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Entries from Jun 2011

quick take : mixtapes : hope is for people

25 Jun 2011 · No Comments

Holy crap, I haven’t written about Mixtapes before? Really!? I have literally listened to this band more than any other artist this year.
Mixtapes live in a weird intersection between well-produced pop-punk and lo-fi indie pop. On the one hand they have a fatter drum sound than I expect from low-budget indies; on the other, [...]

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Tags: 2011 · indie pop · indie rock · m · pop-punk · power pop · quick take · self-released · song obsession

quick take : lemuria/cheap girls : split single

24 Jun 2011 · No Comments

On the A-side, Lemuria offer two more examples of the smart, catchy, indie rock that’s made Pebble one of my most-played albums of the year so far. I expected their side to be swell, and it delivers. But the revelation here for me is Cheap Girls’ “Pure Hate.” I’m not quite sure what “And I/Keep [...]

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Tags: 2011 · c · indie pop · indie rock · l · no idea · power pop · punk · quick take

May 2011

01 Jun 2011 · No Comments

Every new release I listened to in May (32)

Black Books – “An Introduction to” – (EP)
The Black Watch – Led Zeppelin V –
Bluebrain – “The Pull” – (single)
Chalk Circle – Reflection – Before I heard this album, If you’d asked me if there was an all-female jittery post-punk/new wave band active in DC in [...]

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