Tijuana Panthers – Wayne Interest (Create/Control)

Tijuana Panthers – Wayne Interest (Create/Control)

Funny what slips through your fingers and out of your head, eh? Last summer I reviewed Tijuana Panthers’ Semi-Sweet for Gold Flake Paint, but must confess that I hadn’t revisited it at all this year. Let’s re-acquaint ourselves. Semi-Sweet was just one fun, knock-about romp, really. Tons of lo-fi stomp, familiar melodies and harmonies rebounding […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 578: Shopping

Song of the day – 578: Shopping

Give ‘em time, I reckon. They’ve got energy, attitude, a spark. Let’s see if they turn into a Savages or a Divorce. I know which side of the line I’ll be cheering from.

 Scott Creney

This blog kills fascists.

The way The Smiths once covered their sleeves in 60s references, the way Wu-Tang Clan embraced the language and iconography of Shaolin, the way Oasis loved The Beatles, that’s the relationship Iceage has with xenophobia and white supremacy — it may not be the window, but it’s damn sure the drapes.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 437: Prinzhorn Dance School (+ 5 wonderful obscure old school ‘awkward pop’ videos)

Love the silences between the vocals. Sure, we’re talking Gla*o Babies.

 Wallace Wylie

Top 10 Disney Songs of All Time

They really don’t write ‘em like this anymore.

 Tom Randall

Iceage – New Brigade (What’s Your Rupture?)

Iceage have the wisdom to be brief: what they evoke is too much to bear for too long.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 363: Supercluster (a love song to Athens GA, part one)

This sound is so glorious! It’s like if (early) B-52s and Pylon remained the best-known bands from Athens instead of … goddammit, what was that band’s name again? Coldplay?

 Everett True

Song of the day – 343: The Coathangers

Vice has them as, “The Black Lips with boobs”. Man, and they say the art of music criticism is dead.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 337: Au Pairs

Reassurance only comes about from belonging to the right cliques. I don’t mean that to sound too negative.


Gang Of Four @ Le Trabendo, Paris 18.03.11

There are no wanky digressions or lead fretwork clogging up the song with rock star dirge, just a well executed use of noise vs silence, skill vs sparse.