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Dilly Dally – “Gender Role”

19 May 2018 · No Comments

I’m down for Dilly Dally in general, rough-voiced, grunge-inflected angry indie is fine with me, but I missed this tune, which was released between the lower-fi tunes that first caught my ear (like “Candy Mountain”) and the excellent, more polished, LP Sore. “Gender Role” does this thing where the last of the chorus guitar decays [...]

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Tags: d · indie rock

Dude York – Sincerely

19 May 2018 · No Comments

Riff-heavy tuneful indie rock with nice harmony work. I get a kinda 90s vibe from this, maybe just coz I’m old, but for instance, “Tonight” reminds me of Urge Overkill (in a good way). (Prolly would’ve bought this sooner if there’d been more than a few songs available to preview on the bandcamps.)
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Tags: d · indie rock

quick take : the death set : michel poiccard

07 Apr 2011 · No Comments

The Death Set fuse fast, guitar-based pop with electronic and and hip-hop-influenced conventions; they remind me (thanks in part to some sneery vox) of The Beastie Boys (or P.W.E.I.) if they hadn’t switched from punk to hip-hop/electro but had completely integrated the forms. Michel Poiccard may alienate a few fans who preferred the thin, even [...]

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Tags: 2011 · counter · d · hip-hop · pop-punk · quick take

quick take : Drive-By Truckers : Go-Go Boots

10 Mar 2011 · 1 Comment

The name put me off Patterson Hood’s potent country rock outfit for years (the “drive-by” part, not the “trucker” part), but I’ve since realized the error of my ways and I’m making up for lost time. They offer sharply observed character songs (often with a noirish spin), passionate vocals and performances that have me rooting [...]

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Tags: 2011 · Country · Play It Again Sam · Rock · d · quick take

new england digital music bonanza

03 May 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m going to link MySpace pages in this post. I feel like it’s a little irresponsible to do that without mentioning a more-or-less safe way to follow the links. Here’s what I recommend for visiting MySpace:

Set up a browser (or browser profile) to delete all cookies on exitI like to configure Opera up for [...]

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Tags: 2008 · c · d · h · indie rock · lo-fi · punk

Kimya Dawson – Remember That I Love you

13 Jan 2008 · No Comments

We interrupt the continuing coverage of the Blue Öyster Cult catalog to bring you a late addition to the 2006 year’s best list…
On January 1st, 2008 I finally finished my “not quite the best of 2006″ mixes. Yes, six. The most recent addition to make the list was The Electric Kisses, a perfect fusion of [...]

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Tags: 2006 · K · anti-folk · d

The Dollyrots – Because I’m Awesome

30 Nov 2007 · No Comments

2007 is the year that I started listening to music mostly on computers. My office-mate persuaded me to experiment with iTunes, and I started using its rating system to help me assemble the inevitable year’s best list. Then I discovered last.fm and let it track my listening patterns.
The upshot of all this is that The [...]

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Tags: d · pop-punk