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XLR8R TV Episode 29: Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco is best known for its studio work with bands like Justice, Klaxons, The Go! Team, and The Rapture. Instead of leaving their studio behind for their first solo tour, the duo packed the whole thing up, brought it around the world, and dissected it for us in this episode.

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  • 10/09/2007

Of Montreal Preps Acoustic EP, Tour

Of Montreal is more than a band bent on writing killer pop tunes and indecent exposure. Since releasing Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? in June, the band has been hard at work prepping its acoustic EP, Sony Connect Set, its first for download site Sony Connect.

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  • 10/09/2007

Style: Mishka Goes Metal

With Urban Outfitters’ design teams replicating Slayer shirts and Etnies’ Altamant fashion division releasing a Jimi Hendrix artwork series, there’s no denying the ever-growing, and usually ridiculous, “I’m down with vintage rock” fashion trend that’s been surfacing over the past few years. Fortunately, the New York-based line Mishka is giving the proverbial middle finger to the imposters with its Rasputin shirt, based on the almighty (and fictional?) band of the same name.

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  • 10/08/2007

XLR8R Weekly Top Ten: Danava, Hell Rell, Skull Disco

Hell Rell For the Hell of It Koch

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You Are Space Invader

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  • 10/05/2007

Singles Update: Digitalism, Benga, Farah

Digitalism “Idealistic” Kitsuné
I’m not sure when DJ A-Trak decided it was a good idea to employ cowbells and acoustic drums in his compositions, but it was a pretty good decision. His “Idealistic” reinterpretation is a glitchy disco-house track that gives the original new life with an assembly of percussive toms. Accompanied by Digitalism’s extended mix, as well as more disco-meets-electro remixes via WhoMadeWho and Hystereo, this 12” will be at the front of crates for months to come. Read more » 

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  • 10/05/2007

Gear Alert: Arturia V Synthesizer Collection

Over the past few years, Arturia has released a series of retro emulations, from the Minimoog to the Jupiter 8 to Yamaha’s CS-80, all of which not only sound comparable to their vintage predecessors, but also won’t come close to braking producers’ wallets (quite unlike the aged hardware synths). For those composers who can’t decide which of these individual blasts from the past are right for their instrument libraries, Arturia has made the decision for you with the V Collection.

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  • 10/05/2007

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