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Weekly Feature: Total Slacker - live at Public Assembly on 09.21

Somewhere, creeping through scattered reverberations of vocals and guitars, Total Slacker’s sonic beauty splinters through their sarcastic lyrics and lethargic lo-fi vibe. Tucker Rountree and Emily Jane belt out undeniable, neck-tingling harmonies atop steady drum grooves and searing guitar solos, leaving little to the imagination of the vast range of talents this band possesses. Total Slacker brings all the warmth and charisma of Summer of Love surf music, with a witty side that was all too ironic to rear its stylized head in the 60s. See them live at Public Assembly on 09.21.- Read Ed Guardaro's interview with the band here.

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Total Slacker and Night Manager at Mercury tonight (05.03)

Total Slacker is a name we stumbled upon many times but for some reason never covered. This is actually a super-fun Brooklyn band which seems very committed to doing thing the DIY way, but unlike too many other similar groups from that NYC borough, these guys have crafted a very personal lo-fi style that blends garage influences with psych-pop melodies - definitely a good match for Night Manager, our January 2012 Record of the Month band with whom they'll share the stage at The Mercury Lounge tonight (on the bill also habibi). Their recordings are gritty but not grating, and rather tight for that scene's standards. But the real highlight here is their videos, which ,considering the very limited resources, are very well made. This one for "Secret VHS collection" (ATTENTION, you may NOT want to watch it at work!) successfully combines 3 hot hipsterland's topics: DIY live parties in tiny Bushwick apartments, craigslist sex listings and... masturbation.

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