Sounds from the Coal Mine Canary

Sound samples are now available for Songs from the Coal Mine Canary, the newest release from Little Annie.  It was recorded with Antony (of the Johnsons) and Joe Budenholzer (of Backworld) and is available now for pre-order from the Durtro shop.  The release date is set for April 17, 2006.
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Sounds Abound On Kranky!

Celebrate the spring season with some new releases from Kranky.  Sounds and cover images are now available for all spring 2006 releases including new albums from Charalambides, Loscil, and Gregg Kowalsky.
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Peter Christopherson interview on March 26th

An audio interview with Peter Christopherson of Coil will air this coming Sunday evening on Kinkfm.  To listen live, tune in at 21:00 CET, a downloadable version will be available afterwards. 
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Steven Stapleton Interviewed on KinkFM

On Sunday March 19th, a phone interview/radio special with Steven Stapleton was broadcast on X-rated, radio Kinkfm. An archive should be available for download at by Monday or Tuesday. Steven Stapleton constributes a track to the new CD X-rated as Nurse With Wound.
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Throbbing Gristle "Part Two" delayed

Part Two, the new Throbbing Gristle album is now set to be released in September, 2006, and from Chris Carter's website, he urges everyone to please be patient.  Read more for his quote.
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V/Vm Bring You the Stars

The Caretaker "a stairway to the stars" release has sold out so it has been fully uploaded to the V/Vm site for free audio download. Additionally there have been another 12 memories added to the recent free Caretaker downloads which were made available before Christmas. The V/Vm 365 project is also gathering pace with over 100 tracks and audio pieces uploaded already this year with at least one track uploaded each day.
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MBM remix contest, live CDs, and Tino Corp does Tahoe

If you missed Meat Beat Manifesto live and wanted to get one of those swank live CDs, the discs will be available on the website on 3/15.  Also, a remix contest is now in the works from Ableton, and Tino Corp has a date at Lake Tahoe!
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Andrew Chalk releases March (in February)

Blue Eyes of the March is the brand new CD release from Andrew Chalk.  This is the latest release on his relatively new Faraway Press label and is once again graced by the art of Chalk himself.  It's available now directly for a limited time, until his small supplies run out, so don't say you weren't warned!
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Volcano the Bear samples available

Classic Erasmus Fusion, the first full-length studio album from Volcano The Bear in years is a two-CD and two-LP set, each with different mixes of the music.  Beta-Lactam Ring Records, the label behind this release is offering sound samples as a preview now here.
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Nurse With Wound and Current 93 join iTunes

iTunes is now beginning to offer music from Current 93 and Nurse With Wound.  Right now, Soliloquy for Lilith, Salt Marie Celeste, and Echo Poeme #2 are available from NWW and Halo, How I Devoured Apocalypse Balloon, Hypnagogue/Hypnagogue II, SixSixSix: SickSickSick, Soft Black Stars, and Thunder Perfect Mind are available from C93.  More should follow soon.
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LPD Welcomes Back Martijn de Kleer

The Legendary Pink Dots are delighted to announce that Martijn de Kleer has stepped back into the band. This will be Marty's third spell with the band in fifteen years!  Marty will be featured on the next LPD recordings and will be joining the band on the North American tour, slated to begin in early June.
More details/announcements/tour dates are coming soon!

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Are You Being Brainwashed?

Have you subscribed to the Podcast yet?  Every week, the Brainwashed Radio: Podcast Edition presents an hour long program of music from the artists and labels hosted at It's here where you can hear exclusive music from forthcoming releases, rare cuts from obscure releases, and be exposed to music you might not have heard otherwise. This coming week is the 50th Podcast and something special is planned.
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Only the Guilty Have No Pants

Some recent development in the world of Death In June (or DI6, for all you abbreviation queens).  In addition to the recently issued Holocaust Hymns by Douglas P. and Tony Wakeford's pre-DIJ punk outfit Crisis (released by Apop Records), and the Death In June: Behind the Mask interview DVD (available in various formats here), the fine fascist sympathizers at Tesco have just unleashed an expanded CD/DVD reissue of The Guilty Have No Pride, unfortunately a bit too late for Kristallnacht (or maybe far too early?)...
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The Hafler Trio "Exactly As I Say" Limited Edition with a DVD

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of what has come to be known in some circles as the j3o Limited Edition, which was previously, curiously under-available in an already wildly satisfying but much slimmer form, the entirety of which is also contained in this widened, lengthened, expanded, much more tactile and strangely fulfilling edition.
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EYE012: Windy & Carl and Jessica Bailiff

We're excited to present the latest EYE DVD now available in the commerce section, featuring two of Brainwashed's hometown superheroes (well, it just means we host their websites!) The Jessica Bailiff segment has been expanded to a complete hour, including some more footage from the Paris show while the Windy & Carl segment has been completely re-cut, combining both footage of Jessica and myself into one continuous 39-minute concert.
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Matmos reaches the Globe

Matmos are in the Boston Globe today talking about their recording process, the forthcoming album The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast and their forthcoming appearance this weekend at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  Check out the full article, "Finding Music In Unsual Places," before it becomes subscriber only by clicking here.
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Feedback is back!

It's been a few months since The Brain has been published and there are still various elements that have not been carried over to the new format.  However, we've reintroduced the Feedback area, where only a small number of questions get answered.  Questions that are already answered in the FAQs are immediately deleted, questions that have a personal sensitivity are not made public, and the rest is fair game (anonymity is protected however).
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Erik departs the Legendary Pink Dots

On Saturday, January 14, Erik Drost performed with the Legendary Pink Dots for the last time. Erik has decided to leave the band for personal reasons. His talent, style and enthusiasm brought fresh energy to the Pink Dots when he came aboard in late 2003 and he will be sadly missed. We wish him well in his endeavours and hope to hear more from him in the future.
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Aranos: Banished!

Aranos is happy to announce his newest release, Banished in Spattered Relish. (Pieros 009 CD)  It is 60 minutes long; there are 10 tracks, some songy, some instrumentally. Handmade cover. 12 Euro includes shipping. Sound samples and images will be at the website soon.
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Kranky Free MP3 for January online now

This month's free MP3 from Kranky comes from their new signing, Gregg Kowalsky.  His album Through the Cardial Window is due out in April but for now the song "Coral Gables" is available at the Kranky website (in the free MP3 section).
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