New Mars Volta Music, Contest

If you’ve taken one too many Which Movie Star are You? Facebook quizzes and need a new way to pass the time, head over to The Mars Volta’s website. Omar Rodriquez-Lopez and Co. are gearing…

New WHY? Album Announced

Bay Area-based art-hop trio WHY? just announced a follow-up to last year’s Alopecia. The new album, Eskimo Snow, will drop this fall via the label’s longtime home of anticon.. The band is …

Vivian Girls Announce New Album

Everything is Wrong might be the title of the new Vivian Girls’ album, but the last year or so leads us to believe that most things, musically, anyway, are moving along swimmingly for this trio …

Dax Pierson Awarded $18.3 Million

As the story goes, Oakland, CA-based avant-rap outfit Subtle was driving through Iowa in 2005 when its Ford tour van hit a patch of black ice and flipped over. The incident led to the paralysis of ban…

Desert Storm

Artists share their favorite shots from the Coachella Festival. “I can’t think of any other festival in the world where I’d have been able to take this picture.” – Jack Brown, White Lies “…

XLR8R Does Movement 2009

Detroit being Detroit, where the roar of 4/4 beats has been the city’s primary danceable soundtrack since the 1980s, it isn’t surprising that what you’d get at Memorial Day weekend&#…

Håkan Lidbo and Co Start New Festival

A new electronic music event is about to kick off, namely, Sweden’s Volt Festival. DJ/producer Håkan Lidbo (of Pokerflat and Mille Plateaux fame), one of the artists involved in the planning, se…

Artist to Watch: Rainbow Arabia

Who: Rainbow Arabia Where: Los Angeles, CA Husband-and-wife duo Rainbow Arabia (a.k.a. Daniel and Tiffany Preston) has been simmering in the L.A. underground ever since the release of last fall’s The …

Free Cock Rock Disco Compilation

New monstrosities are coming from Jason Forrest’s Cock Rock Disco imprint these days, in the form of Monsters of Cock Rock Disco, and we don’t need to look much farther than this compilation’s trackli…

Sonar Does New York

As previously reported, Barcelona’s Sonar festival jumped Stateside for a hot minute this spring to unveil a U.S. debut at Sonarsound NY. The multi-day event featured DJ /rupture and Prefuse 73 …

No Commercial Value: Delia Darbyshire

The recently launched No Commercial Value is a web-based storehouse for artistic bounty run by filmmaker and music Amir Husak and fellow filmmaker Prem Sooriyakumar. Each week, the site showcases work…

Movement: Carl Craig is Back

Call it a homecoming of sorts, but Carl Craig is set to regain creative control of Detroit’s electronic music festival (formerly DEMF, then Movement, then Fuse-In, and now Movement again) for spring 2…

Zizek Collective Plans Second Release

Argentina-based DJ collective Zizek Urban Beats Club wowed North American audiences last month when the crew traveled North and delivered an aural education on the finer details of the cumbia sound. F…

Thunderheist Announces U.S. Tour

Thunderheist signed to Big Dada in December of 2008. Grahm.Zilla and MC Isis have stayed busy since then, releasing a self-titled debut album via the label, playing shows around the world, and, as of …

HEALTH Readies Sophomore Album

HEALTH must be hitting the boochey hard these days, as the band has completed its sophomore album, Get Color, and is ready to unleash the synth-punk beast come September 8, via Lovepump United. “…

BMSR Releases "Hairy" CD, Tours

With less than a week until the May 26 release of their latest album, Eating Us, the Black Moth Super Rainbow crew has finally unrolled the promotional stops, and there are a few here from the elusive…

Artist to Watch: Raffertie

Who: Raffertie Where: Birmingham, U.K. Armed with a giant hairdo and some seriously wicked beats, this 21-year-old upstart has burst onto the U.K. wonky scene with a series of bass-heavy tracks and bo…

Video Premiere: Heartsrevolution

Electro-pop duo Heartsrevolution has returned with a new contribution, namely, a track on Kitsuné’s upcoming Maison 7 compilation. Ben and Lo, as the two like to be called, gave us this video to…

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