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Stones Throw Flash, Video Premiere

News is coming from all corners of Stones Throw's brand-new (and very nicely designed) website. Here's the rundown on what the L.A.-based indie hip-hop label is up to this summer.

First, there's the aforementioned site, with more news, podcasts, and downloads, plenty of white space to make reading easy on the eyes, and, most importantly, an online store.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/24/2008

XLR8R Seeks Web Marketing Intern

XLR8R.com is seeking an online marketing intern who knows the difference between Junior Boys and Boys Noize, techno and electro, lazer bass and drum & bass to start immediately in our San Francisco office.

Duties include:
-Assisting in the marketing of XLR8R.com by maintaining a relationship with and sending content updates to websites, publications, and blogs

-Assisting with the management of XLR8R.com's MySpace and Facebook accounts

-Maintaining and updating the XLR8R.com PR database

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/23/2008

M83 To Tour U.S. Again

Fresh off a sold-out tour from May and June, Anthony Gonzalez is set to return to the U.S. for another round of dates in support of his latest M83 release, Saturdays = Youth. The Frenchman who makes the prettiest shoegaze this side of Ulrich Schnauss dropped the album this past April, and has been busy touring every since. Catch him this fall in one of these cities:

11/13 Washington, DC: Back Cat
11/14 New York, NY: Webster Hall
11/15 Philadelphia, PA: Starlite Ballroom
11/16 Northampton, MA: Pearl Street Nightclub
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  • 07/23/2008

Deerhoof Releases Single as Sheet Music

Forget remix contests. This week's award for most creative promotion of an album goes to the members of Deerhoof, who are releasing the first single off the forthcoming Offend Maggie as... sheet music.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/23/2008

Pon Di Wire: Bounty Killer, Busy Signal

The Alliance Crew’s “Warlord,” a.k.a. Rodney Pryce or DJ Bounty Killer, was arrested for profanity after his set at Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica last weekend. In recent years, Jamaican authorities have come down hard on “indecent language,” which, apparently in Bounty’s case, was sparked by a negative crowd reaction to his performance on July 19.

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Goldfrapp Plans Tour

With their Caravan Girl digital EP out today on Mute, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory (a.k.a. Goldfrapp) look to the road for a few North American show dates beginning with a performance at Radio City Music Hall on September 12.

Caravan Girl, named for the track off the group's Seventh Tree release from earlier this year, features the original cut of the song, as well as a live choral version, an acoustic rendition of "Monster Live," and a remix of "Little Bird" by Animal Collective.

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  • 07/22/2008

Music Legends Collaborate For Strut Series

The U.K.’s Strut Records has launched a startling new collaborative artist series titled Inspiration Information, which brings together eclectic underground reggae, funk, dance, and African superstars.

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  • 07/22/2008

Roots Manuva Preps New Album

Rodney Smith will return this fall with his fourth studio full-length under the Roots Manuva moniker.

Slime and Reason finds the Stockwell, London-based rapper drawing inspiration from the music of his past, namely with old Channel One and Studio One cuts. "Lord knows what they were drinking, smoking, or eating, or what they were doing or what was on their mind, but to me, that was a special period in music," Smith remarks.

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  • 07/22/2008

Dungen, Valet on New Vinyl/Digital Label

Ever notice how more and more artists are making their releases available in two formats, digital and vinyl, leaving out the CD package entirely? Anthology Recordings' Keith Abrahamsson has turned this trend into a business enterprise with the inception of Mexican Summer, a new label set to kick off in September that will feature releases in strictly vinyl and digital formats.

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  • 07/21/2008

Cut Copy and The Presets Announce Tour

After a tsunami of hype and press releases this year, Modular Records is set to unleash two of its biggest acts onto U.S. soil this fall.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/21/2008

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