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Artist Chart: Telephone Jim Jesus

One third of Restiform Bodies and purveyor of the ever-evolving Anticon. sound, Telephone Jim Jesus has made quite a name for himself in the avant-garde hip-hop realm. Now the Oakland-based producer is stepping into the atmospheric limelight with Anywhere Out of the Everything, his latest ode to chiming cinematic sounds and ambient hip-hop. XLR8R caught up with the progressive composer to see what albums have been exorcising his creative demons.

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  • 08/07/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 20: My Sing-A-Ling

Matthew Curry, better known as Safety Scissors, turns the karaoke mic over to Owen Ashworth, better known as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, for an evening of song appreciation, motorboat videos, and Kris Kristofferson tunes.

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Previous Episodes
Episode 16: No Age
Episode 17: Klaxons
Episode 18: Mars-1
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  • 08/07/2007

Daily Download: Cloudland Canyon "Dambala"

Featuring one member of screamo band The Red Scare and one instrumentally-inclined German dude, Cloudland Canyon is the new face of Kraut-experimentation. Fusing textured guitar delays akin to Brooklyn-based duo Growing and hazy atmospherics, "Damballa" is the band's reintroduction into the blossoming sound art scene.

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  • 08/07/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, August 6

Various Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul Numero Group Read more » 

Sex You All

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  • 08/06/2007

Kieran Hebden Produces Sunburned Hand of Man

After The Wire deemed Sunburned Hand of the Man the leaders of the “New Weird America” in 2003, Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden knew he had to be involved with the experimental collective. Thus, Fire Escape, the newest prog-addition to the Sunburned catalog. Recorded in about four hours in Hebden’s London-based studio The Exchange, Fire Escape then became a massive project for Four Tet’s jazz-minded producer.

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  • 08/06/2007

Pinback Preps Album, Bonus EP

Fall 2007 sees the members of San Diego-based indie-rock outfit Pinback prepping a new album for Touch and Go. The appropriately named Autumn of the Seraphs is another collection of tightly arranged, straightforward tracks dominated by guitar chords and  Zach Smith's pleasant vocal range, but what makes this album noteworthy is the bonus EP that comes packaged with all pre-ordered copies.

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  • 08/06/2007

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