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Collective Replay: President Obama's Spotify Playlist, James Iha Solo Album, Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and the Open Source Hip Hop Project Quakers, Van Halen VS Kool & the Gang and Portlandia ... the Travel Guide

Collective Replay: President Obama's Spotify Playlist, James Iha Solo Album, Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and the Open Source Hip Hop Project Quakers, Van Halen VS Kool & the Gang and Portlandia ... the Travel Guide

 
By: Spacelab Research Staff
February 9, 2012
 

President Obama's new Spotify playlist includes Wilco (Chicago PEEPS) Arcade Fire, Al Green (of course, theme song) Florence and the Machine, Earth, Wind & Fire and more. Spotify users can get in on the action here, and non-Spotify people can peep the list here. Via Consequence of Sound

James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins is releasing a solo album called Look to the Sky in March. Via TwentyFourBit

Geoff Barrow from Portishead is moving beyond Portishead and Beak> with a new project called Quakers, a crowd sourced hip hop project in which Barrows posted tracks online, people rapped over them, and sent them back. No less than 41 tracks made the cut, and it comes out on Stones Throw Records. Via BPM

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Van Halen's touring with ... Kool & the Gang? Yup. Get yer Parachute Pants ready. Via Billboard

Merchandising! IFC's show Portlandia will release a book: Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors later this year with the same parody format as the show, but used on Portland places, styled after a travel guide. Via Rolling Stone

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