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Nathan Howdeshell – The Collapse Board Interview

I don’t view music as a competition at all.


Thao & Mirah – Thao & Mirah (kill rock stars)

The vast range of styles that pop up on this album only serves to cement the idea that Thao & Mirah are less timid than their folkie peers.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 201: Nico’s Bike

Some wonderful abrasive, melodic stuff with lots of killer muted brass and stomach-wobbling guitar noises from the just-formed Nico’s Bike. Female vocals chastise. Female vocals jiggle, with fire and fury. Female vocals make like there was no need to record a bad song no not never no how. I was tipped off to this splenetic […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 198: The Corin Tucker Band

New music. From Corin Tucker. What more do you need to know? Me and my wife, we used to love Cadallaca, back in the day. Like a fun-time Portland party band with righteous vocals, a kick-ass drummer and the sweetest of Hammond organs. There were a couple of other bands too, but their names momentarily […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 184: Coolies

This, my friends, is the shit.

 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 […]