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Artist Chart: New Young Pony Club

Now that the Modular Records five-piece has released its debut long-player, Fantastic Playroom, New Young Pony Club is giving XLR8R a taste of the tracks that keep the tour wagon moving and rehearsals in sync. Perhaps hinting at some of the upcoming tours this year, the band has compiled a contemporary list of tracks from both popular and little-known friends around the globe. These disco-fueled anthems are what's most likely booming on a soundsystem in your neighborhood.

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  • 09/04/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, September 4

East Of Underground East Of Underground Wax Poetics
The back story behind this LP is reason enough to give it a listen: a group of US troops stationed in Germany during Vietnam get together and record a bunch of funk and soul covers, and leave one lone copy in the Army archives. On top of that, the tracks are amazing. This is pummeling early ’70s funk at its most poignant.


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XLR8R TV Episode 24: Fall Fashion Roundup

XLR8R's Roy Dank braves the Vegas fashion tradeshows so you don't have to. Sneak a peek at upcoming designs from Paul Frank, 10 Deep, Upper Playground, and more of our favorite designers to see what you'll be wearing in the year to come. (Hint: it won't be all-over prints.)

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Previous Episodes
Episode 19: Chromeo
Episode 20: My Sing-A-Ling
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  • 09/04/2007

DFA Reissues Pylon's Gyrate

Some bands break up and disappear for good. Others call it quits, but pop up in unexpected places for 20 years to follow. Such is the case with Pylon, the Athens, Georgia-based new-wave band whose tracks inspired many bands during the late-'70s and early-'80s, dropped off the face of the earth, and has now reappeared on none other than James Murphy's and Tim Goldsworthy's DFA imprint.

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  • 09/03/2007

M.A.N.D.Y. Preps Remix LP, Tour

Berlin-based duo M.A.N.D.Y. needs no introduction. Aside from founding Get Physical with pals Booka Shade and DJ T, Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer have released dozens of tracks and maintained a residency at Berlin’s Monza club since 2001. Now, the electro-house veterans add to their hefty catalog with 12 Great Remixes For 11 Great Artists.

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  • 09/03/2007

Videos: Handsome Furs, Aesop Rock, Caribou, Gudrun Gut

When the Handsome Furs make a video of live footage interspersed with stills of Cholas, you know you're in XLR8R video country. Still, one might consider the more exciting video to be Aesop Rock's newest escapade, "None Shall Pass," which features animated artwork from San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Fish. For the gloomy at heart, there's Caribou's "Melody Day," and what better way to cap off the week than with some femme-techno from Neubauten contributor Gudrun Gut, on "Move Me."

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  • 09/02/2007

Souls of Rap Folks: Talking From the Heart

"Before the music was known all across the map/We use to do a little thing with this thing called rap/So take it back/Take it back"
Critical Akklaim, "Take It Back"


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  • Filed under: news
  • 09/01/2007

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