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Entries from Jul 2008

28 jul 2008

28 Jul 2008 · No Comments

The Karl Hendricks Trio
Not quite a Screamfeeder-like “Omigod, where have I been all your life” discovery, but not too far off, either.

The Capstan Shafts
The Loud Family
Thou
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21 July 2008

21 Jul 2008 · No Comments

Parts & Labor
Escapers Two consists of 51 tracks and it goes by in well under half an hour. It was written and recorded in only two days, in the bands own words, it’s a “tribute to our favorite loud and fast bands, a cram [...]

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Simulacra – Simulacra

18 Jul 2008 · No Comments

I got Simulacra via eMusic, which meant I first heard this as a weird record, not as a novelty record. It was an arresting mixture for sure, blending the everything-distorted-all-the-time aesthetic of Parts & Labor/Times New Viking et al; a slow-tempoed, heavy, King Crimsonish vibe; and deep-buried, high-pitched female vocals a bit like Melt Banana, [...]

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Tags: experimental · indie rock · s

14 jul 2008

14 Jul 2008 · No Comments

The Capstan Shafts
California Oranges
Action Strasse
I checked out the samples of American Gas Jive at eMusic. I really didn’t care for the clips from the first few songs, and was about to stop listening when I got to “Developing Fear” and then I was in [...]

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Kay Hanley – Weaponize

13 Jul 2008 · 4 Comments

I had just enough leftover affection for Kay Hanley’s 90’s act Letters to Cleo to check out the previews for her new record, even though the only thing I remember about her solo debut Cherry Marmalade is that I felt like I didn’t need to hear anything on it twice. I’m really glad I gave [...]

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Tags: 2008 · alternative · exceeds expectations · h

07 jul 2008

07 Jul 2008 · No Comments

Fugazi
Big Audio Dynamite
Hands on Heads
Bearsuit
Alkaline Trio
Jim Guthrie
Sarah White
Tie: Screamfeeder, Big Audio, Kay Hanley, Avril Lavigne, Liz Durrett

94 artists, 223 tracks.

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