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  • 04/09/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, April 9

Earthless Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky Tee Pee
The title says it all. This shit is cosmic; it’s actually intergalactic meditation–heavy, heavy intergalactic meditation. Featuring members from Hot Snakes and Clikatat Ikatowi, this trio is the best thing to happen to psych since Roky Erickson.


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  • 04/09/2007

Balkan Beat Box Preps New Record

International dance music has seen a resurgence since Jewish singjay Matisyahu stormed MTV2 and radio stations across the map. Following in his steps is Balkan Beat Box, a Brooklyn/Tel Aviv-based trio that crafts funky, gypsy dancehall like no other (does anybody else craft funky, gypsy dancehall?).

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  • 04/09/2007

No Longer A Minor Reggae Label

Patiently, expertly, reggaematically, a Brother from another has been building a superb label.

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  • 04/09/2007

Walt Disney Concert Hall Hosts Pravda

L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall is set to host Pravda ("truth," in Russian), a less family-friendly event series, namely one that examines the role of artistic repression in Stalin’s Soviet Union.


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  • 04/09/2007

Graffiti Returns to the Subway

Seven of the world's best graffiti artists usher in Adidas' Spring line with the End to End Project, in which these champions of urban street art will work together painting a full-sized replica of a subway car from, uh, end to end. Think of it as a gigantic live painting endeavor, planted for public viewing at a busy New York intersection.

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  • 04/09/2007

Video: Stars of the Lid “Apreludes (in C major)”

The guys at Kranky knew what they were doing when they announced Stars of the Lid’s (annoyingly named) Stars of the Lid and Their Refinement of the Decline as the label’s 100th release. The band’s first album in five years is a 2-disc collage of thick layers of pretty drone and cinematic pads that are so lush, most ambient producers will have trouble looking in the mirror. Directed by Luke Savisky, “Apreludes (in C major)” is a trippy, 16mm video, and an incessantly moving portrait of a forest that is as beautiful as it is minimal.

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  • 04/06/2007

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