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7th February
Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino Issues Benefit Album, Works In Progress

Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino Issues Benefit Album, Works In Progress

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Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead has announced the release of Works In Progress, a 15-song benefit album to support Japan and it’s ongoing efforts to heal post-tsunami. Born in Kyoto, Japan, Kazu’s love for her home country is strong. She wanted to help her homeland and turned to her friends and colleagues to ask that they donate tracks for the album. The response was unbelievable, and Kazu has collected an amazingly cohesive group of songs. Kazu said “It is so ironic that an...

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12th July
Blonde Redhead Release Free Remix EP

Blonde Redhead Release Free Remix EP

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In promotion of their current tour, Blonde Redhead have today made available a collection of remixes of tracks taken from latest album, Penny Sparkle. Accumulated over the past nine months following the September release of that record, the seven remixes include efforts from an impressive cast of producers and artists. Included amongst them is the Bon Iver-affilated Gayngs version of 'Here Somtimes', Salem's typically blackened euphoric reworking of 'Penny Sparkle', Becoming Real's...

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20th June
Blonde Redhead Begin North American Tour and Announce European Dates

Blonde Redhead Begin North American Tour and Announce European Dates

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Blonde Redhead today begin their North American tour, playing Pyramid Cabaret in Winnipeg. The final tour for latest album Penny Sparkle, the band's US dates culminate in a gig on 19th July in Chicago, before they head over to Europe to play a selection of festivals and headline shows.

See below for a full list of dates.

June
20th - Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg
22nd - Sled Islan...

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27th January
4AD In Japan In Photos

4AD In Japan In Photos

Deerhunter, Blonde Redhead & Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Over the weekend, 4AD hosted two sold-out shows in Japan, showcasing the talents of three of the bands central to the label's current roster. Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti shared stages at Janus in Osaka on 22nd Jan and Shibuya O-Nest in Tokyo on 24th, and at one point saw Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Deerhun...

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20th December
The Year In Review: Blonde Redhead

The Year In Review: Blonde Redhead

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Artist: Blonde Redhead
Title: Penny Sparkle
Cat No: CAD3X27
Release date: 13th September 2010

"This record is wondrous." - Time Out (4/5)
"An icy masterclass in how synths should sound." - NME (8/10)
"The band's most breathtaking album to date." - V...

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4AD Session 005

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Earlier this year, Blonde Redhead released Penny Sparkle, their third album for 4AD and eighth in total. Joined here by Henrik Von Sivers, who worked on the new album as one half of production duo Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid, the session sees the band offer striking interpretations of several standout tracks from the album.

The five songs were shot at Integrated Studios in Tribeca, New...