Okkervil River- The President’s Dead

I hope everyone out there is enjoying Okkervil River’s new record The Stage Names. Awhile ago I wrote about how much I liked it and since then it has only grown on me. Right now I’d like to point your attention to my all-time favorite Okkervil River song, The President’s Dead. Released a coupled years […]

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Lagwagon – Double Plaidinum

It’s no surprise that I’m a pretty big fan of Lagwagon (well to be honest, I haven’t checked out much of their newer stuff), and in that vein, let me assure you that Double Plaidinum is chock full of roasted peanut goodness. All of the songs have intertwining melodic backup vocals, but not in that […]

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The Extra Glenns- Martial Arts Weekend

The Extra Glenns is a side project of The Mountain Goats, John Darnielle. With the Mountain Goats huge back catalogue of work it’s easy to forget about The Extra Glenns but if you’re an MG fan I highly recommend checking them out. The band is a collaboration between Darnielle and Nothing Painted Blue member Franklin […]

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Superchunk- No Pocky For Kitty

I’ve been listening to a lot of Superchunk lately, specifically their 1991 release No Pocky for Kitty. It’s really just awesome early 90s indie rock. Although his name is nowhere in the liner notes the album was recorded by the amazing Steve Albini. It’s a noisy, poppy album and with lyrics like “You’ve been sucking […]

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Like the Pogues? Check Out The Nipple Erectors

Ok, The Nipple Erectors (eventually changed their name to The Nips) sound NOTHING like the Pogues. So you’re probably wondering “who the hell are The Nips?” Well, I can guarantee they’re thinking the same thing about you Mr/Ms anonymous internet blog reader. The Nips were a British punk band formed in 1977, and played music […]

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