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TIG Exclusive: Hear Rat Fancy’s New EP of Snarky Sunny Twee-Punk

As the weather warms and we shed our headphone-ear-muffs for backyard party mix tapes, the time is perfect for Rat Fancy to release their debut EP: Suck A Lemon. Rat Fancy is ex-Sweater Girl Diana Barraza (vocals/guitar), Gregory Johnson (guitar / keyboard) and Gavin Glidewell (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, they know a thing or […]

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Athens Popfest roundup: 5 days of awesome

{a rare Popfest sight – an empty 40 Watt, by Rich Guiterrez} I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Athens Popfest is always the best week of the year for indie pop nerds, and this year was no exception. Think five days straight of raging shows, surrounded by so many old and new […]

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Portrait of an Artist: Fred Schneider part 2!

  This is the second part of the first installment of Portrait of an Artist.  D. Crane will interview musicians and artists who blow his mind.  Read along and see him sharpen his interview skills to that of a slightly sharp pencil.  Fred Schneider was the inspiration for the song “(do the) Magic Centipede,” off […]

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Portrait of an Artist with Fred Schneider: How many guys would rhyme bodices with goddesses?

  Or:  How I Got to Interview Fred Schneider for 25 Minutes—SPONTANEOUS—BASIL LOVER—HERO OF THE SILLY AND ABSURD   This is the first part of the first installment of Portrait of an Artist. D. Crane will interview musicians and artists who blow his mind.  Read along and see him sharpen his interview skills to that […]

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Brand new video from Casper & the Cookies!

It is my pleasure to present a brand new video from Athens, GA’s Casper & the Cookies for the song “Sharp!” from 2009’s Modern Silence (one of my favorite albums of last year).  I just love this 70’s glam influenced song that’s really funkier than it has any right to be. Shake it! [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3td_gfQ1Rww] (And […]

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"Foxy Boxer," about midway through this carnival wreck of a happy collage-rock album, is the single and key track. Sweet mod girl vocals promising sultry controlled violence, Stereolab burblings as the UK band swings through a space cadet anthem of Pizzicato Five on Everclear martinis proportions, this album is quintessentially Happy Happy Birthday To Me […]

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