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quick take : Andrew Jackson Jihad : Candy Cigarettes, Capguns, Issue Problems! and Such

17 Feb 2011 · No Comments

Andrew Jackson Jihad definitely put the “punk” attitude into folk punk. Candy . . . reminds me of the first Violent Femmes albums, only more: faster, more frenetic, more impassioned (Sean Bonnette’s aspiration-heavy voice has a timbre that at times sharply recalls The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle or The Thermals’ Hutch Harris) and much, much [...]

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Tags: 2005 · 2006 · 2011 · a · anti-folk · asian man · folk · punk

quick take : The Reaganomics : Lower the Bar

08 Feb 2011 · No Comments

The Reaganomics is the snotty pop-punk* alter ego of the more serious (to go by song titles) Ryan’s Hope, a band I plan to investigate based on how much I like this. Their name aside, The Reaganomics aren’t identifiably political on Lower the Bar, and the targets they go after are mostly pretty easy: Renaissance [...]

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Tags: 2011 · Red Scare · punk · quick take · r

song obsession : Pellet Gun : “Rock and Roll”

01 Feb 2011 · No Comments

This weekend my brain was p0wned by Pellet Gun’s version of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” (from last year’s From the Land of Ice and Snow a mostly northwest indie rock tribute project with unlikely participants like Laura Veirs, Rebecca Gates, and Chris Walla. Jealous Butcher has the hook-up).
In Pellet Gun’s hands the song is [...]

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Tags: 2010 · experimental · indie rock · p · punk · song obsession · song of the week

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

Various Artists – I Hate CD’s: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection Vol. 1

06 Dec 2007 · No Comments

And now for something completely different. I Hate CD’s offers a whopping 45 cuts from the vaults of “Wild Rock” specialists Norton Records. The selections span 5 decades or so of garage, rockabilly, psychobilly, power-pop, and other flavors of rock’n’roll. (Norton Records celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, but they’ve unearthed and reissued many obscure [...]

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Tags: garage rock · norton · power pop · psychobilly · punk · v

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

Pristine – Hands Up! Hands Up!

22 Sep 2007 · No Comments

Google’s translator is fun and useful too! Not only does it spit out wonderfully mangled sentences like, “The four temperful musicians with the Dortmunder training room are well-known for their power Punk skirt,” but it allows me to be more or less sure that Pristine is an all-female band formed by two sisters, and that [...]

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Tags: audiolith · p · punk