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Obvious comparisons are rarely flattering

a Oasis via Queens of the Stone Age, with all the charm and self-awareness of the former? Whole thing makes me kinda sad, these guys used to be genuinely interesting and, I dunno, clever. Now they’ve gone and recorded something … Continue reading

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLReBNDlnk This video won’t embed for some reason. Maybe it’s magical or from another universe or something. It’s that awesome and I won’t spoil why, just watch it. Note the surreal comparison between the beat-up old guitar and what must … Continue reading

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Drip before the deluge

I actually had to spend a minute just now hunting through about fifty Pitchfork/Song, by Toad/Random music blog tabs to find the page I was listening to this on. It’s another new Death Cab track, the opener from Codes and … Continue reading

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Because there are people that need to know these things

The first single from the new Death Cab for Cutie record just dropped, you can hear it through the link below. Seems a bit more polished than their older stuff, a little slicker maybe; but at least this first track … Continue reading

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Very Brief Holy-Shit Moment

Second track of the three available through the link below. It’s one guy playing a saxphone the size of a small car. There’s nothing else, just that fucking massive saxophone. I’ve never heard anything like it. http://cstrecords.com/cst075/

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Just a quick one

In two senses actually; there’s a new Explosions in the Sky track up over on Stereogum. They’ve been pretty quiet the last couple of years so it’s nice to hear something new from them, even if they’ve never really been … Continue reading

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Totally Not Dead

Been really really busy with dissertation work. But the new The Pains of Being Pure at Heart* record is available for streaming on their website and I figured that that’s the sort of thing that should be common knowledge. I … Continue reading

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‘Happy Indie Music’ – Reuben and my last fm vs. My own self-image: pt.2

  The saga continues… 25. The Tallest Man On Earth Jaunty folkie. Indeterminate – 8 24. Drive-By Truckers Swings and roundabouts… Indeterminate – 9 23. Big Boi Big Boi is like a one-man walking party. Only with more sex and … Continue reading

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‘Happy Indie Music’ – Reuben and my last fm vs. My own self-image: pt.1

When asked to describe my music taste today, part of a rather tangential conversation about not very much of anything, Reuben said he thought I was into ‘happy indie music’. That threw me a bit, I’ve always thought of myself … Continue reading

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Just what the doctor ordered

So I got adrenaline injected directly into my shoulder today*. Strangely, it wasn’t a whole lot of fun; makes this awesome new Pitchfork column all the better though… http://pitchfork.com/features/out-the-trunk/7932-out-the-trunk-1/ It’s a well-written hip-hop mixtape rundown, something I’ve been looking for … Continue reading

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