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Jamie Lidell To Tour... Again

It seems like Jamie Lidell just passed through the U.S., but the electronic soul master is rushing back to North America at the beginning of August, where he'll make the rounds yet again before returning to Europe for a set of dates with Elton John. Those wondering how the man can keep such a lengthy tour going without collapsing somewhere in the middle of Portland will find their answer by checking one of these performances:

07/31 Quebec, Quebec: La Grande Scene
08/02 Chicago, IL: Lollapalooza
08/03 New York, NY: Central Park Summerstage
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  • 07/30/2008

Tobacco Readies Sinister Full-Length

Tobacco is well-known as head honcho of Pittsburgh-based neo-psych outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow, but avid his fans know that he doesn't sit at home twiddling his thumbs when the band takes a break. Hence, Fucked Up Friends, his debut full-length under his solo moniker and next up on anticon.'s release schedule.

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  • 07/30/2008

Free YR Radio Dates Announced

Two successful years at SXSW later, the Free YR Radio campaign is ready to hit the road.

Created by Toyota Yaris, and Urban Outfitters, the campaign is intended to raise awareness and support for indie radio, and has seen the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Dizzee Rascal, Klaxons, and Sonic Youth roll through for the parties.

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  • 07/29/2008

Ghosts of Techno

The kind folks at Current TV recently laced us with this documentary that Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2008

Pit Er Pat Announces New Album

Pit Er Pat isn't afraid to experiment. Over the course of three albums, an EP, and a 12" all hyped between 2004 and 2007, the Chicago-based trio has constantly dabbled in numerous musical styles, disparate rhythms, and unusual melodies. 2008 finds them comfortably trekking the same course with the forthcoming release of High Time, on their longtime home at Thrill Jockey.

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  • 07/29/2008

Momma's Boy

P-Thugg and Dave 1 wander through some vaguely Al Hirschfeld territory for their latest video, which was done entirely in understated black and white animation. The song is off the duo's Fancy Footwork release and features poppy synth and guitar hooks, vocoders, and the usual self-deprecating rhymes and jokes. One only need check the title to guess what this one's about. For those that really like this one, head over to MTV and submit a review of the video. Read more » 

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  • 07/29/2008

Out This Week

Since we don't keep enough people here at XLR8R.com to write an announcement about every single release we get word of, the news team gathered some notable new releases and compiled them here. Pick them up at your local record store, even if you've already snagged the leaked version online.

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  • 07/29/2008

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