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El Rey

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For the last year or so, the Wedding Present’s enigmatic leader, David Gedge, has been living in Los Angeles and and the city’s influence on him forms the core of El Rey, the newest offering from his group. While the album was written and demo'd in LA, the hotly anticipated album was recorded in Chicago […]

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SXSW 2008 Superlatives: Part 1

Show Date: March 12, 2008

My goal of this year’s South By Southwest Festival (which ran from Wednesday, March 12 through Saturday night 2am, March 15) was to maximize my time and memory-making opportunities while still remaining fresh and wide-eyed for each performance. In other words, I didn’t want the 95 degree weather, (possible) over indulgence the night before, lack […]

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I'm in Wedding Present excitement overload. Is that what you call a dalliance?

Good news just came in from our Wedding Present friends! They've confirmed details that result in a full 2008 planned for us. They're finishing up a new record with Steve Albini at the helm — yes, the same Steve Albini who engineered the beautiful, noisy, perfect album Seamonsters! ("Is that what you call a dalliaaaaaaaaaance?") […]

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Pitchfork reviews Wedding Present Peel Sessions; I don't think igLiz is gonna like this…

I just clicked through to read Pitchfork's review of the new six-CD Peel Sessions CD from igLiz favorite The Wedding Present, and already at the opening paragraph, I suspect she's going to have words with this one… The idea of devoting a 6xCD radio-session box set to a band as unglamorous as the Wedding Present […]

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1987 Was a Beautiful Year

KEXP uber-DJ John in the Morning just completed a wondrous feat: an hour and a half of music all straight outta 1987. At first I thought myself caught in a timewarp, and then I wondered aloud "who died?" Turns out he was simply fulfilling a listener's request to hear some tunes from '87. Talk about […]

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Live at KEXP: Volume 2

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There are two things a great compilation album can accomplish: it can either round up the best songs from important bands, either established or emerging (or both), or it can be a statement in itself. That statement could represent a different place (maybe where the music comes from, or maybe the utopia it wants to […]

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