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Listen Close (Rehearsal)

Raoul Sinier, the Bo Jackson of the multimedia world, is the epitome of a hardworking man. In addition to producing intricate, gritty sound structures that fall somewhere at the meeting point of IDM, hip-hop, and breakcore, the Paris-based artist also happens to be damn good at illustration and animation as well. Assuming any and all duties for his latest video, Sinier pairs his sinister, über-glitched beats with live rehearsal video footage, CGI animation, and some mildly creepy alien webcam creatures. WTF! Read more » 

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  • 08/05/2008

Laibach Plots Rare U.S. Appearances

Slovenian industrial outfit Laibach has made a career of revealing militant social commentary through art and attire, and for the band's Volk release last year, the members looked to various nations' national anthems and crafted a dark album of geopolitical commentary (For further indication of how sinister this album is, check the track "America," which opens with abrupt gunshot noises).

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  • 08/04/2008

Bassnectar Announces Tour Dates

Prepare to shake them (white) dreads. The self-proclaimed maker of electronic music and freakshow experimentation known as Bassnectar will hit the road this fall for a lengthy tour that's supposedly to include no less than 75 dates around North America (some of which are yet to be announced). A much-loved performer at festivals, the man born Lorin Ashton will be traveling to all corners of the U.S. with live showings of his strange mix of break-beat, hip-hop, dubstep, and grindcore. Let the wobbling and womping ensue.

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  • 08/04/2008

Ane Brun New Album, Tour Dates

XLR8R readers are probably familiar with the instrumental space-disco music emanating mysteriously from Norway by producers like Hans Peter Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas, and the whole Feedelity Records camp. Truly, we bask in their warped euphony. And what Norway lacks in population–about four million residents total–it makes up for in talent.

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  • 08/04/2008

DJ T. Unleashes New Single

Full details have yet to be announced for DJ T.'s next full-length, but word on the street is that the producer and Get Physical co-founder, born Thomas Koch, has been hard at work in the studio, collaborating and experimenting for the upcoming album.

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  • 08/04/2008

Out This Week: Atlas Sound, Fabric 41

This week, soul chanteuse Stacy Epps drops her debut, The Faint’s new one is out so we can finally stop talking about it, and Bradford Cox one again proves why he’s most deserving of the label “prolific.”



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The newest full-length from the Omaha, NE dance-rock five piece, who split from their longtime home at Saddle Creek and self-released this one.



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  • 08/04/2008

Atmosphere Announces Tour Dates

Here come Slug and Ant. With many a relationship woe and character's sad story now told via Atmosphere's latest album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, the Minneapolis-based hip-hop duo will embark on its Paint the Nation tour.

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  • 08/01/2008

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