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Kraftwerk's Hilpert Suffers Heart Attack

Kraftwerk was forced to cancel its November 22 show at Melbourne's Global Gathering Festival when member Fritz Hilpert suffering a heart attack. Hilpert was taken to a hospital, though reports are that the attack was minor and that the band performed the next day.

Hear the crowd's aghast cries at the news when Global Gathering's MC stepped onstage to announce that the band would not be performing:

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  • 11/24/2008

Heartbeat

On their tracks or onstage, Late of the Pier have a reputation for evoking the spastic kind of energy that causes one to do things like start a mosh pit and rip one's t-shirt off. In the Megaforce-directed video for "Heartbeat," similar tactics are applied. You'll find band members shoving one another around, dragging lead singer Sam Dust along by his arms, jumping frantically through trippy, optical illusion-type rooms, and occasionally appearing in various states of undress. Read more » 

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  • 11/24/2008

Singing To The Earth

We frequently associate the word "fun" with Apollo Sunshine. When not gleefully discussing the Number of the Beast, the Leverett, MA-based trio is busy making upbeat indie rock, and colorful videos to go along with it. "Singing to the Earth" is off this year's Shall Noise Upon, an album apparently made in a house "inhabited by spirits." Nothing spooky about this video though, just colorful images of nature, paper, and other cheery items. Read more » 

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  • 11/21/2008

I Can See

Jazzanova's dreamy, freeform "I Can See" gets some delightfully quirky visual accompaniments with this Marie Alice and Brander-Woflszahn-directed video. Here, we find the six-man collective from Berlin lounging about in colorful rooms, singing from windows and picture frames, and staring at lots of two-dimensional shapes that float in and out of the screen intermittently. "I Can See" is off the group's latest album, Of All Things, out this week. Read more » 

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  • 11/21/2008

Anthony Green Preps Tracks for Donation

On November 1, Anthony Green's cousin, Jacqui Haenn, was involved in an auto accident that left her in critical condition. In order to offset the extensive medical costs relating to the injury, Green has released two digital downloads.

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  • 11/21/2008

Guilt by Association 2 Announced

My Brightest Diamond has taken on "Tainted Love" and Takka Takka is singing Phil Collins, and those are just two of the 14 indie artists selected to participate in the second installment of Engine Room Recordings' Guilt by Association series.

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  • 11/21/2008

Top 10: Home Video, Aether, Buff1

Home Video
It Will Be OK
Self-released
Release Date: Out Now

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