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Love Is a Ghost In America

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  • 07/30/2007

Tour: Final Fantasy

Violin virtuoso and Arcade Fire member Owen Pallet is embarking on one hell of a tour as Final Fantasy. After his appearance at the Calgary Folk Festival last weekend, Pallet set the precedent for a dynamic autumn. Traversing through Sweden, France, and the UK, the Canadian post-folk posterboy will then loop through Canada and the greater part of the States. Playing a majority of shows with hip-hop artisan Cadence Weapon, Final Fantasy may bridge the gap between musical genius and party time.

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  • 07/30/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, July 30

Celebration The Modern Tribe 4AD

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Event: dublab's Tonalism

dublab, Farmlab, and crew are bringing another night of all-ambient music to Los Angeles next week with Tonalism. In true dublab tradition, complementary tea will be served, and event attendees are encourage to bring "picnic baskets, food, beverages, and snacks to enjoy throughout the evening." The event will be streamed live on dublab.com.

Event Details

Saturday, August 4, 2007
dublab and Farmlab Present
Tonalism







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  • 07/30/2007

Daily Download: Slam "Azure (Radio Edit)"

Glasgow-based duo Slam returns with its fourth longplayer, Human Response, a "back-to-basics" record that returns to the deep electronic and techno sounds that first put the Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle on the map. "Azure" features choppy keyboard riffs, smooth synth lines, and even a few trance-like noises that remind us of electronic music in the good old days.

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  • 07/30/2007

The Week In Videos

This week, XLR8R visited bizarre terrain, kicking things off with Escort’s Muppet invasion on “All Through the Night.” Next, we witnessed the Plastic Little dudes as they unleashed their latest single, “Dopeness.” Ninja Tune’s resident weirdo Pop Levi offered up a goth-inspired pop anthem, “Pick-Me-Up Uppercut,” while Thursday ushered in the resurrection of Short Circuit’s Johnny Five, on Greenskeepers’ latest single.

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  • 07/29/2007

The Week In Downloads

Activist, writer, and MC Amir Sulaiman started the week off with some positive hip-hop vibes, and L.A.-based MC E Reece followed suite with the title track from his forthcoming long-player. Continuing on the hip-hop tip, Future Rapper and friends did a conceptual take on the genre with "Future Past Perfect," and Koushik and Percee P joined forces for a funky track off Stones Throw's Chrome Children 2 comp.

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  • 07/28/2007

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