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A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, “Remixing is like musical prostitution.” Ha — relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »

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Progress Report: Mixing their second album, recorded at Black Dog Recording Studio in Stillwater, NY. More »

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New Ra Ra Riot Video – “Ghost Under Rocks”

Earlier this week we went up to Syracuse with Ra Ra Riot for a live take of The Rhumb Line’s “Too Too Too Fast.” The production values were high and the sound crisp, but still, it was a live clip. “Ghost Under Rocks” is a proper video for the orch-pop band, with director Brian SavelsonMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 21, 2008 - 5:50 pm

New Ra Ra Riot Live Video – “Too Too Too Fast”

Syracuse’s Barsuk signees Ra Ra Riot recently swarmed their hometown in hopes to find a nice attic to film some songs. Apparently their personal attics weren’t big enough, because the troupe, along with directors Taryn Gould and Emily Kowalcyzk, went door to door, knocking and asking, looking for a space that could house a band… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 19, 2008 - 1:45 pm

Islands And Annuals And Jicks: Siren Fest 2008 In Photos

I couldn’t make Siren Festival this year and Amrit and Brandon were at Pitchfork, so … how was it? Based on the photographic display from Kyle Dean Reinford I guess sweaty? How was the sound? Did you shoot the freak? After the jump, pics of every act who played the festival, along with some scenery… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 2:58 am

Stereogum Presents… RAC Vol. 1

André Allen Anjos’s Remix Artist Collective came on our radar last spring with some inspired Bloc Party and Tokyo Police Club remixes. We’ve kept an ear on the 23-year-old Portuguese artist ever since, and late last year cooked up with André the idea of compiling previously unreleased remixes to celebrate RAC’s first year. Today we… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 10, 2008 - 10:24 pm
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