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Top 20 MP3s of May

We start June off with another look at some of the most popular MP3s to grace the (web)pages of XLR8R.com, this time for the month of May. It seems our readers' tastes over the last 30 days were dominated by ambient electronics, no-wave-flavored psych-rock, sultry soul, and a little bit of math-rock.

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  • 06/03/2009

Underground Resistance Video Interview

This video might be a couple months old, but it's never too late to watch an interview with the legendary Underground Resistance crew. Current TV traveled to the Motor City this past spring to talk music, gear, and the history of the Detroit techno label and collective, and we have the clip here, featuring "Mad" Mike Banks, Cornelius "Atlantis" Harris, Jon Dixon, DJ Dex, and more.

Current TV - Underground Resistance
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  • 06/03/2009

Hercules & Love Affair Prep Mix

Last summer, the Hercules & Love Affair buzz revolved around Andy Butler and Co.'s self-titled debut album, which was released through DFA and helped usher in a season's worth of disco sounds. Production chops now proven, Butler enters summer 2009 with DJing in mind, and is set to release the first compilation in a new series by Renaissance.

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  • 06/03/2009

Aphex Twin, Matthew Herbert Play Melt!

Germany's Melt! Festival gears up for its 12th year, and with the multi-day event just a little over a month away, organizers are busy finalizing the lineup.

It's been known for a little while that Aphex Twin will headline the event, alongside the likes of DJ Koze, Sascha Funke, Henrik Schwarz, !!!, Buraka Som Sistema, Hudson Mohawke, Kode9, and many, many others. Further additions to the bill were made this week, with Matthew Herbert, Dinky, Ruede Hagelstein, and Animal Collective joining the festivities.

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  • 06/02/2009

Pop Montreal 2009 Dates

Dates for the 2009 edition of Pop Montreal are in. The annual festival—which featured Beach House, Vetiver, The Bug, Dan Deacon, and hundreds of others last year—will unroll another five-day event that, this year, will bring more than 400 artists to Quebec's largest city, from September 30 - October 4.

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  • 06/01/2009

Dubstep Photo Exhibition

Dubstep isn't often associated with art galleries, but the genre will have its moment to shine this summer in London. Photographer/student James Measom will showcase photos taken from dubstep clubs as part of the Plymouth College of Art Graduate Show. Measom is currently offering a preview on his website. The rest can be seen on site from Friday, June 12 - Monday, June 15, with an exhibition launch party on June 11.

The exhibition will show at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London. Read more » 

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  • 06/01/2009

Rye Rye to Tour with A-Trak

No summer breaks for Rye Rye. The Baltimore rapper will see both the release of her debut album (originally slated for March release) and numerous tour dates that kick off in early July.

For the latter she'll share the stage with Fool's Gold boss A-Trak, on the 10,000LB Hamburger Tour. No clues as to how they came up with the name, but according to the Fool's Gold website, "this will not be your average club gig."

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  • 06/01/2009

New Mars Volta Music, Contest

If you've taken one too many Which Movie Star are You? Facebook quizzes and need a new way to pass the time, head over to The Mars Volta's website. Omar Rodriquez-Lopez and Co. are gearing up for the release of their fifth album, Octahedron, and new music, along with pictures and other goodies, are hidden all over the interactive site. Just zoom in on the bright picture and look for the little gold plus signs dotted over the image.

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  • 05/29/2009

New WHY? Album Announced

Bay Area-based art-hop trio WHY? just announced a follow-up to last year's Alopecia. The new album, Eskimo Snow, will drop this fall via the label's longtime home of anticon..

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  • 05/29/2009

Vivian Girls Announce New Album

Everything is Wrong might be the title of the new Vivian Girls' album, but the last year or so leads us to believe that most things, musically, anyway, are moving along swimmingly for this trio of ladies. This is, after all, a band that received its own question on Jeopardy, in addition to playing packed venues and receiving endless amounts of positive press over its self-titled album.

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  • 05/29/2009

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