Author Archive | Chris Estey

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Often Lie

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"So instead of wish fufillment, we get an acknowledgment of our wish." -J. Niimi, Murmur ( 33 1/3 book series) Denver Dalley plays guitar for Conor 'Twinkling Peepers' Oberst's side project the Desaparecidos. Denver lives in Omaha, and is friends with all the angry weeping oversexed boys there who tuck themselves under the wing of […]

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North Pole

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The Scots know pop! Delectable, delightfully smart pop! Aztec Camera! Camera Obscura! Even bands without camera in their names! What is it about that place? Their radio stations must be pure pleasure-pumping ear candy brainwashing broadcasters! Paul Quinn used to play with Teenage Fanclub for a few years, and the Primary 5 is this Bellshill's […]

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The Alternative to Love

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The first few listens to the latest release from Brendan Benson will send you to the bathroom to scrub the toilet, whirl you around the living room playing air drums, set you on the dirty dishes like a meth-head coming into the middle of a tweak. Benson's third release is crystal-clear control freak homemade power […]

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Wolf Parade EP

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They call them teasers for a reason. Extended plays — something like sides with out-takes attached? When they were twelve inches and on vinyl and not on ready made ironic silver circle wall art scrap, they had a reason-for-existence in the post-New Romantic era, when obese dyed black grooves allowed for the faintest bass note […]

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Out of the Rain Compilation: Seattle's Musicians for Seattle's Youth

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A local non-profit organization called YouthCare is releasing Out of the Rain, a compilation album by local musicians to help finance and raise awareness for their Barista Training Program. As a guy who needs a job, that sounds like a great idea to me! But are you reading this web-page looking for worthy causes to […]

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