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Caribou remixes ‘Our Love’ via his Daphni alias //

Dan Snaith has adopted his Daphni alias yet again. Remixing his recent Caribou single Our Love, taken from the album of the same name, Snaith frames his latest output for the dancefloor with a club-ready refix. Listen to the Daphni remix of Our Love below and read our recent cover feature with Caribou here. Caribou… Read more »

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Eagulls share NSFW video for ‘Hollow Visions’ //

Drowned in Sound have premiered the latest video from Leeds’ most provocative punk band, Eagulls. The clip is for the song Hollow Visions and is probably one of the gnarliest videos ever made. Featuring surgery performed on an eye in close up with all the requisite stitches, blood and slicing it will put you off your… Read more »

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Stream Perfume Genius’ new album ‘Too Bright’ //

Mike Hadreas has shared his new album as Perfume Genius, Too Bright. Prior to the album stream, he has teased the album (which sees Hadreas take a fuller, brighter approach to songwriting) with a video for lead single Queen and the Charlotte Rutherford directed clip for Grid. Too Bright drops on 23 September. Stream it… Read more »

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Leeds venue the Cockpit is closing //

It’s been announced that Leeds venue the Cockpit has been forced to close its doors. The venue, which opened in 1994, has been considered to be a staple of the city’s live music scene and has hosted performances from the likes of The White Stripes and Amy Winehouse. A statement has been provided on the… Read more »

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Death From Above 1979 share ‘Trainwreck 1979′ video //

Death From Above 1979 have shared the video for Trainwreck 1979, the first single from their new album The Physical World. The video for  shows a girl learning the bassline to the song before heading out to watch the band perform a sweat-drenched set in a small club. Death From Above 1979 play this year’s Simple Things festival… Read more »

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N.E.R.D tease new material //

Last night, N.E.R.D member Shay Haley joined Pharrell onstage during his set at the London Roundhouse for renditions of Lapdance, Rockstar and She Wants To Move. “It feels good to be back in London. When we released our first album back in 2001 and first crossed the Atlantic, this was the first place to embrace us”,… Read more »

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Kode9 and The Spaceape to release ‘Killing Season’ EP //

Hyperdub boss Kode9 and regular collaborator The Spaceape return to the label for joint EP Killing Season. Their first collaborative release since 2011′s Black Sun LP, the EP will reportedly follow on thematically from Spaceape’s Haitian-inspired EP Xorcism, released in 2012. According to the press release, “The emotional, spiritual and psychological effects of living with… Read more »

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Arca announces debut LP //

Arca has announced that his debut LP Xen will come out 3 November via Mute. One album track entitled Thievery has been shared and you can stream it below. The artwork for the LP (above) was designed by Jesse Kanda who also designed the cover for FKA twigs’ LP1. The announcement follows a string of much-celebrated releases, most notably the &&&&&… Read more »

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Oneman prepares Solitaire Vol.3 featuring Trim, Todd Edwards and Mumdance //

South London DJ/producer Oneman has unveiled the latest instalment in his Solitaire mixtape series. Solitaire Volume 3 includes seven exclusive tracks recorded in Red Bull Studios around the world, including a collaboration between Ryan Hemsworth and UK grime veteran Trim plus tracks from Todd Edwards, Mumdance, Denzel Curry and more. “These days online mixtapes are everywhere,” Oneman said… Read more »

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Kanye West hospitalised in Australia //

Reports are surfacing that Kanye West was hospitalised yesterday after suffering from a severe migraine. The rapper was performing at Rod Laver arena on the first night of the Australian leg of his Yeezus tour. Witnesses have reported that he was taken to Epworth Hospital in Richmond following what doctors initially thought was a seizure…. Read more »

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist announced //

Barclaycard have announced the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. The overall winner of the 2014 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Wednesday 29 October. Check out the full list of winners below; Anna Calvi: One Breath Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow… Read more »

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Listen to Grouper’s ‘Call Across Rooms’ //

Grouper has unveiled Call Across Rooms, a track from her forthcoming album Ruins. The follow up to last year’s The Man Who Died In His Boat, Ruins was recorded in Aljezur, Portugal during Liz Harris’ visual art residency in 2011. Stripped of effects, it presents a raw, skeletal side to Grouper’s output. Ruins is set… Read more »

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Watch Boy Better Know visit Jamaica for new film //

Ahead of their outing at Red Bull Music Academy’s Culture Clash on 31 October, you can now watch Boy Better Know star in a short film documenting a visit to Jamaica where they investigated the origins of clash culture. Skepta, Shorty, Jammer, Frisco, Solo 45 and Lay-Z met some of the most pivotal figures in the… Read more »

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Interpol perform on Letterman //

Current Crack cover stars Interpol performed All The Rage Back Home on Letterman this week in support of their new album El Pintor. Watch the full performance below and check out the cover feature in this month’s magazine or read online via Issuu. El Pintor is out now via Matador.  

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Dean Blunt details forthcoming album ‘Black Metal’ //

Dean Blunt has detailed his forthcoming album for Rough Trade. Announced back in March, Blunt has revealed the tracklist for the 2xLP album along with a release date of 4 November. New album Black Metal will follow 2013′s The Redeemer and seems to feature familiar song titles Mersh, X and 50 Cent. Black Metal is… Read more »

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Listen to A.G. Cook’s ambient remix of How To Dress Well //

A.G. Cook has unveiled a remix of How To Dress Well’s Repeat Pleasure. The song, taken from Tom Krell’s latest intimate LP What Is This Heart?, is reworked by the PC Music producer and SOPHIE collaborator into a soaring ambient track. Listen to A.G. Cook’s remix of How To Dress Well’s Repeat Pleasure below and… Read more »

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Watch the video for Perfume Genius’ ‘Grid’ //

Mike Hadreas has unveiled the video for Grid, the latest single from his Perfume Genius album Too Bright. The video is directed by surreal photographer/art-director/stylist/videographer Charlotte Rutherford, and sees Hadreas pushed around by figures dressed in silver. “A lot of these songs are me trying to claim some power in situations that would typically depress or… Read more »

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Ariel Pink announces solo double album ‘pom pom’ //

Ariel Pink has announced a new double album. Following 2012′s Mature Themes, new album pom pom is billed as a solo record rather than credited to Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. As he said in a statement, “Although this is the first ‘solo’ record credited to my name, it is by far the least ‘solo’ record I… Read more »

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Stream Stolen Body Records ‘Vegetarian Meat’ compilation //

Bristol label Stolen Body Records have been releasing quality garage punk for the last couple of years and today they’ve dropped a compilation entitled Vegeterian Meat. The compilation features some of their very finest artists including Bristol’s grubbiest duo Factotum, Pain Dimension, weirdo art-rockers Taos Humm, Dusty Mush,  Parisian garage band Os Noctambulos, Travel Check and Heaters. The… Read more »

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