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quick take : sick of sarah : 2205

30 Mar 2011 · No Comments

You may have heard the story by now: Sick of Sarah leak their own album onto peer-to-peer sharing service; claim “platinum” status on basis of download counts; lotsa folks say, more or less, “Sick of who?“. More evidence, if you ask me, that it’s ridiculous to assert that each pirate download of a track is [...]

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Tags: 2010 · 2011 · adamant · alternative · guilty pleasure · quick take · s

quick take : frank black : abbabubba, the golem

29 Mar 2011 · No Comments

It’s a measure of my enormous respect for Frank Black/Black Francis/whatever he wants to call himself that even though I thought NonStopErotik was possibly the worst album of his career, it didn’t take me out of auto-buy-his-new-stuff mode. Abbabubba is a b-sides/odds-and-ends compilation, with some fully-formed tracks, some solo/demo stuff, and a few rather superfluous [...]

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Tags: 2010 · 2011 · Rock · b · quick take · self-released

quick take: Katie Crutchfield’s discography so far, so far as I know

26 Feb 2011 · 1 Comment

with The Ackleys:
The Ackleys (2005); Forget Forget, Derive Derive (EP, 2006)
Indie-power-pop. Splashy drums, some keyboards give it a slightly new-wave sheen.
as King Everything:
The Drought (2008)
Mostly acoustic guitar/vocal
with P.S. Eliot:
The Bike Wreck Demo (2008, read about Bike Wreck demo here), Introverted Romance in Our Troubled Minds (2009), Living in Squalor (EP, 2010, pay-what-you-want download), Sadie (2011)
Except [...]

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quick take : Koji Asano : Galaxies

04 Feb 2011 · No Comments

Very broadly, one of things that interests me most in art are the fuzzy edges of classifications: when things stop being something and become something else. Galaxies is far out on the fuzzy edge: if I heard it without knowing it was music, it would never occur to me that “music” was an appropriate description [...]

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Tags: 2010 · a · experimental · quick take · solstice

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

Dec 2010

01 Jan 2011 · 1 Comment

Every new release I listened to in December:
Against Me! – White Crosses
Anika – Anika
Big Kids – Hoop Dreams
The Black Kites – Songs Written While Things Were Changing
Break the Habit – The Last Songs (EP)
Brilliant Colors/Girls Names – I Lose/You Win (single)
Dolph Chaney – Originals: Gumshoe Koalannon (single)
Cold Electrics – Y’Know, for Charity
Daughters – Daughters
Delays – [...]

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Tags: 2010 · monthly

Nov 2010

01 Dec 2010 · No Comments

Every new release I listened to in November:
27 – Brittle Divinity
Agony Aunts – Greater Miranda
The Agony Family – Yourself United
Aloud – Exile
Andrew Jackson Jihad/The Gun Shy – split EP
The Arrivals – Volatile Molotov
Artichokes – Bees
Bad Religion – The Dissent of Man
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
B E L L S [...]

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Tags: 2010 · monthly

Oct 2010

01 Nov 2010 · No Comments

Every new release I listened to in October:
27 – Louder than Words
The 88 – The 88
Abe Vigoda – Crush
Big Eyes – Demo 7″
Big Soda – Paper Route (EP)
Big Surr – Miss You Most (EP)
Brilliant Colors – Walk into the World (single)
British Sea Power – Zeus (EP)
The Brother Kite – Isolation
Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans – [...]

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Sep 2010

01 Oct 2010 · No Comments

Every new release I listened to in September
The Ambulars – Nothing to Say from Miles Away
Ólöf Arnalds – Innundir Skinni
Azure Ray – Drawing Down the Moon
The Back Pockets – Blissters N Basements
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
Boston Spaceships – Our Cubehouse Still Rocks
BXI – Boris & Ian Astbury (EP)
Centro-Matic/South San Gabriel – Eyas (EP)
Chocolate Genius Incorporated [...]

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2010 week 38 (weakly, not weekly)

29 Sep 2010 · No Comments

I had such good intentions…
The Gifted Children is the latest absurdly prolific/ridiculously good independent act to catch my ear. Like previous finds The Capstan Shafts and Hussalonia, The Gifted Children have a handful of GbV-on-their-sleeve moments, but overall they’re much less off-the-cuff and more varied than the Capstan Shafts. And where Hussalonia mastermind Jesse Menk [...]

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