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Soundway Records Releases Colombian Compilation

Colombian music circa 1960-1976 is a fiery mash-up of Afro rhythms, zooming horns, and orchestral technicality. More importantly, it’s the sound of partying–from neighborhood block parties to tropical beach bashes.

British label Soundway captures that spirit on its new compilation, Colombia! The Golden Years of Discos Fuentes. Taking music straight from the source label Discos Fuentes (the imprint responsible for the original issues), Soundway has remastered the tracks for a serious hi-fi listening experience.



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  • 03/22/2007

Now Playing At Peepshow: Eats Tapes

Los Angeles-based photographer Ryan Prouty spends a Saturday morning with Tigerbeat 6's noise-loving, spastic techno Eats Tapes. "We just decided to play around for a bit, and snap some photos in the meantime," says Prouty. With that spirit in mind, a rousing game of hide-and-seek commenced.

See it now, only at Peepshow.


 

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  • 03/22/2007

Sonic Youth Performs Daydream Nation in its Entirety

Back in 2005, All Tomorrows Parties ventured into a new type of live series. Instead of just having rad artists curating dream line-ups, ATP introduced the “Don’t Look Back” series where The Stooges perform the record Fun House from beginning to end. Since then, bands like the Dirty Three, Tindersticks, and Teenage Fanclub have worked full album magic, recreating their original albums for die-hards and kids who missed the boat.

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  • 03/22/2007

Skeleton & the Kings of All Cities Preps Album

Queens-based Skeleton & the Kings of All Cities was previously known as Skeleton & the Girl-Faced Boys. Though the band’s new moniker is equally confusing, its oddly fashioned pop sound remains the same; perhaps just a bit more conceptual on the group's latest project, Lucas.


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  • 03/22/2007

Drawing Voices Release New Record

Drawing Voices is Craig Dongoski’s drone paradise. Founded in 1999, Dongoski has made it a point to expand upon the essence of “marking” (the act of sketching, writing, etc.) with clicked-out, noise that broods from subtle percussion to waves of harmonic feedback. But Dongoski isn’t just some guy with a sampler, shrooms, and an affinity for weird shit.

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  • 03/22/2007

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

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