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British artists including M.I.A., The Futureheads, and Super Furry Animals designer Pete Fowler have joined a guerrilla art campaign to create digital billboards expressing their political views during the current UK general election. According to NME, the billboards are now being projected on London locations like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern during theRead more...

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Apparently, Sub Pop will be releasing indie rawkers Wolf Parade‘s new record, titled “Expo 86,” in late June or early July. Catch them at the Showbox in Seattle July 26th or Terminal 5 in NYC on July 13th.

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Thursday News Threads

We are sorry to report that after quite a lengthy battle with cancer, Gang Starr rapper Guru has passed away. He was only in his 40s [the exact date of his birth is in question.] Guru suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma from which he finally passed. RIP.

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LCD Soundsystem are streaming their entire new album over at their website. This choice may or may not have been influenced by leaks of a bunch of tracks from This Is Happening, the highly anticipated third album from the band. It’s being released May 18th on DFA/Virgin Records. They’ll be playing Sasquatch May 30th andRead more...

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The former fashion designer turned Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died today at 64 after a long battle with cancer. Best known for his theatrical exploits of the Sex Pistols, McLaren also represented the New York Dolls and over the course of his life, was an author, producer, reality TV star, and a musician inRead more...

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That right there is a new music video for The Monsters of Folk‘s song, “Dear God,” which was just released. You won’t see the monsters themselves, though. Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis let director and Michel Gondry protege Lauri Faggioni do her thing instead.

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Popular web radio station, WOXY, has suspended their live broadcasts due to financial woes. From their website: “Due to current economic realities and the lack of ongoing funding for WOXY’s operations, we’ve been forced to suspend our live broadcasts as of March 23rd. We’re continuing to explore options to keep The Future of Rock andRead more...

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We are sorry to report that songwriter/frontman Alex Chilton, of Big Star and other bands, passed away yesterday in New Orleans at the age of 59. He began his career when he was just 16 years old as the lead singer of the Box Tops. They had a No. 1 hit with “The Letter” inRead more...

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Canadian indie pop group Stars will release The Five Ghosts, their fifth full-length studio album, on June 22nd, adding to the already impressive list of upcoming releases. This is their first since 2007′s In Our Bedroom After the War, and will be the first release on the band’s own new label, Soft Revolution.

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Hall & Oates’ longtime bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk died Saturday of an apparent heart attack. Wolk played on Kurtis Blow’s “These Are the Breaks” and with the Saturday Night Live house band from 1986 to 1992. “T-Bone was my musical brother and losing him is like losing my right hand,” Daryl Hall said in aRead more...

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