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Ancient Kids - "Crystal Family". A song with thick black curls, small strong eyes, emerging yawning from a cave. Ancient Kids evoke Grandaddy, Fountains of Wayne, Blur; "Crystal Family" meanders, glimmering, til it smells blood or love or just a dream, rippling, and then it begins to run - lumbering, powerful, splintering conifers with the plow of its shoulder, sending guitar solos spraying. And the coda's like a small lake. [Ancient Kids, featuring current & former members of Sunset Rubdown, the Unicorns, Adam & the Amethysts, Anemones, release their debut album on January 21. Their debut show will take place March 3 at Montreal's Divan Orange.]
Sleeping Bag - "Slime". A song which uses a familiar guitar sound, doubled vocals, 90s nostalgia, to beat some affection out of you. It's like a blunt instrument, a cotton-gloved fist, pounding the sleepy smile into your face. [website]Posted by Sean at January 6, 2011 11:51 AM
Nice. Rather listen to this than Arcade Friggin Fire...Posted by Ben Sommer at January 7, 2011 10:15 PM