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SKATERS Sign To Warner Bros.

NYC-based buzz band Skaters have signed to Warner Bros. Listen to “I Wanna Dance(But I Don’t Know How)” below. This song will be available on 7 inch on April 9th.

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Listen: Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

From October’s Very Own Blogspot:

My good friends,

It has truly been too long. I assume you’re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

“You don’t have to ask me how I’m doing…just listen to the music” – K.Samir

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Drake drops his first single off  of his new album in  a pretty humble-like manner.

Listen: Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps” (Produced By Harry Fraud)

Slow down baby!!

Ladies love cool Action Bronson so him and Harry Fraud  go on an EPMD –style rampage with “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”. DJ Enuff premiered this today on Hot 97′s Heavy Hitters Show and now you get to listen to it.

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Henry Rollins Narrated a Movie About DC Graffiti Legend Cool “Disco” Dan?!!

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Ugh. This looks so sick. It’s from an upcoming documentary narrated by Henry Rollins about DC graffiti legend Cool “Disco” Dan. It is tight because it shows how Disco Dan’s contribution to local culture helped lighten the mood in our Nation’s Capital during the onslaught of the crack epidemic in the 80′s.

Listen: Sky Ferreira- “Everything Is Embarrassing” (Twin Shadow Remix)

Sky Ferreira photo credit – Hedi Slimane

Sky Ferreira shared a Twin Shadow remix of “Everything Is Embarrassing” via Wired. 

Sky also announced a Co-Headlining Tour with How To Dress Well which includes a stop in Columbus, Ohio  For those dates please visit Swingstateofmind.org Additionally, Sky Ferreira will also play festival dates at NRMAL, SXSW, and a headlining set at San Francisco’s Popscene on March 7th

Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child Joins Cast of Fela!

From the press release:

Producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Ruth & Stephen Hendel are pleased to announce that Grammy Award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams, of Destiny’s Child fame, will join the national tour of the hit Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! beginning when the multi-city engagement kicks off at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC on January 29 and travels to Detroit, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Schenectady, Memphis, Dallas, Cleveland, and Los Angeles (full tour schedule is listed below). Williams will play the role of Sandra Isadore, activist and love interest to Fela Kuti.

“I am thrilled to join the cast of Fela!,” said Michelle Williams, “This musical journey is one that I’ve wanted to be a part of since first seeing it on stage in 2008. The sounds, the passion, and the politics of Fela Kuti have long intrigued me and speak to my heart. I am simply honored.”

dates after the jump

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Captured Tracks Partner With Flying Nun For Reissue Program

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Brooklyn-based label Captured Tracks is partnering with Flying Nun to reissue the late 70′s New Zealand label’s back catalog which includes bands like the Clean, The Chills, The Tall Dwarfs, The Verlaines, The Bats,

Obviously, Flying Nun has had a huge influence on the majority of Columbus, Ohio’s Siltbreeze bands.

Below is “Swimming Pool” which is off of an upcoming Toy Love Anthology that will be the first release from this partnership on 2/19.

Toy Love (pre-Tall Dwarfs/the Bats) was around from January 1979 to September 1980. The Toy Love Compilation collects all the A & B sides of the three Toy Love singles, plus the best demos from 1979, a live track and even a radio jingle. All mastered for vinyl, straight from the original analogue tapes, no nasty CDs nor digital sources were used at all. While, the back cover features a sketched cartoon of an early Toy Love flyer drawn by Chris Knox.

Video:Tony Hawk Interviews Patrick Carney

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Patrick Carney tells Tony Hawk a story about stalking Akron, Ohio heroes Devo as a teenager.

Watch: Andrew W.K. & Danny Brown’s Guide to Surviving Vice Parties

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I think the title says it. I guess it should be mentioned that this is at Vice UK’s 10th anniversary.

Watch: Flying Lotus – “Tiny Totures” Video Starring Elijah Wood

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The Flying Lotus album “Until The Quiet Comes” is a  thoroughly transformative and enjoyable listen.

Looks like  Elijah Wood feels the same way because he stars in this surreal  David Lenandowsky directed video for “Tiny Toture” that Lotus premiered via his website today..

Last Live dates of 2012

Dec 9 – Miami, FL (Grand Central) -
Dec 12 – Atlanta, GA (Trinumeral @ King Plow Arts Center) -