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by Tyler Gould

22 Oct 2009


The chorus of Little Boots’ “Earthquake” announces itself with great fanfare, transitioning abruptly from the verse into a bang-bang shout-along dance floor stomper. While the trappings are there, it lacks a certain exuberance that takes a pop song from catchy to truly memorable. You may sing along, but you won’t be terribly excited about it.

by Katharine Wray

22 Oct 2009


Ten years ago this week:The Eurythmics released their album Peace, their first album since 1989. It delivered two hits, “17 Again” and “I Saved the World Today”. The album was re-released in 2005 with remixes and b-sides. Enjoy the videos of Lennox and Stewart below.

“I Want It All”

 

by Tyler Gould

21 Oct 2009


Denver-based instrumentalists Woodsman have offered up their Indoor Days EP for nothing but your time. The ruminating, post-rock “Sunglass” comes from their forthcoming Mexican Summer full-length, Collages.

Woodsman
Sunglass [MP3]
     

by Tyler Gould

21 Oct 2009


Marina seems to be having a little fun with the standard sultry gyrations of music videos, strapping on accordion-folded paper limbs in this clip for “Mowgli’s Road”. Her Geddy Lee crossed with Katy Perry vocal stylings are quite nice, and the turn for the weird around the 2:15 mark is a welcome one, but it’s hard to imagine a place for this song—it seems suitable only as the soundtrack for its own music video.

by Tyler Gould

21 Oct 2009


This track from Nevada City, California-based collective, Golden Shoulders, comes from their months-old album, Get Reasonable. Among the ‘70s garage rock revival-revival and Jethro Tullian dynamic shifts on “Mountain” are some iffy lyrics: “You climb the mountain ‘cause it’s there / get a new mountain and get reasonable / you play the part so well.” The song is full of these you-me, push-pull moments, from some obnoxious perspective of authority, and fails to capitalize on a swelling, auspicious opening by the time it’s over.

Golden Shoulders
Mountain [MP3]
     

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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