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Since we don't keep enough people here at XLR8R.com to write an announcement about every single release we get word of, the news team gathered some notable new releases and compiled them here. Pick them up at your local record store, even if you've already snagged the leaked version online.

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  • 07/29/2008

Review Chromeo's "Momma's Boy"

Since everyone's a blogger now, they've all got informed opinions on the state of music, right? Okay, perhaps not, but Chromeo and MTV are giving fans a chance to spout off anyway. The duo recently sent the video for their track "Momma's Boy" over to mtv.com, and fans can watch it, then play critic.

Here's the gist:

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  • 07/29/2008

Does It Offend You, Yeah? Adds Dates

Their name is still ridiculous, but U.K.-based trio Does It Offend You, Yeah? is moving steadily towards the center of the indie dance-rock scene, with a much jabbered-about Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance last week and a fresh batch of tour dates just announced. The band will first hit the road with Bloc Party for a previously mentioned set of dates before hopping the pond to tour with Nine Inch Nails. Catch the boys and Mr. Reznor in one of these cities:

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  • 07/29/2008

Serena-Maneesh Announce Double Album

Serena-Maneesh lead singer Emil Nikolaisen was once quoted in XLR8R as saying, "every song should have a personality and an upbringing. They're like kids."

He and his bandmates must have had their hands full over the last several months then, because the Norway-based indie rockers just announced not one but two albums to drop on September 23 via Smalltown Supersound.

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  • 07/29/2008

Moodgadget Introduces Next Gen IDM

IDM (“intelligent dance music”)–the awkwardly named electronic music genre encompassing ambient-tinged techno and eclectic instrumental beats–was defined between 1992 and 1995 by labels like Warp, Rephlex, Planet Mu, Mille Plateaux, and Rising High.

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  • 07/28/2008

Atlas Sound to Tour with Stereolab

Some time back, the inimitable Bradford Cox announced on his MySpace page that he would do all future Atlas Sound shows solo, accompanied by his own electronic devices. And while we always enjoyed the full band experience, Cox is such a natural showman that it shouldn't make a difference if it's humans or machines making the extra sounds onstage.

He'll kick off this new setup with several dates in the U.S., none of which are in major cities, opening for Stereolab on their fall tour.

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  • 07/28/2008

Repetition Kills You

Electro duo The Black Ghosts gathered a bunch of extras, a gazillion black hats, and a clever animator for “Repetition Kills You,” the visual interpretation of the track off the duo’s self-titled debut album. Read more » 

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  • 07/28/2008

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