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August 4, 2007

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Time Out Chicago reviews day one of Lollapalooza.


The Baltimore Sun profiles local music golden boy Dan Deacon.


Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega shares her favorite songs about New York with the Wall Street Journal.


The Guardian visits eight of England's "semi-secret rock shrines).


Aquarium Drunkard features a new track, "Kamikaze," from singer-songwriter Blair.


At the Morning News, Andrew Womack lists the best albums of 1983.


KEXP features streaming in-studio performances today from Bishop Allen (noon pacific) and Page France (3 pacific).


The University of Calgary's Gauntlet interviews singer-songwriter Sarah Slean.


Gearlog interviews John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants.


The Telegraph profiles M.I.A.


The New York Times examines the trend of developers using music to help sell condominiums.

Developers and marketers have no clearly defined rules about what music belongs with which building. In general, though, buildings that are downtown or have modern designs seem to be willing to try newer musical genres like electronica. Buildings with long histories or those that are not specifically aiming at young buyers often use classical. Jazz, with its myriad styles, tends to cross geographical and architectural boundaries.


The OC Register gets summer reading suggestions from booksellers.


The Chicago Tribune previews the "KIdzapalooza" part or the Lollapalooza music festival.


Mother Jones examines the gender bias in comics.


Drowned in Sound interviews O'Death.

DiS first saw you at this year's SxSW. It was pretty crazy, and a lot of people were talking about you. Do you think that SxSW helped 'break' you as a band? Or were things in the works beforehand?

SxSW was a lot of fun for us. It’s such a constant process to see what hits for people and you never know who's seeing you, and when. At the very least SxSW was the place where we signed the record contracts, though obviously both were in deep discussion for a while before signing the papers in Texas. We had a great time down there, though it was our momentum as a band the year leading up to SxSW that got us there. I think our greatest breakthroughs definitely came beforehand, but again, you never know who's seeing you when.


Bend Weekly examines the state of the genre of graphic novels, and lists a "graphic novel starter kit" of 10 books to read.


Drowned in Sound interviews Angus Andrew and Aaron Hemphill of Liars.


WXPN's World Cafe features LCD Soundsystem with an in-studio performance and interview.


Lullabyes is sharing Bishop Allen's recent Good Records in-store performance.



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