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The Bug Brings Zoo to North America

Kevin Martin (a.k.a. The Bug) released London Zoo last week, and he has a few North American dates planned to showcase the new material. For those already eager for more, check out a completely unreleased track called "Flying" over at RCRD LBL.

09/19 Nelson, BC: TBA
09/20 Vancouver, BC: Open Studios
09/21 Edmonton, AB: The Pawn Shop
09/26 Los Angeles, CA: TBA
09/27 San Francisco, CA: Club Six
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  • 08/12/2008

Carl Craig and Tribe

Time for another Detroit music history lesson. Tribe was a collective of artists and jazz musicians who came together in the 1970s to release albums that have since become favorites of record collectors and reissued by the likes of Ubiquity, Hefty, Soul Jazz, and other labels. Fast forward to Spring 2007, when fellow Motor City resident Carl Craig re-assembled the group to record an album that features new arrangements of Tribe material, as well as brand-new compositions. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2008

High Places Announce Tour Dates

We recently profiled Brooklyn-based duo High Places, who claimed to be three times as loud as the bands they open for. With their self-titled debut album about to drop, Rob Barber and Mary Pearson prepare to splinter eardrums across North America this fall, with shows that include a performance with Dan Deacon and several with noise-rockers Ponytail. Meanwhile, Barber and Pearson’s album drops September 23 via Thrill Jockey.
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  • 08/12/2008

Inspiration Information

For the inaugural release of its Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2008

Get Physical Preps Full Body Workout 4

Tech house's finest DJs and producers gathered together to contribute to Full Body Workout Vol. 4, the latest offering from Berlin's Get Physical imprint and the first installment of this series we've seen in nearly two years. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2008

Exclusive Reggae Sumfest Recap

By all accounts, this year’s Reggae Sumfest concert, held July 13-19 in Montego Bay and one of the island’s largest multi-artist events, was a major success. Although rumor had it that international guests like T-Pain and Lil’ Wayne did not fare so well with the notoriously fickle Jamaican audience, local veterans and new talent all shone at the well-produced three-day event. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2008

Cymatic

Nudge's latest video is, like much of the band's music, meandering, minimal, and a little creepy. Taken from a forthcoming compilation from the folks at the Brainwaves Fest, where the Los Angeles-based psychedelic rock outfit is slated to play, "Cymatic" features sparse, jangling guitars, plenty of zig-zagging noise, and absolutely zero percussion. As far as the video goes, we're not really sure what's happening on screen, but it's hypnotic as hell and a rather pleasant head-fuck to start the day with. Read more » 

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  • 08/12/2008

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