Music

Blood Diamonds (feat Grimes) | Phone Sex

Blood Diamond, AKA Mike Tucker, has just released "Phone Sex" from his upcoming album What. The track features vocals by his friend and collaborator, Grimes. The 12" will be released on 4AD records on July 16th in Europe and the UK, and July 24th in North America.

M83-Reunion | official video

Last year we featured M83 on the cover of issue #76, and now the official video for "Reunion" has just been released. In case you were wondering whatever happened to those kids from the "Midnight City" video, this is the follow up.

Sled Island Music Festival line-up Announced

Sled Island is a music and art festival that started in Calgary in 2007, and has quickly become one of the main festivals on the North American music festival circuit. They have just announced their schedule, so you might want to start planning your trip now. Below is the full line-up to get you excited.

 Aleister X

Ancients

And So I Watch You From Afar

Andrew W.K.

Androgynous Mind

Archers of Loaf

Auntie Mae and the Death Ray

Aunty Panty

Grimes

With her angelic features and engaging, unassuming manner, Grimes makes a unique nu-music powerhouse. Our Editor-in-Chief Aleeza Khan thinks she's the coolest person, probably ever.

Win a VIP trip for two to NXNE

ION Magazine and Dose.ca want to send you and a friend on a VIP trip to NXNE. Prize pack includes: return flights, priority passes for two to NXNE 2012, $250 in spending money and 3 nights in a hotel! Must be a Canadian resident to enter. Contest closes Friday, May 25th 2012 at 10 AM (EDT). For full details and to enter contest go here

Literature

Armed with tightly wound, two minute tracks, somewhere in the borderlands straddling lo-fi garage rock and eighties-doused indie pop, resides Literature.

Win Gossip's new CD, A Joyful Noise

Enter for your chance to win Gossip's new CD, A Joyful Noise. We have 3 copies to give away to three lucky readers. All you need to do is tell us why you should win in the comment section below. Winners will be announced on May 21st. Good Luck.

Los Campesinos!

If you like catchy, layered, multi-instrumental indie pop of the British accent variety, then Los Campesinos! may well be your bag. If you aren't familiar with then already, you will be soon.

Grimes' reworked version of "Vanessa" from BBC studios

Claire Boucher AKA Grimes, recently recorded this version of "Vanessa" at the BBC studios.

Dandy Warhols Spring Tour

In support of This Machine, their 8th official studio album, The Dandy Warhols have announced the dates for their North American Spring tour. Here they are:

 

5/16 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA

5/17 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

5/19 - Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA

5/20 - The Roxy Lounge - Scottsdale, AZ

5/22 - Emo's East - Austin, TX

5/23 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX

5/25 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

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