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Roommate announces new EP!

Roommate has been quiet since the release of his gorgeous Songs the Animals Taught Us in April of last year. However, he is back and stronger than ever, with the best music he’s yet put to tape. The onslaught of new material begins Feb. 27th, when we’ll be releasing the digital-only EP New Steam. That will have to tide you over until his new full-length in the fall. Suffice it to say, his new works are nothing short of brilliant. We’ll be putting up a podcast next week featuring snippets from the entire EP, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, here’s the full details:

The New Steam EP was recorded in Chicago between November 2006 and January 2007. In addition to the title track, which will also be released on Roommate’s forthcoming 2nd album, it features covers of songs by Red Red Meat and Broadcast, as well as an instrumental track initially conceived for a film about an elderly Roman man’s memories of his late wife.

Unlike past Roommate releases, which were largely solo, home-recorded affairs, the production of the New Steam EP was primarily collaborative, with band members taking an active role in arranging, recording and mixing songs written or chosen by Roommate founder/frontman Kent Lambert. The EP was intended to combine the organic energy of a Roommate show with the kind of headphone candy (computer-generated textures, Gameboy beats) that defined Roommate’s debut album Songs the Animals Taught Us.

Roommate’s website: www.kentlambert.org
Roommate on MySpace: www.myspace.com/roommate

Dublab Presents Give Up

If you’ve been to any previous Give Up events, you know how awesome (and awesomely sad) they can be. Here’s the info for the next Give Up event:

SUNDAY, January 28th

boo hoo hoo it’s back…..

GIVE UP

stop dancing and cry to the eye wetting selections of…

Dntel
frosty
Mr. Peanut
Small Town Talk

+ more sad surprises

FREE / 21+ / 9pm-2am

new pirate-themed bar (!) location with a delicious food menu & awesome drink array.

The Redwood Bar & Grill
316 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213.680.2600

http://www.theredwoodbar.com
http://www.plugresearch.com
http://sealevelechopark.com
http://www.dublab.com

for more excitment in store check the dublab happenings blog >
http://dublabevents.blogspot.com

www.dublab.com

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Raymond Pettibon and SXSW News

First up, Plug Research is proud to announce it will be having a showcase at this year’s SXSW, featuring 6 of our artists! Full details will be up here later this week, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, check out these photos from Raymond Pettibon’s recent show in Austria. It includes his album art for Thomas Fehlmann’s Lowflow, which came out in 2004 on Plug Research. If you don’t know about Mr. Pettibon’s incredible body of work, you need to get familiar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Pettibon

Plug Research Best of 2006

Here’s how some of your favorites felt about ’06, from their favorite albums to their favorite moments. Happy Holidays from all of us at Plug Research and thanks for listening!

Flying Lotus
10. Hit + Run
9. ArtDontSleep
8. XBOX 360
7. Kangol
6. Bachelor parties
5. Spicy noodles
4. J Dilla- Donuts
3. 1983
2. Brazil
1. $

Carlos Nino (The Life Force Trio, Build an Ark, Ammoncontact)
1. September 23, 2006, Dublab.com 7 Year Anniversary and John Coltrane Tribute Concert, Los Angeles, California.

2. Taking my Beatles-loving son to see the very insightful and inspiring documentary The U.S. Vs. John Lennon.

3. Jet Li’s Fearless at the Cineramadome was amazing.

4. The Science of Sleep – I loved the movie, but even more, I loved the movie’s theme song Coutances by Dick Annegarn.

5. Never thought I’d want anything to do with school until I was guest lecturer for Guillermo E. Brown’s NYU music seminar.

6. Bilal at the Temple Bar blew my mind!

7. Seeing Keith Tamashiro at Brian’s barbeque celebration a few weeks back was a great blessing.

8. T.V. On The Radio’s latest Return To Cookie Mountain and Broadcast’s collection The Future Crayon were standouts.

9. Lloyd Miller – Gol-E Gandom – Oriental Jazz – find it!

10. Aquarian, James “Jay Dee, J Dilla, Dilla Dawg” Yancey the greatest Hip-Hop producer of all time!

Ola Podrida
1. Midlake – Trials of Van Occupanther
2. El Perro Del Mar – El Perro Del Mar
3. Sunset Rubdown – Sunset Rubdown EP
4. Band of Horses – Funeral
5. M. Ward – Post-War
6. Joanna Newsom – Ys
7. Richard Swift – Dressed Up for the Letdown
8. Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
9. Tacks the Boy Disaster – Oh, Beatrice EP
10. Sparrow House – Falls EP

Roommate
Califone – Roots & Crowns (Thrill Jockey)
Joanna Newsom – Ys (Drag City)
J Dilla – Donuts (Stones Throw)
The Knife – Silent Shout (Mute)
Subtle – for hero: for fool (Astralwerks)
Howe Gelb – ‘Sno Angel Like You (Thrill Jockey)
Acid Casuals – Omni (Placid Casual)
El Perro Del Mar – S/T (Control Group)
Milosh – Meme (Plug Research)
The Rhombus – Margins (self-released)

Samamidon
TOP TEN SCENES FROM THE CONFORMIST, AND TRANSPORTER 2
by Thomas and Sam from Samamidon

1. The dance scene in the ballroom with all the blue windows.

2. The scene where he has to get the bomb off the car, so he drives it off a ramp into the air, flips it upside down, and it zooms under a hook, which catches the bomb, and blows up, and then the car lands on the right side up on the ground, unscratched.

3. The scene where he drives the car off the side of one garage, many floors up, and flies above the street, from one building to another, landing in another garage a few floors down from there.

4. The party with the blind people.

5. Leaves blowing over the car.

6. The scene where he drives the speedboat out of the water on a ramp, so that it goes onto the highway and skids along at the pace of a bus, and then he jumps on the bus, and catches the bad guy.

7. The scene where he walks down the street while trying to hide from a pursuing vehicle; every shot at a diagonal angle.

8. Violets? Violets Monsieur?

9. Every scene involving Dominique Sanda.

10. Every shot of the Audi logo.

Plug Research Year-End Best Of/FlyLo Album of the Year!

For all you Plug fanatics out there, we’re going to be posting our year-end best-ofs, from both ourselves and our artists, next week, so be on the lookout!

In the meantime, Flying Lotus has been nominated for Gilles Peterson’s album of the year in the UK! Please cast your votes for our man FlyLo here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/gillespeterson/allwinners2006.shtml

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