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XL Recordings opening up stateside web store

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Fans of the ultracool British imprint XL Recordings, rejoice!

The chic imprint is finally offering a stateside web store, opening its metaphorical doors to provide devout XL collectors with nothing but the best in special-edition vinyl.

Just a quick skim through its award-winning artists should give you an idea what to expect — The Horrors, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, and — of course — the biggest-selling artist of the year, brassy blues belter Adele.

Not to mention notable up-and-comers like Tyler, The Creator and the Mercury Prize-winning The xx.

Initial web exclusives look quite promising: A new Portishead 12” single called “Chase The Tear,” benefitting Amnesty International, and Dizzee Rascal’s long-out-of-print LP “Boy In Da Corner.” A cache of his vinyl album was just uncovered in the Netherlands, and is now on offer via XL’s outlet.

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Also, the 2011 XL Vinyl Sampler is still available, in limited quantity, for $10, or free with any purchase of $50 or more. Vinyl titles from XL’s current catalog, including Vampire Weekend’s No. 1 disc “Contra,” will also be available.

For more information, visit www.xlrecordings.com.

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