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Fun with Forkcast, Round 10

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: just because it’s been months since we’ve done a Forkcast update, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention.

Sally Shapiro – “Time to Let Go (CFCF Remix)” from Remix Romance Vol. 2, out now on Paper Bag

The Broken West – “Perfect Games” from Now or Heaven, due 09/09/08 on Merge

Diplo – “Brew Barrymore” [via Mad Decent

Team Robespierre – “This Feels Perfect” from the “Bad Habit” 7″, out now on Impose

Girl Talk – “Set It Off” from Feed the Animals, out now from Illegal Art

Shugo Tokumaru – “Parachute” from Exit, out now on Almost Gold

Oxford Collapse – “The Birthday Wars” from Bits, out now on Sub Pop

UNKLE [ft. Josh Homme] – “Chemical” from End Titles… Stories for Film, out now on Surrender All

Lots more after the jump…

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V2 Gets Dropped by Parent Co.

V2 Records has been “restructured.” Its parent company, Sheridan Square, fired V2’s 35 employees on January 12 and “will no longer issue new music” other than gospel. It will retain V2’s catalog which includes albums by the White Stripes, Grandaddy, Isobel Campbell, Jim White, Moby, Mercury Rev, and the Raconteurs.

V2

V2 Records was started in 1996 by Richard Branson after he sold his Virign Records to EMI for a billion dollars. In November, 2005, Branson sold V2 “to create a relationship that keeps the V2 imprint in business.” Huh. Kept it in business for just over a year. Nice.

Think Branson will start a new label called V3? And what’s going to happen with the new Mooney Suzuki album, Have Mercy, that was supposed to be released on January 30?