Inbox: Robot Koch

Check in with Inbox as we pick the brain of Berlin-based experimental dubstep maestro Robert Koch (a.k.a. Robot Koch). The talented producer (and founder of Jahcoozi) selects some choice karaoke tunes…

Artist to Watch: Martin Kemp

Who: Martin Kemp Where: London, UK Although lots of folks might simply know him as Brackles’ little brother, 22-year-old Martin Kemp has done a fine job skating the wobbly line between garage an…

XLR8R Annual Report: Best Podcasts 2K9

You like lists and we like self-important navel-gazing, so here it is, another mind-blowing collection of some of XLR8R’s top-notch content from 2009. Over the course of the year, our weekly pod…

Inbox: Kap Bambino

This week Inbox enters the realm of wild French electro-grunge duo Kap Bambino. The gypsy that is leading lady Caroline Martial woos us with Guns N’ Roses, eats spiders (supposedly), rages for t…

XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Dreamin' 2K9

If you’re still feeling hopped up after getting jacked, bubbled, bumped, and tripped-out, then let this, the last of XLR8R’s Buyers’ Guides to our favorite music of 2009, usher in th…

XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Trippin' 2K9

It’s an overly caffeinated day at XLR8R HQ today, but vast consumption of coffee isn’t the only thing that’s got us trippin’ ballz. We’re also rollin’ out another f…

XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Bumpin' 2K9

Is the multitude of year-end lists breaking your brain yet? If so, let us provide the grey matter a little respite by lacing you with ANOTHER CRAZY AMAZING LIST OF AWESOME SHIT FROM THE LAST 12 MONTHS…

Artist to Watch: Tanlines

Who: Tanlines Where: Brooklyn, NY It is telling that Tanlines can still put on an amazingly fun dance show in the stifling, sticky summer heat of Brooklyn; otherwise, the duo’s synthetic tropica…

XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Bubblin' 2K9

Back for more, are you? Well, pop your bottles to today’s installment of XLR8R’s Official Buyers’ Guide to the most immaculate stacks of wax in the Bubblin’ 2K9 category. Here …

XLR8R Buyers' Guide to Jackin' 2K9

Internet, you asked for it and we have delivered: Behold, the absolute best, most definitive guide to str8 jackin’ tracks for the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ought Nine. Will you find other y…

Artist to Watch: Javelin

Who: Javelin Where: Brooklyn, NY Perhaps the fact that Tom van Buskirk and George Langford of Javelin are cousins explains the weirdly organic sounds that they gather from disparate elements, or maybe…

XLR8R's Favorites of 2009: The Field

The Field’s Axel Willner faced the pressures of following up a breakthrough album by making another great one. Axel Willner and I are talking about movies—horror movies, to be exact—over Skype. …

The Field Interview

With its uniquely dreamy-but-propulsive style, Axel Willner’s From Here We Go Sublime was a game-changer when it dropped in 2007. The soft-spoken Swede, who was then working days in a liquor store, fa…

Inbox: WHY?

Cheeky Bay Area expat Yoni Wolf pays a visit to XLR8R’s Inbox this week. The lead man of indie-rock outfit WHY? touches himself at work, remembers the Olsen twins’ humble beginnings, gets stabbed whil…

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