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While hip-hop’s beasts—the 50-saurus and the Kanye-don—battle on this allegedly auspicious Tuesday, a furry mammal scurries among them: Le Loup, an ambitious little D.C. act that signed earlier this year to Hardly Art, a sister label of Sub Pop. The band, which today is releasing its debut, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly, is only “little” in the sense of its commercial profile; it’s physically big, with about 8 or 9 members. And its sound has become louder and grander since founder Sam Simkoff recorded his initial batch of laptop-based songs last year and quietly put them online. Here’s a taste:

DOWNLOAD MP3: Le Loup, “We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!”