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The Week In Music, Jan 19

XLR8R reviews the week's musical happenings, and wonders when it became trendy for artists to stare blankly to the left of the camera when posing for photos.

This week:

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  • 01/19/2007

Banksy Opens Online Store

Not everyone can drop $250,000 on a piece of artwork with the words "I can't believe you morons actually buy this shit" scrawled on it, (though we'd like to) and guerrilla art sensation Banksy is well aware of that. He also knows that since the success of his warehouse show in L.A. this fall, his stuff has been in such high demand that people have begun creating illegal t-shirts and posters featuring his designs.

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  • 01/19/2007

Figurines Re-Release Skeletons

Oh, joy. It's another alt-indie-electroinc-pop album from an über-hip band being hyped on Pitchfork. But wait, there's something unusual about the overlooked second full-length from Danish outfit Figurines, something that makes you reconsider the previous statement.

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  • 01/19/2007

New At the XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series: Ellen Allien

For our latest in the DJ Mix Podcast Series, XLR8R friend and techno stalwart Ellen Allien, label boss of BPitch Control, hand selected and mixed a collection of some of her freshest new cuts. No Snow In Berlin showcases her own work as well as some of the hottest tracks from artists like Dabrye, Feadz, Modeselektor, and more. 

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  • 01/18/2007

Deerhoof Releases Album, Preps Tour

Deerhoof's latest album, another slice of noise-pop innovation entitled Friend Opportunity, hits record store shelves next week. Always a band to throw its listeners off (in a good way), Deerhoof blends traditional rock riffs with horns, bleeps, and melodies sung in quirky falsetto ranges.

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  • 01/18/2007

MSTRKRFT Headlines Diamonds Tour

Strange but true: Electro-rock powerhouse MSTRKRFT, usually seen sharing the turntables with acts like Justice and and other indie stars, has formed an unlikely partnership with none other than John Digweed for the upcoming Diamonds 07 Tour.

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  • 01/18/2007

!!! Preps Album and Tour

The music world had been offering up collective prayers that dance-punk band !!! wouldn't go the way of its sister band Outhud after the latter split in 2006. Rest assured, a new album, Myth Takes, has been announced, with a release slated for spring.  The first single, "Heart of Hearts" is available for download from the band's official site, to whet your appetite for the coming full-length.

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  • 01/17/2007

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