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Tell the World

Vivian Girls are headed to a party! The trio spends the first part of this video driving through some seriously lo-fi landscape, tuning up their instruments, before dropping into the woods to play for some boys, girls, and a giant stuffed bear. The fairly understated visual affair is paired up nicely with the lazy, summery jams from the Brooklyn-based trio, who makes a mission of steering clear of melodrama. Read more » 

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  • 10/20/2008

James Murphy Starts New Band

The folks at NME are reporting that LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is part of a new rock band that plans to release material on his DFA imprint.

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  • 10/20/2008

XLR8R Seeks Design Intern for S.F. Office

XLR8R is looking for a design intern who knows the difference between Photoshop and InDesign, and who wouldn’t need any handholding for basic design tasks.

Duties include scanning, resizing, and reformatting images for both print and the web, securing images through press contacts, mailing promo magazines, and assisting the design team with the production of the print magazine as well as the website. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

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  • 10/17/2008

Stream the New Guns 'N' Bombs Track

“Riddle of Steel,” electro duo Guns ‘n’ Bombs' driving, four-to-the-flour second (and final) single on Kitsune, will hit the shelves on Nov. 10. Read more » 

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  • 10/17/2008

Jubilee

Joseph Raglani’s recently released concept album, Of Sirens Born, follows the ebb and flow of a water theme. In his video for “Jubilee,” he gently awakens the viewer from an early-morning dream state with cooing, suspended chords and warm, transforming blurs of images. The haze of colors is interrupted intermittently by a distorted home video-style fireworks display and brief glimpses of the natural world in unusual hues. Read more » 

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  • 10/17/2008

Pit Er Pat Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Chicago-based trio Pit Er Pat used quite the arsenal of sequencers, guitars, chimes, bells, gongs, and other sounds on their new album, High Time, and the three will round up the whole gaggle of instruments for a tour that kicks off today. The group will play the Midwest first, before heading to the east coast and ending the tour out west.

Dates
10/17 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub*
10/18 Ann Arbor, MI - East Quad Music Co-Op
10/19 Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon Street*
10/20 Meadville, PA - Grounds For Change
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  • 10/17/2008

Hip-Hop Producers Battle Cancer

Russian-born, U.K.-based hip-hop producer DJ Vadim, of Ninja Tune and One Self fame, and London's Sean McCaffrey, a.k.a. Quincey Tones, who's worked with the likes of Lil Wayne, Little Brother, Royce da 5'9", Apathy, and Talib Kweli, have gone public with their battles against cancer. Vadim is recovering from ocular melanoma, while McCaffrey was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor and is now in remission.

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  • 10/17/2008

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