Hi-Five: Bicep

Although Bicep is now garnering plenty of acclaim for its production work and newly minted label, the house-obsessed duo of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar first built its name on the pair’s crat…

Five Minutes at Moogfest with Disclosure

This past weekend, XLR8R made the trek out to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2012 edition of Moogfest, which offered an impressive array of diverse talent across its two-day program. (Check out our…

Bubblin' Up: Downliners Sekt

The members of Barcelona-by-way-of-France duo Downliners Sekt are hardly newcomers to making music. In fact, the outfit, which has taken on a variety of different formations and sonic aims over the ye…

ADE 2012: Yays, Nays, and Okays

XLR8R has been hitting the festival circuit pretty hard in recent months, and that effort continued last week when we hopped a plane for the Netherlands to attend the 2012 edition of the Amsterdam Dan…

Bubblin' Up: Citizen

When Citizen talks about the London scene which has fostered his budding career, there’s a sense of affection and grattitude in his tone. “It’s a small scene, really,” says the…

Bubblin' Up: The-Drum

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is home to much of the city’s Latino population, but with its ample dive bars and affordable rents, it also attracts a significant cross section of Chicago…

Deep Inside: Daphni 'Jiaolong'

In 2010, Caribou released Swim, a dense, deeply infectious album that took Canadian songwriter Dan Snaith’s intricate pop sound in a considerably more club-oriented direction. Unbeknownst to man…

Bubblin' Up: Vessel

Late last month, a young Bristolian named Sebastian Gainsborough released an excellent LP, Order of Noise, under the name Vessel. It’s a remarkably unique record marked by metallic clatter, chun…

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