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Dead Girls Do Air

[originally published on Record Geek Heaven"] For those of you who do not know, meds onlineno rxs I play in a band called The Dead Girls from Lawrence, KS, and we appreciate good rock and roll. That’s the music we … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Deerhunter "Halcyon Digest"

In 2008, Deerhunter released not one, but two of that year’s most revered albums. Only one was scheduled for release—Microcastle. But when it leaked to the internet, singer/songwriter Bradford Cox (also of Atlas Sound) decided to release an entirely different … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven Joint Review: Superchunk "Majesty Shredding" and The Posies "Blood/Candy"

So far, 2010 has been a pretty stellar year for rock and roll. It started off a little hairy, with slews of cover albums and a tapering off of 2009’s polished mediocrity. But in its wake, 2010 should be remembered … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Why Vinyl is Saving Music

I’ve spent the better part of two weeks without a stereo. It’s been hell. Granted, I have the little computer speakers and a beyond-fully-loaded iTunes, but those can’t hold a candle to my RSM-90 studio monitors, brand new turntable and … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven's In My Head: The Clientele "Never Anyone But You"

This was the first song I ever got into by The Clientele, one of those bands that make really great records yet are ignored by most of the American music listening public because they sound “too British”. And it’s not … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: The National "High Violet"

I realize this is coming a bit late, but I have reasons for waiting to discuss “High Violet” with anyone in any way. One big reason is sometimes, I have the tendency to spout things off without thinking and regret … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Here We Go Magic "Pigeons"

Every now and then I get into this mood where the “extended hook” is very pleasing to me. That’s one reason Teenage Fanclub gets me—they like to do this thing where they have one repeating chord progression at the end … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Ra Ra Riot "The Orchard"

In 2007, this Syracuse band put out one of that year’s most revered records, “The Rhumb Line”. I was an avid listener of that album, but only for a few of its songs—their “hit” “Dying Is Fine”, the anxious lament … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: The Henry Clay People "Somewhere on the Golden Coast"

There are a lot of bands around right now diving head first into the carefree, fist-pumping pool of classic rock, usually while dressed in T-shirts of their favorite punk bands. But while most would simply tread water after such an … Continue reading

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Download a Free Copy of New Steve Albini-Recorded Album!

A really cool band from Brooklyn called Grandfather just finished recording their debut full-length, titled “Why I’d Try”, at Electrical Audio with none other than the man himself, Steve Albini. Actually, I had him at #4 on my list of … Continue reading

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