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Daily Download: Black Moth Super Rainbow "Sun Lips"

Black Moth Super Rainbow's name says it all: T-R-I-P-P-Y. These five Pennsylvania-based countrymen make psychedelic pop with reality far out of their grasp. "Sun lips" is the band's acid-drenched expedition into the coldest moments of Can and the rhythmic warmth of Air, where hazy guitars, prog-synths, and affected vocals complete this musical collage that's simultaneously pastoral and radical.


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  • 05/01/2007

Mogwai Scores Zidane Film

Now that post-rock veterans Mogwai are practically a household name, it makes sense these five instrumental noisemakers and longtime football fans from Glasgow have pushed their music beyond the confines of the indie pigeonhole and scored the film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.

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  • 05/01/2007

Skeletons & Ariel Pink Take Over L.A.

Ghostly’s freak folk-inspired Skeletons & The Kings of All Cities readies for a one-time show with Paw Tracks’ one-man master of all things weird, Ariel Pink (pictured below). Skeletons’ recordings may stand in stark contrast to the rest of Ghostly’s catalog, but they mesh perfectly with the creamy sounds of Mr. Pink, creating an event made in heaven and one weird Sunday evening.

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  • 04/30/2007

In the City

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  • 04/30/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, April 30

Barbed Double Click Countryside Loaf
Unlike labelmates Black Devil Disco Club, Barbed kicks out dark, experimental free jazz. Lush pads melt into skittery drums and horns that make you want to jive and then crawl under a rock. Double Click Countryside is creepy, pretty, and danceable all at once. Nice.


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  • 04/30/2007

Summer Reggae Heat

Jamaica, Queens, New York reggae imprint VP is preparing for one of its most active summer album release schedules in recent years. The label has recently seen success with ’07 recordings from Richie Spice (In the Streets to Africa), Lady Saw (Walk Out), and the King Jammy Selector’s Choice series.

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  • 04/30/2007

Yacht Extends Tour

Portland-based weird-rocker YACHT takes his art (and name) pretty seriously. Also one-half of K Records’ electro-pop duo The Blow, Jona Bechtolt’s work under his solo moniker is about as punk as you can get without actually being punk.

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  • 04/30/2007

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