CacheFlowe releases open-source robot vocal software to welcome our digital overlords

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​Need a robot to harmonize on your latest opus, but Autotune got you down and vocoder too kitschy and retro? Well, local electronic music mastermind CacheFlowe (aka Justin Gitlin) has got a treat for you! As of today, his custom vocal processing software Rob.Vox is available for the low, low price of nothing.

"It's more important than ever to have good robot vocal processing software," he explains. "Because once the Japanese build sentient robots that decide it would be best to destroy all humans, we better be able to negotiate in their native tongue."

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Pretty Lights drops new EP, will debut new drummer at Wanderlust before sold out Red Rocks date

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Spilling Over Every Side: That's the name of Pretty Lights' latest release, and what a perfectly fitting title it is. Derek Vincent Smith simply just doesn't stop. Smith, of course, is Pretty Lights' mastermind.

When we last checked in with Smith in March, he had just released his new EP, Making Up a Changing Mind, and turned in a stellar performance at the Ogden Theatre in front of a sold out crowd, his fourth consecutive sellout that same week (a feat which earned him a Best of Denver nod), including dates at the Aggie in Fort Collins, the Gothic Theater, and Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater. That same night, he announced his upcoming headlining date at Red Rocks, which has now, unsurprisingly, also sold out.

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The Gamits new album Parts to be co-released on Paper + Plastick

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Parts. That's the name of the new Gamits record. This is the artwork for the new platter, which we just learned will be co-released by Suburban Home Records and Paper + Plastick, the imprint owned by Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake, sometime in October.

While we can't say for certain, we suspect there's a good chance you might hear some new tunes at the Gamits' upcoming reunion show at the Bluebird on Friday, August 6. If not, you're certainly bound to hear them at the local CD release party at the Gothic on Saturday, September 4.

The Pirate Signal and DJ Awhat part ways

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The Pirate Signal at the Import Warehouse this past weekend

From the possibility of the Nathan & Stephen reunion becoming more than just a one-off proposition to former Speakeasy Tiger frontwoman Kyle Simmons making her debut with her new band Boys, we heard several intriguing rumors and were made aware of quite a few new developments this past weekend.

None was perhaps more striking, however, than seeing DJ Soup behind the decks for The Pirate Signal's set at the Import Warehouse, and then learning that the group and DJ Awhat had parted ways.

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SP Double released from Digital Dollar, back in Denver with a new plan and completed album

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When SP Double signed with Digital Dollar, a record label run by Brian Hutcheson out of Orlando, Florida, it appeared as though he was gone for good. SP moved his whole operation out to the Sunshine State, and got right to work, perfecting tracks for his new album, Loyalty, Honor, Respect, and flexed his skills with fellow Coloradan FOE on the track "Walk On By," featuring then-labelmate Raheem Malik (listen after the jump).

That was just two months ago, and SP has since been released from his contract, and is now back in Denver with a new plan, a complete album and even more love for his home turf. We caught up with SP to get the details of the split and to take a listen to the exclusive track "Walk On By."

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Donnybrook planning new nonprofit hostel for traveling musicians

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​In the beginning, Donnybrook Manor was just an imaginary place jokingly referred to by the members of the Donnybrook Writing Academy. But then on a trip through France, Donnybrook founder Erin Barnes (aka Angora Holly Polo) took inspiration from a tiny, cramped apartment over a Paris bookstore that housed young writers-in-residence and asked, "Why not here, only for musicians?" and thus, Donnybrook Manor, the hostel for road-weary, broke-ass bands was born -- in concept anyway. Now Barnes and her Donnybrook partner/life partner Cliff Thompson are working to make it a reality.

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Metal and punk bands who love horror wanted for indie film

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Does this inspire you? Child ghoul from Curse of the Hunter's Moon
​Okay, metal, death metal and/or punk bands, if you've ever wanted to put a song in a film -- and really, who hasn't? -- opportunity is knocking. Pueblo-based Bloody Rose Productions is currently shooting a short entitled Bone Digger Jones and readying another, called Curse of the Hunter's Moon, and they have put the call out for bands in the aforementioned genres. Is that you?

Director Douglas Post says he's mostly looking for acts for Curse of the Hunter's Moon, which involves some sort of child ghoul thing (see image). You can get more info on the company, which aims to bring '70s/'80s style horror back to the fore, on its MySpace page. You can also get an idea of the kind of music the director favors from the many, many videos he has embedded there. Good luck!

Hideous Men lose gear in car break-in over the weekend

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Update 07/14/10: A paypal account has been setup to help Hideous Men absorb some of their loss. In case you're inclined to give a donation.

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​You may have already seen this in the comments section of the Candy Claws blog item, if not, go ahead and file this one under freaking lame: Ryan Mcryhew and Kristi Schaefer, the good people of Hideous Men, had their car burglarized over the weekend, an hour before their set at Titwrench, reportedly. The unscrupulous scumbagsthieves reportedly made off with a bunch of gear, including a Macbook, vocoder, several microphones and more. While it clearly sucks having your stuff unexpectedly gaffled, it's much worse lose all your hard work in the process, ideas that you've been cultivating over time, as was the case here. See a full list of stolen items to keep an eye out for after the jump.

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Hearsay bits: new track from Dent and Fresh Breath, another Dispensary Music mixtape in the works (?) and two bands change names

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Whygeezy at the easel

This Mile High hip-hop really doesn't stop. Hot off the wire: Check out a brand new, hot-off-the-presses, literally fresh-from-the-lab jam from Dent, Flawless and Fo'Chief from Fresh Breath Committee called "Banghop." Ouch, these dudes are killing it. There's something for your ears after the jump.

Oh and just in case you missed it, our boy Big Joe Thunder's got something for your eyes over at BoxStateMusic, with some fresh graf flix and shots from the Company of Artists jam last night featuring Whygee and BrikAbrak, 1984 and Fresh Breath Committee.

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Alternative Tentacles releasing Loose Control, brand new Git Some record

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​So Git Some has a brand new record coming out this Tuesday, July 20. We've heard it. It's called Loose Control, and it's about as badass as you'd expect. The thing we completely didn't expect -- and are trying to figure out how the hell we managed to miss hearing about -- was seeing the Alternative Tentacles logo on the back of the disc, the follow-up to the outstanding Cosmic Rock. How fucking cool (not to mention fitting) is that, that Jello Biafra has seen fit to put out another home baked gem from another stellar Colorado-based act (the imprint's also issued platters from Sixteen Horsepower, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Tarantella and Munly)? Hell to the yeah. Come fucking Git Some!