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Daily Download: Loden "Vlugt (And More For You)"

Loden’s music marks Mush Records' venture into the realm of blistering electronic shoegaze. Unlike labelmates K-the-I??? and Busdriver, this Amsterdam-based producer makes tracks ridden with fuzzy guitar leads that should give My Bloody Valentine a run for its money. "Vlugt (And More For You)" may be the crossover track of the year for a label ripe with rad artistry.

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  • 06/07/2007

Deadbeat Preps Album

Montreal is lucky to claim Scott Monteith (a.k.a. Deadbeat) as one of its own, and the same goes for Berlin and the ~scape imprint. The rest of us should simply be pleased that the label is releasing Monteith’s fourth full-length, Journeyman’s Annual.

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  • 06/06/2007

Juan MacLean Tours Again

It’s official. The Juan MacLean has reached DJ virtuoso status. The DFA artist and crafter of robotic dance music hasn’t come close to releasing a new single, let alone a full album, since 2005’s Less Than Human. Yet, over the past two years, promoters have been flying him from city to city so the kids can get a taste of his desirable disco collection.

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  • 06/06/2007

Xaxapoya

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  • 06/06/2007

Flunk Readies New Album

Oslo-based folktronica outfit Flunk has achieved a mild amount of success since its inception, but Personal Stereo, the quartet’s third longplayer for Beatservice Records, could very well ensure that success rate is higher in the coming months.

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  • 06/06/2007

Daily Download: Damiak "Tall Hat Greeting"

Some will call it glitch-pop or melancholic IDM, but Abe Dichi (a.k.a. Damiak) is really just a multi-instrumentalist who knows how to make a song speak volumes. Not unlike Icelandic mood-swingers Múm or Efterklang, Damiak tweaks bells and space to create the sad man's domain. "Tall Hat Greeting" is a triumph for n5MD and made musicians who take their craft seriously.

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  • 06/06/2007

Oxbow Narrates Narcotics

The noise-vets in Oxbow have reason to celebrate. They’ve finally graduated from the Nick Cave academy with degrees in the slaying arts, and on The Narcotic Story, the San Francisco-based band takes the blues for a demented spin.

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  • 06/05/2007

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