On the official video for "O Soundtrack My Heart," the PIVOT boys have given us some live footage of a performance at La Route Du Rock in St. Malo, France, and it's not some crappy cellphone camera taping the show either. Lots of nice, professional close-ups of Dave Miller and Laurence and Richard Pikeper playing their instruments against the backdrop of a rather intense light show. "We played at 1 a.m. after Sigur Rós in front of 500 people and behind an amazing spaceship," said a recent post on the band's MySpace blog. Read more »
Diplo's resume includes producer, DJ, Mad Decent label boss, and extreme globetrotter. Now we can add Grammy Nominee to the list too, as the man born Wes Pentz has just been nominated for a Record of the Year Award. The nomination comes for his work producing M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," off her 2008 album Kala.
The Grammys air February 9, 2009 on CBS. Read more »
As previously announced, AWR records and Daniel GIll have compiled a somewhat unusual Christmas compilation to benefit Amnesty International, one that includes holiday breakup songs and twisted versions of yuletide classics, as opposed to numbers about sleigh bells and snowflakes.
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We always wondered what Christmas in the age of the digital download might involve (besides slumping CD sales), and Thrill Jockey is providing one such answer. The Chicago-based label of all things eclectic has teamed up with FINA, its digital download store, and created an MP3 advent calendar that will run on the TJ site until December 24.
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