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Creaked Records unveiled Larytta's debut album, Difficult Fun, earlier this fall, and with it, the Switzerland-based duo of Guy Meldem and Christian Pahud proved they have no intention of staying in the musical lines of any genre, Difficult Fun being an album that's practically the epitome of eclecticism. They keep us guessing with this quirky video, directed by Körner Union, and if you ever wanted to know what happens when you put a bunch of ducks in front of several mirrors, look no further. Read more » 

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  • 12/12/2008

Knitting Factory Plans Grand Finale

By now, most of clubland is aware of the fact that New York institution, the Knitting Factory, is about to close the doors of its current location and reopen in the new year with a brand new venue in Brooklyn.

The club will host a farewell party to commemorate their time spent on 74 Leonard St., with a Akron/Family-curated going-away fiesta on New Year's Eve. All three stages will be put to good use that night, with performances by Dirty Projectors, Deerhoof, Deer Tick, DJ Thanksgiving, and yet-to-be-announced guests.

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  • 12/11/2008

Heavenly Creatures

Jeremy Jay's sophomore full-length is slated for release sometime next year, but while he puts the finishing touches on that, he's given us this video for the song "Heavenly Creatures," off his debut album, A Place Where We Could Go. Journey with the indie-pop troubadour through wooded pathways and forests that look fit for the set of a lovey-dovey period film–appropriate, since Jay's music is often concerned with romantics. Read more » 

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  • 12/10/2008

RZA Report: Album, Tour, Film

Someone's got a busy year ahead of him. DJ, producer, and de facto Wu-Tang leader RZA will release a new album, tour, and also put his acting skills to good use in 2009.

Afro Samurai: The Resurrection will drop January 27. It's the second soundtrack to Spike TV's animated show of the same name, for which RZA collaborated with the likes of Sly Stone, Rah Digga, Ol' Dirty Bastard's son Boy Jones, and others, which makes the album something of a who's-who in hip-hop.

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  • 12/10/2008

Fucked Up Plans 2009 Tour

Toronto's finest hardcore punk outfit, Fucked Up, has just unveiled a long list of tour dates slated to begin January 16 in Ottawa. The band, presumably set to play material from its 2008 album, The Chemistry of Common Life, will be joined at various stops by the Vivian Girls, Pissed Jeans, Mika Miko, and others.

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  • 12/10/2008

Grandmaster Flash Drops Comeback Album

It’s been 20 years since Joseph Saddler, otherwise known as Grandmaster Flash, has released a studio album. Known for developing the “cutting” turntable technique (which eventually lead to “scratching”), Saddler turned heads and ears combining hip-hop and electronic music alongside other old-school institutions, such as rappers Curtis Blow, Lovebug Starski, Melle Mel, and Kid(d) Creole. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2008

Deerhunter, Stereolab on Free 4AD Comp

In a nod to days gone by, when labels released sampler packages with the intention of encouraging consumers to purchase CDs, the folks at 4AD are giving music fans a little gift for the holidays. The label has gathered 12 tracks from the likes of Atlas Sound, Stereolab, Department of Eagles, and TV on the Radio, and turned them into a digital label sampler that's now up for download. Songs are taken from previously released albums currently available from the label. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2008

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