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Tour: !!! and The Field

Fresh off a recent jaunt through the US, the sample-happy, minimal pop producer Axel Willner (a.k.a. The Field) joins electro-pop craftsmen !!! for another bunch of dates in the States. Willner's debut longplayer for Kompakt, From Here We Go Sublime, is a trippy dancefloor filler with plenty of samples and a sense of humor. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn-based seven-piece is notorious for melodramatics and mayhem while creating racket onstage. Sounds like a match made in heaven.

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  • 08/06/2007

Daily Download: Ulrich Schnauss "Stars"

There have been masses of shoegaze revivalists, but few have gained as much attention as Germany-born Ulrich Schnauss, whose musical resume includes the gorgeously crafted A Strangley Isolated Place and Far Away Trains Passing By, and remixes of everyone from Depeche Mode to Mojave 3. Shoegazers, to your knees!


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  • 08/06/2007

The Week In Videos

No one does shoegaze quite like A Shoreline Dream, who started our week off with a dreamy and dramatic new video. Though some xlr8r.com readers hated it, we're kind of digging the street-friendly "What You Think," from Heiro Imperium's newest signing Knowbody. Goofy-yet-lovable French outfit TTC gave us "Travailler," and Liars redefined the term bizarre with its latest video.

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  • 08/05/2007

The Week In Downloads

Ah Glasgow. Home to gloomy weather, bad food, and two of the artists featured in this week's slew of downloads. Slam dropped four minutes and thirteen seconds of the same, pulsing electronic music that put the duo on the map four albums ago, and producer Rustie showed off his ability to mash dubstep, electro, and hip-hop together. Moving on to Germany, Yuno brought New Order-inspired chord progressions with soft synths, and David Last ensured Berlin's Social Registry imprint got funky for a hot minute.

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  • 08/04/2007

Live on the Take Away Shows

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  • 08/03/2007

The Week In Music, August 3


Mock & Toof

Death From Above Releases Good Records Again


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  • 08/03/2007

Black Dice Signs to Paw Tracks

Brooklyn-based Black Dice set the standard for dance-friendly noise-rock long ago, dropping albums on labels like Gravity, Troubleman Unlimited, and DFA. Now, the trio preps its debut for the Animal Collective-owned Paw Tracks imprint. Load Blown is, of course, filled with more of the spastic, cathartic, and abrasive synth-noise that is the band’s trademark, but it also showcases Black Dice’s ability to incorporate pop into the equation.

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  • 08/03/2007

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