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Asthmatic Kitty Drops Free Albums

Asthmatic Kitty just announced the release of two albums that are absolutely free, available as full downloads or for streaming via the label's site.

The first comes from ghetto folkster Grampall Jookabox, whose Rill Bruh EP contains several remixes and outtakes from the sessions that led up to the release of his upcoming Ropechain album.

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  • 08/27/2008

Justice Wants Your Photos for New Album

Justice has just announced details of its next release, A Cross the Universe, and the boys are getting the fans involved for this one. The duo put out a call via MySpace, asking people to submit photos of them, the best of which will be included in the booklet set to be packaged with the new album. Those in possession of awesome photos should send material to justicematerial@edbangerrecords.com.

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  • 08/26/2008

Inbox: Steve Bug

Sure, we're always curious to know about an artist's upcoming release, most recent tour, or arsenal of analog gear, but XLR8R's also got a curiosity for quirk. Thus, each week, we email a different artist to find out what makes them tick, in the studio and in life. This week: Fear of spiders and regrets over Facebook applications. That would be Poker Flat boss Steve Bug.

What are you listening to right now?
The birds in the trees in front of my apartment.

What's the weirdest story you ever heard about yourself?
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East Village Radio Festival... with Food

Buzz is in heavy circulation over the East Village Radio music festival, and the lineup looks promising, to say the least. The event will take place from 1 - 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, and features a lineup that includes Flying Lotus, Boris, Vivian Girls, the inimitable Devin the Dude, as well as two stages and KRS-One playing host to the festivities.

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  • 08/22/2008

Blank Blue Preps EP, FlyLo Remix

What's better than Elvin Estella (a.k.a. Nobody) and Niki Randa readying another Blank Blue release? Try a Blank Blue EP complete with a couple remixes courtesy of Flying Lotus.

Dive, set for release September 23, will feature future-folk remixes of the track "Sonic What?!," off this year's Western Water Music Vo. II full-length, followed by a couple cuts in which Flying Lotus adds his trademark sound of wobbly loops and static noise to the dreamy originals.

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  • 08/22/2008

Minus Crew Readies Tour Dates

The Minus crew is heading Stateside! Berlin-based DJ, producer, and innovator Richie Hawtin, along with his roster, will spend August and September in the Western Hemisphere, darting around North and South America. Expect sets from the likes of Magda, Troy Pierce, Konrad Black, and Marc Houle. No word yet as to whether or not the magic cube will be in attendance, but here's hoping.

08/27 Portland, OR: Holocene w/ Richie Hawtin
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  • 08/22/2008

Singles Update

XLR8R rounds up 10 new things DJs should cram in their hard drives.

Abstract Beats, Broken, Dowtempo:
o1o
“The Undatow 2”
Deepblak

This upstart Oakland, CA-based crew is going to heat up Fall 2008 with this smoking four-track EP. Picture future-funk and dreamy beats that lie between Flying Lotus and Boards of Canada territory. Evocative and supremely bumpin’.

Various
Modern Clubber EP
Vinyl Vibes

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  • 08/22/2008

Stars Like Fleas to Tour

Stars Like Fleas have been on our radar a few years now, but when the Brooklyn-based band dropped its folk-meets-jazz-meets-rock album, The Ken Burns Effect this past June, the music world sat up and took note of the band's ambitious musical arrangements that seem both soothing and disorienting. It's a combination that seems apt for live performances, and we'll see for sure when the band hits the road this fall. Check this track for a hint at what's to come.

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  • 08/20/2008

Bradford Cox "Ending All Bad Vibes"

Following this weekend's drama, in which an unmastered copy of Deerhunter's Weird Era Cont. and Atlas Sound's unreleased Logos were found on Bradford Cox's blog and leaked, the über-prolific songwriter is ready to call a truce (following a rather impassioned rant).

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  • 08/20/2008

Supermayer to Close Decibel Festival

Those attending Seattle's fifth Decibel Festival can add Kompakt Records' stars Michael Mayer and Superpitcher to the already extensive lineup.

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  • 08/20/2008

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