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Girl Talk Plans Tour Dates

After releasing a new album, Feed the Animals, touring relentlessly, and reportedly winning $600 in a blackjack game in Las Vegas, you'd think Girl Talk would be ready for a bit of R&R in 2009. Not so. The man born Gregg Gillis will instead begin his year with a fresh batch of performance dates that start tonight in Omaha and will continue throughout the rest of winter. Read more » 

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  • 01/09/2009

Kid Sister, Tittsworth, Buck 65 Do SXSW

Yes, it's that time again. Austin, TX is preparing for the absolute onslaught of bands and music fans, who will collectively descend on the city for another SXSW Music Festival, this time taking place March 18 - 22. The list is already lengthy, and we can expect it to quadruple in size in the coming weeks. If you've yet to book a hotel room for this year's festivities, well, good luck to you.

A few names from the aforementioned list:
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  • 01/08/2009

XLR8R's 50 Best MP3s of 2008

We put up tracks, you hit download, then we sent our data-collection elves out to find out XLR8R.com's most popular MP3s of 2008, according to our wonderful readers. While some obvious choices are here (M83, Hercules and Love Affair, Flying Lotus), our list does contain some surprises (Rainbow Arabia, Débruit, Neon Neon), a surprising amount of dubstep, and a whole lot of remixes. Now, let's hope everyone's had their fill of Lil Wayne for one year.

50 Raz Mesinai's Badawi - "Kode9 vs. Badawi - Den of Drumz"
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  • 01/07/2009

DJ T. Announces New Album

Though he's busy on the road at the moment, traversing various corners of Asia that include Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia, DJ T. has promised a new full-length, slated to drop in early summer. The Dusseldorf-born, Berlin based DJ and producer has already chosen a title, The Inner Juke Box, and will put finishing touches on the release upon his return to Europe in the spring.

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  • 01/07/2009

Voltage Music Offers First Compilation

Voltage Music, which was co-founded in 2001 by DJ Tomas (a.k.a Double Identity and Dub I.D.) and XLR8R founder Andrew Smith (a.k.a Professor Smith and Jackie’s Army), has spent the last eight years releasing West Coast dub, broken beat, electro, and dubstep tunes. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2009

Röyksopp Announces Album Details

A who's who of hot new Scandinavian artists have converged for Röyksopp's forthcoming third album, Junior, the first we've heard from the Norwegian duo since 2005's The Understanding. Read more » 

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  • 01/06/2009

Kraftwerk Founder Leaves Group

It's been nearly 40 years since Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter first joined forces and began making the music Kraftwerk would eventually become famous for, but from here on out, it seems that Hütter will be carrying the torch solo. Recent reports across the web, not to mention an announcement on the official Kraftwerk fan site, state that Schneider has finally called it quits, thereby leaving Hütter as the only original member of the group.

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  • 01/06/2009

Stream New Dan Deacon Material

Bromst took Baltimore DIY king Dan Deacon three long years to complete, and finally, following early December's initial buzz about the album, Deacon's dropped the full details on his new full-length.

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  • 01/06/2009

Foals Unleash New, Free Material

Antidotes, the debut album from Britain's lovable indie-rocking quintet Foals, was only released last March (and made it to a couple "Best of 2008" lists currently circulating the web), but the band has already announced some details on a new full-length.

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  • 01/05/2009

Boozoo Bajou Readies New Album, Tour

Boozoo Bajou starts off the new year armed with a brand-new album, set for release in early spring. This is the first proper full-length from the Nuremberg, Germany-based duo since 2005's Dust My Broom, and the new offering is said to be inspired less by the Cajun sounds that have marked Florian Seyberth’s and Peter Heider's earlier work and more by the acoustic musings of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Jackson Browne. No doubt the two have thrown some electronic elements in among the singer-songwriter influences. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 01/05/2009

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