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Yes No Yes No Yes No

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Clocking in at just a touch over 25 minutes, the new ten-track CD by the Girls is a retro power-pop release for all of your dancing needs. Titled Yes No Yes No Yes No, the Seattle group's new offering is gaining attention from the airwaves of KEXP to positive reviews from Pitchfork, among other sources.  […]

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TIG on KEXP for October 2005

It's been eight months since our first monthly KEXP guest appearance on Audioasis and we'd been wondering when we'd get paired with the illustrious Sean Nelson. This month it finally happened. It was everything we hoped for — a full hour of chatty catching up between friends with microphones and music. In short, it was […]

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Ammunition

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As an album, Charming Snakes' newest offering Ammunition is more of a grower than a shower, but once it gets up and running, damn but it's impressive; a rollicking, stomping, throbbing blue vein of what one might shorthand as "post punk," but to this reviewer's ears just sounds like "punk that's not boring." Opener "Loon" […]

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Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004: the Imaginary Readers' Poll Results {40-31}

#40 Cantona — 3×4 (self-released) {official website}   #39 S — Puking and Crying (Suicide Squeeze Records) {official website} * {buy it}   #38 The Girls — The Girls (Dirtnap) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   #37 The Jeunes — 4 Song EP (self-released) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review} […]

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The Girls

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'Tude. The Girls know it. It's what differentiates pop from punk, the have's from the have not's, the XY's from the XX's. Don't get it? Try this instead: take the awkward new wave of the Cars, add in the confident punk of the Buzzcocks, and then cross them with modern art rock of the Liars. […]

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Shake If You've Got It

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A tasty Northwest punk rock cocktail of a band, the Cinch nicely combine strength and tartness with a smidge of sweetness. With their second release coming out on Dirtnap Records, (their first was an EP recorded after the band won studio time in a competition), the Cinch invite you for a taste with a full-length […]

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On the Outside

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I was pretty sure there was nothing great in Texas anymore*, except for Austin of course. Crawford, Texas has obviously become the devil's lair; Houston and San Antonio are among the most obese cities in the nation; to make matters worse, that gross Matthew McConaughey is from there. Blech. Happily, I am here to report […]

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