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Entries Tagged as 'garage rock'

quick take : capsula : in the land of silver souls

12 Apr 2011 · No Comments

Usually a garage/psychedelic record, even one as well executed as this, wouldn’t make big claims on my listening time. This does, for two reasons. First, it’s got an enough indie rock flavor to hold my interest (Coni Duchess sounds enough like Kim Gordon, ’specially on lines like “I wanna kiss the future,” (”Under the Woods”) [...]

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Tags: 2011 · bcore · c · garage rock · indie rock · quick take

quick take : chain and the gang : music’s not for everyone

23 Mar 2011 · No Comments

Scratchy, aggressively lo-fi production and the rough/smooth interplay between Ian Svenonius and a veritable harem of female back-up singers (Tara Jane O’Neil and Finally Punk’s Veronica Ortuño among them) are the wires baling this unruly garage rock/soul/funk/blues conglom. Not all of it works for me, but highlights like the rave-up “Detroit Music,” its instrumental sequel [...]

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Tags: 2011 · K · c · funk · garage rock · lo-fi · quick take

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

Apple Betty – Let’s Play

05 Aug 2007 · 3 Comments

At their best — “Pollution,” and “Stagnant,” — Apple Betty remind me strongly of the garagey side of Barbara Manning: tuneful and gritty, with lyrics that will insult no one’s intelligence. At their worst — “Full Inside,” and the unlisted no-bonus track “Sweatpant Boner,” — they play the “we’re cute women, and we we [...]

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Tags: 2006 · a · garage rock