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Friday Fun Blog: Everything is Terrible

The folks over at Everything is Terrible have taken the prehistoric expression “video is the wave of the future” and made it an actuality here in the 21st century. The website, which offers daily postings of ridiculous videos and forgotten footage from the past, basically operates as a rummage pile for YouTubers to geek-out on. Are you craving to see homeboy in neon tights as he raps about longing for plus-size girls? Read more » 

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  • 06/05/2009

Matthew Herbert: Pig Sounds

Matthew Herbert—the man who, in the past, brought us songs made from food samples and a hyper-conceptual Iraq War protest record (as Radio Boy)—will return next year with a new offering entitled The Pig. Yes, it will be an album made entirely from pig noises, and in the hands of a lesser artist, skepticism would be allowed (nay, encouraged), but Herbert has proven himself, again and again, a producer able to massage a pleasing sound out of the strangest of items (including McDonald's hamburgers).

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  • 06/05/2009

Kraddy Departs from The Glitch Mob

Four-man laptop powerhouse The Glitch Mob has been performing recent shows with only three members onstage, and that's a setup that, according to the group, is likely to stick, as member Matthew "Kraddy" Kratz has announced his departure. A recent posting on the group's site had this to say:

"Due to creative differences, we have decided, as a group, to part ways. We believe that this will be a positive change for everyone involved and we continue to support Kraddy as both a friend and a musician."

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  • 06/04/2009

Scion Launches BPM Counter App

This week's must-have digital goodie was tailor-made for those DJ-minded individuals who also own iPhones (or the iPod Touch), as it's one of the latest arrivals to the iPhone app store. Scion Radio's 17 BPM Meter application automatically calculates any given song's BPM as the user taps the phone/pod screen in time to the rhythm (see below). The app then records the song's BPM and sends it to the user, who can create playlists by genre to send to oneself and others, for use in the planning of live sets and recorded mixes.

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  • 06/04/2009

Free LuckyMe Mix by BOK BOK

A new mix from U.K.-based DJ, producer, and graphic designer BOK BOK is currently making its way around the web. He's previously done mixes for the likes of Discobelle, Trash Menagerie, Fact Magazine, and others. Here, he whips up some low-end madness for Scotland's beatmaker/MC crew LuckyMe, with tracks by Zomby, Joker, Dre Skull, DJ Assault, and others.

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  • 06/04/2009

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  • 06/03/2009

Top 20 MP3s of May

We start June off with another look at some of the most popular MP3s to grace the (web)pages of XLR8R.com, this time for the month of May. It seems our readers' tastes over the last 30 days were dominated by ambient electronics, no-wave-flavored psych-rock, sultry soul, and a little bit of math-rock.

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  • 06/03/2009

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