinson will follow-up on his recently released Just a Souvenier with a brand-new EP he's titled Numbers Lucent. Rave is apparently the inspiration for the six tracks on this release, though we've yet to see how he's applied that. The EP will drop January 19 in the U.K. and January 20 in the U.S. on Jenkinson's longtime label Warp.
01 Zounds Perspex
02 Paradise Garage
03 Heliacal Torch
04 Star Time 1
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Diplo's resume includes producer, DJ, Mad Decent label boss, and extreme globetrotter. Now we can add Grammy Nominee to the list too, as the man born Wes Pentz has just been nominated for a Record of the Year Award. The nomination comes for his work producing M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," off her 2008 album Kala.
The Grammys air February 9, 2009 on CBS. Read more »
On the official video for "O Soundtrack My Heart," the PIVOT boys have given us some live footage of a performance at La Route Du Rock in St. Malo, France, and it's not some crappy cellphone camera taping the show either. Lots of nice, professional close-ups of Dave Miller and Laurence and Richard Pikeper playing their instruments against the backdrop of a rather intense light show. "We played at 1 a.m. after Sigur Rós in front of 500 people and behind an amazing spaceship," said a recent post on the band's MySpace blog. Read more »
As previously announced, AWR records and Daniel GIll have compiled a somewhat unusual Christmas compilation to benefit Amnesty International, one that includes holiday breakup songs and twisted versions of yuletide classics, as opposed to numbers about sleigh bells and snowflakes.
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