Dortmund and Wolfsburg play out a cracking 2-2 draw

Borussia Dortmund had a frustrating night as they try to finish off the winter championship with three league wins on the bounce.

Immobile was the star for the home side, and his cracking strike 15 minutes from time was looking like being the crucial goal that his side desired and worked for, high-fiving his coach Klopp in celebration.

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Jack White’s old band The Upholsterers hid 100 copies of single in furniture, Third Man shares rare single

Did you know that Jack White once did some upholstering on the side for cash before selling lots of cracking blues-punk records? Well not only this but he and fellow upholsterer Brian Muldoon formed a band, named that band The Upholsterers, obviously, and recorded a couple of 7-inch singles.

One of these ‘Your Furniture Was Always Dead…I Just Didn’t Tell You’ (above) they decided to sew into furniture that Muldoon had been working on in 2004 (by this time we assume White himself wasn’t actively involved in upholstering anymore). Apparently two copies of the 100 hidden in the pieces of furniture have been uncovered by unsuspecting consumers, which means 98 are still out there.

Jack White’s label Third Man released this little tale while at the same time sharing another of the band’s top tunes, ‘Apple of My Eye’, which was put out by Sympathy For The Record Industry in 2000.  Enjoy it below.

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Oneotrix Point Never shares two new free downloads including remix of A.G. Cook’s ‘Bubs’

One of the best LPs of 2013 was Danial Lopatin’s (a.k.a. Oneotrix Point Never) ‘R Plus Seven’. Lopatin’s been a bit quiet during 2014 but he’s come along at the tail end and shared two new cuts, the low-end electro minimalist ‘Rush’, and  the funkier fun time rejig of A.G. Cook’s ‘Bubs’. Both can be downloaded for free below.

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Listen to new Creature Kingdom EP ‘Teeth Lips and Tongue’

Originating from Sweden but now based in– and giging around– the city of London, two-piece Creature Kingdom have their debut EP ‘Teeth Lips and Tongue’ available on their Bandcamp. You can check it out here. It’s good stuff, a kind of healthy sort of post PJ Harvey/Babes In Toyland shambolic grunge-punk. Stream it below.

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SONGS FOR CHRISTMAS #14: Pulled Apart By Horses — ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’

Each (mostly) day, up to Christmas Eve, we shall post a Christmas-themed tune. We count 30 glorious songs in all (give or take one or two).

Pulled Apart By Horses ‘punk up’ Slade’s 1973 hit just because they can. The sort of cover that you only need to hear once. “So hear it is merry Christmas every body’s getting drunk/back to the future is the only thing that’s o-on-onn….” Hoho.

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Dean Grenier collaborates on 12-inch for new Sister City Limited release

Dean Grenier, Hej Fund, and Eprom have together launched a new label, Sister City Limited, that aims to bring “electronic environments inspired by brutalist urban architecture, improvised, hardware-session fever dreams, and new frontiers in an immersive venue experience”.

The new imprint will house their own work, with its debut release having Grenier pairing up with Max Ulis on ‘The Face You Wear is Not Your Own’, then pairing up with Sergio Levels for the flip ‘Hard Water’.

Both cuts can be listened to below. At present the release can be grabbed via the labels Bandcamp here, before seeing a fuller release in March.


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Check the 2014 albums of the year lists from Resident Advisor, Fact, and XLR8R

We thought we’d guide you toward several of the more worthy ‘2014 albums of the year’ lists. You can find the Resident Advisor list here, while Fact can be found doing their bit here, and XLR8R’s especially interesting looking list can be checked out here.

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The Decemberists share lyric video for excellent new single ‘The Wrong Year’

Indie-folk ensemble The Decemberists have shared new track ‘The Wrong Year’, a lovely understated tune indeed. It’s also one of the best lyric videos we’ve ever seen, alongside that Sharon van Etten one from earlier in the year. The band are set to release new album ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World’ early 2015, tracklist below.

1 “The Singer Addresses His Audience”
2 “Cavalry Captain”
3 “Philomena”
4 “Make You Better”
5.”Lake Song”
6.”Till The Water’s All Long Gone”
7.”The Wrong Year”
8.”Carolina Low”
9.”Better Not Wake the Baby”
11.”Easy Come, Easy Go”
14.”A Beginning Song”

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