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 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 126. LCD Soundsystem

The return of Everett True | 126. LCD Soundsystem

Being a contrarian, I switch off when other critics start forming clusters, mind-sets. I like to think I can figure it out for myself. Often, I can. It’s the American critics who wind me up most. In the U.K., most critics have some form of sense of humour, a pluralism, about what they do. Least, the ones […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 125. Hinds

The return of Everett True | 125. Hinds

I have no idea if they’ll remain this good the whole time the four ladies, the two ladies, are together. It seems near unbelievable they could be. But there again, there’s Kim Deal. If you don’t get this video on any level, if you do not understand this music just one nano-second of a nano-second, if you do […]

 LeeA

Song of the Day #696: Bad Daddies (w/ BONUS)

Song of the Day  #696: Bad Daddies (w/ BONUS)

So. I’m really fucking tired of hearing folks ask questions like “has music stopped moving forward?”. It implies we only care about music as an art form, and that innovation is the only way to measure its merits. Fuck that. We also listen to music for visceral pleasure, to establish our differences, to distinguish our […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 124. The Furrs

The return of Everett True | 124. The Furrs

I enjoy having no frame of reference. Well, little. This is from a tradition of music that I have little familiarity with. Having lived here in Brisbane for close on seven years now, I am of course aware of certain musical irregularities in this country’s past. Sharpies. The boogie scene that spawned AC/DC and the […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 123. Syster Darkwyne

The return of Everett True | 123. Syster Darkwyne

“Guys, come on … It’s not the 60s any more!” It’s not too much of a stretch to call Syster Darkwyne the Sex Pistols of Goth except of course The Sex Pistols went on to overshadow their particular genre whereas Sister Darkwyne failed to overshadow anyone except their own portentous and all too briefly lit egos. With a bitter […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 122. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

The return of Everett True | 122. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

It was always going to take something pretty special for me to feature Stephen Malkmus in this series. This is it. See how good he still sounds when he actually has a decent song to sing?

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 121. Mick Trouble

The return of Everett True | 121. Mick Trouble

There was The Times – and they were pretty snazzy, what with all their Mod leanings and laconic London observation. There was Wreckless Eric – and man, who could resist one of Eric’s pitiful laments at closing time? There were the TV Personalities – and they were a little bit complicated. Maudlin and desperate at turns, twee […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 120. The Wendy Darlings

The return of Everett True | 120. The Wendy Darlings

I never do this. Or rather, I’ve never done this before. I’ve sometimes reviewed the same album three days in a row. I’ve sometimes featured the same person a few days in a row – usually in sad circumstances, or when they’re in different bands. I’ve always held off from running two Songs of the […]

 Everett True

The return of Everett True | 119. Dawn Richard

The return of Everett True | 119. Dawn Richard

I’m consistent, at least. Scratch that. Much as I know folk like their comfort zones, their safe places, their writers they can turn to again and again knowing they’ll always receive similar advice, similar opinions – I’ve never really seen that consistency is a virtue. Maybe if you’re a middle distance runner. Maybe if you’re […]

 Mike Turner

Song of the Day #695 – Carriages

Song of the Day #695 – Carriages

Sometimes the best moments, the best ways to find something new, the best opportunities in which you find yourself surprised and wonder how you’ve missed something so good, happen when a friend says, “Hey, check this out.” Instantly you fall all over again. Your head is over your heels, you’ve fallen head over heels, you […]

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