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Montag Embarks on Tour

Vancouver-based, one-man electro-pop machine Antoine “Montag” Bédard is touring yet again. Unlike his past road adventures, supporting Au Revoir Simone and YACHT, Montag will hit North American stages with Mush Records’ Lymbyc System and slow-core virtuoso One AM Radio.

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  • 08/01/2007

SOGP Revs Up Freak Folk

Hazy, sun-drenched and ethereal; enigmatic English folk group Songs of Green Pheasant’s 2005 debut, Aerial Days (FatCat), was instantly dubbed an outsider music classic. The album saw Sheffield’s Duncan Sumpner’s delicate vocals drift through quietly strummed acoustic guitars bathed in wet echoes. The evocative work helped solidify the emerging freak folk movement of Devendra Banhart, Palace, Múm, and others.

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  • 08/01/2007

Daily Download: Yuno "California (Phonique Remix)"

Straight out of Hamburg, Germany, this melodic electro-pop quintet defies the traditional production blueprint with a live approach to songwriting. With New Order-esque guitarlines and lush synths a la Air, Yuno has gained quite a following, getting rising stars like Phonique and Tensnake to give its tracks the old remix treatment.

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  • 08/01/2007

Troy Pierce Goes Astray

Growing up in rural Indiana on a healthy diet of corn and Richie Hawtin, it was only a matter of time before Troy Pierce would move to New York, and eventually Berlin, to craft some of the most interesting techno releases of the past few years. Now, countless twelves and remixes into his career, Pierce is unveiling his most recent (and darkest) minimal achievement yet, Gone Astray (Minus).

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  • 07/31/2007

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  • 07/31/2007

Artist Chart: Escort

It’s not everyday that a group offers up humanized disco the way that Brooklyn-based outfit Escort does. Featuring all live instrumentation by upwards of over 20 members, this collective churns out late night, falsetto bangers for the loose-limbed and uninhibited. Only a few EPs into its career, the band has already garnered acclaim from Ewan Pearson and Trevor Jackson, while earning remix points for the likes of Tracey Thorn and Morgan Geist.

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  • 07/31/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 19: Chromeo

When you've got game like Chromeo, it's only right to share. Electrolovers Dave 1 and P-Thugg bro-down with their fans by answering letters, doling out heartfelt advice on romance, and finding new uses for high-waisted jeans.

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Previous Episodes
Episode 15: Crafting with Adult.
Episode 16: No Age
Episode 17: Klaxons
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  • 07/31/2007

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