Story of the Year: Distribution Distress

Goya Music UK’s November 30 announcement that it was closing after 10 years as broken-beat and nu-jazz music’s most respected distributor only furthered speculation that niche vinyl distribution may f…

Trentemøller Announces New Single

Andrers Trentemøller doesn’t like to sit still. In 2007, the Danish producer and remixer unleashed The Trentemøller Chronicles, a double-disc collection of original tracks and remixes, his own f…

M83 Announces New Album

It’s not even January and Frenchman Anthony Gonzales has announced the release and tracklisting of a new album, Saturdays = Youth, under his M83 moniker. The goods are slated to drop April 15, 2…

AudioCubes: Colorful Controllers Get Updated

Ready to play musical cubes? If there was ever any doubt that 2008 could be the technological “future” we’ve been anticipating for decades, here’s one instrument that will get your head spinning. Belg…

Darondo Live in San Francisco Tonight

The abridged history of S.F. legend Darondo goes like this: He started recording low-rider soul, blues, and r&b in the early ’70s, making a name for himself through his releases, connection…

Ghostwood Signs to Modular, Preps EP

Ghostwood might look like the Klaxons and be signed to Modular, but don’t expect any Technicolor-tinted silliness from this Sydney, Australia-based foursome. Rather, as indicated by their forthc…

Test Press Thursdays Reloads for New Year

San Francisco digital music academy Pyramind will again host its electronic music producers forum, Test Press Thursdays. Now in its third year, the event invites amateur and bedroom producers to debut…

Imaginary Foundation Releases Holiday T-Shirt Line

Behold! Imaginary Foundation, a.k.a. makers of our favorite t-shirts around, have a new batch of designs for the holidays, stunningly designed and eco-friendly too. Says company designer Nick Philip, …

Another XLR8R Holiday Gift Guide

We can’t stop doling out tips on what to buy your friends, family, and yourself for the holidays. Check out our latest advice on gift giving with XLR8R’s MySpace Holiday Gift Guide, in whi…

Beach House to Tour with Papercuts in 2008

Beach House is all over the news these days, and with Devotion set to drop February 26 on Carpark, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand prepare their arsenal of gauzy soundscapes and breathy melodies for …

Liars Announce Tour with No Age

Now that the three members in Liars have released an album on Mute that blasted through all conventions of the puzzling art-rock genre and been around the U.S. supporting, uh, Interpol, they are ready…

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