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Xiu Xiu Gets Remixed and Covered, Tours

Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart doesn’t exactly create ordinary indie rock. Instead, he crafts introspective musical blasts that can, at any moment, shift from completely danceable to being worthy of a pity-party. Xiu Xiu’s newest offering Xiu Xiu Remixed and Covered is right on par with those sensibilities, custom-made for the weirdly sensitive man in us all.

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  • 04/11/2007

Audion Preps New Single

Unlike the acid-house meets tech-pop sound made under his birthname Matthew Dear, the Audion experience is all about noisy, 4/4 psychedelia. The Spectral Sound stalwart has already released six records, including the full-length Suckfish, which beams with sexual titles (“F*cking”, “Your Place or Mine”) and rarely strays from the 4/4 deepness and tripped-out samples that make people go nuts on the dancefloor–even post-3 a.m.

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  • 04/10/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 3: SXSW

Last week's episode of XLR8R TV featured a record shopping trip with Carl Craig. This week, XLR8R TV invades the hotel rooms of six artists to study their habitation patterns during the madness of 2007's South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX.

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  • 04/10/2007

Bjorn Torske Preps Album

When asked by Fact magazine whom he would sign if “money grew on trees,” Norse-disco master Prins Thomas answered, “Bjorn Torske” (if he could pull him out of his cave).

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  • 04/10/2007

A3C Festival Hits Atlanta

Click through any online guide to Atlanta and it’s immediately clear The Loft is considered one of the city’s prime venues for hearing music, so the space makes an apt host for this year’s A3C Festival, the Southeast’s largest independent hip-hop conference.

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  • 04/10/2007

Flyentology

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  • 04/09/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, April 9

Earthless Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky Tee Pee
The title says it all. This shit is cosmic; it’s actually intergalactic meditation–heavy, heavy intergalactic meditation. Featuring members from Hot Snakes and Clikatat Ikatowi, this trio is the best thing to happen to psych since Roky Erickson.


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  • 04/09/2007

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