Good music comes from unexpected places, in this case from Boise, Idaho, courtesy of Electricwest. Known to his friends as Pat Benolkin, he won December's Christopher Willits/Colors Shifting Remix contest in which contestants were given Willits' track "Colors Shifting" (well duh) to remix under a Creative Commons license.Read more »
Electrelane No Shouts, No Calls Too Pure
We happen to know for a fact that No Shouts, No Calls is Electrelane’s best work to date. Behind the subtle female vocal melodies and clean, driving guitars lurks a sadness present only in weirdo-pop bands like Camera Obscura and Sonic Youth. These guys have got it right!
More at the forefront of the population's thoughts now than perhaps three years ago, Darfur's conflict between armed forces and the government-backed militia (known as "Janjaweed") has already killed thousands and turned over 2 million civilians into refugees. And it often seems there's no end in sight to this slaughter and displacement.Read more »
Las Vegas' annual Consumer Electronics geek convention took place last week from January 8 - 11. XLR8R managing editor Ken Taylor, with the notorious Dankman in tow, headed to the convention center to check out the gadgets, girls, and relive the glory days of Super Mario.
See their adventures now, only at Peepshow.
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Michigan resident Benoit Pioulard spends some quality time with nature in the video for "Triggering Back," a song from his Kranky debut Precis. A veteran drummer and avid supporter of field recordings, Pioulard shows off his affinity for the natural world in this video.
See "Triggering Back" and more at XLR8R's Video Section.
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