eLZhi and Black Milk Team Up for Album

Black Milk is making beats again, this time steering the production helm for Slum Village memeber and Detroit colleague eLZhi’s debut solo album. The latter will drop The Preface August 12 throu…

Third Congotronics Disc Planned

Following Democratic Republic of Congo group Konono No. 1’s success and critical acclaim for its follow-up compilation, Congotronics 2, Belgian label Crammed again returns to Kinshasa, DRC for the ser…

Ghostly Signs School of Seven Bells

Ghostly loves any music that’s slightly futuristic and hard to pin down, so the label’s latest signee, School of Seven Bells, is a noteworthy addition to the roster. Formed just last year,…

Parra, Geoff McFetridge Get Retrospective

London’s Kemistry Gallery, the only exhibition space in the U.K. that’s completely graphic design-centered, recently asked 11 artists that had previously shown work at the space to partici…

Kidz in the Hall's Double O Assaulted

Word was just received today that Double O (left), one half of hip-hop duo Kidz in the Hall, was assaulted by bouncers at nightclub this past Saturday in Tempe, AZ. From a recent press release: “…

The Go! Team Re-Releases EP for Free

As mentioned in a recent article on XLR8R.com, artists not chained to the helm of the mainstream record label ship are getting creative these days about the ways in which they distribute music, and so…

Pon Di Wire: Reggae Embraces Barack

Despite Jamaica’s bleak crime reports and economic development needs, the news from Yard is not all bad. London’s Guardian newspaper reports this week that 1 million tourists have visited the island i…

Z-Trip, Shepard Fairey Team Up for Obama

Can’t imagine Nixon ever having a former skateboarder-turned graphic design star take his likeness, but Barack Obama’s proven himself a fine subject for such a thing, what with the Shepard…

Jamie Lidell To Tour... Again

It seems like Jamie Lidell just passed through the U.S., but the electronic soul master is rushing back to North America at the beginning of August, where he’ll make the rounds yet again before …

Tobacco Readies Sinister Full-Length

Tobacco is well-known as head honcho of Pittsburgh-based neo-psych outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow, but avid his fans know that he doesn’t sit at home twiddling his thumbs when the band takes a …

Free YR Radio Dates Announced

Two successful years at SXSW later, the Free YR Radio campaign is ready to hit the road. Created by Toyota Yaris, and Urban Outfitters, the campaign is intended to raise awareness and support for indi…

Pit Er Pat Announces New Album

Pit Er Pat isn’t afraid to experiment. Over the course of three albums, an EP, and a 12″ all hyped between 2004 and 2007, the Chicago-based trio has constantly dabbled in numerous musical …

Out This Week

Since we don’t keep enough people here at XLR8R.com to write an announcement about every single release we get word of, the news team gathered some notable new releases and compiled them here. P…

Review Chromeo's "Momma's Boy"

Since everyone’s a blogger now, they’ve all got informed opinions on the state of music, right? Okay, perhaps not, but Chromeo and MTV are giving fans a chance to spout off anyway. The duo…

Does It Offend You, Yeah? Adds Dates

Their name is still ridiculous, but U.K.-based trio Does It Offend You, Yeah? is moving steadily towards the center of the indie dance-rock scene, with a much jabbered-about Jimmy Kimmel Live appearan…

Serena-Maneesh Announce Double Album

Serena-Maneesh lead singer Emil Nikolaisen was once quoted in XLR8R as saying, “every song should have a personality and an upbringing. They’re like kids.” He and his bandmates must …

Moodgadget Introduces Next Gen IDM

IDM (“intelligent dance music”)–the awkwardly named electronic music genre encompassing ambient-tinged techno and eclectic instrumental beats–was defined between 1992 and 1995 by labels like Warp, Rep…

Atlas Sound to Tour with Stereolab

Some time back, the inimitable Bradford Cox announced on his MySpace page that he would do all future Atlas Sound shows solo, accompanied by his own electronic devices. And while we always enjoyed the…

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