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Deerhoof Releases Single as Sheet Music

Forget remix contests. This week's award for most creative promotion of an album goes to the members of Deerhoof, who are releasing the first single off the forthcoming Offend Maggie as... sheet music.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/23/2008

Pon Di Wire: Bounty Killer, Busy Signal

The Alliance Crew’s “Warlord,” a.k.a. Rodney Pryce or DJ Bounty Killer, was arrested for profanity after his set at Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica last weekend. In recent years, Jamaican authorities have come down hard on “indecent language,” which, apparently in Bounty’s case, was sparked by a negative crowd reaction to his performance on July 19.

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Goldfrapp Plans Tour

With their Caravan Girl digital EP out today on Mute, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory (a.k.a. Goldfrapp) look to the road for a few North American show dates beginning with a performance at Radio City Music Hall on September 12.

Caravan Girl, named for the track off the group's Seventh Tree release from earlier this year, features the original cut of the song, as well as a live choral version, an acoustic rendition of "Monster Live," and a remix of "Little Bird" by Animal Collective.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/22/2008

Music Legends Collaborate For Strut Series

The U.K.’s Strut Records has launched a startling new collaborative artist series titled Inspiration Information, which brings together eclectic underground reggae, funk, dance, and African superstars.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/22/2008

Roots Manuva Preps New Album

Rodney Smith will return this fall with his fourth studio full-length under the Roots Manuva moniker.

Slime and Reason finds the Stockwell, London-based rapper drawing inspiration from the music of his past, namely with old Channel One and Studio One cuts. "Lord knows what they were drinking, smoking, or eating, or what they were doing or what was on their mind, but to me, that was a special period in music," Smith remarks.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 07/22/2008

Again & Again

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  • Filed under: video
  • 07/22/2008

Train on the Brain

In Issue 119 of XLR8R, we looked at America's hidden train-hopping subculture through the eyes of two new DVDs, Sarah George's Catching Out and British director Alison Murray's Train on the Brain. The latter focuses on the physical experience of train-hopping, as well as the highs and frequent hells that go along with a two-month, cross-continental ride. Here, we bring you a clip from Murray's film.

To read the feature on train-hopping, download a pdf of XLR8R 119. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 07/21/2008

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