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Juna: Marina Goes To Moon

19 May 2018 · No Comments

I’ve been impressed lately by the number of quality of Brazilian shogegaze/dreampop acts (most of which I found via The Blog That Celebrates Itself) and I love visual references to Georges Méliès’ “A Trip to the Moon,” so this one jumped to the top of the listen-to queue. Juna’s take on dreampop has a [...]

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quick take : johnny foreigner : certain songs are cursed (e.p.)

26 Apr 2011 · No Comments

I love this band so much, and here are four more reasons why. The first two songs (”What Drummers Get” and “Twin Sisterzz”) operate in JF’s primary mode: high energy, with yelpy vocals, song sections colliding into each other like bumper cars, with surprisingly compelling hooks (and sometimes quiet, pretty bits, too, lurking amid the [...]

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quick take : The Joy Formidable : The Big Roar

29 Jan 2011 · 2 Comments

I’m sort of preparing myself for a hipster backlash against former blog darlings The Joy Formidable, on account of their major label debut, The Big Roar, including 4 tracks that originally appeared on their EP A Balloon Called Moaning.* I’ll admit I was initially a bit disappointed when I saw this, but after listening [...]

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