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Moving Pictures: “Before We Run” by Yo La Tengo

By Yo La Tengo’s standards, “Before We Run,” the closing track to their forthcoming album, Fade, is practically succinct. For comparison’s sake, “All the Glitter is Gone,” from 2009′s Popular Songs, clocked in at over 15 minutes. “The Story of Yo la Tengo,” from 2006′s I’m Not Afraid of You and I’ll Beat Your Ass, [...]

Twofer Wednesday: The History of Apple Pie and Parakeet

Excuse me while I play old. You see, back in the day, it was easy to judge a band by its name. For example, there was the geography rule. Any band named after a common city, state, country, or geographic location universally sucked. Kansas sucked. Asia sucked. Boston, Chicago, and Europe all sucked. Recently, I’ve [...]

The Rockometer: S/T by OBN IIIs

OBN IIIs OBN IIIs Tic Tac Totally With a sound faithfully schooled in MC5, The Stooges and the New York Dolls, then fine tuned from too many stops in garage and punk bands in Austin and Denton, Texas to count, the OBN III’s may be unlikely saviors of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Hell, they may not [...]

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 [...]