Tag Archives: Merge Records

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'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: Arcade Fire Poised for Great Takeover

Canada’s Arcade Fire—one of the world’s most beloved modern rock bands—put out their new album “The Suburbs” today on Merge Records. After a few strategically released mp3 downloads to stir the pot a bit, the band’s third album—the follow-up to … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Caribou "Swim"

Normally, I’m a pretty anti-techno guy. As someone who was weaned on 60’s thru 90’s rock, I have a very low tolerance for music pumped out of a computer. (Obviously, one could call me a judgmental listener at times.) However, … Continue reading

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Record Geek Heaven: Shout Out Louds "Work"

“1999″, the first song on the third full-length release from Sockholm’s Shout Out Louds, is not a cover. I didn’t really think it would be, but with all these bands out there doing covers these days, it wouldn’t have surprised … Continue reading

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