Sure, you love The Klaxons, with their spastic dance/rock and blindingly bright hoodies reminiscent of days when parties were thrown in fields and people actually danced to music. Yet the debate over the worth of the so-called new rave scene is already in full swing. Only a few weeks old, the term is fielding comments that evoke either love or hate and no middle ground to speak of, which is a strange phenomenon in this day and age.
While digital compilations abound these days, Bay Area-based indie label Six Degrees Records certainly spins the concept in fresh, enthusiastic directions with their Emerging Artists series, a newly launched collection of digital-only releases.
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To celebrate Samamidon's debut video, "Tribulation," Plug Research is holding its very own dance contest.
In the video, Sam does a dance that many reckon will be the next Chicken Noodle Soup, and with that in mind, Plug Research wants to see their fans try it out for themselves. As many renditions of the dance as possible will be lumped together and edited into Sam's next video, for the track "Louis Collins."
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Fred Miketa gets educational on our asses, and recommends a post-punk history for the holidays. Check out This Heat's Out of Cold Storage Boxed Set.
I found this gem and thought, "Evidently there is a god and he really likes me."
Even the most informed heads sometimes need to fill gaps in their music history knowledge, and any good student of punk/post-punk will jump at this boxed set of re-mastered goods from one of the era's most daring acts.
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