Sonar 2009 Announces General Ticket Sale

Some glad tidings for those who’ve been pondering how much hard-earned cash they’ll have to fork over to attend this year’s Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Spain. The three-day music an…

Poker Flat Announces 10-Year Album

With label boss Steve Bug locked in his studio and rumored to be at work on a new album, Trentemøller, Argy, and Martin Landsky planning January and February tour dates, and a 100th release, “Ho…

Form 696: Trouble for U.K. Live Music

As if promoting parties in London wasn’t hard enough, the practice might become next to impossible in the near future. According to U.K. paper the Independent, a new piece of legislation could pass th…

Free Blood Plans U.S. Tour Dates

Madeline Davy and John Pugh, a.k.a. the experimental soulsters in Free Blood, will open the new year with five U.S. tour dates in which they’ll bring the post-punk-meets-disco-meets-noise on the…

Hot Chip Makes EP with Robert Wyatt

The Hot Chip boys tend to pop up all over the place, whether it’s remixing the greats of hip-hop, crafting exclusive tracks, making cameos on numerous artist albums, or touring the world over, l…

Fujiya & Miyagi Ready Tour Dates

This year was all about new things for the so-called Kraut-rock revivalists Fujiya & Miyagi. Formerly a trio, the band assumed a new drummer in 2008, dropped a new album, Lightbulbs, to widesprea…

DJ T., DJ Hell on Get Physical Comp

When a press release starts with the question “Have you ever asked yourself what song you’d like to be played at your funeral?”, we’re ready to sit up and take note. Said state…

Thunderheist Signs to Big Dada

Toronto’s much-hyped club-banging twosome of Grahm Zilla and Isis–better known as Thunderheist–has signed to the Big Dada imprint and are set to unveil their self-titled full-length debut on Mar…

Home Video Release Date Pushed Back

After word of a late 2008 EP release, Home Video (David Gross and Collin Ruffino) has decided to hold off until the new year for the release. The new EP, It Will Be OK, is now slotted to hit stands on…

Yo Majesty Readies Tour Dates

Florida’s sauciest trio of ladies, otherwise known as the force that is Yo Majesty, will hit the road in the new year. Forthcoming tour dates are in support of their previously announced debut f…

The Presets Plot U.S. Tour Dates

The Presets just can’t get enough of the U.S., it seems. After co-headlining a North American tour with fellow Australians and labelmates Cut Copy earlier this year, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moye…

Boogie Readies Third Book of Photos

The Serbian-born, Brooklyn-based photographer known the world over as Boogie is ready to release his third book of photos, and Belgrade Belongs to Me: Photographs by Boogie will hit streets in Februar…

Dizzee Rascal Arrested

U.K. grime star Dizzee Rascal was reportedly arrested on Friday afternoon in Kent, England. The man born Dylan Mills was detained for possession of a suspicious weapon, namely a baseball bat. Accordin…

No New Postal Service Album Planned

Numerous sites and webzines are reporting a fact everyone’s assumed in the back of their heads, but no one actually wants to accept. Sorry folks, but the loooong-awaited follow-up to The Postal …

Seattle Fest Hosts All-Star NYE Lineup

Don’t know where you’ll be when the ball drops this year? One option is to head to Seattle, for MICRO dB, the two-evening event happening December 30 and 31 at Neumos that will feature per…

Ra Ra Riot, Broken West at Noise Pop 2009

S.F.’s Noise Pop Festival continues adding to its previously announced artist lineup. For its 17th year, the indie music festival has already confirmed No Age, the New Pornographers’ front…

Simian Mobile Disco Plots U.S. Tour

Simian Mobile Disco gets an A+ on planning ahead for 2009. Currently in the middle of a round of European dates, and with a forthcoming full-length rumored to be arriving soon, the duo has already sch…

Tim Hecker, Mint on Pop Ambient 2009

Kompakt’s latest installment of sleepytime songs–otherwise known as the label’s Pop Ambient series–will see its ninth edition released on February 16 of next year. Judging by the tracklist…

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