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Exclusive Mary Anne Hobbs Tour Vid

As you probably know by now, BBC queen bee Mary Anne Hobbs has been tearing through the midwest and west coast on her first proper US tour, and has been telling us all about it here.

Today she laced us with this exclusive video, and promises more in the days to come, so keep checking back.

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  • 09/15/2009

Githead to Release New Album

Post-punk super-group Githead is getting ready for its third album release in November. Featuring Colin Newman (of Wire), Malka Spigel and Max Franken (of Minimal Compact), and Robin Rimbaud (Scanner), the quartet's latest is titled Landing, and features an updated, more organic take on the post-punk sound that many in the group pioneered. Though the lyrical content remains the same—political and social unrest still rule the day, after all—the sound is infinitely more nuanced and pop-obsessed than Githead's past efforts.

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  • 09/15/2009

DOOM to Bring Us Guests

With his recently shortened and accentuated moniker, leftfield lyrical hip-hop godfather DOOM has gathered together the more rare output from his long-stretching career and mixed it all together for the forthcoming retrospective Unexpected Guests. Read more » 

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  • 09/15/2009

Labels We Love: In the Red

Larry Hardy makes a home for several generations of VU-pushing garage punks. Read more » 

Review: Jahdan Blakkamoore Buzzrock Warrior

Label: Gold Dust

Buzzrock Warrior certainly sports an impressive resume. Largely produced by Dutty Artz head honchos Matt Shadetek and DJ /rupture, Jahdan Blakkamoore's album features high-profile guest appearances from grime don Durrty Goodz and fellow Brooklyn dancehall up-and-comer 77Klash, not to mention production work from Modeselektor, Jammer, Maga Bo, and Chancha Vía Circuito. Read more » 

Exclusive: Mary Anne Hobbs' Tour Blog

While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs will be supplying us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. Check back every few days for more updates and videocasts, and see her in action in your town soon (if you haven't already).

Sept. 9

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  • 09/14/2009

Martyn Remixes Fever Ray

Newly minted U.S. resident and accidental dubstep technician Martyn has hit gold again with his remix of Fever Ray's "Seven," which is getting an official single release on September 29. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

Remix Major Lazer!

It's contest time again folks, and Diplo and Switch, of the Major Lazer squad, have got quite the trophy prize polished up for the victor. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

Overlap/Ghostly Release Chris McNamara

Ghostly International and Christopher Willits' Overlap imprint are ganging together for their first collaborative release, a lovely slice of ambient music from Michigan/Ontario-based artist Chris McNamara. Vague Cities is a five-track album that recalls Brian Eno, bvdub's more ambient moments, and even a bit of the Chain Reaction catalog. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

XLR8R's Top 20 MP3s of August

The temperature circulating around the XLR8R offices was quite stifling throughout the month of August, and luckily we had quite a collection of MP3s to cool us off during its hottest moments. Read more » 

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  • 09/14/2009

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