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Author: Chloe Sasson
Friday, June 13, 2003
Plump DJs 'Eargasm'
July 7th sees the release of the most anticipated album of the year from Finger Lickin's Plump DJs. "Eargasm" is the name of their debut artist album, -and I bet you can't wait to get your filthy mits on it! The 13-track offering is chocca with the fat juiciness you'd expect from the boys, with amazing collaborations from Louise Rhodes from Lamb and electro-pioneer and all-round hero Gary Numan. With an Australian tour this October, this one is going to be hot!

Inertia and Morr Music
Inertia is proud to announce that it has just become the exclusive Australian distributor of superb German electronic label Morr Music, known for its beautiful melodic releases and strong visual aesthetic. Morr Music has released records from Arovane, Isan, Tied & Tickled Trio, Mum, Piano Magic and Bomb the Bass and its current state of releases has never been stronger. Fans of Leaf, Warp and Fat Cat will find mutual love here.

Plug Research nominated for LA Weekly Music Awards
Congratulations to Plug Research and their artists who were nominated for 2 categories in the LA Weekly Music Awards (2003. The winners will be announced at the annual music award show at the Henry Fonda Theater, June 26 in Los Angeles. The nominees included Best Electronic Artist - Dntel, Best DJ-Mixmeister Daedelus, Best World Music Najite Olokun Prophecy and Best DJ-Selector Frosty (from Adventure Time, the duo feat. Frosty & Daedelus).

A1 and Blondie
Hydrogen Dukeboxe's A1 people mix Blondie! Yes it is true, 80's superheronie Debbie Harry gets her strings pulled by A1 People's knob twiddling. This one is sure to be worth a fortune so get hunting!

This months feature artist
When A.R.E Weapons hit the Australian shores last month, they intrigued more than a few people with their DIY New York attitude. They have been described by some as "the most thrilling Rough Trade Records band" to break out of New York City after The Strokes. Their self titled album is currently out on Rough Trade and is scuzzed up dirtbomb electro car wreck hip hop from the gutters of NYC. Picture SUICIDE, LOU REED, CABARET VOLITAIRE and WU TANG CLAN stuffed into a black Mercedes with the bass cranked full. Listen to this album at high volume..

"I love A.R.E. Weapons because they have the chicest audience - lots of models," Fisherspooner

'A.R.E. Weapons' (RTRADECD078)
'New York Muscle' (RTRADES037)
'Street Weapons' (RTRADES022)

Forthcoming releases
Over the next few months expect new music from
Kirk Degorgio
Kevin Blechdom
British Sea Power
7 Hurtz
James Hardway
Adam Freeland
Krust & Die
Adam Green and

Forhtcoming Tours
Over the next few months, check out tours from The Herd, Last Year's Hero, Katalyst, The Folk Implosion, For Amusement Only, Lee Coombs, M Ward, Lou Barlow, Makoto, Soul of Man, Yo La Tengo, Disaster Plan, Interpol and Adam Freeland.

There are also rumours about first time Australian tours for The Kills, Miss Kitten & The Hacker and Mum.....