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SXSW 2007: XLR8R's Cosmic Rodeo

The XLR8R and XLR8R TV crews had their hands full (and no, not just with bottles of Lone Star) at Austin, Texas' South by Southwest festival this year. We shot tons of pics and video, interviewed random folks and indie rock's crown jewels, and, well, found ourselves stuck in the middle of nowhere at countless after-parties. But that wasn't gonna stop us from delivering the goods below.


Creepy masks keep the XLR8R crew sane at SXSW.






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Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Preps New Album

It’s been a solid seven years for Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. After At the Drive-In made post-punk history with the applauded Relationship of Command LP in 2000, the band’s vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez jumped directly into the progressive forefront as The Mars Volta. Now that the Volta has released two full-lengths embraced by art students, punks, and moms across the globe, Rodriguez-Lopez embarks on a solo mission with Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo.

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  • 03/22/2007

Hide & Seek with Eats Tapes

"I met up with Marijke and Greg of Eats Tapes on a Saturday morning at small park in SOMA that I didn't even know existed, even though I must have driven past it a few hundred times. Greg and Marijke wanted anything but a typical 'we're that hot new electronic band' feel to their photos. We decided just to play around for a bit, and snap some photos in the meantime. A game of tag seemed to be a little too hard to shoot, and exhausting for them, so hide-and-seek was a good alternative."

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National Geographic Releases Digital-Only Compilation

Long before world music became synonymous with Teva sandals, yoga, and the occasional yin-yang tattoo, National Geographic subscribers and bassheads sought dense Brazilian beats, manic Latin percussion, and the occasional psych-sitar just for good measure. National Geographic Digital Media is bringing world music enthusiasm back with 13 tracks of remixed glory from around the planet.

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  • 03/21/2007

Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf Become Tour Guides

Deaf Dumb & Blind Recordings, along with Time Out magazine, never want us getting lost when taking a trip to SoCal. Nor do Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf. With that in mind, the label and magazine continue their series The Other Side, with the fifth and latest installment featuring the two Stones Throw artists leading viewers through the best sights and sounds of Los Angeles.

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  • 03/21/2007

Steve Bug Releases New DJ Mix

German techno innovator Stefan Brügesch (a.k.a. Steve Bug) delivers a dancefloor-worthy mix to Belgian club Fuse’s DJ mix series Fuse Presents this spring.

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  • 03/21/2007

Pon Di Wire: A Reggae News Flash!

Veteran singer Horace Andy debuts his latest album, Livin It Up, in a novel way: through a series of videos released via YouTube. Andy sings, previews tracks, and narrates an introduction to the new album, made with Sly & Robbie for Taxi Recordings.

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  • 03/21/2007

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