Mark Rae Back in ’08 with YesKing Album

A veteran of the ’90s trip-hop scene, Manchester-based Mark Rae’s previous work in the duo Rae & Christian meshed rich soul vocals with polished hip-hop and downtempo beats. The duo’s ’98 album, …

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 …

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.” …

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 clos…

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 …

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…

Dub Trio Preps Ipecac Debut

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a band that sounds like a cross between The Melvins and King Tubby. Listen to Dub Trio’s third album, Another Sound Dying, and you’ll understand why. Set f…

Kidz in the Hall Strike Deal with Duck Down Records

Previously signed to Rawkus, who released their debut album School Was My Hustle, the Chicago-meets-New Jersey hip-hop duo Kidz in the Hall (or Naledge and Double-O, if you prefer their solo names) ha…

Mahjongg Return with K Records

Upon its release three years ago, Mahjongg’s Raydoncong EP garnered a slew of live shows for the band, as well as captivated K Records founder Calvin Johnson, who signed the group to his now leg…

Mighty Crown Takes NYC World Clash Trophy

Japan’s Mighty Crown Sound System (pictured above) bested four international reggae sound systems to win its second World Clash trophy at an event being billed as the last such competition in New York…

Beach House Readies New Full-Length

It’s always nice to receive news from Baltimore that has nothing to do with Dan Deacon or warehouse parties. Just a little over a year after their self-titled debut was released on Carpark, the …

Blood on the Wall Preps Third LP

It’s been nearly three years since one of Brooklyn’s most prized lo-fi noise-rock outfits, Blood on the Wall, released its acclaimed Awesomer. Now, with similar acts like Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and T…

The Teenagers Prep XL Debut, Tour

Most people may know The Teenagers as the Paris-based trio that’s travelled with Justice and Crystal Castles and remixed for the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Air, and New Young Pony Club. But rather …

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