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New Zealand’s The Shifting Sands released ‘Cosmic Radio’ (listen), touring the U.S. in October

Sharon Van Etten is a big fan and encouraged them to do this tour.

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David Kilgour’s 1994 solo album ‘Sugar Mouth’ being reissued with 10 bonus tracks (stream six of them)

Clean frontman David Kilgour's terrific 1994 solo album Sugar Mouth is bright jangly guitar pop at its best. The record never got a U.S. release but that will change soon as Flying Nun is reissuing it March 18 in America and the rest of the world...

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Kurt Vile, Superchunk, Deer Tick, Waxahatchee, Parquet Courts, Sonic Youth members & more celebrated & collaborated @ Ground Control 15 (pics, video)

None of the acts on any of Webster Hall's three stages last night (12/2) asked if anyone actually knows what Ground Control Touring is, but their name was on the marquee and many of them thanked them...

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Robert Scott (The Clean, The Bats) releasing new solo album featuring Tiny Ruins (stream a track)

Robert Scott's resume is pretty impressive, logging time in two of NZ label Flying Nun's best bands, The Clean and The Bats. He also makes time for solo records, and will release his third, titled The Green House......

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Peter Gutteridge (The Clean, The Chills), RIP

We are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Gutteridge today.

Peter was a Flying Nun original, a founding member of The Clean, The Chills and of course his own brilliant band Snapper...

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Peter Gutteridge (The Clean, The Chills) playing first-ever US show in NYC; Seattle’s Mega Bog & more also on the bill

North American fans of '80s/'90s kiwi pop have had it good lately. The Clean are touring in support of Merge's great (and affordably-priced) Anthology box set; Flying Nun has set up American offices and have reissued LPs happens to be in town and has been convinced to play a show while here -- his first-ever American performance...

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The Clean were joined by Georgia & Ira of Yo La Tengo at Glasslands with Roya (pics)

New Zealand indie rock icons The Clean are on tour in North America and just played two NYC shows, both of which had notable surprise guests: Will Butler of Arcade Fire played a solo opening set at Rough Trade on Thursday (8/21), and at Glasslands on Friday (8/22) Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo joined the band onstage for a good chunk of their set...

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Will Butler opened for the Clean before Arcade Fire’s three Barclays Center shows

Folks who went to Rough Trade on Thursday (8/21) to see The Clean's sold-out show and got there early were treated to a surprise: an opening solo set from fellow Merge artist Will Butler who would soon be playing three nights at Barclays Center with Arcade Fire...

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Boogarins made a live video (watch); North American tour includes dates w/ The Clean & Guided by Voices

Brazilian band Boogarins are headed up to North America for their a summer tour, including a NYC stop next weekend at the free Seaport Music Festival on August 15 with Jacco Gardner as well as a couple shows opening for Guided by Voices...

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David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights ready new LP (stream a track); The Clean expand tour, playing Rough Trade (win tix!)

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights will release their new album, End Times Undone, on August 5 via Merge. The album was recorded in short bursts over three years, mainly out of rehearsals. "...

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