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Entries from Oct 2008

27 oct 2008

27 Oct 2008 · No Comments

Slingbacks

The Smittens

Dressy Bessy

The Fall

Giant Sand

Saturday Looks Good to Me

The Crowd Scene
At long lost, the follow-up to Turn Left at Greenland. Now everybody can hear Graham Davies’ gorgeous “You Were Loved” without having to track down the ridiculously obscure Galaxy Hut compliation it originally appeared on. Available from forsquares.com.

Minisnap

The Alarm
In a desperate doomed-to-failure bid to restore [...]

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20 oct 2008

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The Capstan Shafts
Canceled the show at T.T. the Bear’s Place, bah. I love them anyways. And fortunately headliners Hallelujah the Hills were worth staying up for.

Bad Brains

I Was Totally Destroying It

45 Grave

Laura Veirs
The Lucksmiths

Sleepyhead
The Alarm
Declaration still quickens my pulse. Bye-bye, hipster cred.

Andrew and Esther are Music
(This is the soundtrack that the songstowearpantsto.com and his bride [...]

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13 oct 2008

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Drakkar Sauna
The meta-theme of the week is We Versus the Shark’s wonderful in-progress covers album, Murmurmur. This was the week I made a point of listening to the covered artists I didn’t previously know, and first up was Drakkar Sauna. Drakkar Sauna are somewhere between freak folk and old-time country, and I like them somewhat [...]

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06 oct 2008

06 Oct 2008 · No Comments

Laura Veirs
Hüsker Dü
Robert Pollard
Boston Spaceships
Vivian Girls
The Vivian Girls (great name!) seem to draw on many of the same influences as The Manhattan Love Suicides. I was thinking that I was in MLS’s camp more because of the better production than better songs, but then I got my eardrums exposed to Vivian Girls’ demos, which grabbed [...]

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