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Hercules and Love Affair Prep Tour

With their self-titled debut album ready to hit stores next week, Hercules and Love Affair gear up for a few show dates–a precious few. Andy Butler and company will be traveling up the state of California for the month of July before returning to New York for a performance. Those lucky enough to catch the group will get the full live disco experience, as vocalists Nomi Ruiz and Kim Ann Foxman will be in attendance, along with a horn section, drum machines, live bass and drums, and numerous additional keyboards.

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  • 06/19/2008

Tussle to Unleash Cream Cuts

Despite some shuffling around of the ranks, S.F.-based four-piece Tussle has maintained a steady schedule of work over the last few years, with tours, collaborations, and their latest album, Cream Cuts, begun way back in November of 2006 and at last finished and ready for release.

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  • 06/19/2008

She Wants Me

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  • 06/19/2008

Pon Di Wire: Beenie Man, Jah Warrior

Six foot, six inch-tall reggae toaster Eek-A-Mouse, famous for songs like “Wa Do Dem” and “Ganja Smuggling,” has been booted from the performance lineup for the July 6 Reggae Carifest concert in New York after making racially insensitive remarks at the Carifest C.A.R.E.S. press conference this week. Read more » 

Yo Majesty to Release EP in July

While the oft-discussed debut album from Yo Majesty will arrive in no time (October 7, to be exact), Tampa, Florida's sauciest trio of ladies have a little something to tide fans over until that day. As aggressive, honest, and playful as any of their other releases, the Kryptonite Pussy EP will lyrically explore lesbianism, Christianity, as well as take a few jabs at some of the less praiseworthy aspects of hip-hop culture (ie: misogyny) and see music production from the likes of Basement Jaxx, Radio Clit, CLP, and others. Read more » 

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  • 06/18/2008

Growing Readies New Full-Length

Not every band can write a song that's a single, elongated guitar chord and then be hailed by the press as creators of gorgeous, conceptual indie-rock. Growing–the Brooklyn-based duo of Kevin Doria and Joe Denardo–have somehow managed to achieve this, and since joining The Social Registry's roster a little less than a year ago, the duo has continued its fascination with that gray area between free-form noise and instrumental rock.

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  • 06/18/2008

Richie Hawtin Takes Magic Cube to Sonar

Currently in the midst of their CONTAKT tour, which revolves around the mysterious cube we wrote about last month, Richie Hawtin and his Minus crew will make a stopover in Barcelona (with the cube) for this year's Sonar Festival.

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  • 06/18/2008

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