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A Sunny Day in Glasgow "Watery"

Don’t be fooled by the name. A Sunny Day in Glasgow is based not in Scotland, but Philadelphia, and the band has unleashed its Scribble Mural Comic Journal album to …

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Joe Bataan "Ernestine"

It’s not often we run tracks from the old guard at INCITE Online, but when Anthology Recordings offered this gem from Latin R&B king Joe Bataan, we couldn’t resist. One …

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Clockwerk "Amazing"

Clockwerk–just two members from the 15+ collective of MCs and producers known as Sandpeople–have pulled 18 tracks of new and unreleased material together as a means of tiding over eager …

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Jern Eye "Free Agent"

Lunar Heights member Jern Eye released his solo album Authentic Vintage in 2006, proving he’s as adept at making music in free agent form as he is when performing mic …

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One Be Lo & Longshot "Learn"

Chicago’s EV Records began in 1998 and has since become a magnet for the city’s north-side hip-hop scene. Now the label is embarking into compilation territory with its first-ever sampler. …

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The Tape vs. RQM "Innocent (e.stonji Remix)"

How many acts can say they’ve shared the stage with Funkstörung and Kool Keith on separate occasions, but played songs both audiences relate to? While post-rock flavored with hip-hop is …

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Arc Lab "So Much For Surprises"

Medard Fischer, known to his fans as Arc Lab, squeezes a lot out of his music software on his latest album No Spectre. Fischer ensures that 99.9% of the album …

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Secret Mommy "Kool Aid River"

Talk about an artist who enjoys concept. The last album from Andy Dixon (a.k.a. Secret Mommy) was made entirely of sounds recorded at public recreational centers, and while his latest …

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History Invades "Intensity in Ten Cities"

Paul Albert Harper means business when he says the purpose of his History Invades outfit is to keep fans constantly guessing at sound, thereby challenging the standards of rock, punk, …

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Murderbot "My Streets"

One of the U.S.’s leading ragga jungle producers, Murderbot leads something of a double life, as a mild-mannered grad student from Kansas City named Chrissy by day and moonlighting as …

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Plus Device "Ultra Seductive"

The ultra-secretive project Plus Device released its ‘Body Heat EP’ in June of 2006, and since then there’s been nonstop buzz, much of the conversation centered on just who these …

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Daedelus "Remix of Nothing"

Ah Daedelus. The L.A.-based whizz kid we know as Alfred Weisberg-Roberts and never grow tired of. The guy famous for including old ’30s and ’40s cinema samples in his song …

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Cougar "Merit"

Like most bands, Cougar began as something casual–a bunch of guys tinkering around with music in a freezing Wisconsin basement–that turned into a full-length album complete with tour dates and …

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Milenasong "Figs Tree"

As previously reported on xlr8r.com links to, the Norwegian singer/songwriter Milenasong is set to release her debut album Seven Sisters in just a few short weeks. For the album she …

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Bong-Ra vs. Deformer "Ori Ede Remix"

Jason Kohnen and jungle/hip-hop producer Mike Redman once again join forces as Bong-Ra vs. Deformer, to represent both their love of the breakbeat and their Dutch heritage. The vocals on …

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Ghislain Poirier "Dem Nah Like Me feat. Mr Lee G"

Montreal’s Ghislain Poirier teams up with Brooklyn’s Mr Lee G for some new riddims and convincing flow on his third 12” for the Shockout imprint. A master at mashups, Poirier’s …

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Lucky Dragons "Complement Song"

An industrious sound tinkerer and meticulous wordsmith, Lucky Dragons mastermind Luke Fischbeck has been laboring over his full-length Widows for some time now, but the end result is worth the …

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Deerhunter "Strange Lights"

Cryptograms is the second full-length from Deerhunter, Atlanta’s discordant pop foursome, and the marks band’s first album on Kranky. Recorded purposely in two parts and the product of emotional, physical, …

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