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The Beijing Music Scene

There's an underground music scene growing in Beijing, featuring punk, electronica, and hip-hop bands.

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We've got Vampire Weekend, Black Kids, and MGMT. They've got New Pants (a New Order sound-alike band), Torturing Nurse (an "extreme" noise band), and Carsick Cars (who got to tour with Sonic Youth). All of whom belong on a mixtape of oddly-named bands.

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.

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