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Your guide to who's playing in Vancouver, a look at the shows you missed, and the songs you should listen to now.

Nouvelle Vague’s Joy Division Cover Gets a Remix

French band Nouvelle Vague returns with a cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Remixed by Kid Koala Nouvelle Vague is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, who started the unique project in 2004, appropriating classic 80’s and 90’s hits from the punk, post-punk and new wave cannon and reinterpreting them as Brazilian Bossa Nova.

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M83 Adds Vancouver to Fall Tour

M83 adds Vancouver date at the PNE Forum to North American tour M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, continues his incredible 2016 worldwide tour, announcing additional North American tour dates that include performances at Vancouver’s PNE Forum with Tennyson.

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Flume on Tour

Flume

Australian artist Flume to embark on massive world tour, playing Vancouver’s PNE August 7th. Since the 2012 release of his self-titled debut, 24-year-old Australian producer Harley Streten (aka Flume) continues to receive feverish support from fans and critics alike, becoming one of the first artists to top 200 million Soundcloud plays and reaching more than 366 million streams on Spotify. 

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Ben Abraham Covers Björk’s Hyperballad

Australian artist Ben Abraham pays tribute to Björk’s with a cover of her classic song “Hyperballad” To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Björk’s release of her classic “Hyperballad” single, Australian artist Ben Abraham premieres his reinterpretation as well as a remix by longtime collaborator Tim Shiel.

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The Arcs Kick Off Tour in Vancouver

The Arcs kick off their North American tour with a show at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on April 11. Yours, Dreamily, continues to receive critical praise, Rolling Stone named the record among their top ten albums of 2015, calling it a “turbulent R&B noir, spiked with psychedelic flourishes… Spectral hip-hop coated in crusty mellotron.” The album’s first single, “Outta My Mind,” also has received excellent reviews, with New York magazine’s Vulture praising its “raw, bare-bones appeal” and Spin noting its “barrage of deliciously reverbed, strung-out riffs.”    

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