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Andy Shauf - "You're Out Wasting". At first listen it's just Elliott Smith pastiche, but there's something grimly determined in Shauf's impersonation, something direct in the tribute: this is the song he wants to make, the way he wants to make it, and Elliott Smith's not around to sing it. So Shauf sticks with it, and you stick with it, and soon "You're Out Wasting"'s unique charms begin to set it apart: Shauf's unclouded gaze, the dustiness of the cymbals, that rinkytink piano and the tired toot of horns, neither weary nor triumphant, but announcing (at last, at last, at last) an exit. [bandcamp / via Jez]
Posted by Sean at November 12, 2012 12:34 PM
Whatever, Dad - "Papa Ed's Out of Body Experience". Thirty-three seconds of dreamblink, or maybe it was living, I don't know, the wind was in the long grass and the lights were blue-white in the bathroom mirrors. [bandcamp / thanks hamza]