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Softlightes Save the Planet

Modular Records’ resident indie-rockers Softlightes don’t stop at playing all-ages parties and releasing killer dance records. For this holiday season, the Los Angeles-based band is assuming the role of do-gooder with its “Last Christmas On Earth” digital single. Set for release on December 11, the track’s proceeds go directly to the Australia-based non-profit Earth Hour. Read more » 

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  • 11/30/2007

Singles Update: Shit Robot, Martini Bros., Growing

Martini Bros.
“From Buleaux”
Pokerflat
You can hate on minimal and deep-house all you want, but you’d be depriving yourself of the bliss that is Martini Bros.' latest 12", “From Buleaux.” Comprised of Alex Smoke-esque synths, and lots of sinister breaks and buildups, the guys’ latest single finds them experimenting with elements of noise, trance sounds, and brooding, affected vocals. Want to really freak out a club full of kids? Throw on the Konrad Black remix and bask in the glory.

Professor Murder
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  • 11/29/2007

New York's Dancetracks Closes Its Doors

A sad day for that antiquated concept known as the record store. New York's Dancetracks–the Lower East Side record retailer that has been something of a legend in the dance music scene–will close its doors for good on Friday, November 30. That's tomorrow, folks.

As if you needed to guess the cause of this. Technology begot changes in the music industry, which begot Dancetracks opening a digital store, which will fortunately remain intact and likely grow in days to come.

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  • 11/29/2007

Trentemøller Participates in Levi's Charity

Anders Trenetmøller is filled with the spirit of giving. The Danish producer–who is having quite a good year, with the release of The Trentemølelr Chronicles on Poker Flat and numerous tour dates–has donated items from his designer collection to Levi's charity auction, Fleamarket.

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  • 11/29/2007

Day Passes for Thrill Jockey Anniversary Party Available

We're not sure why you'd only want to attend one day of Thrill Jockey's upcoming 15-year birthday bash, but for all you cheapskates trying to save money for the holidays, the label has announced a limited number of single-night tickets, available for purchase now.

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  • 11/29/2007

Heaven

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  • 11/29/2007

Black Lips to Embark on Gigantic Tour

You'd think only a certain type of person could handle a Black Lips show, but from the number of dates listed thus far for the Atlanta-based band's upcoming U.S. tour, there is a vast body of people who find the band's relentless energy and unparalleled stage antics (which, to date, include stage diving, throwing beer at one another, nudity, and fireworks) inspiring.

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  • 11/29/2007

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