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Jam On It! New Jams by Cat’s Eyes, Yuck, and Purling Hiss

Why doesn't anyone make lists on the internet any more? Here's a list, a list of some of my favorite downers in rock: Nick Cave, Elliot Smith, Robert Smith of The Cure, Spiritualized's J Spaceman, Faris Badwan of The Horrors and Cat's Eyes. Faris who? I feel like I say this every time I write about the Horrors, but Badwan's post-punk downer band, The Horrors, have been criminally overlooked here in the States release after release. 2009's Primary Colors should have been album of the year, everyone's album of the year. Hell, I don't know if it was even my album of the year. Someone google that. What I'm getting at, is that this man, here paired with the classically trained Rachel Zeffira, is capable of stop your heart and drop moments.
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Jam Packed Wednesday with The National, Laura Marling, Hebronix (ex-Yuck), and Pure X

As of this afternoon, approximately 712,000 people have listened to The National's new single, "Demons," on Youtube. I was not one of them. I may ...
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Twofer Wednesday: The History of Apple Pie and Parakeet

Excuse me while I play old. You see, back in the day, it was easy to judge a band by its name. For example, there was the geography rule. Any band ...
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2011 Pitchfork Music Festival Day 3: Yuck

With a sweltering heat, the type that can make one sweat while standing still; The type that sent hordes of fans off seeking shade away from ...
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2011 Pitchfork Music Festival Preview

The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival is going down this weekend in Chicago and as in past years (2008, 2009, 2010) I Rock Cleveland will be there with ...
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The Rockometer: Yuck

Yuck S/T Fat Possum Think Superchunk, Dinosaur, Jr and Ash.  Think Sloan, Yo La Tengo and Teenage Fanclub, or any number of 120-Minute ...
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Moving Pictures: “Holing Out” by Yuck

The revival of '90s alt-rock has been steadily bubbling under the surface for the past two-to-three years. What the movement has been lacking, ...
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Top Jam: “Rubber” by Yuck

"Rubber," the latest single by the trans-continental indie rock band, Yuck, is an album closer in the tradition of American underground ...
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