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  • The Rapture Ex-Members Form New Band Vito & Druzzi, Release EP

    Jun 9

    It's been a few months since the Rapture's  secret break up came to light, and some of their members have moved onto new projects. Drummer Vito Roccoforte and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi have announced their collaboration as Vito & Druzzi, along with the forthcoming release of their Moon Temple debut EP, as XLR8R reports. It'll be out on June 30 via Throne of Blood, the label the Rapture co-founded, and features remixes from Curses and PBR Streetgang. You can preview each of the...

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  • Spoon Debut "Rent I Pay" in Live Performance Video

    Jun 9

    Spoon's They Want My Soul is out August 5 via Loma Vista. Today, they webcasted their debut live performance of album track "Rent I Pay" at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge, via NPR Music. Watch it below. The studio version of the song is coming tomorrow. (That's what all those cryptic "Spoon R.I.P. June 10" teasers were about.)

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  • Neil Young's Twitter Hacked, Filled With Porn

    Jun 9

    Hey hey, my my / Twitter goons will never die. Neil Young's Twitter (@neilyoung) was hacked over the weekend, as Mashable reports. The tweets, which have since been deleted, were reportedly filled with pornographic images and explicit words, to which the hashtag #neilslayed was attached. (Judging from the sparse responses, it doesn't appear that was enough to get the hashtag trending.) Additionally, his display name was changed to "SLUT FOR THE D". (Those Pono critics are eloquent, aren't...

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  • Fania Records Celebrates 50 Years From NYC Street Sales To Global Digital Distribution

    Jun 9

    I have to say I was delighted to discover that Fania Records is not only back in business but is again going strong. Last time I checked their CDs were in short supply and the company was in probate court. Acquired in 2005 by Emusica and then sold to Codigo Music in 2008, a revived Fania Records navigated a few years of strong CD sales and then was forced to transition to a primarily digital output. That transition was successful and Fania Records is now on Spotify, planning their SummerStage...

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  • Presskit of the Week: Boston TechJam

    Jun 9

    What is Boston TechJam? Simply put, Boston TechJam is a grassroots festival put on by people who all work at tech start-ups in Boston who want to show off and share the fact that they aren’t just coders or techies. It began just over a year ego from the creative minds of Christine Nolan, Mark Lorion, and David Patrick from Apperian. Together, they planned to create a space where the tech community could celebrate and grow their community together, while having an awesome time outdoors...

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  • The Most Important Ingredient For Music Success

    Jun 9

    Tweet I have been in and around bands for a long time. Since the rise of the Mp3 to it’s inevitable downfall, 15 years. During that time many things have changed in the music industry. Yet the one thing, the single thing, that hasn’t changed since the beginning are the ingredients needed to make it […]

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  • La Roux Shares New Song "Tropical Chancer"

    Jun 9

    La Roux has shared a new song called "Tropical Chancer" from her forthcoming album Trouble in Paradise. It follows the recently-released "Let Me Down Gently" and "Uptight Downtown" and. Listen to the new song, above. La Roux will perform "Uptight Downtown" on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. Watch La Roux's video for "Let Me Down Gently": 

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  • 7 Things The Brooklyn Bowl's Success Taught Its Founder Peter Shapiro

    Jun 9

    Brooklyn Bowl is one of the more interesting venue success stories of late with its combination of bowling, music and quality service. Having already expanded to London and Las Vegas, the early questions about Brooklyn Bowl's chances for success have long been answered. Fast Company recently checked in with founder Peter Shapiro who shared "7 lessons...learned the hard way." Peter Shapiro has an impressive background in the industry: "When he was 23, he bought The Wetlands, a New York...

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  • Ty Segall Announces New Album Manipulator, Huge Tour

    Jun 9

    The ceaseless Ty Segall has somehow made it six months into 2014 with no word of a new release, but never fear: the now L.A.-based fuzz-rock fixture has announced his next LP. Manipulator is out August 26 on Drag City. That's the cover art, above, and the iTunes pre-order here. Watch a trailer below, in which Segall wears lots of makeup and drives around picking up an eclectic crew of unlikely passengers. At this year's Coachella, Segall played three new...

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  • The xx and Jai Paul Working on New Music, Producer Rodaidh McDonald Confirms

    Jun 9

    Photo by Erez Avissar During the xx's recent U.S. tour, the London trio took some time out to begin recording the follow-up to 2012's Coexist. In an interview with Dazed, XL in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald talked about the sessions. McDonald previously worked with the xx on their debut album. "I’m right in the middle of working on their third record now," he said of the xx, "and it’s a completely different concept, just trying everything, trying to find new ways of working, new sounds..."...

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