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Decemberists made a playlist of the house music from opening night of tour

The playlist includes Camp Cope, Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, Snail Mail, Lucy Dacus, Waxahatchee, Parquet Courts, and more.

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Remembering Cake Shop (pics, video, tributes)

The Lower East Side indie rock venue closed on New Year's Eve weekend.

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The Bats prep new LP ‘The Deep Set’ (listen to “No Trace”)

The NZ band's signature sound, led by Robert Scott's strum and Kaye Woodward's snaky leads, remains intact and winning as ever.

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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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The Bats played Chaos in Tejas (pics), play NYC Popfest this weekend with Tigercats, Flowers & more

As mentioned, New Zealand indie legends The Bats are on their first North American tour since 2006 which stopped in Austin last night (5/30) to play Chaos in Tejas...

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The Bats announce full U.S. tour, playing Maxwell’s after NYC Popfest (dates)

The Bats @ Cake Shop, March 2006 (via)

As mentioned, New Zealand's The Bats are flying to North America this spring, playing Chaos in Tejas in Austin and NYC Popfest where they'll headline at Public Assembly on June 1...

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The Bats, Close Lobsters, The Wolfhounds, The School, Flowers and more playing 2013 NYC Popfest (line-up, tix on sale)

We already knew that The Monochrome Set would be performing at this year's NYC Popfest (May 30 - June 2) but now the rest of the line-up has been announced and it's pretty great with appearances from New Zealand Flying Nun legends The Bats, two bands who featured on NME's legendary C-86 cassette (Scotland's Close Lobsters and London's The Wolfhounds), and long-running California band The Orange Peels; plus newer bands like Wales' The School, UK group Flowers, Hobbes Fanclub and Tigercats, Sweden's Alpaca Sport and Azur Blue, Norway's Making Marks, and Spain's Zipper; and American groups Ringo Deathstarr, Math & Physics Club, Literature, Ski Lodge and more...

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Jeff Mangum, Fucked Up, Bob Dylan, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo & others release songs for charity

Matador announced that Fucked Up's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' charity single "should be available" from iTunes today (December 8th) (still waiting it is)...

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