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Good Cover Version: Moon Duo Does Alan Vega

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Good Cover Version: Moon Duo Does Alan Vega

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

Moon Duo has the right approach to cover songs. “We never want to do faithful covers of great songs, because what’s the point,” they opine. Instead of going down the same road Alan Vega took on his sublimely scuzzed, nervy 50s redux jangler “Jukebox Babe,” Moon Duo goes full-on “cosmic ...

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The Quietus’ Albums of the Year 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Always one of the most unique year-end lists, UK site The Quietus have just revealed their Albums of the Year 2017. At #1 is Peasant by modern British Folk singer Richard Dawson.

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Ohmslice Bring Their Enveloping, Pensively Lyrical No Wave to Gowanus Saturday Night

Source: New York Music Daily

Ohmslice is the brainchild of dark existentialist performance poet Jane LeCroy and multi-instrumentalist Bradford Reed, inventor of the Pencilina. Behind his homemade, one-of-a-kind modular synth – attached to various-sized water cans for percussion – he brings to mind a calm version of Alan Vega. But where Vega so often went for head-on assault – in the early days, at least – Reed typically goes for sparkle and shimmer and ripple. Phil Kline’s early electronic work is also a good point of comparison.

Overhead, LeCroy freestyles succinctly and acerbically about politics, philosophy and the struggle to stay sane in ...

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Baggage From Home: An Interview With Sam Himself

Source: All Things Go

The rising artist talks about the weight of a debut album, his Transatlantic influences, and his approach to live music.

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