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Hank Artists Visit Morning Becomes Eclectic

Great Northern stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt on KCRW recently and delivered a great set which you can view here. Be sure to tune in tomorrow the 16th as fellow Hank and Eenie Meenie Records artist Division Day will be in the studio.

Perez Hilton Loves New Buffalo

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It seems that “Hollywoods Most Hated Website” is showing the love for Australian songbird and Hank Artist, New Buffalo. The singer, whose real name is Sally Seltmann, was recently endorsed by everyone’s favorite gossip blogger, Britney-hater and, apparently now, indie starmaker Perez Hilton on his website.
Perez took a brief pause from dogging the Olsen Twins and outing various celebrities to discover New Buffalo, of whom he says “makes sweet, delicate yet powerful tunes that connect with a truth that’s universal.” You can find this and other “universal truths” (like Bobby Brown loves alcohol and Larry Birkhead is gay) on Perez’s website.
We’re sure you’ll love her, too–we know Feist does, as Sally Seltmann aka New Buffalo wrote her hit song “1234.”  To hear more music from New Buffalo (Arts & Crafts Records), go to Hank.

Dan Bern "Walks Hard" On Dewey Cox Soundtrack

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With the success in recent years of the music bio-pic-films like Ray, Walk the Line, and uh…Glitter – you knew a mock send-up of the genre was only a matter of time. And that time has come with the arrival of Columbia Pictures Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, which hit theaters on December 21. The film chronicles the ridiculous rise and fall of fictional troubadour Dewey Cox, played by John C. Reilly.
Although the film was written by Reilly along with director Jake Kasdan (Orange County) and producer Judd Apatow (40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up), we were thrilled to find out many of the original (and quite hilarious) songs from the film were co-written by Messenger Records own (and Hank artist) Dan Bern. The Walk Hard soundtrack is in stores now, but to hear the Dylan-esque folk stylings of Dan Bern’s own catalog, check him out on Hank™ .

Silversun Pickups Down With Remixes

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It seems like the juggernaut that is the Silversun Pickups refuses to slow down.  Dangerbird Records recently dropped a digital-only EP of six Silversun Pickups remixes, including two versions of “Little Lovers So Polite” and a whopping four (!) remixes of their signature hit “Lazy Eye.” Both originals are taken from their hugely successful debut full-length Carnavas.

There are no slouches on remixing duties either…contributors include Jimmy Tamborello (of Dntel and Postal Service fame), KCRW’s renown DJ Jason Bentley and fellow Dangerbird artist The One AM Radio.  All tracks are killer, check out full streams of the remixes here or head over to Hank™ to give them a listen.

Dr. Dog makes Top 50 Album list of 2007 in Rolling Stone

Matthew Dear Graces MPR, Releases New Video

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Matthew Dear has been a busy guy. The Asa Breed onslaught continues with the release of the new video for the second single, Dom and Sherri. View here.

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 Dear also took the time to stop into MPR and do a rare acoustic set further showing his range as a performer. Stream the performance here.

A Tribute to REM's Automatic For The People

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Ubiquitous blog Stereogum is following up their popular Radiohead tribute album with another great tribute, this time to REM’s Automatic For The People. A number of artists on the Ten Music roster are involved – including Dr. Dog (Park the Van), Dappled Cities (Dangerbird Records) and Figurines (The Control Group). As always, the time to get this group of tracks is limited – so get over there in a hurry!!!

Matthew Dear Tour Kicks Off, Proclaimed George Clooney of Electro-Pop by Blender

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Matthew Dear kicked off his United States tour recently at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. The tour, which has seen the well known DJ/Producer step out from behind the decks and pick up guitars, drum sticks and really whatever else he can get his hands on, has people buzzing. Flavorpill and Blender both covered the event. Dear will coming to a city near you soon – with the Mobius Band – in a tour not to be missed.dear2.gifdear2.gif

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Spin, Paste, Under The Radar Visit Office….

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Mobius Band short circuits keyboards, lands album in Hank

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The Mobius Band are set to release their new album “Heaven” and after listening to it – it’s the far and away the best work I have heard from them. I can’t tell you how amazing this record is, beyond that – instrumental versions are also available of all the new songs!! The album is poppy, experimental and is laden with amazing hooks and swells. One of the most unique sounds is the sound that they played with on this album – short circuiting keyboards. Hard to explain, great to listen to – check it out.

 

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 Read more about Mobius Band on Pitchfork and Stereogum now!

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