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Pon Di Wire: The Marley Family, Anthony B, Wailing Souls

Jamaican national elections take place this week. Early, pre-election polling shows that Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller's ruling Peoples National Party is trailing Bruce Golding's Jamaica Labor Party by several percentage points.

The Marley Family's Fifty Six Hope Road Music Limited estate filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group and Verizon Wireless to counter an alleged, fraudulent agreement to utilize Bob Marley's name, likeness, and image to promote ringtones.

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Tour: Holy Fuck, Wolf Parade

Holy Fuck has built quite a reputation touring with the likes of !!! and Mouse On Mars. Now, the Toronto-based quartet is sending its scratchy synth-noise message across North America on a tour supporting fellow Canadian outfit Wolf Parade.

The band has further reason to celebrate. Beggars Group's newest sub-imprint, Young Turks, recently signed Holy Fuck, and is set to release a forthcoming, aptly titled long-player, LP. Canada is the new breeding ground for all things killer.

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  • 09/05/2007

Making of the Album

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  • 09/04/2007

Artist Chart: New Young Pony Club

Now that the Modular Records five-piece has released its debut long-player, Fantastic Playroom, New Young Pony Club is giving XLR8R a taste of the tracks that keep the tour wagon moving and rehearsals in sync. Perhaps hinting at some of the upcoming tours this year, the band has compiled a contemporary list of tracks from both popular and little-known friends around the globe. These disco-fueled anthems are what's most likely booming on a soundsystem in your neighborhood.

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  • 09/04/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, September 4

East Of Underground East Of Underground Wax Poetics
The back story behind this LP is reason enough to give it a listen: a group of US troops stationed in Germany during Vietnam get together and record a bunch of funk and soul covers, and leave one lone copy in the Army archives. On top of that, the tracks are amazing. This is pummeling early ’70s funk at its most poignant.


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XLR8R TV Episode 24: Fall Fashion Roundup

XLR8R's Roy Dank braves the Vegas fashion tradeshows so you don't have to. Sneak a peek at upcoming designs from Paul Frank, 10 Deep, Upper Playground, and more of our favorite designers to see what you'll be wearing in the year to come. (Hint: it won't be all-over prints.)

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Previous Episodes
Episode 19: Chromeo
Episode 20: My Sing-A-Ling
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  • 09/04/2007

DFA Reissues Pylon's Gyrate

Some bands break up and disappear for good. Others call it quits, but pop up in unexpected places for 20 years to follow. Such is the case with Pylon, the Athens, Georgia-based new-wave band whose tracks inspired many bands during the late-'70s and early-'80s, dropped off the face of the earth, and has now reappeared on none other than James Murphy's and Tim Goldsworthy's DFA imprint.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 09/03/2007

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