Jessica Hernandez: New Video + Lollapalooza & Osheaga




Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas are excited to share the video for new song Don't Take My Man To Idaho right before their Lollapalooza and Osheaga performances this coming weekend. 

Fun fact ... Don't Take My Man To Idaho is based on personal true story and is now set to a visually entertaining video that you can watch here https://youtu.be/XLw_YC6I0Ow 

Jessica & The Deltas will perform at Lollapalooza this Saturday August 1st at 12noon on the Sprint Stage. In addition, the band will play an official Lollapalooza after show with Misterwives at Park West on Friday July 31st. On Sunday August 2nd, Jessica and The Deltas will play Osheaga's Tree Stage at 1:20pm.
Jessica & The Deltas have been touring non-stop since the release of their acclaimed debut
Secret Evil in the fall of 2014. With each performance, the band continues to win over music fans with songs that have critics gushing.  

The band will continue to tour through the early part of the fall (including a performance at this year's Austin City Limits) and will then head back into the studio to start work on their anticipated sophomore album.

"[ Secret Evil] has it all. It offers a softly strummed rootsy ballad one minute, the oom-pah of Balkan-inspired brass the next, or twangy rockabilly guitars followed by the punch of New Orleans-tinged horns. But in song after song, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice."
NPR Weekend Edition

Tour dates on www.jessicahernandez.net

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Foals Unveil New Video For "Mountain At My Gates"


Taken from upcoming album 'What Went Down' which is out August 28th

"Has the potential to be the one [album] that makes Foals truly massive." - NME

"The new songs fall into two categories: heavy rock anthems with a mischievous cocksureness and shimmering synth-pop with a hooky melodic uplift." - Q

"There's no ignoring the fact that Foals are back." - Evening Standard

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29, 2015 - Foals' thrillingly visceral return with 'What Went Down' earned a flurry of Radio 1 support (Hottest Record in the World, Tune of the Week and Track of the Day) as it accelerated past the million views mark at YouTube. As the August 28th release of their eagerly anticipated new album of the same name approaches, Foals can now unveil the ground-breaking videofor their next track 'Mountain At My Gates', which is impacting now.

Again supported by the likes of NME, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Drowned in Sound following the release of the track's audio and also selected by Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World, the brand new video for 'Mountain At My Gates' was directed by Nabil who is best known for his work with Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean and Alt-J.

Foals and Nabil partnered with GoPro for the innovative video which was shot entirely on GoPro's spherical Virtual Reality technology. This marks the first use of GoPro's new VR technology on a music video production. Throughout the video's spectacular visuals, Foals interact with and perform to the viewer in a fully immersive way in which we're able to experience their performance through multiple perspectives. Click HERE to watch a behind-the-scenes clip on the making of the video. 

"We are at the beginning of what we can really do with this technology," says Nabil. "It has the power to transport you."

Produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine), 'Mountain At My Gates' builds from the leftfield grooves and angular art-rock that characterized previous Foals' anthems such as 'My Number' and 'Miami'. This time, however, the quintet subverts expectations by twisting the track into a frenzied finale with a cacophony of sound.

"I'd recorded the beginning riff on my phone ages ago," explained vocalist/guitarist Yannis Philippakis in a track-by-track interview with NME.  "At the beginning it had a baggy feel, but became less so with more work. The central image - "I see a mountain at my gates" was from me getting more interested in seeing what would come out lyrically where there wasn't a pre-conceived idea. Normally I write voraciously in books and journals, then harvest a lot of that for the record. This, though, came out instantaneously in the room."

As with the rest of the 'What Went Down' album, Foals - completed by Jimmy Smith (guitar/keys), Walter Gervers (bass), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) - recorded 'Mountain At My Gates' at the desolate Studios La Fabrique which is located in the same village in the south of France in which Van Gogh was hospitalised after savaging his own ear.

'What Went Down' is an album that grapples with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenised pop: permanence and impermanence; life and death; solitude; vulnerability; intimacy; passion; rage; humanity - weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too.

Sonically, it's an album that precariously seesaws between primal aggression and naked vulnerability. It's an approach that delivers a contrast of muscular shocks with the fiery central riff of 'Snake Oil' and the menacing percussive march of 'Albatross' set against some of the band's most openly experimentally moments to date such as cocktail of afrobeat and drum machines that underpins 'Night Swimmers' and the stripped-back, vocal-led 'Give It All'.

The album closes on an astonishingly beautiful note with 'A Knife in the Ocean', akin to both the calm before the storm, but also the stillness and silence after it has passed.

The album is now available to pre-order on digital, CD, CD/DVD and vinyl formats, as well as limited edition box set which is available exclusively from Foals' online store.

'What Went Down' will represent Foals' fourth album after 'Antidotes' (2007, #3), 'Total Life Forever' (2010, #8) and 'Holy Fire' (2013, #2). After an almost unprecedented double-bill of shows in a day at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the summer of 2013 saw Foals present a teaser of their future as they headlined their first major festivals at Bestival, Latitude and Parklife with the biggest and most reactive crowds of the weekend. Next summer's festival circuit, it seems, will see Foals ascend to new heights.

By the close of the year, the band's critical reception had also continued to soar with a plethora of major honours including Best Live Act at the Q Awards, Best Single for 'Inhaler' at the NME Awards and Best Live Act at The Sun Bizarre Awards. As with 'Total Life Forever', 'Holy Fire' again earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination.


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Of Monsters And Men Premiere "Organs" Lyrics Video Featuring Nanna




New York, NY (July 29, 2015) – 
Yesterday, OF MONSTERS AND MEN premiered their new lyric video for their song “Organs” from their second full-length album,  
Beneath The Skin[Republic Records] on Line of Best Fit. You can watch the video HERE !

The video continues the band’s breathtaking lyric videos they have created for numerous songs on the album. This time around, the visual features co-vocalist and guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir front and center performing the song. Previous lyric videos have featured well known Icelandic actors and performers. See previous videos 

In anticipation for their next single “Empire,” the multiplatinum Icelandic group recently launched their 
“Empire Fan Lyric Video” contest online. In conjunction with MetroLyrics OF MONSTERS AND MEN invites fans to submit a YouTube video of themselves singing and acting out their version of “Empire,” drawing inspiration the group’s previous lyric videos. The best submissions will be edited into the final “Fan Video,” which will make its debut on VEVO this month.

On the contest, co-vocalist and guitarist Ragnar Þórhallsson says, “It's been wonderful seeing all these different interpretations of our songs by actors and performers in our lyric video series, and it's going to be incredible seeing fan interpretations. At our shows, you can see how passionate our fans are when they’re singing along. Sometimes when I look into the crowd, I see a person that knows the words so perfectly—it feels like they almost know the songs better than us!  We're really excited about this project and to see what people come up with.”

Become a part of Beneath The Skin and OF MONSTERS AND MEN history now. The deadline for entry is August 12, 2015.

Finally, their hit single “Crystals” continues its worldwide success as it was recently featured in Disney Pixar’s lead trailer for their upcoming film The Good Dinosaur. The song sets the scene for the soon to be blockbuster coming out this Thanksgiving. See the full trailer 

OF MONSTERS AND MEN have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the quadruple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head Is An Animal, which has since moved 2 million copies worldwide. Since then, the group have delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as  Lollapalooza,Bonnaroo, CoachellaNewport Folk FestivalOsheaga, GlastonburyReading and Leeds,Pukkelpop, and Splendour in the Grass as well as at countless sold out headline shows the world over. They have charmed TV audiences with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoLate Night with Jimmy FallonThe Graham Norton Show, and Saturday Night Live. In the midst of it all, they lent the single “Dirty Paws” to a trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the iPhone 5 introduction video, while “Silhouettes” was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Tour Dates
July 31-8/1                  Montreal, QC              Osheaga Festival
August 1st                    Chicago, IL                  House of Blues
August 2nd                   Chicago, IL                  Lollapalooza
August 5th                    Calgary, AB                Grey Eagle Casino and Bingo Event Centre
August 6th                    Edmonton, AB             Edmonton Folk Festival
August 8th                    Squamish, BC             Squamish Valley Music Festival
August 9th                    Seattle, WA                 Marymoor Park Concerts
August 12th                  Los Angeles, CA         Greek Theatre
August 13th                  Las Vegas, NV            The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan
August 15th                  Elverta, CA                 Radio 94.7 City of Trees
August 16th                  Portland, OR               94.7 Alternative Portland’s Birthday Party
August 19th                  Reykjavik, Iceland      Harpa
August 20th                  Reykjavik, Iceland      Harpa
September 15th           Philadelphia, PA          Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
September 16th           Pittsburgh, PA             Stage AE
Sept.18-20th               Toronto, CA                Toronto Urban Roots Fest
September 20th           Columbia, MD             Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 22nd          New York, NY             Beacon Theatre
September 23rd           New York, NY             Beacon Theatre
September 24th           Brooklyn, NY              Kings Theatre
September 25th           Boston, MA                 Boston Calling Festival
September 26th           Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun Casino
September 28th           Columbus, OH            The LC Pavillion
September 29th           Detroit, MI                   Masonic Temple Theatre
October 1st                  St. Paul, MN               Roy Wilkins Auditorium
October 4th                  Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits
October 5th                  Houston, TX                Bayou Music Center
October 2nd                 Kansas City, MO        Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland
October 7th                  Nashville, TN              Ryman Auditorium
October 8th                  Charlotte, NC              Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory
October 9th                  Atlanta, GA                 Chastain Park Amphitheatre
October 11th               Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits
October 13th                Broomfield, CO           1st Bank Center
October 14th                Salt Lake City, UT      The Great Salt Air
October 16th                Berkely,CA                 Greek Theatre
October 17th                San Diego, CA            Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
October 29th                Oslo, Norway              Sentrum Scene
October 30th                Stockholm, Sweden   Munchenbryggeriet
October 31st                Copenhagen               Vega
November 2nd             Berlin, DE                    Columbia Halle
November 3rd              Amsterdam, NL          Paradiso
November 5th             Paris, France              Casino De Paris
November 6th            Groningen, NL              O’Port
November 6th -7th       Weissenhäuser Strand, DE – Rolling Stone Weekender
November 9th              Vienna, Austria            Gasometer
November 10th           Florence, Italy              Obihall
November 12th            Munich, DE                 Zenith
November 13th                 Winterthur, Switzerland – Eishalle Deutweg
November 15th             Brussels, Belgium       Forest National
November 16th            Cologne, DE               Palladium
November 18th            Manchester, UK          Manchester Academy
November 19th            Birmingham, UK         O2 Academy
November 20th            Bristol, UK                  O2 Academy
November 22nd           Dublin, Ireland           Olympia Theatre
November 23rd           Glasgow, UK             Barrowlands
November 24th            London, UK               O2 Academy Brixton
November 25th            London, UK               O2 Academy Brixton
November 27th            Sheffield, UK             O2 Academy Sheffield
November 28th            Lincoln, UK                Engine Shed
November 29th            Newcastle, UK            O2 Academy Newcastle

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“Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour" confirmed!


“Frampton plays and sings as well as
ever…”—Rolling Stone

“…a guitarist first and foremost.”
The Wall Street Journal

 “…the British virtuoso is still making
sweet music.”—The Los Angeles Times

Following his summer co-headlining run with American rock legends Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton.

Peter notes, “This is a first for me and I’m very excited about doing a whole show acoustically. I couldn’t do it without the help of, my writing partner of 15 years, Gordon Kennedy who will be joining me for these shows. I see this show being ‘me’ performing the songs just as I wrote them on acoustic guitar or piano. I have done a lot of shows including 2 or 3 acoustic solo pieces and always enjoy the way it draws the audience and myself closer together.”

Julian adds, “I couldn't be more ecstatic about the opportunity to support a legend while simultaneously spending time with family. Two birds, one stone.”

Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.

October 8—Greeneville, TN—Niswonger Performing Arts Center
October 9—Meridian, MS—Riley Center For the Performing Arts
October 12—Collgswood, NJ—Scottish Rite Auditorium
October 13—New Bedford, MA—The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
October 14—Englewood, NJ—Bergen Performing Arts Center
October 16—Munhall, PA—Carnegie Library of Homestead
October 17—Shippensburg, PA—Shippensburg University
October 18—Ridgefield, CT—The Ridgefield Playhouse
October 20—Albany, NY—The Egg - Hart Theatre
October 22—Naperville, IL—Pfeiffer Hall
October 23—Tiffin, OH—The Ritz Theatre
October 24—Van Wert, OH—Niswonger Performing Arts Center

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Happyness Share Daytrotter Session || Announced As Supports For Mac De Marco's MHOW Show

On US Tour Including Appearances At Pickathon Festival & Echo Park Rising, Announced As Support For Mac De Marco At Music Hall Of Williamsburg On August 19th

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Happyness have just released a Daytrotter session to celebrate their current US tour. Filmed earlier this month, the session gives a glimpse of their lauded and applauded live show. Happyness are in the thick of a vast US tour, with appearances at LA's Echo Park Rising and Pickathon Festival to come. They've just been announced as support for Mac De Marco's New York show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 19th.

The band had a whirlwind 2014, which ultimately saw the South London trio hit CMJ (making NPR's top picks), make NME's Best Newcomers list, as well as The Sunday Times Best Albums of The Year.

Happyness are a 3 piece band from South London, formed of multi-instrumentalists Ash CooperBenji Compston and Jonny Allan. Their approach to writing and recording music means that roles within the band are fairly fluid, but Jonny and Benji  do lead vocals and Ash drums. Live dates below:

July 29 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
July 30 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
July 31 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
August 1 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
August 4 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
August 5 – Reno, NV – Holland Project
August 7 –  Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
August 8 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Press Club
August 9 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
August 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Sayers Club at SLS
August 12 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
August 13 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
August 14 – Santa Barbara, CA -  Funzone
August 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo Park Rising
August 19 – Brooklyn, NY-  Music Hall Of Williamsburg w/ Mac De Marco

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DRINKS - Hermits on Holiday

DRINKS - Hermits on Holiday

Street Date, August 21st, 2015, Birth Records

"Tim, do I like that dog?" A strange question, a queer query, an odd ask. The answer surely already known unless one mind knows the other. Which would appear to be the case with Cate and Tim. With Tim and Cate.

Cate, born in West Wales, raised under the shadow of a woolen mill, dressed by the field and by the rain. Tim, from San Francisco, grew under and over the bridges and streets, combed by corners and by concrete.

A more different musical upbringing you couldn't dream up. One a black thread strung through the eye of American hardcore, she a shard of glass tapped through a solid wall. Loop the thread around the shard and you have pendular device for predicting the sex. Will it be a boy or a girl?

They both like to drink, coffee mostly and sometimes each other. And once the drinks are drunk out it comes. The mud slicks and the plates click.

DRINKS is a solo project, not a collaboration. It has one mouth, one set of lungs, one mind and four legs.

DRINKS are the sound of hermits on holiday, having the time of each others lives.

DRINKS will be playing a number of festivals and headline shows in early September. Upcoming UK live dates below:


Saturday 5th September - LARMER TREE GARDENS - End Of The Road
Sunday 6th September - PORTMEIRION - Festival No.6
Tuesday 8th September - GLASGOW - CCA
Wednesday 9th September - MANCHESTER - Soup Kitchen
Thursday 10th September - LONDON - Lexington
Thursday 11th September - BRIGHTON - The Hope
Friday 12th September - LONDON - On Blackheath
10/10 – Brooklyn NY – Baby’s All Right
10/18 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
10/19 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
10/20 – Montreal, QU – Bar Le Ritz PDB
10/21 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
10/22 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
10/23 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/24 – Detroit, MI – Lager House
11/5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
11/6 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/7 – San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop

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U.S. tour dates November 2015:

07 - Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX*
09 - Turner Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10 - Webster Hall, New York, NI
12 - Howard, Washington, DC
13 - House of Blues, Chicago, IL
15 - The Fonda, Los Angeles, CA
16 - The Regency, San Francisco, CA
18 - Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
19 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

Tickets go on sale Friday 10:00 EDT from ticketmaster.com and usual outlets.

*Please note we will now play the Fun Fun Fun Fest on Saturday 7th November rather than the 8th, sorry for any inconvenience, we hope to see you there.

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L.A.-based Hype Machine chart-topper machineheart has just been announced as a supporting act on indie pop band Smallpools’ upcoming U.S. tour this fall! The quintet will embark on the 19-city tour beginning in Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 8 and will wrap things up in Los Angeles, CA on November 5 at The Fonda Theatre. Tickets will be available on Friday, July 31 HERE. See full list of tour dates below.

The band has also has unveiled details of their forthcoming ‘In Your Dreams’ EP, out this Friday, July 31 on iTunes. The 4-track EP will feature viral single “Circles (ft. Vanic),” along with new beat-driven track “Best Thing,” dreamy, anthemic “Watercolors,” and lastly “Circles” in its original form. See track listing below.

machineheart has lit up the blogosphere with their shimmering, alternative sounds, making the five-piece band one to watch as they prepare to launch their Columbia Records debut album this year. Lead single “Circles,” an artfully delivered track, was received ears-and-arms-wide-open; it broke into Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart and soared to the #1 spot on Hype Machine, fully embraced during its reign as the most popular song on the internet. A remix of their sweetly haunting track “Snow” quickly followed suit, garnering machineheart another #1 spot on Hype Machine.  Hailed as “a girl power Foster The People turned all the way up…” by Neon Gold, the L.A.-based alternative group is cementing their place in the alt-pop world.

 Fronted by the charismatic female firebrand Stevie Scott (who Neon Gold praised for her “endlessly endearing vocals”) the group merges their pumped up drums, haunting melodies and cinematic soundscape to create a soulfully resplendent sound.  Completing the group are Trevor Kelly (acoustic guitar), Harrison Allen (drums), Carman Kubanda (electric guitar), and Jake Randle (bass).


  1. Best Things
  2. Circles
  3. Watercolors
  4. Circles (ft. Vanic)
Oct. 8                    Fort Lauderdale, FL                         Culture Room
Oct. 9                    Orlando, FL                                      The Social
Oct. 10                  St, Petersburg, FL                            State Theatre 
Oct. 12                  Carrboro, NC                                    Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 13                  Athens, GA                                       40 Watt Club
Oct. 15                  New York, NY                                   Webster Hall
Oct. 16                  Philadelphia, PA                               The Trocadero Theatre
Oct. 18                  Washington, DC                               9:30 Club
Oct. 19                  Boston, MA                                      Royale
Oct. 21                  Grand Rapids, MI                            The Intersection
Oct. 23                  Detroit, MI                                        St Andrews Hall
Oct. 24                  Chicago, IL                                      House of Blues - Chicago
Oct. 25                  Des Moines, IA                                Wooly’s
Oct. 27                  Kansas City, MO                              Madrid Theatre & Café
Oct.29                   Englewood, CO                               Gothic Theatre
Oct. 31                  Colorado Springs, CO                     The Black Sheep
Nov. 3                   San Francisco, CA                           Slim’s
Nov. 4                   Santa Ana, CA                                 The Observatory OC
Nov. 5                   Los Angeles, CA                              The Fonda Theatre

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Jad Fair & Jason Willett of Half Japanese share new track from forthcoming album

Jad Fair & Jason Willett of Half Japanese premiere new track from forthcoming album   
Art-punk legends return as duo for new release  

Hear & share "Mars Invaded Earth" HERE.
" If the old adage is true and all of Fair's songs are either about monsters or love, this one could be one of his first that's about both, offering goofy depictions of the downfall of our planet paired with a surprisingly maudlin air for the indie rock goofball." -- SPIN
Jad Fair and Jason Willett of legendary art-punk band Half Japanese premiere a new track from their forthcoming album as a duo today via SPIN. The song "Mars Invaded Earth" is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.) 

Consequence of Sound recently shared the album title track "The Greatest Power", available to hear and share HERE.

See track listing and cover art below. The 18-track album sees the longtime bandmates return hot on the heels of Half Japanese's 2014 album  Overjoyed , which was the band's first recording in over 13 years. 

In keeping with Half Japanese's tradition of all songs being "either love songs or monster songs," Jad & Jason's latest effort vacillates between these lyrical themes throughout with Fair on vocals and "occasional instruments" (mostly guitar) and Willett on "other instruments." Drag City artist Michael Evans plays drums on title track "The Greatest Power." 

In 1974, with his brother David, Jad Fair co-founded the lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released nearly 30 records, and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band's pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll. Jad also performs and records as a solo artist, and occasionally collaborates with such musicians as Daniel JohnstonDanielsonTeenage FanclubMoe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo,Steve Shelly and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John ZornKramer, and more.

The Greatest Power will be available on LP and download on September 8th, 2015 via Dymaxion Groove Records. Pre-orders are available HERE


09/13  New York, NY @ The Drawing Center

Artist: Jad Fair & Jason Willett
Album: The Greatest Power
Label: Dymaxion Groove
Release date: September 8th, 2015

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