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 Scott Creney

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Matador/Domino)

You need Mirror Traffic the way the ocean needs more salt.

 Ben Pratt

Selling out is for losers like Bon Jovi: The Get Up Kids visit Brisbane

It’s like The Get Up Kids are born again and there is no crowd, no set list, no worries.

 Everett True

Whatever happened to THIS Pavement?

I like the comment on YouTube on the first video that says, “I liked the part where Malkmus didn’t give a single fuck AT ALL”.

 Everett True

awful cover versions, cont.

She’s from Finland, apparently. Remind me never to go there.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 340: The Wave Pictures

I get lost in the sound of sardonic vocals and distorted vocals and smart bittersweet vocals and listening vocals.

 Everett True

an entire website summarised by two weeks of random reader comments

We heart Slumberland Records here at Collapse Board.

 Scott Creney

The Wussification of Indie Rock (it’s all Pavement’s fault)

A band like Arcade Fire has a hell of a lot more in common with Katy Perry than it does with Daniel Johnston.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 303: Nova Scotia

There’s Feathers, and they’re great. And there’s Nova Scotia, and they’re pretty good too.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 300: The Clean (mini-live review)

I doubt if there’s a single person here who undervalues The Clean’s beauty, their vivid guitar storms punctuated by trebly guitar excess and bursts of down-home, deprecating humour.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 298: Yeh Deadlies (free download)

This is what the early parts of the 90s sounded like to me … um, the good early parts