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Entries from Mar 2008

31 mar 2008

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The Revillos – One of the many bands I heard about but never got around to checking out. The resemblance to the sci-fi/jokey side of early Blondie (”The Attack of the Giant Ants”, “Bermuda Triangle Blues”) was striking
R.E.M. – Accelerate has at least a few songs I’d like to hear again. Unlike the last few [...]

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The Magnetic Fields, Feb 14/15 2008

30 Mar 2008 · No Comments

The first time I saw The Magnetic Fields was such a profoundly moving experience that even after several years, I have trouble distilling a coherent description of what was so magical about it. It was very warm and human, almost disquietingly intimate — perhaps a bit like eavesdropping on the quiet evening gathering of a [...]

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24 mar 2008

24 Mar 2008 · 1 Comment

The Capstan Shafts – (still. This week was about giving some love to some of the compilation tracks, like “Brightest Color Shy of a Rainbow” and “Eater of Rainclouds”)
The Mountain Goats – (still)
The Brother Kite – One of my favorite Rhode Island bands of the moment
The Moaners – This guitar/drums duo opened [...]

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17 mar 2008

17 Mar 2008 · 1 Comment

The Capstan Shafts – Dreamily’s Throttled Revolts is really getting its hooks into me now, especially “Playing Doctrine” and “She Makes Amazing Look Stupid.”
The Mountain Goats – We saw The Mountain Goats last Friday, and I need to find time to write about the excellence of that show and of the new album Heretic [...]

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10 mar 2008

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The Capstan Shafts – still absorbing Dreamily’s Throttled Revolts
D.O.A. – How’d this wind up at #2? Still shuffling over some catalog albums of theirs that I didn’t remember well (The Dawning of a New Error, 13 Flavours of Doom, Loggerheads). I must be almost done by now, mustn’t I?
The Magnetic Fields – not just [...]

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03 march 2008

03 Mar 2008 · No Comments

The Mountain Goats – Mostly the excellent Heretic Pride. Darnielle is really starting to sound comfortable in the studio to me.
Sleeper – One of my alter-egos just wrote about Louise Wener’s first novel. This really was an underrated band.
The Magnetic Fields – not just Distortion
D.O.A. – shuffling over some catalog albums of theirs that [...]

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