Saturday, June 07, 2008

Remi Stevens and the Gang of Thieves [Canada] This guy (or band, Remi prefers to be mysterious) posted negative reactions to the music because even "the Sex Pistols, Nirvana and the Beatles would have experienced this type of division." i gotta give props for that. Someone said "bad bad bad. The production is awful. The vocals are painful. The song is just a series of strange sounds with a distorted bass track and incoherant vocals...this has no musical value whatsoever." Wow. Well, i'm going to be a "detractor" as well, Remi. But at least my response will be written a little better. "Girls Dig Musicians" is some of the most hilarious shit i've heard this year and it's so bad it's good. Like movies that are so bad that they're good. Unfortunately, there's little more worth the time. Jesus, you know what? Maybe if you slowed down the Blood Brothers and tossed in the Bee Gees and Beck, this would be the result.

Dead Leaf Echo [New York City] "Pale Fire" was mixed by Ulrich Schnauss, so of course THAT track is great! He made it all ethereal and stuff. Dead Leaf Echo played with the Black Angels and Soundpool, so at least they can brag about that. Me not too fond of the dramatic yawning vocals though, sorry!


Cavedoll [Salt Lake City] Cheesy band name, semi-cheesy music. But look at them! How can you not love them! The band has and plans to put out a ridiculous amount of albums, wooo. i'm not sure if their disco-synth dance rock is tongue in cheek or being taken very seriously. Maybe a little of both. "Tokyo" is pretty fun and "Mexico" is upbeat as if the Bravery got very happy. "Full of Awe" is the sound of the B-52's forced to adjust to electro.

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