XLR8R - logo

News

The Streets Ready New Album

Mike Skinner's back, and it looks like he got all contemplative for his latest album, Everything is Borrowed, under his guise The Streets. According to a recent press release, "Skinner is contemplating the impermenant nature of life this time around. [He has] made a record to console the lonely and bring a smile to the saddest visage."

So no rapping about drinking too much brandy and bitching about camera phones?

In any case, pick up the new album on October 7 via Vice.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/28/2008

Rafter Hosts Video Contest

So many ways to promote a new release these days, and since everyone on the face of the Earth owns a copy of Final Cut, why not hold a video contest right before your new EP drops? Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/28/2008

Tilly and the Wall Ready Tour

With their latest album getting lots of love from the music world (despite it's not having an actual title and simply being referred to as "O"), Omaha's Tilly and the Wall will take their fun-loving tunes on the road for several dates with Brazilian dance-punkers CSS.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/28/2008

Daedelus to Tour

Since it would appear to be the official Daedelus week here on XLR8R.com, we're just going to go ahead and keep posting information on the L.A.-based producer, innovator, and lover of all things Victorian. Next up, he'll get out of that rocking chair, pack up the gear, and head out on a tour of North America that kicks off at the beginning of September. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/27/2008

Pon Di Wire: Eek-A-Mouse, Mavado

Pon Di Wire would like to extend condolences to reggae DJ Spragga Benz, whose 17-year old son, Carlton “Carlie” Grant, Jr., was fatally shot by police. Sources say that Spragga’s son was with a friend when Kingston police stopped the pair. One of the men pulled out a gun and fired at police, who returned fire. Grant was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Benz was out of the country at the time.

Read more » 

Asthmatic Kitty Drops Free Albums

Asthmatic Kitty just announced the release of two albums that are absolutely free, available as full downloads or for streaming via the label's site.

The first comes from ghetto folkster Grampall Jookabox, whose Rill Bruh EP contains several remixes and outtakes from the sessions that led up to the release of his upcoming Ropechain album.

Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 08/27/2008

Wild Bore

Directed by bandmember Jennifer Clavin, this new video from L.A. noise punks Mika Miko shows off the group's superior skills on the trampoline. Not everyone can play drums, sing, strum a guitar, and wear a bear suit while jumping up and down on a bouncy surface. All documented in some lovely, grainy black and white footage. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 08/26/2008

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player