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The Faint Readies Gigantic Tour

After a split from their longtime home at Saddle Creek in May, along with an announcement that their latest album, Fasciinatiion would be released via their own blank.wav imprint, the five members of The Faint are gearing up to hit the road at the end of this month.

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  • 07/17/2008

Zune Launches Joy Division Content

We have to give props to Zune for being all over the map in many a tasteful way. This year alone has seen an exclusive track from Hot Chip, a contest hosted by Bun B and his Rap-A-Lot imprint, and films by the likes of Friends with You, Three Legged Legs, Santogold, and Chromeo.

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  • 07/17/2008

Nike Brings Boredoms' 88 Drummers

When Boredoms finished up their 77BoaDrum event last year, in which 77 drummers headed down to Brooklyn Bridge Park to perform an exclusive song by the Japanese noise-rock outfit, speculation pretty much began immediately afterward on what the band had in store for 2008.

The answer has finally come, in the form of 88BoaDrum. Yes, this means a new 88-minute song will be performed by, yup 88 drummers. Nike Sportswear will present not one, but two of these events, each to take place on August 8.

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  • 07/16/2008

Treibstoff Announces Remix Contest

Cologne’s Treibstoff label is known for crisp, angular, and pulsing minimal techno releases by artists like Robert Babicz, Gabriel Ananda, Rob Acid, Maetrik, Falko Brocksieper, and Cio D’or. Since 1997, the label has issued 80 releases and established itself as a major German electronic music outlet alongside the likes of Kompakt and Traum.

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  • 07/16/2008

Illa J to Release J Dilla Produced Album

The legacy of J Dilla lives on! The late producer's younger brother, John "Illa J" Yancey, is currently at work on his debut album for Delicious Vinyl. The yet-to-be-titled release will feature 21-year old Yancey singing over beats made by his older brother. Dilla, who passed away in February of 2006 from complications relating to lupus, left behind him an extensive vault of untouched music, which will see light for the first time with this release.

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  • 07/16/2008

Pon Di Wire: Jah Cure, Renato, Perfect

Siccaturie Alcock, better known as roots singer Jah Cure, drops his anticipated new album, The Universal Cure, September 9 on Danger Zone/SoBe. The album is his first recorded work since his release from prison in 2007 and includes collaborations with Sean Paul, Busta Rhymes, Enrique Iglesias, and others. Album track “Journey” is also on the Journey Riddim compilation, available via iTunes on August 19.

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Sébastian Tellier Preps Tour

You might only be able to grab his forthcoming Sexuality album in American Apparel outlets come July 22, but fans of French songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sébastian Tellier need not have to buy a new pair of leggings to see some of the tracks off the release performed in the live setting. Tellier will perform the apparent "11-track meditation on lovemaking" in a small (very small) handful of cities in North America this summer. Catch him at one of these venues:

07/26 Los Angeles, CA: Knitting Factory
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  • 07/16/2008

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