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Fucked Up Release All-Star “Do they Know It’s Christmas?” Cover

Dec 09, 2009 Vampire Weekend

Canadian band Fucked Up is leading the Christmas charge. With the help of a few friends (including comedian David Cross, Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould of Husker Du, Tegan & Sara, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend) they’ve released an updated version of 1980s classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Cymbals Eat Guitars Plot U.S. Spring Tour

Dec 09, 2009 Cymbals Eat Guitars

Brooklyn band Cymbals Eat Guitars is hitting the road in support of their debut, Why Are There So Many Mountains. In addition to closing out their year with three dates in Spain, they’ll be launching a full-scale U.S. tour in March. Bear In Heaven Is slated to support. We have the dates.

Who’s on Under the Radar’s Best of the Decade Cover? Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox is.

Dec 09, 2009 Devendra Banhart

Under the Radar‘s Best of the Decade Issue will be hitting stores on December 18th. The cover features five notable indie musicians from different bands all photographed together. Every day this week we will be revealing a different cover artist until the final cover is revealed this Friday.

A Place to Bury Strangers and The Big Pink to Tour Together Next Spring

Dec 09, 2009 A Place to Bury Strangers

Brooklyn’s A Place to Bury Strangers and their U.K. shoegazing cousins The Big Pink will tour America together next spring. New A Place To Bury Strangers single out today.

The Magnetic Fields, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, Four Tet to Play Noise Pop

Dec 08, 2009 Noise Pop Festival

The Noise Pop Festival, which takes place in pretty much every San Francisco venue, is back in the new decade. The 18th Noise Pop, is happening February 23rd - March 1st, and features indie rock heavyweights and upstarts alike.

Iceland’s Seabear Return with Sophomore Album

Dec 08, 2009 Seabear

Seabear is set to release their sophomore album, We Built A Fire.

She and Him’s Volume Two Due out March 2010

Dec 08, 2009 She & Him

Exactly two years after She and Him’s debut album Volume One was released in March 2008, their follow up album, appropriately (and predictably) titled Volume Two, is due out March 23, 2010 on Merge Records.

Sigur Rós’ “Jónsi” Announces Debut Solo Effort for 2010

Dec 08, 2009 Jónsi

Jón “Jónsi” Thor Birgisson of Sigur Rós fame is all set to release his debut solo album Go on XL Recordings early next year with a world tour to follow.

Listen: Liars’ “Scissor”

Dec 08, 2009 Liars

Last month we found out that the fifth LP from the noisy rock experimenters Liars finds them visiting the wonderful world of Sisterworld. Well, now we know much more about the American trio’s new creation. It’s coming out March 9th on Mute and now you can download a riotous track called “Scissor,” via the Sisterworld website.