Across the pond, the four members of Southend, U.K.-based outfit These New Puritans have a reputation for hyperactive live shows that incorporate elements of post-punk, dubstep, and '80s industtrial music, a combination that's also prevalent on their recently released Domino album, Beat Pyramid. Stateside fans will have a chance to witness this pack of youngsters in the live setting in June, when the band embarks on its first-ever North American tour. Read more »
A grip of new artists have been confirmed for the 2008 Sonar Festival, taking place this year from June 19 - 21, 2008. This follows news of appearances from The Field, Ewan Person, Boys Noize, Flying Lotus, Neon Neon, and dozens of others, are all set to descend upon the city of Barcelona for the festivities.
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Talk about two great sounds coming together: if someone told me that two shoegazer/dream-pop indie icons from different generations were going to collaborate and record new music, I would have said that’s about as likely as a My Bloody Valentine reunion. Read more »
The Royal Albert Hall's most famous and infamous concerts may have taken place more than four decades ago, like the time The Beatles and Rolling Stones shared the stage or when Bob Dylan antagonized his audience with electric guitars, but the historically revered venue continues to have one of the best reputations in the world. All of that admiration is well earned considering that the venue has 4,000 seats, audiophile-approved sound, and enough room for a full orchestra to perform.
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Sneaker hoes take note. Shoewear giant Adidas has produced a pair of its iconic Superstar sneakers, and this set is literally bigger than your average SUV. The 15-foot long kicks sport shoelaces made of firehose material, as well as art from both coasts represented on the respective "left" and "right" shoes.
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