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The Softies, “Snow Like This”

(Home alone on a Friday night, snow falling heavily outside.)

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[Photo: illustration of the band Brave Irene. The band’s 5 members are each illustrated in black and white and the miniature portraits are arranged in an upside-down pentagon. In the middle, there is a black pentagon with white text reading ‘Brave Irene.’]
EEEE! I am DELIGHTED BY THIS.

[Photo: illustration of the band Brave Irene. The band’s 5 members are each illustrated in black and white and the miniature portraits are arranged in an upside-down pentagon. In the middle, there is a black pentagon with white text reading ‘Brave Irene.’]

EEEE! I am DELIGHTED BY THIS.

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scarvesandcharm:

“We equally romanticize the Pastels and the Smashing Pumpkins. It’s not like the world has totally changed and all good music gets validated and covered— there’s still a lack of justice in pop and rock. But the fact that people can access smaller bands without the filter of them being signed or promoted or played on the radio is huge.” - Kip Berman
(via)

I really want to say more about what Kip is saying here re: lack of justice in pop and rock and movement towards a world where unsigned bands and bands signed to smaller labels are not only accessible to new fans, but have access to resources similar to larger bands, but, you know, work has been non-stop lately (work! I’m there right now! I was there for 12+ hours yesterday! I will probably be there tomorrow, too!)
Anyway, Kip Berman. Whattaguy.

scarvesandcharm:

“We equally romanticize the Pastels and the Smashing Pumpkins. It’s not like the world has totally changed and all good music gets validated and covered— there’s still a lack of justice in pop and rock. But the fact that people can access smaller bands without the filter of them being signed or promoted or played on the radio is huge.” - Kip Berman

(via)

I really want to say more about what Kip is saying here re: lack of justice in pop and rock and movement towards a world where unsigned bands and bands signed to smaller labels are not only accessible to new fans, but have access to resources similar to larger bands, but, you know, work has been non-stop lately (work! I’m there right now! I was there for 12+ hours yesterday! I will probably be there tomorrow, too!)

Anyway, Kip Berman. Whattaguy.

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matthewedwards:

Brave Irene - “Campfire”

Rose Melberg, I love you. This Brave Irene record will be one of my favorites of the year, no doubt about it. GOSH.

Yes, yes! I can’t wait to hear more of this. This record is already on my “Best Things About 2011” list.

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I just read an e-mail from foxleaps that absolutely made my morning! Rose Melberg is in a new band (well, ok, the band is about a year old, but the EP they’re releasing in March will be their first) and their songs are said to have an “early Flying Nun” vibe and it’s not that I don’t love winsome acoustic stuff, but I am just so excited about the prospect of Rose doing something with a full band again (something that sounds suspiciously like energetic pop music) that I have had to literally force myself to refrain from texting aprilmarches at 6am her time to tell her about this! Anyway, I cobbled together a quick write-up for SP and will now sit here patiently until February 15th.
Click here for the SP post!

I just read an e-mail from foxleaps that absolutely made my morning! Rose Melberg is in a new band (well, ok, the band is about a year old, but the EP they’re releasing in March will be their first) and their songs are said to have an “early Flying Nun” vibe and it’s not that I don’t love winsome acoustic stuff, but I am just so excited about the prospect of Rose doing something with a full band again (something that sounds suspiciously like energetic pop music) that I have had to literally force myself to refrain from texting aprilmarches at 6am her time to tell her about this! Anyway, I cobbled together a quick write-up for SP and will now sit here patiently until February 15th.

Click here for the SP post!

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(Peggy Wang and Alex Naidus)

(Peggy Wang and Alex Naidus)

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thefalsecontender:

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart | The Tenure Itch 

Far + away my favorite Pains song. They performed it the first time Drew and I saw them (summer of 2009), but we haven’t heard them play it since then.

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I just posted a review of the Neverever album Angelic Swells on SP. Click  it!
Excerpt:

There’s  been a lot of discussion on fashion blogs lately about Native  American trends in North American (specifically US) fashion/white  hipster culture & I honestly hadn’t expected those  conversations to intersect with what I spend the majority of my time  writing about here (you know, mail order records and pop music), but  this song (“Cowboys and Indians”) was a reminder that these discussions  reach into all spheres,  especially when people are talking about cultural products and the way  that identities are constructed and information is disseminated through  popular media.

I just posted a review of the Neverever album Angelic Swells on SP. Click it!

Excerpt:

There’s been a lot of discussion on fashion blogs lately about Native American trends in North American (specifically US) fashion/white hipster culture & I honestly hadn’t expected those conversations to intersect with what I spend the majority of my time writing about here (you know, mail order records and pop music), but this song (“Cowboys and Indians”) was a reminder that these discussions reach into all spheres, especially when people are talking about cultural products and the way that identities are constructed and information is disseminated through popular media.

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(Jihae + Wallace Meek, Neverever)

(Jihae + Wallace Meek, Neverever)

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