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Entries from Oct 2014

28 oct 2014

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Guided by Voices
John Coltrane
múm – We saw Ragnar Kjartansson’s “The Visitors” at ICA Boston. Really impressed. I think some of the featured musicians were/are in múm?
Thundering Asteroids! – self consciously nerdy, poppy punk. I wish I liked this better — I love the attitude, but it’s musically less than completely satisfying
King Tuff
Au Revoir Simone
Stars
The Broken [...]

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21 oct 2014

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Tuff Enuff Records – Don’t remember how I stumbled on I Know Why the Caged Grrl Sings, but it’s a punky comp series related to a DIY LGTBQ event. Lotta low fi, messy-in-a-good-way stuff. Kinda makes sense they don’t tag their files so well.
Punch
Jawbox – If I’m going to claim a new record sounds like [...]

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14 oct 2014

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yr poetry – 2 dudes from Johnny Foreigner.
Allo Darlin’ – new record unsurprisingly terrific
The Dead Milkmen – new record surprisingly terrific
Jonathan Coulton – new record surprisingly live
Sia – how many different soundtracks have featured “Breathe?”
Comet Gain
The Shods
Cannonhands – the pitch-perfect Smiths-album-cover parody of Lovely Things caught my eye. They don’t sound much like [...]

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7 oct 2014

07 Oct 2014 · No Comments

cloud rat – LOUD
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – saw 20,000 Days on Earth. Terrific.
Shriekback – long awaited reish of Jam Science has contemporaneous live disc. Not as awesome as the Swim Upstream tour show I saw, but then, what is?
The Dead Milkmen – the problem with positioning the new record as a comeback [...]

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