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The Dodos are set to release their new album No Color on March 15th and will celebrate in Austin at SxSW 2011 with several day parties and showcases. Neko Case, who sings on half of the album’s songs, recently picked her favorite track to release as a free download. This is it.

The Dodos – Don’t Stop


We have a pair of tickets to the now buzzing Young Man’s debut EP release show at Schubas on 10/12. Just email us your first and last name to and we’ll reply if you’re the winner.

Young Man is Colin Caulfield, along with his band of Emmett Conway, Dylan Andrews and Joe Bailey. They are the latest signing to Frenchkiss Records (also home of Local Natives). Their debut EP, Boy, is out now.

Video: Young Man – Just a Growin’ (Live at Schubas 7/9/2010)


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We have another giveaway for Chicago readers! Email us your name and address to to win a pair of tickets to see Local Natives at Schubas this Friday (5/14) at 10:30pm. There are two shows that night and this is the late show! The opener will be Frenchkiss label-mates, Suckers.

As an added bonus, you’ll also get a 7″ for the song “Sun Hands” (with the b-side being the Daytrotter recording of “Cards & Quarters”).

Local Natives were the best band I saw at SxSW 2010,‚  so I will personally guarantee satisfaction.

Local Natives – Sun Hands

New Video! Local Natives – World News (via Pitchfork)


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We had the pleasure of meeting the guys from Local Natives down at SxSW last year. They couldn’t have been any nicer and we’re happy to announce that they are releasing their debut on Feb. 16 courtesy of Frenchkiss Records. Along with Chief’s debut, this is my most eagerly anticipated debut of 2010.

Local Natives – Stranger Things

Local Natives – Airplane

Video: The Local Natives – Airplanes (live on BBC Radio)