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Leslie Keffer – Feels Like Frenching (4.1.08)

July 28, 2008

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Adriane Schramm, New York-based painter and chronicler of the “human electric blood hum,” was given all-star treatment with the pressing of this record. Her intricate painting of swirling, high-contrast clouds of nerve-endings and brain folds plays out in glasslike clarity on the glossy cover of Leslie Keffer’s first release on Ecstatic Peace.

Nintendocore (3.1.08)

July 28, 2008

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America, which meant that an entire generation of bands has reached maturity raised on an unprecedented new kind of influence — video games. Did kids grow up sitting in each other’s bedrooms listening to Paul McCartney LPs anymore? No, they ate Doritos and played Contra together. It’s unavoidable, then, that these kids would eventually form bands based on the hyper-arpeggiated, pseudo-odyssey rock that graced the games all throughout the ‘80s.

Furniture Music (4.1.08)

July 28, 2008

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Genre of the Month: Furniture Music – Rock critics climbed on board this slow-moving wagon about the time that Brian Eno released Discreet Music in 1978. The album moves at a glacial pace, repeating snippets of songs at various tempos and slowly feeding synth loops through tape echo machines. Eno had been doing visionary stuff […]

Indie Rock vs. Rolling Stone, Camel Cigs (2.1.08)

July 28, 2008

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It looks like an innocent little sketch in some well-read Pitchfork-devotee’s algebra notebook. The colored pencil strokes and the whimsical outer space doodles could have provided someone a study hall’s worth of entertainment while neatly arranging and categorizing all their favorite bands across a few pages of college ruled paper in comix constellations. The only […]

Label Fat Cats Setting Out the Rat Traps? (3.1.08)

July 28, 2008

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The Promo CD Watermark Controversy – The record industry has spent the last few years slowly waking up from a haze to find themselves in a position like that of the prep school castaways in Lord of the Flies. Their ride gone and their old rules receding into the shadows of their memory, blind social […]

Thurston Moore (11.01.07)

July 28, 2008

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Indie godfather hides out with Northampton elite – Someone stole Thurston Moore’s laptop a few weeks ago, but hes not looking too hard for the culprit. “In the days after I lost it, ” he says in his trademark quizzical baritone, “It was like this enlightening period where I would just go places and see […]