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The Knife Tour The US

They've only confirmed a few dates so far, but expect many more to follow for the brother-sister electro-rock duo Karin and Olof Dreijer, aka The Knife. This will be the first ever tour on US soil for the duo, following much acclaim by fans and critics for their recent release Silent Shout, and if witnesses of past shows are anything to go by, expect total performance art involving sound, audiovisuals, and full set design. Read more » 

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  • 08/08/2006

Apocalypse Wow Hits The Airwaves

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Staff writer Roy Dank brings his monthly XLR8R column Apocalypse Wow to the airwaves every Tuesday night on eastvillageradio.com. Airing at 12mid - 2 am EST, 9 - 11pm PST, 6am - 8am CET, 5am - 7am GMT, the Dankman traverses time and space in his eternal quest for oddball dance goodies. Read more » 

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  • 08/08/2006

Lady Sovereign Album Date Set

The self-proclaimed "biggest midget in the game" Lady Sovereign stormed the North American coast last year with Vertically Challenged, a release that not only schooled the American population in the basics of grime, but also opened the door for a true media stampede. Having now appeared in every magazine from XLR8R to Elle, as well as taken her cheeky rhymes and rhythms to all four corners of the globe, it looks like Sov is ready to step things up even further with Public Warning, her first major label release. Read more » 

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  • 08/08/2006

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, August 4

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Nicolay Here BBE
Straight from the Netherlands comes hip-hop’s biggest up-and-coming producer, Nicolay. Here is the debut that’s had the hip-hop world buzzing and there’s no denying the hype. Having already collaborated with underground icons Little Brother, Nicolay is sure to make some noise stateside with this LP.
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  • 08/04/2006

Death From Above 1979 Split Up

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After six years of making music together, Death From Above 1979 have called it quits. On their official website Jesse F. Keeler says "I know it's been forever since I wrote anything on here. I'm sure by now most of you assume the band isn't happening anymore since there are no shows, no work on a new album, etc. Well I wanted to let you know that your assumptions are correct. We decided to stop doing the band...actually we decided that almost a year ago."
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  • 08/04/2006

Luomo Announces New Album

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While we've seen his other monikers crop up here and there over the last few years, it's been a long time since Sasu Ripatti released any new material under his alias Luomo. Finally, three year's after his album The Present Lover dropped, the Finnish house producer has announced a third Luomo album due later this fall.
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  • 08/04/2006

The XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series

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The XLR8R Podcast DJ Mix Series has arrived. Every first Thursday of the month a new, exclusive mix will be available for download through the XLR8R Podcast (requires iTunes) and will showcase the latest tracks from a particular artist or label.
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  • 08/03/2006

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