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  • Björk Appears on Tri Angle's Rinse FM Show

    Feb 19

    Fresh off the release of her excellent new album Vulnicura, Björk is on Rinse FM right now as part of Tri Angle Records' show. The broadcast will also feature a new mix from Holy Other. Listen here. The show featured an exclusive new remix of "NotGet" by Lotic. In the introduction, Tri Angle Records' Robin Carolan revealed that he and Björk curated the show with music they sent each other during the creation of Vulnicura. Björk also played a variety of string arrangements and instrumentals...

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  • Internet Fads Perception or Progress?

    Feb 18

    We are all products of a digital generation; we are also victims of it. As much as we do not like to admit it, we are always enamored by new social networks that can get information out to the masses. But as quickly as something is the "new and hot network" it can seem outdated and obsolete just as fast. In this article, Miff Tuck shares how internet fads work and gives her take on how we can be better stewards in this ever-changing internet culture.  Ten years ago MySpace was the best...

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  • My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields Teams With Le Volume Courbe on "The House"

    Feb 18

    Back in 2005, Charlotte Marionneau's London-based group Le Volume Courbe released their debut album I Killed My Best Friend. It featured My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. Now, the band are readying a new single which once again features Shields. "The House"/"Monte Dans Mon Ambulance" is out February 24 via Ring the Alarm. That's the A-side, featuring Shields on "sound effects and aux percussion", according to a representative, above. The single was mixed by John Parish (PJ...

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  • Hypebot's First San Francisco Music Tech Meetup A Huge Success

    Feb 18

    Last night, San Francisco confirmed what Hypebot already knew – there is a vibrant community of music tech professionals in the Bay Area seeking the opportunity to network and grow together. How are we so sure? We met them last night! Music tech professionals poured off of Polk Street and into Bitters, Bock & Rye yesterday evening for Hypebot’s first official San Francisco Music Tech meetup. With representation from industry leaders such as Apple, Google, Pandora, InGrooves, Empire...

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  • Johnny Jewel Shares "Bullytown" From Ryan Gosling-Directed Film Lost River

    Feb 18

    Johnny Jewel of Chromatics, Glass Candy, and Symmetry has written the score for actor Ryan Gosling's upcoming directorial debut, Lost River. After sharing two Chromatics songs from the movie, he's now shared another piece of the score, titled "Bullytown". It features a voiceover by actor Matt Smith (formerly Doctor Who), from the film. Check it out above, via Gorilla vs. Bear.  Italians Do It Better will release the soundtrack on March 30. The movie itself is out April 10, after premiering at...

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  • Best Coast Announce New Album California Nights

    Feb 18

    Photo by Janell Shirtcliff Best Coast are back with a new album following their 2013 Fade Away EP and their 2012 album The Only Place. It's called California Nights and it's out May 5 on Harvest. Watch the trailer below. Best Coast will play a handful of shows in California in the next few months, beginning with a stop at Los Angeles' the Echo on February 19. Watch Best Coast shop for dad rock with Pitchfork.tv:

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  • SXSW Announces 2015 Music Hackathon

    Feb 18

    Bringing music and tech together is usually a good thing. Seldom, however, are the results more concrete than during a music tech hackathon; and nowhere is the talent bench deeper than at SXSW.  So word that the mega-gathering is once again sponsoring a Music Hackathon is exciting news indeed. On March 18th, the music and tech communities will come together at SXSW 2015 for the second annual SXSW Music Hackathon. Hackers, designers and musicians who will have 24 hours to create new tech...

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  • Toro Y Moi, Speedy Ortiz, Dan Deacon on Basketball-Themed Carpark Records Anniversary Comp

    Feb 18

    The Washington, D.C./Brooklyn label Carpark has put out records by Toro Y Moi, Beach House, Dan Deacon, Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz, and others. This year, they're celebrating their 16th birthday, and to mark the occasion, they're planning a concert series and 12" compilation featuring unreleased tracks. Find a trailer for the celebration below. The basketball-themed picture disc (pictured above) comes with nine exclusive songs and 19 locked grooves. It's out May 26 in a limited edition of...

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  • Local/regional Acoustic, Alt, Electronic, Emo, Rock acts needed for 4/22 at The Bridge (Columbia, MO...

    Feb 18

    Local/regional Acoustic, Alt, Electronic, Emo, Rock acts needed for 4/22 at The Bridge (Columbia, MO): http://ow.ly/Jh9un #gigging #DIY

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  • Signature Brew, Music-Based Brewery Opens Up For Public Crowdfunding

    Feb 18

    Have you ever dreamed of going into business with some of your favorite artists & bands? Now you can by investing in London's own Signature Brew alongside Frank Turner, Baby Godzilla, Chicane, HooDoo Pop, Ed Harcourt and many more! Signature Brew, a London-based brewery, offers music and beer fans the opportunity to tap into creative collaboration by co-owning a brewery with world-renown musicians. The Signature Brew crew seeks to attract new investors to fund the expansion necessary to...

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