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Hey Willpower
P.D.A.
Tomlab

Funky electro-pop with vocals that are parallel to vintage Justin Timberlake might sound questionable, but Imperial Teen’s Will Schwartz and Tussle’s Tomo Yasuda pull this combination off as Hey Willpower. P.D.A. is one of the few records that would make Lindsay Lohan’s DJ sets tolerable. For real.

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Ladytron Signs to Nettwerk, Preps New Album with Vicarious Bliss

For nearly ten years, Liverpool's Ladytron has made electro-pop with a dark twist, but it does come as a surprise that the quartet with a penchant for the gothier side of things now calls Nettwerk (the same label group responsible for Datarock and Felix da Housecat releases) its new home.

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  • 11/12/2007

Impossible (Studio Remix)

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  • 11/12/2007

To the Sky

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  • 11/12/2007

Chris Watson to Appear in S.F.

Itinerant traveler, sound recordist, and ex-Cabaret Voltaire provocateur Chris Watson stops in to San Francisco for a rare presentation of three pieces–“Storm” (composed with BJ Nilsen), “Midnight at the Oasis,” and “Tortuga Bay”–at the end of November. Renowned for not only his musical experimentation, the U.K.-based Watson also regularly creates field recordings for film projects and BBC-produced natural-history documentaries. Read more » 

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  • 11/09/2007

Sonar 2008 Dates Announced

Screw Miami. This year I'm saving my money (and brain cells) and crossing the Atlantic for Barcelona's Sonar Festival, which will be celebrating its eleventh installment this summer.

Perhaps it's unfair to compare the two. The former is a bunch of haphazardly put together parties, the other is a set of carefully curated electronic music and multimedia showcases which, in 2007, hosted everyone from Justice to Devo, along with master classes from the Red Bull Music Academy and an unlikely appearance by the Beastie Boys.

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  • 11/09/2007

Instone

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  • 11/09/2007

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