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Ed’s Redeeming Qualities, 22 Jan 2011

24 Jan 2011 · 3 Comments

The legendary Ed’s Basement shows were before my time as a New Englander, but I suspect their vibe was perfectly nailed based on my experience with house shows, loosely curated open mike nights, and underground clubs and art spaces. Last Saturday evening at TT’s felt like a Sunday afternoon or Tuesday night at one of [...]

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Tags: anti-folk · e · indie pop · live · lo-fi · tt the bear's place

Epoxies – My New World

16 Sep 2007 · No Comments

Yes, it’s time for another dispatch from the retro-future of The Epoxies. The title track is a brooding apocalypse-celebrating number on which virtually all the instruments drip with distortion; the touchstone here is the spooky intersection of new wave, punk, and goth — a bit like Killing Joke, but it reminds me even more of [...]

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Tags: e · metropolis · new wave

Eisenhower Field Day – Let’s Not Tell Lies

16 Sep 2007 · No Comments

Indie-rock trio Eisenhower Field Day dish up textbook-perfect indie rock on this LP (a 2003 EP is appended to the current release). Guitarist/lead vocalist Noah Butler has a slightly yelpy tenor to which bassist Holly Butler’s harmonies provide welcome sweetening. They play with conviction and the songs are are full of interesting dynamic and textural [...]

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Tags: 2006 · e · indie rock · lesser note