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The Rockometer: The Bears for Lunch by Guided by Voices

Guided by Voices The Bears for Lunch GBV Records In retrospect, it shouldn’t have been a big surprise that this, the reunited, classic era, Guided by Voices lineup would have chosen to record a new album nearly 15 years after their first go-round together had ended. Had you been there, too, at any of those [...]

Moving Pictures: “Elected (Alice Cooper Cover)” by Sweet Apple

Because it’s not just the season for voting, but to be cynical about the whole damn process and then vote anyway, Sweet Apple have released a video for their cover of the Alice Cooper classic, “Elected,” on the day we elect our next president. Think about all the shit we had to put up in [...]

The Rockometer: S/T by Metz

Metz S/T Sub Pop Metz have the right references. Listen closely to their self-titled debut and you’ll hear reminders of Mudhoney, The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, and even Nirvana’s Bleach. Metz have the right home in Sub Pop Records, and one of those references, Mark Arm of Mudhoney, works at Sub Pop and is on record [...]

The Super Vacations

My introduction to the Super Vacations came by way of a 7″ split that I received in the mail. I hadn’t heard of either band on the split, and had no idea what to expect when I put the needle down. The driving rhythms and psych-tinged guita…

The Rockometer: Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus Local Business XL/Beggars Group Are you familiar with the concept of an earworm? It’s a simple concept, really. An earworm is a song that gets stuck in the listener’s head after one play and refuses to go away. They’re nasty buggers. No one of their own volition walks around to the tune of [...]