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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Return With New Album

After shedding some members and adding a new drummer, Montreal's Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra will be releasing their sixth full-length album at the beginning of 2010. Titled Kollaps Tradixionales, the new record continues along the path the group has forged for itself, spanning blues, folk, punk rock, and orchestral music. With a tour in the works and one single already available to stream on the group's rehabbed new site, the new year holds much for a reconfigured ASMZ.

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  • 12/14/2009

OPP: Other People's Podcasts

Although we're obviously proud of our weekly XLR8R Podcast series, we also spend time scouring the internet for high-quality offerings that appear on other websites. OPP is a monthly round-up of our favorites. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2009

Toro Y Moi Does the East Coast

The eclectic sounds of Toro Y Moi will bring the heat to some select eastern cities, starting tonight in Philadelphia. Perhaps the most highly anticipated dates, though, are back-to-back nights at New York's Mercury Lounge with XLR8R favorites Neon Indian. Check out both of these solo magicians while they're in your town! Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2009

Nguzunguzu Preps New EP, Drops a Free Mix

LA's Nguzunguzu kept themselves rather busy in 2009—between production work for Maluca, remixing Buraka Som Sistema, palling around with XLR8R Artist to Watch Kingdom, and hosting their insane Tuesday night weekly, Wildness, you could forgive Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof if they decided to take it easy this holiday season. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2009

Kompakt Celebrates 10 Years of Pop Ambient

Longstanding German techno imprint Kompakt is releasing Pop Ambient 2010, the tenth release in their annual compilation series of lush and relatively formless music, this January. Read more » 

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  • 12/11/2009

SF's Tormenta Tropical Celebrates Two Years This Saturday

San Francisco's premiere global beats party night, Tormenta Tropical, is celebrating its second anniversary this Saturday at the Elbo Room. Read more » 

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  • 12/10/2009

Delorean to Tour North America in Spring

By the time they hit our shores, the boys of the Barcelona-based disco-pop-lovin' band Delorean should be finished with their debut LP. Read more » 

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  • 12/09/2009

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