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December 2014
Mitski
""bury me at makeout creek"
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In her third album "bury me at makeout creek," Brooklyn songwriter Mitski reveals a dual musical personality and a multi-faceted talent. Opener "texas reznikoff" presents us with what (deceptively) sounds like your regular, acoustic guitar armed singer songwriter, who gently sings about her wishes, her lovers and far away lands. It takes less than a minute and a half for that first impression to get completely subverted by a sudden build up of distorted guitars. The sonic saturation continues in the following track, the noise pop gem "townie," where Mitski sounds like a riot girl of the new millennium, crafting a beautifully tense melody, full of carefree lyrics, over an unrelenting carpet of fuzzy guitars and feedback. Following track "first love / late spring" take us back to the initial sparseness, introducing a very elegant, if not seductive melody, reminiscent of the crooning charmers of the '50s. A few tracks later, "jobless monday" doubles down on the crooner-pop influences, forging another incredibly beautiful vocal line. The rest of the record keeps dwelling between these recurrent extremes, revealing an artist who relies on her pop sensibility to allow her poetry to shine, while her instinctive, youthful angst leads her to reject anything that's too conventional or predictable. Many great records emerge from this kind of tension.

 
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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P.S. 10k free copies of this issue hit the street of Austin during SXSW Music week!


Christmas Cheer

If you are looking for a little "Christmas Cheer" from some local bands we have a few tracks for you. First, The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club has released two tracks including "Bad Sweater Christmas Party".

Todd Kessler & the New Folk have released their take on the classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


mtvghosts @ Martyrs

mtvghosts recently released their debut LP, Tri-Pop. The play what they are calling "dreampunk" but at one time may have been lo-fi. Regardless, the album is fantastic and a great follow-up to their 2013 EP, Dystopio.

You can catch mtvghosts with Yoko and The Oh No's, The Boxers, and 521Briar Guys at Martyrs' tomorrow, 12/19, at 6pm.

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Joe Pug

Joe Pug is back with the first single from his forthcoming LP, Windfall. The single is called "If Still It Can't Be Found" and features Pat Sansone of Wilco on Mellotron. Windfall will be released on March 10th via Lightning Rod Records. This is the follow-up to Pug's 2012 album The Great Despair.

You can catch Joe Pug at House of Blues on Jan. 17th.

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History Now

History Now recently released their debut single called "Moonlight Graham". The single is accompanied by a great video below.

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