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Strobe Talbot (ft. Jad Fair) releasing new LP (listen to “Poetic Heart”)

The vinyl features a first-of-its-kind morphing hologram pressed into the record.

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George “The Animal” Steele, RIP

A true legend.

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Jad and David Fair (Half Japanese) releasing ‘Shake, Cackle and Squall’ — listen to “In-between Alive And Dead”

The album title is a fitting title for this noisy record from these outsider art brothers.

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Jad Fair’s band Half Japanese are ‘Perfect’ on new LP (listen)

Jad Fair's long-running low-fi avant rock project Half Japanese will release their new album, Perfect, this Friday (1/22) via Joyful Noise...

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Matmos releasing ‘Ultimate Care II,’ an album made up entirely of washing machine samples (listen)

Arty electronic duo Matmos have a new album, titled Ultimate Care II, due out February 19 via Thrill Jockey. Despite the Roman numeral in the title, this is not a sequel -- "Ultimate Care II" is the name of the Whirlpool washing machine that they own and sampled sounds from to create the entire album...

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Thee Oh Sees share 2 songs (1 from gay rights comp with Deerhoof, Protomartyr, Lil BUB & more) + new Damaged Bug

Thee Oh Sees are one of many cool artists participating on a new compilation titled 50 Bands And A Cat For Indiana Equality which stands against the recent anti-gay legislation in the state...

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new Asheville, NC fest Mountain Oasis reveals initial line-up (NiN, Neutral Milk Hotel, Godspeed!, Disclosure + more)

As mentioned, Moogfest is taking 2013 off and will return in Spring 2014 in Asheville, NC. There will be, however, another festival in Asheville filling its old fall time period this year: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit which will happen from October 25 - 27...

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Neutral Milk Hotel reunite, announce tour dates!

We've been watching Jeff Mangum play Neutral Milk Hotel songs live for a bit now, which has been crazy and great enough, but now on the same date that Boards of Canada announce a new album, Neutral Milk Hotel have announced an actual reunion with an initial set of tour dates...

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Kurt Cobain’s 50 favorite albums

Via Buzzfeed & Laughing Squid, comes this handwritten list Kurt Cobain made, as published in Journals in 2002. Read the whole thing typed, below...

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