Articles tagged male bonding, sub pop

Daughn Gibson: Carnation

Carnation finds Daughn Gibson taking scissors to his signature sound, recutting it to a new style all the while keeping his natural waywardness.

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Doldrums: The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Doldrums' latest is a sprawling exploration of modern synthetic life through artificial drum sounds, synthesizers and Airick Woodhead’s hauntingly human voice.

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4 May 2015 // 5:00 AM

METZ: II

METZ are a caustic antidote for a cynical world, and II burns even better going down than their defining first album.

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14 Jul 2013 // 10:20 PM

Silver Memories: 25 Years of Sub Pop, 25 Essential Albums

PopMatters marks Sub Pop Records' 25th anniversary with a list of 25 essential albums that traces the history of the inimitable Seattle label.

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Still Corners: Strange Pleasures

Across Strange Pleasures’ 12 tracks, Still Corners present some of the most evocative and melodious tunes to arise from the dream-pop realm in recent memory.

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28 Sep 2011 // 9:40 AM

Dum Dum Girls: Only in Dreams

Maybe it’s time to call a moratorium on cribbing beats from nearly-half-century-old Ronettes singles.

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30 Aug 2011 // 10:39 AM

Male Bonding: Endless Now

Male Bonding proves it doesn't need to hide behind the gauze, because clearer fidelity actually highlights its strengths, putting the disparate parts in starker contrast to each other.

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Obits: Moody, Standard and Poor

For those that fear Sub Pop has strayed too far from its sweaty grunge rock roots, the presence of New York’s rough-and-ready garage rock revivalist Obits offer plenty of reassurance to the contrary.

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Dum Dum Girls: He Gets Me High EP

While it's no secret that the retro-leaning indie popsters aren't exactly forward-thinking originators, all it takes is one well-chosen cover song to leave the Girls’ creative limitations exposed.

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Daniel Martin Moore: In the Cool of the Day

Do you feel inspired?

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Blitzen Trapper: Destroyer of the Void

Blitzen Trapper have cohesively stirred their nostalgic influences into a single, wildly chaotic sonic joyride.

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The Ruby Suns: Fight Softly

Hopefully next time out, Ryan McPhun will cast his intentions out of the bedroom and into the wild with some friends.

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Nirvana: Bleach

Starting with Nevermind, Kurt Cobain intentionally simplified his compositions in order to emphasize their pop components. Less song-focused than later Nirvana works, Bleach acts as an interesting showcase of the band’s musical chops.

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Grand Archives: Keep in Mind Frankenstein

Grand Archives' sophomore effort really is worth the listen.

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Grunge by Michael Lavine and Thurston Moore

Sub Pop's first lens on the grunge scene offers an early look at the signs of flannel to come, and the distinctive regional imprints on the sounds that followed punk.

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CMJ 2009: Day 3 - Male Bonding + Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt + Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers

The CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival invades New York City this week. Here's the latest from PopMatters' writers on the beat. Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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