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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti to Tour North America

Reclusive pop genius Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti band will tour North America this summer in support of the June release of Before Today, the group's 4AD debut. Before Today is said to be the most accessible record ever from Pink, and the group will unleash those new sounds upon a capacity audience at New York's Mercury Lounge on May 4, then continue touring the rest of the country starting in July. And with the first single "Round and Round" floating all over the internet, fans can easily whet their appetites for Pink's record and live show. Check out tour dates after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

The Blow is Back with New Material and Live Performances

After a year of shying from the spotlight, Khaela Maricich has resurrected her musical endeavors as The Blow with a string of tour dates and promises of new material. This time out, in lieu of collaborating with YACHT founder Jona Bechtolt, Maricich has enlisted the help of audio/visual artist Melissa Dyne to craft the backdrop for her airy vocal delivery. Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

Dubbel Dutch Shares Free Mix, Tours West Coast

DJ/producer Dubbel Dutch is just like any self-respecting southerner: he likes his beats interesting and his bass big. Austin resident Marc Glasser is currently taking his proclivities on the road for a string of dates on the West Coast—including some already completed stops in LA, a show tonight in Costa Mesa, and a special performance this Saturday at San Francisco's premiere future-house-flexing club, Icee Hot. Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

Stream Ras G's New EP

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The summer wildfire season is still a few months away, but Los Angeles is on fire right now. Seriously, the Southern California beat scene is absolutely bursting with talent and it seems like a new mindblowing record appears every few days. On April 27, Matthewdavid's Leaving Records will be adding El-Aylien Part 1, the latest EP from abstract beatmaker and Flying Lotus cohort Ras G, to the canon. Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

Horse Meat Disco Unleash Second Disco Mix

The boys of Horse Meat Disco are back with the second installment of their mix series on Strut Records. Following in the tradition of their first mix, the collection includes everything from rarities such as Madleen Kayne's "Cherchez Pas" to Italo classics such as Kasso's "Walkman," thus illuminating the astounding breadth of the disco genre. With a teaser mix now up, the most popular disco crew from the UK seems set to continue winning fans of their disco-love vibes. Check out the tracklist after the jump! Read more » 

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  • 04/21/2010

GangStarr MC Guru Dead at 43

After a year-long battle with cancer that also included a much-publicized heart attack, MC Guru passed away last night. Founder of the pioneering hip-hop group GangStarr, Guru was not only known for his uncompromising flows, but an approach to hip-hop production that paid homage to (and included collaborations with) jazz legends such as Donald Byrd and Branford Marsalis. Read more » 

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  • 04/20/2010

Preview the New Night Slugs EP from Girl Unit

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Next week, Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990's Night Slugs label will be releasing its third record, the I.R.L. EP from fellow London upstart Girl Unit, who, incidentally, is neither a girl nor a multi-person unit. In the meantime, the guys have been kind enough to offer an exclusive stream of three tracks from the EP, right here on XLR8R.com. Read more » 

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  • 04/20/2010

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