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New Compound 440r Mixtape

Sorry for the lack of updates: we've been busy with some work stuff. (Some mistakes in that article -- like the launch date, which isn't until February -- but yes, big tings are in the works). Hope you like our new URL. Comments are now turned on retroactively, so if you ever felt like you wanted to add your two cents to our snarky appraisal of something, go apeshit.

Luckily for us, the kids at the paper have been keeping up with stuff in our absence. Tia OTD is in print today with a report from the wild and woolly Compound 440r Holiday Party, including the debut of the druidy c440r drum-machine circle Wind Cheetah (photos here, including the vagina mentioned in the piece). Thurston Moore: check your snail mail for the demo.

While we're on subject, both the Big Digits boys dropped new mixes this month. TD passed one off to us in the antiquated CD-R format, and it's killer: imagine an entire musical universe formed in worship of Le Tigre, albeit Le Tigre before (as TD will say, brow furrowing) they learned how to work their instruments. We had no idea there were that many electro-sleaze bands left in the post-Fischerspooner-bust era. Here's hoping it makes its way online.

Meanwhile, Mac Swell -- the other half of Big Digits -- has posted up the second installment of the Compound 440r Soundystem monthly mixtape series, which is about to become a serious problem. When those dudes are not remixing the Strokes or leaking the new San Serac Bowie cover that Trevor Jackson's putting out, dudes have been sharpening their cool-edit game. In any case, December version kicks off with Holland Boys' homo-for-the-holidays blank-wave anthem "Gay Christmas" -- great lyrics, too, about falling in love on the subway in winter, emotional temperatures rising with the street numbers -- then heads due south and warms up with glowstick-waving bubbletechno, Miami booty-bass, psycho microhouse divas, and the best Christopher Wallace duet that didn't make the album: this one with . . . Hail Social? Also, as you'd expect, there's some hot-wired Big Digitry artfully inserted.

LISTEN: Compound 440 Soundsystem, "December Mix" (mp3) (tracklist)

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