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Entries from May 2008

26 may 2008

26 May 2008 · No Comments

Superchunk
The Feelies – the recent Glen Mercer/Wild Carnation show was far closer to a Feelies reunion than I ever expected to get, although in July there are actual Feelies reunion shows.
Wake Ooloo (see above)
The Bevis Frond – I like the concise Bevis Frond songs much better than the long ones
Bomb the Music Industry!
The Cure
The Bags [...]

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Tags: weekly top

Big Dipper/Great Plains, 26 April 2008

21 May 2008 · No Comments

Great Plains is the band that ruined my life. You might know their signature “Letter to a Fanzine” as the “Why do punk rock guys go out with new wave girls?” song. But I know it as the Song of the Big Lie:

You like everything that comes out on SST
You like everything that comes out [...]

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Tags: 2008 · b · g · indie rock · live · the middle east

19 may 2008

19 May 2008 · 2 Comments

The Capstan Shafts
Little Champions – I loved this band’s 2001 release Transactions + Replications, and was delighted to learn late last year of a new record Fire let me in, lava let me out (available from Barsuk). I’m even happier to report that the new disc is better than the old disc — equally catchy, [...]

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Tags: weekly top

12 may 2008

12 May 2008 · No Comments

Guided by Voices
The Sound – Another of the many acts I never listened to back in the day
The Sports
LaSalle – an indie/emo/punk trio featuring a husband/wife team and half of Small Brown Bike. I want this band to be Unwound circa Leaves Turn Inside You, but they don’t have Unwound’s experimental tendencies. But they’re pretty [...]

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5 may 2008

05 May 2008 · 1 Comment

The Capstan Shafts – Among other things, I realized that when I digitized Her Versus the Sad Cold Eventually I missed the last 8 songs! This monkey-wrenched the planned number one artist of the week
Happy Birthday Amy – was meant to be number one, because of the name and the week, not because I love [...]

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Tags: alphabetical

act in haste or repent at leisure

04 May 2008 · No Comments

You’ve got just about a month left to place an order from Asaurus Records, the micro-indie label that releases beautiful hand-packaged CDRs from the likes of Pants Yell!, Colin Cleary, The Mathletes, and many more. There’s a very generous selection of free tracks to download, too. Among the “I Hate the Sound of Guitars”-endorsed discs [...]

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Tags: 2006 · 2007 · asaurus · c · indie pop · indie rock · lo-fi · n

new england digital music bonanza

03 May 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m going to link MySpace pages in this post. I feel like it’s a little irresponsible to do that without mentioning a more-or-less safe way to follow the links. Here’s what I recommend for visiting MySpace:

Set up a browser (or browser profile) to delete all cookies on exitI like to configure Opera up for [...]

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Tags: 2008 · c · d · h · indie rock · lo-fi · punk