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Entries from Dec 2014

29 dec 2014

29 Dec 2014 · No Comments

The New Lows – catchy indie rock, sometimes with a bit of punkish bite
The Gateway District – Something about singer Maren Macosko’s phrasing reminds me of The Beatings’ Eldridge Rodriguez, and that makes me hear more similarity to The Beatings’ than exists, possibly. But I think they wind up in a similar place: punk [...]

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22 Dec 2014 · No Comments

Permanent Ruin – “blistering” is a lazy word for describing hardcore, but it is the one that is wedged in my head after listening to this. They often do this little bridge of feedback between songs that I’m totally a sucker for, and they include just enough melody and slow(er) bits to make the songs [...]

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15 dec 2014

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Singing Adams – Lost track of Steven James Adams after the end of the late, much lamented Broken Family Band. But look here he is!
DTCV – née Détective. Fits somewhere in the extended GBV fambly tree, via Jim Greer. Their album art leads me to expect something sly and slinky, like Black Box Recorder, [...]

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8 dec 2014

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Hussalonia – belated realization that I didn’t spend as much time with last year’s Home Taping Is Killing Me as it deserved. In a world where Hussalonia was famous enough for people to write papers about the Nefarico conceit, this record would be minutely analyzed; in it the Hussalonia Founder begins to emerge from the [...]

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1 dec 2014

01 Dec 2014 · No Comments

Hussalonia – slefless [sic] is a new album of instrumental compositions (with a couple spoken word elements). Continues alarming trend of Hussalonia founder doing nothing badly.
Chumped
Laureate – a week later and I can’t remember what made me want to hear it, or what it sounded like. (Runs off to relisten.) Emo flavored indie rock, unmemorably [...]

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