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New Orleans natives Collin Rufino and David Gross, a.k.a. Home Video, do that mixing of electronic and rock thing so prevalent nowadays (Think Radio 4 or Blonde Redhead). Not to worry though. These guys prove themselves to be true musicians, with their skills showing through every vocal wave and crisp swipe at the drums, and it's not surprising Warp Records originally sat up and took interest. "Sleep Sweet" is from their No Certain Night Or Morning album, out now on Defend.

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  • 10/20/2006

Coffee 2 Go Launches Podcast

Since 2004 Noah Zark has hosted Coffee 2 Go, an underground hip-hop show on New York's freeform radio station WFMU. Frustrated with the state of the airwaves, where the majority of artists getting play were signed to major and indie labels (which is still the case), Zark geared Coffee 2 Go towards quality hip-hop artists as yet unsigned by any label. The half hour shows are hosted by Zark, DJ BrownBum and The Custodian Of Records.

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  • 10/20/2006

Triple Five Soul Launches Flagship Store In Japan

Brooklyn-based clothing company Triple Five Soul has been expanding internationally for a few years now, pushing their brand of lifestyle gear into Europe, Australia, The Philippines, and other countries, and gaining a presence with different music and cultural communities. The new Japan flagship store, which opened officially on October 7, marks their first serious venture into the East.

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  • 10/20/2006

New At The XLR8R Podcast Interview Series

Released just this week on Kranky, Précis marks the first official full-length album for Thomas Meluch, known here as Benoît Pioulard. It might mark the first "official" release, but the 21-year old has actually been making music for some time now, layering guitars and his own vocals on top of bells, dulcimers, feedback, and others sounds on numerous homemade CDRs and cassettes.

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  • 10/19/2006

Sleep Sweet

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  • 10/19/2006

Violence In The Air

Maybe all that violence the US is wrapped up with in the Middle East is coming back to bite us in the arses, or maybe the industry players are fed up with a lackluster year in music. Whatever the cause, there's definitely been an increase in artist violence over the last week:

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  • 10/19/2006

Skeletons & The Girl Faced Boys: New Name, New Album

You know Matt Mehlan's ever-changing project as Skeletons & The Girl Faced Boys, and from the band's 2005 album Git. Always ready to mix things up a bit, the band has seen new members in the last year and a name change as well.

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  • 10/19/2006

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