More Artists Confirmed for CMJ

Time for another round of panels and performances. CMJ 2008, set to take place October 21 – 25, already announced an initial lineup earlier this month. Now, the festival has unveiled another rou…

The Streets Ready New Album

Mike Skinner’s back, and it looks like he got all contemplative for his latest album, Everything is Borrowed, under his guise The Streets. According to a recent press release, “Skinner is …

Rafter Hosts Video Contest

So many ways to promote a new release these days, and since everyone on the face of the Earth owns a copy of Final Cut, why not hold a video contest right before your new EP drops? Rafter seems to thi…

Tilly and the Wall Ready Tour

With their latest album getting lots of love from the music world (despite it’s not having an actual title and simply being referred to as “O”), Omaha’s Tilly and the Wall will…

Daedelus to Tour

Since it would appear to be the official Daedelus week here on XLR8R.com, we’re just going to go ahead and keep posting information on the L.A.-based producer, innovator, and lover of all things…

Pon Di Wire: Eek-A-Mouse, Mavado

Pon Di Wire would like to extend condolences to reggae DJ Spragga Benz, whose 17-year old son, Carlton “Carlie” Grant, Jr., was fatally shot by police. Sources say that Spragga’s son was with a friend…

Asthmatic Kitty Drops Free Albums

Asthmatic Kitty just announced the release of two albums that are absolutely free, available as full downloads or for streaming via the label’s site. The first comes from ghetto folkster Grampal…

Justice Wants Your Photos for New Album

Justice has just announced details of its next release, A Cross the Universe, and the boys are getting the fans involved for this one. The duo put out a call via MySpace, asking people to submit photo…

East Village Radio Festival... with Food

Buzz is in heavy circulation over the East Village Radio music festival, and the lineup looks promising, to say the least. The event will take place from 1 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, and…

Blank Blue Preps EP, FlyLo Remix

What’s better than Elvin Estella (a.k.a. Nobody) and Niki Randa readying another Blank Blue release? Try a Blank Blue EP complete with a couple remixes courtesy of Flying Lotus. Dive, set for re…

Minus Crew Readies Tour Dates

The Minus crew is heading Stateside! Berlin-based DJ, producer, and innovator Richie Hawtin, along with his roster, will spend August and September in the Western Hemisphere, darting around North and …

Singles Update

XLR8R rounds up 10 new things DJs should cram in their hard drives. Abstract Beats, Broken, Dowtempo: o1o “The Undatow 2” Deepblak This upstart Oakland, CA-based crew is going to heat up Fall 2008 wit…

Stars Like Fleas to Tour

Stars Like Fleas have been on our radar a few years now, but when the Brooklyn-based band dropped its folk-meets-jazz-meets-rock album, The Ken Burns Effect this past June, the music world sat up and …

Bradford Cox "Ending All Bad Vibes"

Following this weekend’s drama, in which an unmastered copy of Deerhunter’s Weird Era Cont. and Atlas Sound’s unreleased Logos were found on Bradford Cox’s blog and leaked, the…

Supermayer to Close Decibel Festival

Those attending Seattle’s fifth Decibel Festival can add Kompakt Records’ stars Michael Mayer and Superpitcher to the already extensive lineup. The two will DJ together under their Superma…

Pon Di Wire: Queen Ifrica, Ninja Man

This week’s Pon Di Wire is “live”-icated to the great trumpeter, Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, who passed away Saturday, August 16 at age 70. In 1963, Moore joined Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, and Lloyd Kni…

Top 10: Takka Takka, XL, Anthony Rother

Takka Takka Migration Ernest Jenning Release Date: Out Now A comprehensive sampler of many different styles of music (everything from psychedelia to future-folk), Migration finds this Brooklyn-based b…

Get Physical Hosts Remix Contest

Patrice Bäumel’s referred to his techy dance music as “mutant pop” in the past, which fans of the Amsterdam-based DJ and producer can interpret as they see fit with Get Physical̵…

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