Artist: Rubik

Country: Finland
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: Dada bandits / Radiants (mp3)
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Final nominees announced for Nordic Music Prize

The final 12 nominees for the 2011 Nordic Music Awards have been decided and they are as follows:

Ane Brun - It all starts with one
Lykke Li - Wounded rhymes
Rubik - Solar
Gus Gus - Arabian horse
Malk De Koijn - Toback to the fromtime
Siinai - Olympic game
Björk - Biophilia
Iceage - New brigade
Montée - Renditions of you
Anna Järvinen - Anna själv tredje
Goran Kajfes - X/Y
The Field - Looping state of mind

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Nordic Music Prize 2011 semi-finalists

The semi-finalists for the 2011 Nordic Music Prize have been revealed:

Anna Ternheim - The night visitor
Jonathan Johansson - Klagomuren
Loney Dear - Hall music
The Field - Looping state of mind
Mattias Alkberg - Anarkist
Lykke Li - Wounded rhymes
Anna Järvinen - Anna själv tredje
Deportees - Islands & shores
Veronica Maggio - Satan i gatan
Goran Kajfes - X/Y

Larsen & Furious Jane - Dolly
Michael Møller - A Month of Unrequited Love
Oh Land - Oh Land
Mikael Simpson - Noget Laant, Noget Blaat
The Late Great Fitzcarraldos - The Late Great Fitzcarraldos
Malk De Koijn - Toback To The Fromtime
Iceage - New Brigade
Thulebasen - Gate 5
When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie
Hymns From Nineveh - Hymns From Nineveh

Von Hertzen Brothers - Stars Aligned
Röyhkä & Mattila - Kaksi lensi tuulen mukaan
22-Pistepirkko - Lime Green Delorean
French Films - Imaginary Future
Siinai - Olympic Games
Rubik - Solar
Regina - Soita mulle
Michael Monroe - Sensory Overdrive
Mirel Wagner - Mirel Wagner
Chisu - Kun valaistun

Sóley - We Sink
Lay Low - Brostinn strengur
Ham - Svik, harmur og dauði
Sin Fang - Summer Echoes
FM Belfast - Don’t Want To Sleep
Gus Gus - Arabian Horse
Mugison - Haglél
Björk - Biophilia
Apparat Organ Quartet - Pólýfónía

Razika - Program ’91
Lars Vaular - Du betyr meg
Jonas Alaska - Jonas Alaska
Team Me - To The Treetops!
Ane Brun - It All Starts With One
Stein Torleif Bjella - Vonde Visu
120 Days - 120 Days II
Montée - Renditions Of You
John Olav Nilsen og Gjengen - Det nærmeste du kommer
Martin Hagfors - I like you

This list will eventually be culled down to a final 12 on December 1 before the winner is crowned on February 16.

Off the Record: Plain Ride / Rubik

Finnish live music video site Off the Record has two new sessions online, one with folk/psych/rock act Plain Ride and one with indierockers Rubik.

Rubik US tour

Finnish indie act Rubik will be embarking on their first-ever full US tour this October alongside US act Lights:

10/22 - Sonar, Baltimore, MD
10/24 - Eagle Theater, Pontiac, MI
10/25 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
10/26 - Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10/28 - Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
10/29 - Cicero's, St. Louis, MO
10/30 - Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence, KS
11/01 - Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
11/02 - The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
11/04 - Soma, San Diego, CA
11/05 - Nile Theater, Mesa, AZ
11/07 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
11/08 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
11/09 - Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
11/10 - El Corazon, Seattle, WA

Ungdomskulen - Facemask

Norwegian indie/funk act Ungdomskulen have a new single out now called "Facemask", the first taste of their forthcoming album and the follow-up to their "Gimme ten" experiment of 1-minute songs:
Like Rubik, another band with more ideas than songwriting skills, I can't get into this at all.

Nordic By Nature in June

Berlin-based Scandinavian clubnight Nordic By Nature have a new mixtape up for June:
As for this month's events, Rubik will be performing at Festsaal Kreuzberg on June 4 and then Vinnie Who will be coming to Roter Salon on the 17th.

Helsinki scene report via Rubik

Rubik contribute a Helsinki scene report for CMJ:

Rubik - Laws of gravity (video)

Finnish indie act Rubik has a new video online:
The band's new album "Solar" is out now.

This week's chart

Here is the It's a Trap! listening group top 10 artists of the week unique to our group:

01. Bob Hund
02. Jens Lekman
03. Lykke Li
04. Håkan Hellström
05. Anna Järvinen
06. Kurt Vile
07. The Bear Quartet
08. The Radio Dept.
09. Austra
10. Rubik

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Rubik - Laws of gravity

Stream a brand new track from Finnish act Rubik:
The band's next album "Solar", their third overall, will be released this spring via .

Rubik - Twenty eleven

Here's a quick preview clip for the new Rubik album due out next year:

Top tens for 2010: It's a Trap! Contributors

Rubik recording, touring

Finnish indie act Rubik are currently recording a new album at their home studio for release in early 2011 via . They'll also be doing a number of European dates starting at the end of the month:

10/29 - Kaserne, Basel (SWI)
10/30 - Merkker, Baden (SWI)
11/01 - Le Rocher Palmer, Bordeaux (FRA)
11/02 - Le Saint des Seins, Toulouse (FRA)
11/03 - Le Centrifugeuse, Pau (FRA)
11/08 - La Maroquinerie, Paris (FRA)
11/10 - Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (FRA)
11/11 - Festival les Indisciplinés, Lorient (FRA)
11/12 - Festival les Boréales, Caen (FRA)
11/13 - Le 6 Par 4, Laval (FRA)
11/25 - Primavera Club, Madrid (ESP)
11/26 - Primavera Club, Madrid (ESP)
11/27 - Primavera Club, Barcelona (ESP)

Rubik give away new EP

Finnish indie act Rubik are giving away new EP for free download before they kick off their US tour:

Rubik to tour US in June

Finnish act Rubik will be touring the US with Christian rockers mewithoutYou and David Bazan:

06/02 - Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
06/03 - Granada, Lawrence, KS
06/04 - Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
06/05 - Murray Theater, Murray, UT
06/07 - El Corazon, Seattle, WA
06/08 - Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
06/10 - The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA
06/11 - Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA
06/12 - Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
06/13 - Martini Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
06/15 - Emo's, Austin, TX
06/16 - The Door, Dallas, TX
06/17 - Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
06/18 - Outland Ballroom, Springfield, MO
06/19 - Juanita's, Little Rock, AR
06/20 - M-Lounge, Birmingham, AL
06/21 - Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
06/22 - Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
06/24 - New Brookland Tavern, Columbia, SC
06/25 - The Square Room, Knoxville, TN
06/26 - The Madhatter, Covington, KY
06/27 - The Eagle Theater, Pontiac, MI