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Tour: Crystal Castles

Fans, prepare to be terrorized by the Toronto-based duo Crystal Castles and its 8-bit mayhem this fall. We know them, of course, from their spontaneous, seizure-inducing tracks that scream noise, noise, noise, but also from remixes for the likes of Bloc Party, the Klaxons, and Uffie. Should you need further inspiration to buy a ticket, click here.


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XLR8R TV Episode 21: Devin the Dude

Devin the Dude spends a glassy-eyed afternoon crate-digging in San Francisco's Amoeba Records. Devin, renowned for collaborations with Snoop and Andre 3000, gives it up to everyone from The Eagles to Whodini while shopping, but lingers longest in the country section, and sings Randy Travis and Ronnie Milsap tunes word-for-word.

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Previous Episodes
Episode 17: Klaxons
Episode 18: Mars-1
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Eurofighter

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  • 08/14/2007

Busdriver Preps Tour with Daedelus, Girl Talk

Groomed by the Project Blowed crew in the early-'90s, L.A.-based MC Busdriver has had been all over the country, dropping albums and playing shows since stepping into the solo realm in 1999. Last year's RoadKillOvercoat–which features production from Nobody and Boom-Bip, as well as much breaking of genre barriers–is still turning heads and gaining acclaim, and with master of weirdness Daedelus and sample king Girl Talk coming along for several dates, Busdriver's latest tour should be one nutty ride.

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Daily Download: Maps "It Will Find You"

Maps' We Can Create would make a good soundtrack to a science fiction movie, with an epic palate of sound that stretches from space-like folk to whispering, warped vocals and glossy pop melodies accompanied by unpredictable chord progressions. The album is a pretty impressive feat, especially when one considers the fact that the UK-based producer created every layer of sound on a battered, 16-track recorder.

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  • 08/14/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, August 13

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Ocdj Hooray! Wildfire Wildfire
Wham City’s done it again! Ocdj, a.k.a. Dan Gaeta, makes 8-bit “candy” crunk and Baltimore club that sounds like Tetris and feels like the dirty south. A mix of melodic synth compositions and 8-bit hip-hop remixes (Rich Boy, Young Buck), Hooray! is a blast from start to finish. RH

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The Month In Dubstep

The runnings are well large this month, so we’ve divided this column into two bite-sized sections, so you can absorb all the bassy nutrients!

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  • 08/13/2007

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