Wild Flag – Wild Flag (Merge)

Wild Flag isn’t really a band, it’s just four All-Stars negotiating for their spot on the plate.

 Everett True

Another One Of Those Days: Everett True’s July 2000 journal

I want a little glamour around my presence: glamour is the last thing I possess right now. I don’t know if I’ll ever recapture that mood again.

 Everett True

eight ‘classic’ bands… a rejoinder

Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]

 Everett True

Back when I was a working critic, part two

I’m trying to avoid working here, so here’s another excerpt. Taken from 2001, I believe. FRIDAY AUGUST 17 2001 Clever, friendly and articulate, I notice I have no memory of the events that transpired more than three days hence. The sun beats down upon a town of ingrates and foreign students, each more desperate than […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 3: Quasi

It’s Quasi, and it’s not even the finest track from their forthcoming album American Gong – that honour belongs (today) to ‘Everything & Nothing At All’.  I have the whole album here, courtesy of kill rock stars, and I’m here to tell you that it’s as wonderful, melancholy, melodic, inventive, bitter, yearning, chaotic, climactic as […]