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Tim Hecker, Junior Boys Up for Polaris

The nominees for this year's Polaris Prize are in, and we're thrilled to see a number of XLR8R favorites making the list for what is Canada's annual nod to its best album. By all accounts, 2009 is shaping up to be a good year in music for our northern neighbo(u)rs.

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  • 06/15/2009

Simian Mobile Disco Returns

Exactly two years and two months after the release of their debut album, Attack Decay Sustain Release, the Simian Mobile Disco boys will release their long-awaited follow-up, Temporary Pleasure, on August 18 via Wichita.

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  • 06/15/2009

Greg Wilson Mix for Free

Music blog Cosmic Boogie's latest podcast features none other than the ex-Hacienda DJ Greg Wilson on the decks (in case you didn't have enough mixes from the ever-prolific guy). The mix was recorded in 2006, at an event that apparently took place beneath a highway and next to a gypsy camp. Which means it must be a killer mix.

Download it here for free.

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  • 06/15/2009

Lunice Drops a Free Mix

Cult YouTube dancing machine and Montreal-based, turbo-crunk ruffneck Lunice has a free, exclusive mini-mix of his Out Of Touch EP available for download on Dazed. Read more » 

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  • 06/12/2009

Traxx Reveals His FAITH

Melvin Oliphant III (a.k.a. Traxx) is most definitely a freak for the Jakbeat, and we assume you’ll be in the same boat after absorbing the first few cuts off his latest album, FAITH. Issued via his own Nation imprint, the record is his first full-length under the Traxx alias and finds him once again collaborating with longtime partner-in-crime Tadd Mullinix (a.k.a. James T. Cotton, Dabrye), as well as with Clone’s electro diva Nancy Fortune. Read more » 

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  • 06/12/2009

Blonde Redhead Does Free Brooklyn Show

Brooklynites (and the rest of the tri-state area) should head to the Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday, June 26, as none other than Blonde Redhead will be performing a free show that evening. The set is part of Brooklyn's annual Celebrate Brooklyn! series, which lures about 250,000 folks each summer with its music and dance performances. Blonde Redhead's set will take place at 7:30 p.m. (park gates open at 6:30), and the multilingual rockers will perform songs from across their discography.

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  • 06/11/2009

A Woolgathering Exodus

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  • 06/11/2009

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