By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
SYNOPSIS: Tunes new and old to break your heart (if you still have one of those deeply unfashionable organs) and burst your eardrums. More funny squiggles, grinding feedback and random bursts of weirdness, especially sinister and sexy at high volume. Some tracks will be familiar to music lovers of a certain age and persuasion, others might be "As fresh as," as Eddie would say in his charmingly incomplete way. Anyhow, we know what he means.
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Intro: "8:15 to Nowhere" (edit) by Vicious Pink, from 8:15 to Nowhere12-inch single (Play It Again Sam, 1988)
Pack a lunch and strap yourselves in, kiddies. This was a favorite among certain defunct dancers from the dance we once knew, long ago and oh so far away
"Untitled"by Yellow Swans, from Bring the Neon War Home (Narnack, 2004)
Not the above with a perilous blood disorder, but sort of jaundiced nonetheless. But Gabe is so cute, so that's okay.
"Lost My Sight" by Indian Jewelry from Invasive Exotics (Monitor, 2006)
Yesyesyes: even more of these kids, who really make loud really yummy again. We're scared to see them live, because of course everyone knows how shy we are. Could get right out of hand quickquickquick. or slowslowslow...
"Queenie" by Ethyl Meatplow from Happy Days, Sweetheart (Chameleon, 1993)
Watch the video here, then copy the costumes very faithfully for you next 'casual Friday' at the office... They do a bang-up job of "Close to You," which you alreadu know if you know such things.
"Seagull" by Ride, from Nowhere (Reprise/WEA, 1990)
Predictable, perhaps. But one of the canonical tunes, and an evergreen on the Victrola up here at the Treehouse.
"Violent Past" by Low, from Drums and Guns (Sub Pop, 2007)
Oh, heavens. Brand new and twice as noisy as anything we'd hoped for from these, our favorite Deluthians. They just get weirder and more delectable as they go along, and we're most pleased about that. Their wondrous new disc is out in March. You'll be hearing a lot more of it here as the days pass, naturally.
"Boredom with God On NoiseBoretafari"by the Boredoms, from Pop Tatari (Very Friendly, 2006)
It just wouldn't be HB without folks speaking in tongues.
As the saying goes: Oh well, yes, we do.