Pigeon John Parties On The Road

There’s one thing certain about Quannum’s most hyperactive showman Pigeon John–he’s always worth trekking to the venue to watch perform. Last year’s Summertime Pool Party…

Macromantics Supports Deerhoof for Spring Tour

After releasing her debut album last September, Australia’s Romy Hoffman (a.k.a. Macromantics) is set to tour the Southwest supporting her Kill Rock Stars labelmates Deerhoof.  Macro’…

New At INCITE Online, Jan 30

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9th Wonder and Little Brother Part Ways

In the midst of “philosophical” differences with record label Atlantic, Pat Douthit (a.k.a. 9th Wonder), has announced his departure from hip-hop trio Little Brother, in a decision apparen…

Antibalas Releases Album, Tours

Afrobeat collective Antibalas recently left their homebase in Brooklyn to record their latest full-length. Thanks to a collaboration with producer and Tortoise member John McEntire, Security takes a s…

J Dilla's Ruff Draft Re-Issued

Originally released in 2003, Ruff Draft proved to be a turning point in the career of late hip-hop producer James Yancey (a.k.a. J Dilla). The sample-heavy nature of the tracks, along with the aggress…

Chrome Children 2 Available For Free

Stones Throw fans, take note! It seems the label is out to make everyone’s day, as Chrome Children 2–the highly-anticipated follow-up to Peanut Butter Wolf’s handpicked first compila…

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, Jan 29

Papercuts Can’t Go Back GnomonsongSan Francisco has a range of talent from all spectra of the indie realm, but Jason Robert Quever’s Papercuts moniker is in a league of its own. Can’…

Sascha Funke Gets a Tan, Produces New Tracks

Thanks to BPitch Control’s Sascha Funke, we now know that minimal techno DJs are in fact capable of making music in places where the sun shines and the climate calls for smiles and relaxation. T…

XLR8R's Video Section Gets A Redesign

We love our music videos so much we decided to go a little nutty this month and redesign our entire Videos Section. Now you can view the hundreds of videos from your favorite XLR8R-approved artists&nd…

Mando Diao Releases Ode to Ochrasy

Given that the name of their band came to them in a dream, it comes as no surprise that the title of Swedish group Mando Diao’s third album, Ode to Ochrasy, similarly refers to dreamlike states.…

Now Playing At Peepshow: XLR8R Does NAMM

You last saw the Dankman and Ken Taylor causing mischief at the Consumer Electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas. From there the duo went to Anaheim, CA, to the annual NAMM conference, where they checked o…

The Week In Music, Jan 26

XLR8R reviews the week’s events, projects, rants, crimes, and strange occurrences in the music world.This week: Screw the label mergers and all that corporate bullshit that goes with them. We…

Now Playing At Peepshow: Mark Hartman

XLR8R’s latest addition to Peepshow features the work of Boston-born photographer Mark Hartman as he travels the globe snapping portraits of local characters. Often caught on camera in pensive o…

Murs To Host Paid Dues Festival

The indie hip-hop community joins forces for the second annual Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino, CA, and they mean business. "It’s not just an event," says Murs (Living Legends), w…

Capitol and Virgin Merge

Restructuring. It’s a favorite word of the majors, used to soften the blow when two powerhouses decide to join forces. And while it might be nice to give people the benefit of the doubt, yesterd…

Forward Ever Picks of the Week

Former XLR8R editor and undisputed music connoisseur Tomas shares some of the latest cuts from broken beat, future jazz, reggae, and more. You can also check out a brand new mix (and keep up to date o…

Panther Unleashes New Album

They call him the one-man disaster squad, and he’s been known to scream "Muthafucka!" into a cardboard cellphone, so we anticipated that the debut album from Panther would be a nutty r…

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