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Entries from Feb 2016

29 Feb 2016

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29 Feb 2016

Flowers – On the new “Everybody’s Dying to Meet You,” Flowers crash back and forth — often several times in the same song — between wispy, semi-acoustic indie/twee pop and fully electrified buzz that often reminds me forcefully both of JAMC’s Lou Reedisms on “Darklands” and The Primitives (Rachel Kenedy’s soprano is airier [...]

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22 feb 2016

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A Note
This isn’t a music criticism blog, it’s a music celebration blog. And while I have enough ego to hope it’s interesting or amusing to some people, it’s as much for me as it is for you: it’s here to satisfy my weird obsession with knowing what I liked best, or at least played most, [...]

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15 feb 2016

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Earth Wind & Fire – Better late than never? “Boogie Wonderland” was one of the first 45s I ever bought, but I never dug deeper. Making up for lost time.

The Astounds – Dunno ’bout you, but I’m relieved the long year-and-a-half with nothing new from Dean Edward Wells is over. In the days when he [...]

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8 feb 2016

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Game Theory – listening to the “Lolita Nation” reish. Many thoughts TK
Svetlanas – Raucous, raunchy Russian punk with English lyrics delivered in a thick, thick – so many trilled r’s! – accent. Vocalist Olga snarls about her body parts like they’re weaponized. I liked the recent EP “Naked Horse Rider” and their half of a [...]

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1 feb 2016

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I don’t know what shape my listening will take until after it’s happened, but three themes emerge from this week:

bands heavily influenced by the earliest explorations into what would eventually become goth, post-punk, and new wave
artists recommended by Jes Skolnik on Twitter (twitter.com/modernistwitch)
artists that I was pretty into 5 or 6 years ago but haven’t [...]

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