Lake Superiority Complex
by Dan
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The Lovely Bad Things - "Big Sur"

I'm not saying this would ever happen, a lot of things would have to be just right in order for this to happen, but if a cat stole a megaphone and went to the roof of city hall to make demands, I think people would listen. The cat would say stuff like "down with currency, down with property" and outline its ideas about The Great Roam, a new paradigm of human interaction, based on nomadic traditions and something called "telenesting" a brand new way to incorporate the internet and family. I think people would really listen. Cause its got cool ideas, and cause it's a cat. Y'know, like, why would this cat, assuming it has always, along with possibly many other cats, had the ability to speak, choose to speak now? Why? Cause it's got something really important to say. [Buy from UVR]

Gentleman Reg - "Coastline"

A passport, slipped in a thin pouch, stretched across a suitcase. All this traveling is like a life lived through the window of an envelope, small and reduced, simple information always front and center. "I'm just here for a brief time, yes it's beautiful, okay I will try that." So many beds, come-ins to hotel room what-to-dos and showering off a flight. An innumerable whats-tv-like-heres and might-as-well-get-a-beers it's like an ocean of shrugs and strolls and pointed-out unique-ties. Air is truly fresh the first time you breathe it, so never go back somewhere twice. [Site]


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Posted by Dan at June 27, 2011 1:43 AM

the new lovely bad things recordings are real, real boss.

Posted by matthew at July 2, 2011 3:40 PM

The Lovely Bad Things have just release a great EP entitled New Ghosts / Old Waves and while their first effort (recording wise) with songs like Big Sur was a decidedly lo fi affair, this new crop of recordings sound much better. This is not to say that the freshman effort Shark Week was not a good EP- from a songwriting standpoint it was strong as hell but the recording did not match the live ferocity of their live performances. This new effort is worth a listen. You can find it on the Burger records site- or check out some of the cuts at our face book page:

AB from AP

Posted by Adler Bloom at July 13, 2011 2:36 PM

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