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Turntable Lab Remix Contest

In a press release that arrived at the XLR8R office the other day, Turntable Lab extended its invitation to remix Plastic Little to include “deejays, remixers, mash-up artists, breakdancers, art school students, unpaid interns, coffee shop employees, advertising hacks, out-of-work actors, ex-reality show contestants who lost, ex-New Ravers, ex-electroclash fans, and parents.” That should include just about anyone reading this, so listen up.
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  • 03/05/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, March 5

Young Galaxy S/T Arts & Crafts
Young Galaxy is a Canadian force to be reckoned with. Like their retro-pop peers The Warlocks and El Perro Del Mar, Stephen Ramsay and Catherine McCandless create lo-fi ethereal tracks that have us psyched.


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  • 03/05/2007

Video: OOIOO "Umo"

As previously stated on xlr8r.com, leftfield Japanese outfit OOIOO will be heading to the States shortly, to wow crowd with their punked-out brand of art rock (whatever that means).

First though, the folks at Thrill Jockey have been nice enough to share the video for the band's track "Umo," which features, perhaps predictably, strange creatures beating drums and dancing around a blinding white backdrop. Perhaps we can expect the same for the live show.



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  • 03/05/2007

Soulwax On Tour

Those who live to have fun at all costs, take note. That crazy Belgian production team Soulwax will be on the road this spring, back in the States due to popular demand.

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  • 03/05/2007

UMO

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  • 03/05/2007

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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  • 03/03/2007

Mush Records Video Bonanza

14 new additions have arrived at XLR8R’s Video Section, thanks to Mush Records. The label has courteously shared nearly their entire catalog, from the monomatic stylings of Daedelus to the thoughtful meanderings of Thavius Beck. The newest work comes from Boy in Static, whose album drops on May 29, 2007. But long-term fans of the label don’t worry, there are some older videos as well.

Mush Videos on XLR8R.Com

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  • 03/03/2007

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