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Pum Pum

Always the innovator, Lee "Scratch" Perry turned not to any of his fellow reggae producers for help on his new album, Repentance, but to Andrew W.K. The reggae icon and producer with something of a frat boy following met at SXSW in 2006, and, as the story goes, an unlikely partnership was born, resulting in Andrew W.K. co-producing the new album. Repentance will drop on August 19, but to gear fans up, Perry released the sexually charged single, "Pum Pum," which is currently getting the blog world all hot and bothered. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2008

Nightmare Before Christmas Gets Indie

Just in time for the start of Holiday Season madness (which seems to get earlier and earlier every year) is the fifteenth anniversary of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, for which, it's being reported, Walt Disney Records gathered a collection of recordings inspired by the movie. The resulting compilation, titled Nightmare Revisited, will be released September 30 and features a pretty diverse lineup of artists. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2008

Pon Di Wire: Beenie Sizzle, Ce'Cile

Moses Davis’ star-studded Beenie Sizzle concert, held at Jamalca Sports Complex in Clarendon, was reportedly a major success, although the namesake headliner only performed for a little over 14 minutes before the police shut the concert down, just after 6 a.m. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2008

Dungen Announces Fall Tour

With a new drummer in tow, Swedish four-piece Dungen will head Stateside, for its first tour across the pond in three years. Johan Holmegard joins guitarist Reine Fiske, bassist Mattias Gustavsson, and Gustav Ejstes, and these guys' psych-jazz tunes are well worth catching in the live setting. The band will showcase material from its most recent release, 4, due out this fall.

Dates
10/24 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/27 Hoboken, NJ: Maxwell's
10/28 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda's
10/30 Boston, MA: Great Scott
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  • 08/12/2008

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

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