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May 26, 2015

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Raised Eyebrows: Steely Dan’s Countdown To Ecstasy (Randy)

On considering Steely Dan’s 1973 smooth epic Countdown to Ecstasy, I’m reminded of my first steps into music geekdom. My first run in with a real deal music nerd happened late in college. I worked at a record store and was also the music director for the local college radio station at the time. This [...]

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May 26, 2015

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Quickdraw: Destroyer, Future Death, Westkust, Adult Mom, Drinks

Music!  Enjoy. :Destroyer – Dream Lover:  Dan Bejar’s Destroyer has always been kind of hit or miss for me, but this horn-filled new one is pretty damn great.  Poison Season is due out August 28 via Merge.  See him September 23 at the Mohawk. :Future Death – Familiar Tremors:  Austin’s own Future Death have put [...]

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LairdsLibraryF

May 22, 2015

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Laird’s Library: Tim Fite

My plan for this mix was to always make it an assortment of artists, but then while crawling around my hard drive last night I got eternally hung up on the brilliant Tim Fite.  So, here I am, abandoning my guidelines and instead presenting to you my top 10 favorite songs (plus two skits) by [...]

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May 22, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Poltergeist

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: Another horror remake that no one [...]

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May 21, 2015

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Speedy Ortiz

Carpark Records have assembled a compilation for their 16th anniversary, and because Speedy Ortiz is on it I pretty much have to talk about it.  Below you’ll find the demo version of a song titled Basketball (from 2012′s Sports EP).  It’s quite a bit different than what ended up being released, and it actually kind [...]

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May 21, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Tomorrowland

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: Brad Bird doesn’t make bad movies, [...]

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May 20, 2015

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Plato III (Noah)

It’s a plus of being a music, er, recommender, that you get to not only share your taste and hopefully influence other people’s, but on occasion, you get to make a genuine heart-felt connection with someone, simply through writing. After posting about Jeremiah Jae, L’Orange and my personal relationship with rap last week, Austin’s Plato [...]

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May 20, 2015

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Horse Thief, Pageantry (Jennifer)

It’s not news that weekends in Austin for a live music fan tend to consist of having to choose between several quality shows.  For instance, I’ve already happily made my decision for this Friday night, but if I could fit in another show I would totally go see Horse Thief  (via Denton and Oklahoma City) [...]

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May 19, 2015

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Spoon

I haven’t been particularly looking forward to my screening of the Poltergeist remake later this week, but I’m feeling more upbeat about it now that I know the soundtrack contains Spoon covering The Cramps’ TV Set.  That’s kind of an inspired bit, right?  What if the rest of the movie is made up of similarly [...]

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May 18, 2015

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Quickdraw: Desaparecidos, Sweet John Bloom, Sweet Spirit And Britt Daniel, Annabel, La Luz

Music!  Enjoy. :Desaparecidos – Backsell:  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, returning to Desaparecidos is the best (and most inspired) thing that Conor Oberst has done in years.  Unsurprisingly, this latest single rips.  Payola is due out June 23 via Epitaph. :Sweet John Bloom – Night Thing:  I really dig this 90s-ish [...]

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LairdsLibraryF

May 15, 2015

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Laird’s Library: Cover Songs

Hey there.  Recently I was looking at the hard drive that holds my music, and I realized I was closing in on 63,000 mp3s.  This made me wonder about the random things that must be buried on it, so as an excuse to rummage through its endless folders I’m starting Laird’s Library.  It’ll be a [...]

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May 14, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Mad Max: Fury Road (Noah)

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: I don’t know if any movie [...]

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QuickdrawF

May 14, 2015

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Quickdraw: White Reaper, Mac DeMarco, Haelos, Mas Ysa, Astronautalis

Music!  Enjoy. :White Reaper – I Don’t Think She Cares:  I need all of you to hurry up and jump on the White Reaper bandwagon.  They’re too rad to not be getting talked about all the time.  As for this new single, it is, of course, fiercely infectious.  White Reaper Does It Again is due [...]

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May 13, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Mad Max: Fury Road

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: George Miller and Mad Max are [...]

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May 13, 2015

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The Loblolly Boy (Jennifer)

Austin quintet The Loblolly Boy are celebrating the release of their new 7″ single on Punctum Records with shows on May 15 and May 22 at Studium. The single is a melancholy tale about “songs of lovers lost” reminiscing about the girl who only has a “paper heart” and a “score of songs.” This tale [...]

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