Artist to Watch: Duchess Says

Who: Duchess Says Location: Montreal, Canada Fronted by the keytar-wielding vocalist Annie-Claude Deschênes, the Montreal folks that comprise Duchess Says are a live force who animatedly rip through d…

Clothes Captioned: 3sixteen

Andrew Chen and Johan Lam have based their six-year-old clothing brand 3sixteen in the heart of the Lower East Side, which means mice under the floorboards, hipsters on the streets, and plenty of rowd…

Factozoid!! Circlesquare!

All the weird facts you never knew you wanted ?to know about Circlesquare’s Jeremy Shaw. Circlesquare is a brainiac! “My main obsession right now is MRI and CT brain-imaging scans of people unde…

Inbox: Fujiya & Miyagi

Sure, we’re always curious to know about an artist’s upcoming release, most recent tour, or arsenal of analog gear, but XLR8R’s also got a curiosity for quirk. Thus, each week, we em…

The Whip's Guide to Manchester

A musical trip through Manchester isn’t all just Smiths and Stone Roses nostalgia. Nathan, Danny, and Bruce of electro-rock outfit The Whip turn us onto some of the lesser-known gems of life in this n…

Artist to Watch: Delorean

In the congested field of danceable rock music, Spanish quartet Delorean thankfully stands out. Armed with post-punk basslines, an affinity for tinkling piano melodies, and a sunny pop sensibility, th…

Inbox: Her Space Holiday

Sure, we’re always curious to know about an artist’s upcoming release, most recent tour, or arsenal of analog gear, but XLR8R’s also got a curiosity for quirk. Thus, each week, we em…

Artist to Watch: Crystal Antlers

The past year has seen an onslaught of “Crystal” bands, but it’s easy to remember that Crystal Antlers are the one band in the bunch that rocks. Crafting a unique brand of organ-drenched punk, Crystal…

The Week in Tours: The Prodigy, A-Trak

Whether you love to rave or prefer to rock, there’s something for (almost) everyone in this week’s slew of current and upcoming tour dates. Ergo, we present the latest round-up of shows cu…

Clothes Captioned: Evil Genius

Space-age prints, rainbow foil, and tie-dyed plaid satisfy your wild side. As the name suggests, Evil Genius is not for the timid. With metallic foil graphics, bold prints of lips and bird skeletons, …

Inbox: Abe Vigoda

Sure, we’re always curious to know about an artist’s upcoming release, most recent tour, or arsenal of analog gear, but XLR8R’s also got a curiosity for quirk. Thus, each week, we em…

Artist to Watch: Toy Selectah

It’s odd to tout the driving force behind Control Machete, one of Mexico’s biggest hip-hop groups ever, as an up-and-coming artist, but Toy Selectah (a.k.a. Toy Hernandez) has been championing a new-s…

Telepathe: Seeing into the Future

Busy Gangnes and Melissa Livaudais, the two best friends and ex-GFs that comprise Brooklyn band Telepathe, have more than a psychic connection with one another. But do they have what it takes to predi…

In The Studio: Señor Coconut

German-Chilean techno vet Uwe Schmidt surprised many a decade ago when he stepped into the spotlight shaking his maracas as Señor Coconut. On Coconut’s debut 2000 album, El Baile Alemán, he revised Ge…

Luomo: Micro Macro

It’s a chilly night in early March, the wind gusting off the East River as I huddle up and walk towards The Bunker, New York’s premiere experimental techno party, in the back room of Brooklyn’s Public…

Inbox: Free Blood

Sure, we’re always curious to know about an artist’s upcoming release, most recent tour, or arsenal of analog gear, but XLR8R’s also got a curiosity for quirk. Thus, each week, we em…

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