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by Dan
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The Parka 3 - "What's The Question"

This is a Parka 3 song. And I like them. But, there's this other band called La Guerre Des Tuques, and they play Parka 3 songs, but in such a way that I like LaGuerre waaaaay better. So, since I can't post a song by them yet, I'll post a Parka 3 song instead. So this is a great song, it really is, but imagine it played with like 6 percussionists (shakers, little toms, soft bass) and a clarinet, still sung with the same marvelous monotone. Yeah..magic. [more!]

Whysp - "Seedling"

This band is so much fun. Although, they're so...intense (for lack of a better) that it seems like they're having fun despite their best efforts not to. I would have bought their album on the spot, but they only had vinyl. I mean, I understand what cool is and all (note: I DO NOT understand that) but come on. If you're going on tour, bring SOME cds. [Buy it anyway!]

Pavement - "Saganaw"

Keeping on the 'medieval' feel of the last song, here's a great Pavement song. [Buy the Crooked Rain reissue, make Stephen Malkmus rich!]

note: I (Dan) am not making this post to appease anxious commenters. I simply think these bands all deserve more attention, and everyone needs more music.

Posted by Dan at November 2, 2004 3:53 PM

This is awesome stuff. Yeah.

Posted by Zak at November 2, 2004 6:39 PM

Polarity here, i want to be your medival "Knight" filmmaking partner, bring the cds. Hollar zak, this is awesome stuff. Yeah!

Posted by polarity at November 3, 2004 12:30 AM

is la guerre... the grindcore versions of parka 3???

the parka 3 deserve to be so much more popular and get signed to like k records or something. they're all super ace guys and they make such fun tunes its almost unbelievable! jordy this track you posted is probably one of my top 3 parka 3 trax but they have so much gold i'm not sure.

pop on! college bands are radical!

Posted by su at November 3, 2004 1:16 PM

if any of you out there get a chance to see a Whysp show, be sure to give them a heady encore. also, make it clear that playing 'seedling' a second time constitutes a great encore.

Posted by karin at November 4, 2004 10:00 AM

seeeedlee---yUHh--HAAAuh Uh-HAAhhuh.

Posted by Elliot at November 4, 2004 1:39 PM

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