Reviewed in words: The Fall, Gold Class, Nite Fields @ The Zoo, 20.10.2015
NO RESPECTS! These are the first words discernable from the disembodied diatribe, but the personality behind them was perfectly clear when the first slurred syllable pushed out of the PA. The voice emanates vaguely from a stage semi-populated by tight-lipped musicians behind a spot-lit empty platform, but its presence is physical. People look, grin, cheer […]
Album Roundup: June 2015
By Scott Creney So if Robert Christgau—who pretty much invented this format—is the Dean of Rock Critics, then what does that make me? The Mujahideen of Rock Critics? The Paula Deen of Rock Critics? The Jan & Dean? Whatever. Here’s some stuff that came out in June. I’m not going to bother embedding pictures and […]
The return of Everett True | 62. The UV Race
Let me quote The Jam at you. “Life is timeless, days are long when you’re young/You used to fall in love with anyone/Any guitar and any bass drum.” That’s how it works, right? You see a band, you fall in love for a minute, an hour, a week, a year… whatever it takes. It’s even […]
Pere Ubu – Carnival of Souls (Fire)
For an entity as dependently freewheeling as Pere Ubu, I shouldn’t have to say much. Of course this new LP is great. Better, I’d venture to say, than last year’s Re-mit, another latter-day release from a renowned cult institution. I mean, there’s a clarinetist on board now. You remember what I said about clarinet solos? […]
The return of Everett True | 35. Ye Nuns
I dunno. Sometimes man, I feel obsolete. This is from the press release. On paper, Ye Nuns are a tribute band. An all-girl celebration of The Monks, proto-krautrock garage punkers formed by a gang of American GIs stationed in Germany who legendarily sported tonsures and nooses on stage. But Ye Nuns are more than a […]
Song of the day – 671: King Champion Sounds
I use the word blast. I refer to the bursts of clarion-call brass that punctuate this uplifting, insurgent noise. I refer to the chiding, aware vocals.
Song of the day – 661: Girl Trouble
This could be Screamin’ Jay lost without a Cajun swamp to hide in.
The 3 r’s | repetition, repetition, repetition
I’m going to be listening to this on repeat for the rest of the month. And I’m going to be repeating this status update while I do.
Song of the day – 656: Silver Fox
Repetition in the music and we’re never going to lose it.
Song of the day – 605: Gravel Samwidge
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I know who this sounds like. You think that bothers me? You crazy, girl. Why would that bother me?