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Absolut Launches Interactive Music-Making Machines Online

Did you hear about the monkey who recently controlled a Japanese robot’s movement with her mind? Pretty ridiculous. Now you too can lord over electronic devices via the internet, thanks to a project called ABSOLUT Machines (put together by Sweden’s notorious vodka mavens).

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  • 01/30/2008

Panther Preps Tour

With the release of Panther's Kill Rock Stars debut just a few weeks away, Charlie Salas-Humara and Joe Kelly prepare their arsenal of instruments and dance moves for the road. Add to that Humara's newfound talent as a songwriter, and you have a several nights not to be missed. WHY?, who also has an album ready to drop, will join the boys for a few dates, as will punk band Parenthetical Girls and Citay, White Hinterland.

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  • 01/30/2008

Dntel, Panda Bear, Spank Rock Participate in Visionaire Issue 53

When I tried explaining the ultra-fancy art and culture magazine Visionaire to my boyfriend, his response was “Does it come with a blowjob and a French press and a gift certificate to a fine haberdashery?” Well… almost.

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  • 01/29/2008

KIM's "Fistogram" Out Today

KIM (otherwise known as Aussie producer/programmer Kimberley Issac Moyes) has taken some time away from The Presets to prep a few singles, the second of which hits stores today. "Fistogram" is best described in the words of those who wrote its press kit, "a lurching, German-flavored bomb of devastating techno tailor-made for dancefloor fury." Hard to beat that. On the flip side, the German master of dark disco, D.I.M., provides a sharp-as-nails remix.

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  • 01/29/2008

Top 10: Eliot Lipp, Jamie Lidell, Freerange

Various Artists
Freerange 100 Part 2 EP
Freerange
Release Date: March 10, as vinyl or digital download

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Wait for the Summer (Live at the Echoplex)

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  • 01/28/2008

VP and Greensleeves to Merge

VP Records of Jamaica-Queens, New York and Greensleeves Records of London, U.K. have announced a merger deal in which VP would purchase the Greensleeves Records and Publishing from its holding company, Zest Group. Founded in 1977, Greensleeves' extensive catalog includes titles by Yellowman, Wailing Souls, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks, JC Lodge, and Michael Prophet.

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  • 01/28/2008

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