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The Rockometer: S/T by Viet Cong

It's not that the Canadian post-punk outfit, Viet Cong, have listened to different albums than you and I and everyone else active in the underground music scene. The foreboding tones of Ian Curtis and Joy Division provide a convenient starting point for anyone with a passing interest in what's happened outside of the mainstream during the past 30 years. Yet, unlike pretty much everyone else who has turned to the early days of UK post-punk for inspiration, the finished product is anything but a by the note reproduction of once ground-breaking sounds.
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A Jam Packed Wednesday with JEFF the Brotherhood, Disappears, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dirty Dishes, and Twerps

That picture up there, the one of the new JEFF the Brotherhood album, Wasted on the Dream, is reason number one why you should be worried about ...
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A Jam Packed Wedesday with The Black Angels, California X, Screaming Females, and Moon Duo

"Molly Moves My Generation," from soon-to-be-released 10" split single on Fuzz Club, and its easily the deepest, darkest track this Austin psych bunch have put out in years. And just when you think these vets are content to ride out on a drone, they go full thrash mode. More of this, please.
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The Rockometer: Commune by Goat

The good Goat is a menace. Modern head music tends to stick to one of three strains -- The Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3 style drones, Sabbath and Sleep slow-moving doom, or stuck in the '60s San Francisco revivalism. Sweden's Goat can't be characterized so easily. Shit, there are times during their Sub Pop debut record, Commune, that a PhD could come in handy...
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Play Me: “Words” by Goat

Sweden's Goat may or may not be descended from some weirdo hippie commune tribe in the Swedish Arctic, and they may or may not be playing the music of their fathers and their father's fathers. What isn't in doubt, however, is their ability to create an always invigorating mix of head music from disparate traditions of psychedelic rock.
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Two New Obnox Joints: “Boogolou Reed” and “Cynthia Piper at the Gates of Dawn”

  Don't be fooled by the punny song titles, "Boogalou Reed" and "Cynthia Piper at the Gates of Dawn," Cleveland's punk rock 'n' roll ...
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A Jam Packed Thursday with Sloan, The New Pornographers, Elephant Stone and Shabazz Palaces

  During Sloan's 20+ years in the business, the band have always taken a democratic approach to their guitar pop. Each album contains a ...
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The Rockometer: Champagne Holocaust by The Fat White Family

      The Fat White Family Champagne Holocaust Fat Possum Records   With a band like The Fat White Family, ...
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