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by PopMatters Staff

24 Mar 2009


The Rakes have a new album coming out this spring called Klang and have also released a video for the new single “1989” from the aforementioned album. Fans on the U.S. coasts can catch the London band at a select set of early April dates (listed below).

TOUR DATES
4/01/2009 - Troubadour - Los Angeles
4/02/2009 - Popscene - San Francisco
4/06/2009 - Bowery Ballroom - New York
4/07/2009 - Bell House - Brooklyn, New York

by Sarah Zupko

24 Mar 2009


It was a mere four years ago this week that the pre-“Paper Planes” M.I.A. dropped her full-length, non-mixtape debut Arular on the listening public. Like most critics, we loved it. Adrien Begrand raved that “Ms. Arulpragasam has delivered the best UK debut since Dizzee Rascal’s Boy in da Corner.” Here are the three videos from the album.

 

“Sunshowers” (single released 5 July 2004)

 

“Galang” (single released: 14 September 2004)

 

“Bucky Done Gun” (single released: 26 July 2005)

 

 

by David Abravanel

23 Mar 2009


Warp Records, aka the label that made you fall in love with “IDM” before you knew how corny the term was, is set to celebrate 20 (!!) years in existence. In honor of being almost old enough to drink in the US, the label is asking YOU to vote for your 10 favorite Warp tracks. Click here to participate. And make sure to give good consideration to B12’s “Soundtrack of Space” and Autechre’s “Second Peng.”

Last decade, you may recall, the celebration was marked by the release of three compilations, celebrating Warp’s influences, early singles, and then asking other artists to have a go at remixing the Warp canon. This time around, the top 10 tracks (from 10 different artists) will be released as a compilation in August 09, complete with liner notes featuring user-submitted comments about the tracks.

by Matt White

23 Mar 2009


Here’s the fourth no budget music video Neil Young has made for his upcoming album Fork in the Road. “Cough Up the Bucks” addresses these hard economic times and asks “where did all the money go?”

Watch the other Fork in the Road videos here. The album hits stores April 7th.

by Andrew Martin

20 Mar 2009


Follow this linkto check out all the latest news, tour dates, and a free EP featuring unreleased and rare tracks from Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, and Street Sweeper. Wake up, late ‘80s and ‘90s music lovers, this is for you.

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