By definition, a supergroup, like Canada's New Pornographers, should be fun. A supergroup is an opportunity for friends to get together and make music free from the same kind of expectations placed on their main projects. Yet, despite the pedigrees of Carl "AC" Newman, Dan Bejar (Destroyer), Neko Case, and the others who've contributed to the band's last two albums (2007's Challenger and 2010's Together) this supergroup had begun to sound like a super drag. Ornateness had been mistaken for quality. Tempos lurched into mid-tempo hell. The band's most recent effort, Brill Bruisers, is a lot of things: Fun, engaging, a return to form, a new direction, and most definitely not a drag.
During Sloan's 20+ years in the business, the band have always taken a democratic approach to their guitar pop. Each album contains a ...
The Fat White Family
Fat Possum Records
With a band like The Fat White Family, ...
Never thought much of Merchandise. Sure, the Tampa band had been all over your hipper music outlets for the past couple years, but for the life of ...
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