Wednesday, August 08, 2012

3 Songs: On Repeat

1.  Redd Kross - "Researching The Blues" (After a 15 year hiatus, the punk and power-pop kings return to reclaim their crown with their new album Researching The Blues out this week on Merge Records.  The super-charged first single, and title track opens the album with fuzzy guitars including not one but two blazing guitar solos and more hooks than a hardware store.  It's like they never left!)


2.  Fergus & Geronimo - "No Parties" (For their new album, Funky Was The State Of Affairs, out now on Hardly Art, the duo adds in bratty punk, British invasion, funky clavinet and saxophone and hilarious lyrics about Roman Numerals and aliens to the R&B-influenced sound that made up their excellent debut.)   


3.  Stagnant Pools - "Dead Sailor" (The Bloomington duo of brothers, Bryan and Douglass Enas have released their debut album Temporary Room this week on Polyvinyl.  With just drums and guitar that ranges in sound from thin, elastic and Joy Division-like to fuller, fuzzed out Sonic Youth-like outbursts, they create an intriguing art-rock sound.)



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