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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

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)

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:

Samamidon Dance Contest!!!

To celebrate Samamidon’s debut video, “Tribulation,” Plug Research is holding its very own dance contest! In the vid, Sam does a super cool dance- we think it’s gonna be the next Chicken Noodle Soup- and we want to see you do it too! Therefore, in Sam’s next video for his track “Louis Collins,” we want to see your best attempts at it. We’re going to edit together as many of your dances as possible for the vid. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Watch Samamidon’s “Tribulation” video and learn Sam’s dance (starts at 2:28)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_CoYyxxV24

2. Listen to “Louis Collins,” downloadable here:

3. Record yourself doing Sam’s dance along to “Louis Collins” and send it our way. It’s that simple!

CDs/DVDs preferred. All videos become property of Plug Research and cannot be returned.

Plug Research
Attn: Samamidance
4519 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Samamidon’s “But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted” is out Feb. 20th, 2007 on Plug Research

Samamidon’s website: www.samamidon.com
Samamidon on MySpace: www.myspace.com/samamidon

Plug Recipes Presents- Samamidon

In what I really hope will become an ongoing feature, here’s our first ever artist recipe. It comes courtesy of Samamidon! Check it out:

Samamidon’s recipe for Falsehearted Chicken

– Offer the chicken wings of a beaten yellow gold if it doesn’t crow the next day. If it does crow, kill it.
– Cut the chicken into small, bitesize pieces.
– Marinate it in soy sauce.
– Stir fry it with:
some broccoli, some onion, some green pepper, some garlic, some bok choy.
– Serve over white rice

Says Sam: “This will be a falsehearted blow to the ancient american folk tradition, which would mock such hippie fare in favor of KFC. Simultaneously, it is a touching homage to the hippie folk revival of the ’60s and ’70s. In fact, I learned this recipe from my mother.”

Sam in the kitchen:

Samamidon’s album But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted is out February 20th, 2007

Sam’s website: www.samamidon.com
Samamidon on MySpace: www.myspace.com/samamidon
Samamidon’s video for “Tribulation”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_CoYyxxV24

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