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Stateless Readies New Album

Though a brand-new quintet, Stateless, !K7’s newest signing, has already toured the world alongside turntable virtuoso DJ Shadow, worked with highly sought-after producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), and the band’s singer Chris James was a guest on Shadow’s last release, The Outsider.

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  • 04/18/2007

Download: The Go Find "Dictionary"

Dieter Sermeus is the quintessential nu-pop experience. Like his Morr counterparts, Sermeus blends the subtle, glitchy electronics of B. Fleischmann with the indie-pop instrumentation of just about any band on the Merge Roster (White Whale, The Rosebuds, etc.). Stars on the Wall is a dynamic step away from his 2004 debut Miami, with a full-live band, bass grooves, and lots of gentle, vintage-synth power. Sermeus' songwriting is pure fire.

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  • 04/18/2007

Sol.iLLaquists of Sound Announce Tour

When a poet/rapper as hardworking and praised as Sage Francis “discovers” an act, it’s a given that said act will prove an instant success with the fans. After an onslaught of shows with The Roots, and gigs as backing band for Sage during live performances, Sol.iLLaquists of Sound(SOS) has earned its artistic wings and is geared for its first-ever headlining tour. Beware: dreadlocked college girls and bearded, Birkenstocked graffiti writers are going nuts in anticipation.

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  • 04/17/2007

Download: Fujiya & Miyagi "Ankle Injuries"

A new force has collided with dance music. Its name: Fujiya & Miyagi. This British trio has gained a legion of followers (from James Murphy to Tiga) with its unexpected kraut-disco sound clash on its debut Transparent Things (yes, it's a Nabakov reference). The album has bumrushed record crates galore and the trio is set to hit the road with Peter Bjorn and John this summer. The word "killer" now has a fragrance.

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  • 04/17/2007

Lick Shots by Peter Dean Rickards

XLR8R and photographer Dean Rickards cooled off with the girls of Kingston, Jamaica, for the sizzling fashion spread in Issue 90 (September, 2005) of the magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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XLR8R TV Episode 4: SXSW Part 2

You’ve seen Carl Craig exploring the outer orbits of S.F.’s Aquarius Records, Zion I in the studio, and the first installment of the XLR8R SXSW experience–where we shoved cameras in the faces of Cadence Weapon, Panthers, A-Trak, and others.

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  • 04/17/2007

The Books Spring Tour

Multi-instrumentalists Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto (a.k.a. The Books) kicked off another big Spring tour last week, which will keep them traveling from Austin, TX to Riga, Latvia for the next couple months. Known for incorporating an assortment of cellos, mandolins, acoustic guitars, bass, and a giant library of electronic samples into both recorded and live performances, de Jong and Zammuto will complement this new batch of tour dates with a DVD entitled Playall that illustrates their many musical talents.

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  • 04/17/2007

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