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Daily Download: Architecture In Helsinki "Heart It Races"

If pop music can in any way be lovable, then six-piece outfit Architecture in Helsinki is the band to make that happen. On Places Like This, the group's third longplayer, the traditional verse-chorus-verse formula is livened up with some tropical flavors, rhythms that call reggaeton to mind, and vocals that may warm some and annoy others, but are nonetheless extremely unique.

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  • 08/21/2007

Bast Opens Devilwood Exhibition

Hunting monsters are the latest theme engrossing Brooklyn-based visual artist Bast, and Devilwood, his forthcoming exhibition that will open in Los Angeles this weekend, features a grip of these twisted creatures adorned with found objects that double as weapons. Bast's paintings tend to examine destruction and uncertainty, and usually include elements from hip-hop culture. Devilwood should be no exception.

Event Details
Saturday, August 25, 2007



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  • 08/20/2007

Mindhole

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  • 08/20/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, July 16

Bruce Haack The Electric Lucifer The Omni Corporation

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Justin Martin Drops Chaos Restored

San Francisco isn't a surprising place to find producers making European-stye house, but few accomplish this sound with as much originality as Connecticut-born, S.F.-based Justin Martin, co-founder of the dirtybird imprint (Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin), and also a member of Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly label.

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  • 08/20/2007

Tour: Jesse Rose

Jesse Rose must be in the middle of his busy season, because the Berlin-based house producer has been touring like mad and releasing singe after single for the better part of 2007. Not only has homeboy remixed everyone from Armand Van Helden to Ben Mono, but he also has reinterpretations in the works for Simian Mobile Disco, Underworld, E-Dancer, and Swag. If you can’t wait for the release of Rose’s new vinyl annihilators, satiate your appetites with one of these dates.

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  • 08/20/2007

Daily Download: Sage Francis "Got Up This Morning"

Human the Death Dance is rapper Sage Francis' fourth solo effort. Somewhat conceptual in its nature, the album is is comprised of two "halves"–the first being a relaxed, playful bunch of tracks, and the second something akin to a pensive breakup album. "Got Up This Morning" is off the first part, and features sultry vocals from Jolie Holland and laid back beats from pal Buck 65.

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  • 08/20/2007

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