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Imaginary Indie Tunes Podcast {September 2006}

Three Imaginary Girls created a series of podcasts between 2005-2010 titled the Imaginary Indie Tunes podcast. Each episode served as a mixtape of our favorite songs for each given month, spotlighting the new releases and upcoming shows. {all currently published podcast episodes}

 

Here’s a look back on our third episode, originally published in September 2006.

 

Playlist:

  1. Math and Physics Club
    “April Showers” from the release Math and Physics Club {website}
  2. Trevor Dickson
    “Just Because” (MySpace demo)
  3. The Pharmacy
    “Tropical Yeti Song” **TIG exclusive!**
  4. Birdwatchers United
    “Sex Machine” (MySpace demo) {bandcamp}
  5. Shorthand for Epic
    “My Own Private Weimar” from the EP “Shorthand for Epic”
  6. Billy Corazon from Shorthand for Epic
    Live in the Imaginary studios. First an interview, then Billy’s stunning live cover of Elvis Costello’s “Sleep of the Just”
  7. The Doll Test
    “Gasoline & Banks” from the EP Gasoline & Banks
  8. The Drug Purse
    “There is Nothing for You” (MySpace demo)
  9. Stars of Track and Field
    “With You” from the record Centuries Before Love and War
  10. Sirens Sister
    “Kissing Her” from the record Echoes from the Ocean Floor

Produced by Three Imaginary Girls
Engineered by DKB productions

Permission to podcast all music in the Imaginary Podcast has been obtained from the artist and is on file at the imaginary office.

Thanks to the Wedding Present for the wonderful opening riff on each episode.

 

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Fall rotation: The Pharmacy, The Coup, Dum Dum Girls, Doug Stanhope, King Tuff

Autumn is a favorite, TIG-cherished time of year, but that isn't necessarily good for new music for me: I am a sentimental bastard and tend to pull out worn-down LPs by my long-time sources of melancholic joy, rather than creeping the current release racks for song-buzz. Besides that, this year Sean Rowe's summer-released The Salesman and the Shark wouldn't stop pounding on my door and nibbling on my toes whenever I hit the 'wake up!' button on my iPod. (Don't want to short-cut it too much, but if you love the croaky love-monk rummy-rheumy ruminations of L. Cohen, V. Morrison, and T. Waits, get into his second Anti- album ASAP.) There was at least one full-length that should have been in that hot-months sweep though, which I end this seasonal assessment off with, in case anyone missed it. 

The Pharmacy (Old Flame Records), Stoned & Alone – 7.8

Scottie Yodher is his own Vashon Island-raised maestro-dude, but in just a few short years he's cheerily channeled all those isolated and passionate feelings of being a musician in the Pacific NW into superb pop rock bursts of glistening garage roque. Brendhan Bowers comes along to help flesh out these awkward little creatures of longing, like the Badfingering "Baby Be," the misery strum-lunge of "Josephine," and the keys-twirling "Dig Your Grave." Somehow I couldn't totally warm up too much to the seven inch they released under that title earlier this year, but this is fully blossomed and rosy-cheeked, no matter how times Yodher was kept awake all night pouring it all out. Stoned & Alone sounds ready to surround the surreal humor of scenes in a Monkees-style Saturday morning TV show for moptops who ride second hand Vespas (or have lovers who do). 

The Coup (Anti-), Sorry To Bother You – 8.5

Possibly my favorite new album of the year, in a scrap with the Rowe, which is fascinating because both are on Anti- (kicking ass there, kids). Why do I love The Coup so much? Boots has a flow that is neither concerned with pleasing the suburban punters or the inner city poseurs; it's both snake oil revolutionary and working class caustic, somehow trustable by not sounding like anything you've hard on the radio in the past twenty years. (That is a good thing, trust me.) Like a lot of punk rock, Riley has lived and learned the system against the hot-heads in power or powerless, but has devoured enough empowerment not to be melodramatic about his own bruises or boring about what damage he can cause. He knows theory but sounds like he's read more at PM Press than a mere anarchist pamphlet, or chased an MFA doing weird things with her elbows and hands as she choppily unpacks abuse she's read about. Unlike a lot of new wave, it's weird and quirky and funky and a post-punk geezer like me knows most of the samples (Art of Noise! Alice Cooper! I could do this all night). This is about something, but isn't oblique in sharing it, unlike other adult rap that doesn't want its older brother scowling for mysterious freak outs like "We've Got A Lot To Teach You, Cassius Green" (what the fuck is that all about?). It's all technically called hip-hop, but it actually moves a story along more than that it IS hip-hop (who cares?), give me your money, blah blah. The Coup is party music for heads, both smart ones and freaks; a full album of the kind of synth-driven power pop Prince made ("I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man") that doesn't leave out the possibility of a guillotine for social change. The Coup is the MC5 of hip-hop, which scares the Man now as it did then.

Dum Dum Girls, End of Daze EP (Sub Pop) – 8.7

I already thought the world of Dee Dee and her chilly, sonorous blasts of well-read black licorice-flavored punk-into-power pop bomp, Menthol-smoke blown Girl Group romantic desolation, and late night Dusty In Memphis appreciation soul-ache. But working with Sun Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes as well as longtime mentor Richard Gottehrer ("whose track record includes the Brill Building, CBGB, and Sire Records," and if those ring pop culture bells, we share the same church). These five pretty slices up the arm of the listener send shivers down the spine, casting failed love affairs into a Dante's Inferno of crushed empathy and bone-broken medicated bliss. "And I hate the trees, and I hate the flowers, and I hate the buildings and the way they tower over me," she sings, soaking in the sadness of the city and turning it into a celestial cathedral about as beautiful as Chrissie Hynde ever harmonized (no shit). The upcoming full-length is going to be ferocious/gorgeous, I have every expectation from this sumptuous five song communion.

Doug Stanhope, Before Turning The Gun On Himself (Roadrunner) –  8.7

Does it makes sense to throw a devastatingly harrowing, viciously guilt-ridden laugh-jacking alternative comedy album in with these other music releases in this list? Yes, as I have been repeat-playing it as much as any rockingpopfunkandsoulaction I've been listening to this fall, as veteran-but-now-totally-on-fire stand up comic/nihilist jester Stanhope follows up his daringly depressing performance on Louis with a miserablist, meaty CD/DVD set. Stanhope isn't a happy little feller crawing pix and telling cute puns to win over the doe-eyed lasses in the front row. In this live performance he rarely addresses the crowd, most of whom seem too scared to even interact with his barrage of anti-celebrity rehab, anti-politically correct, anti-family diatribes. But this stuff is so brilliant, so thought-provoking, so culturally significant whilst at times feral and gross, it seems more "punk rock" than anything that has been put out with that genre-moniker for the past 30 years. If you love Bill Hicks, you know Doug does too. But the comparison and the praise doesn't end there. Of special note are the astute observations of AA culture, and the tracking of the smells of his own urine and how artists regard themselves. This review is about as unfunny as Stanhope is absolutely engaging and terrifying at the same time. I wouldn't even try to repeat one of his jokes, which has to be experienced with his weary, withered, Middle American rant-whine to fully savor. Comedy album of the year for me.

King Tuff (Sub Pop), S/T – 8.0

Don't miss Kyle Thomas from Vermont's debut as King Tuff on Sub Pop, which sounds power pop Cheap Trick-clean and hits the center of the brain like sweetly pure THC-smoked out cheerleading. This is still on sale at the front of your local store for a reason. Whereas fellow guitar-muncher Kurt Vile unmasks a cynical crankiness he's still masking, Thomas finds bursts of enthusiasm in playing and rollicking innocence everywhere else, including lyrics. There are no 'tronic epics here, and any mention of "psych" is overstating an excess not really present. What's irresistible is the deliquent Over The Edge-parking lot of bashful, beautiful losers choosing bruising over the alpha dog psychopath pandering of bully society. A loner-stoner's album of anthems, my high point (ha) is "Baby Just Break" which could have been a London SS song if Mick Jones never met Joe Strummer. Anti-authoritarian, as the rest, but hardly arch and heart-on-sleeve near-rockabilly romance fever pitched. This album was released early on in the summer but sounds better as we sink near winter. 

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Local psyche-rock snogs Japanese punk pop: The Purrs, Shonen Knife, The Pharmacy at the Tractor {September 8}

CHBP 2007 -- The Pharmacy

Gird your weary loins, as you have approximately one day after Bumbershoot 2010 to prepare for a multi-genre mini-festival at the Tractor. Shonen Knife is headlining, and after recently watching their live DVD Live At Mohawk Place 2009 about a dozen times (featuring excellent work by new drummer Emi), I am anxious to see the Japanese punk pop trio of goddesses light a fire to classics such as “Banana Chips,” “Giant Kitty,” and the new, no-need-to-explain band anthem “Super Group.” I highly recommend getting the DVD (on MVD) to see the band touring behind the album has that last song as its title track, as it lovingly captures the band lo-fi with delirious high energy and sass.

Beginning the Tractor show pretty damned early at 8 PM will be one of my favorite Seattle bands, The Purrs, which has recently and temporarily replaced long-time rhythm guitarist Bob Silverstein with Herman Jolly (legendary musician about town, Little Pieces being his most recent achievement). Be sure to arrive early so you won’t miss Jima (lead vocals), Craig Keller (drums), and Jason Milne (guitar), who put out one of the tightest and deepest odds ‘n’ sods collections earlier this year, Tearing Down Paisley Garden. For tough, poetic, personal and topical working class art, The Purrs are the Pac NW equivalent of UK parochial pub-punk bands like the legendary Only Ones. (Ask great taste-endowed KEXP DJ Kevin Cole sometime how high of praise that would be.) “I’m Slipping” midway through the lanky mini-album is on my best of the year mix-tape.

Sandwiched there in the middle these two sets are Stefan, Scott, and Brendhan, also known as The Pharmacy, which are a wonderfully dynamic way to segue from the crackle of The Purrs to the cackle of Shonen Knife. One of the Seattle area’s most promising rock bands for many years, they could be headlining a show at The Tractor all by themselves. Listening to them sounds like hitch-hiking around lush Vashon Island on a sunny summer day, hanging out with the locals and having a tipple or two. Great night for some tipple with a trio of rock demigods at the Tractor, that’s for sure.

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Friday night plans with the Young Fresh Fellows?

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{Photo: Hot Avocados Photography from the Three Imaginary Girls Sparkly Flickr Photo Pool}

Being Friday night, there are so many stellar options of what to do! Thee Oh Sees at the Funhouse, The Pharmacy at the Comet, or Hey Marseilles all-ages style at Vera are all wonderful paths to take… but when the Young Fresh Fellows are in town (this time at the Tractor with Girl Trouble), I’d be remiss to recommend anything but a full night of their songs which, as our own Chris Estey poignantly wrote, connect the dots between “The Sonics and The Wailers to The Posies and Death Cab with that sweaty, fun, beer-soaked, Puget Sound-smelling, back-yard stomping garage band life.”

Which way are you headed?

Want to know all the options at your fingertips? Here’s what we’ve got on the Friday imaginary calendar:

  • Johnson County/Nine N Out/Red Heart Alarm, Shanty Tavern
  • Young Fresh Fellows/Girl Trouble, Tractor
  • Typewriters/Head & The Heart/Quiet Monkey Fight, Rendezvous
  • Angela Reed Band, Pink Door
  • Scraps/Watch It Sparkle {album release}/Panama Gold/Summer Babes, Sunset
  • Crack Sabbath, High Dive
  • Christian Death/Valor/Maitri/Nate Hassan/Chains Lenihan, Chop Suey
  • Thee Oh Sees/Urinals/Unnatural Helpers, Funhouse
  • Bon Jovi, Key Arena*
  • Bone Cave Ballet/Lund Bros/Full Life Crisis, Skylark
  • Turd Helmet/The Resets/The Nachos, Mars Bar
  • Hey Marseilles/The Globes, Vera* !
  • Rickie Lee Jones/Jeffrey Gaines, Triple Door*
  • Tin Shed/Custom/Orbiting Giants/The Screaming Starts, Showbox SoDo
  • Jake Marsh Trio/Static Radio/Anthony Monaco/Carousel/Trace, Showbox
  • The Ascetic Junkies/Bandolier/Dylan Morrison, Q Cafe*
  • Smile Empty Soul/Burn Halo/The Last Vegas/Veritas/Frequency 54, El Corazon*
  • The Pharmacy/Spurm/Kids & Animals/Broken Nobles, Comet
  • The Glass Notes/Sean P. Bates, Piecora’s*

 

Fess up… are you headed to the Bon Jovi show? If so, you *must* report back.

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The Pharmacy returns to Seattle this weekend

Photo by Chona Kasinger

The Pharmacy, a great punk dance punk band who recently moved to New Orleans at the beginning of the year, are returning to Seattle for two shows this weekend.

They are playing at Vera on Friday night with a lineup that we might call “unfuckwithable”: Schoolyard Heroes, Black Houses, The Whore Moans and Keg. Saturday they are at The Comet with Sugar Sugar Sugar, Strong Killings and The Bugs.

{Photo by Chona Kasinger from TIG’s Flickr Pool}

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 TIG Editorial Picks

TIG staffers are a lot like you — coming up with our list of faves for the year is a fun and gripping process. After comparing/contrasting/debating our individual favorites, we figured the sum of our imaginary parts would make for an interesting list.

While ChrisB and Keenan, among other things, brought in the power-pop elements,  Chris Estey stood by the smartie subtle elements of this year’s Northwest offerings. Imaginary liz, as usual, loved the lo-fi and indie-pop songs, while imaginary dana spent much of the year obessed with Throw the the Statue and of course, the Fleet Foxes. And nearly all of us agreed that the Saturday Knights album was a force to be reckoned with. Here’s our our staff votes tallied up…

Top Northwest Releases of 2008, TIG Editorial Picks:

25. The Nextdoor Neighbors – Magic Vs The Machine {live show review}
24. The Dead ScienceVillanaire {album review}
23. H is for HellgateCome for the peaks stay for the valleys {info}
22. Kay Kay and His Weathered UnderdroundKay Kay and His Weathered Underdround {live show review}
21. BOATTopps EP {live show review}
20. LoveLandThe Beautiful Truth {info}
19. Damien JuradoCaught In The Trees {album review}
18. Common MarketBlack Patch War {album review}
17. Chris WallaField Manual {album review}
16. Hey MarseillesTo Travels and Trunks {live show review}
15. Jared Mees and the Grown ChildrenCaffeine, Alchohol, Sunshine, Money {album review}
14. Grand ArchivesGrand Archives {album review}
13. Man PlusHungarian Suicide Songbook {album review}
12. WallpaperOn The Chewing Gum Ground
11. (TIE) Young SportsmenIf You Want It {album review}
11. (TIE) Doll TestMosque Alarm Clock
10. The Pica BeatsBeating Back the Claws of the Cold {info}
9. Team GinaProducts of the 80s {album review}
8. The Kindness KindThe Kindness Kind {info}
7. The PharmacyChoose Ur Own Adventure {info}
6. Throw Me The StatueMoonbeams {album review}
5. Dutchess and the DukeShe’s the Dutchess, He’s the Duke {live show review}
4. The Old HauntsPoisonous Times {live show review}
3. All Girl Summer Fun BandLooking Into It {live show review}
2. Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes {album review}
1. The Saturday KnightsMingle {album review}

Peruse some of individual staffer favs:

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imaginary liz's favorites of 2008 in mix cd form

If we've crossed paths this year, you've probably heard me go on and on about how Nana Grizol is my favorite thing of the year (thanks for humoring me btw). More than Mad Men, Lipton Vanilla Caramel Truffle tea , and coconut almond chocolate chip ice cream, I could be trapped on a desert island (or snowed in) with a stereo and the Nana Grizol album Love It Love it and be happy. As a matter of fact, one of my goals of 2009 is to get to a Nana Grizol show and plant myself front and center (and not to faint from giddiness).

So, it's no surprise they topped my Top 10 for 2008 (otherwise known as "The albums that I think everyone should own and listen to on repeat"):

1. Love It Love It by Nana Grizol (Orange Twin)
2. Hold on Now, Youngster… by Los Campesinos! (Arts and Crafts)
3. Choose Yr Own Adventure by The Pharmacy (Don't Stop Believin')
4. Mingle by The Saturday Knights (Light in the Attic)
5. Feed The Animals by Girl Talk (Illegal Art)
6. Volume One by She and Him (Merge)
7. Lavalogy by Hot Lava (Bar None)
8. Caffeine, Alchohol, Sunshine, Money by Jared Mees and the Grown Children (Tender Loving Empire)
9. The High Decibels by The High Decibels (Rollin Jack)
10. Beating Back The Claws Of The Cold by The Pica Beats (Hardly Art)

 

One of my end of the year rituals is to compile my favorites of the year into a single mix tape / cd / playlist. For me, this year has been ripe with songs I've listened to on repeat. So many so, I actually had to cut out some so that I didn't alienate the casual mix tape listener. After a casual polling of my friends, I found that four-cd mix isn't all that digestible.

So, I culled it down to this playlist of non-stop winner batch of tunes (to be listened to in this order):

{If you do burn a cd of these songs, here a PDF of cd case ready cover art for it. Me, obsessive? No.}

1.   Nana Grizol
      “Circles 'Round The Moon”
      from Love It Love It 

2.   Bears
      “Since I Met You”
      from the Summer Tour EP and also from Simple Machinery

3.   Gina Young
      “If I Could Wake Up”
      from 3AM Voice

4 .  The Pharmacy – “Little Toys On A Shelf”
      from Choose Yr Own Adventure

5.   Jared Mees & the Grown Children – “the tallest building in hell”
      from Caffeine, Alchohol, Sunshine, Money

6.   Hello Seahorse – “Won’t Say Anything” from Hoy A Las Ocho

7.   Los Campesinos! – “Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1” from We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
{It's kinda unfair that Los Campesinos! released two albums domestically in one year, so although in official terms the January 2008 release is the bestest album, this song is sooo very 2008 for me.}

8.   The Pica Beats – “Cognac & Rum” from Beating Back The Claws Of The Cold

9.   She & Him – “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” from Volume One

10.   Girl Talk – “In Step” from Feed The Animals

11.   Hot Lava – “Apple+Option+Fire” from Lavalogy

12.   The High Decibels – “That Dude” from The High Decibels EP

13.   Cars Can Be Blue – “Coat Tails” from Doubly Unbeatable

14.   Matt and Kim – “Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare” from Grand* {releases January 20, 2009}
(*Yeah, the album releases in 2009, but I listened to this single over and over to the point that it will always bring late 2008 to mind.)

15.   The Saturday Knights – “Dog Park” from Mingle

16.   The Death Set – “Impossible” from Worldwide

17.   The Smittens – “Something Sassy” from The Coolest Thing About Love

18.   Miniature Tigers – “The Wolf” from Tell It To The Volcano

19.   Kevin Devine – “You'll Only End Up Joining Them” from Put Your Ghost To Rest

20.   Conor Oberst – “NYC-Gone, Gone” from Conor Oberst

21.   Throw Me The Statue – “About To Walk” from Moonbeams

22.   Red Pony Clock – “Don't Forget Who Your Friends Are” from God Made Dirt

23.   Keith John Adams – “imaginary girls” from 43 Personal Songs {more info here}

If you want to hear any of the albums on *imaginary liz's Best of 2008 mix*, here's a handy link to buy any of the albums featured on the compilation.

(Thanks to Rick at Seattle Show Posters for the cover art inspiration!)

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The Pharmacy bids Seattle adieu, announces move to New Orleans

From Wednesday's press release:

Hello dear friends,

It is with a wee bit of sadness (but also a good helping of hope and excitement, we'll add) that we must announce the departure from our lovely city of one of the scene's (and our) tried and true favorites, The Pharmacy, as they prepare to move to New Orleans in early 2009.

We know how you're feeling. Sad. We know. We felt the same.

But here's the thing… The Pharmacy – Scott Yoder, Stefan Rubicz, and Brendhan Bowers – has contributed to Seattle for YEARS and remains one of our most active bands, which means a) they'll be back and b) it's time we share them

Still not having it? Here's what Scottie had to say about the move:

"We're totally excited about New Orleans. We took some time off there on this tour during Halloween and election night and it was amazing. During the Day of the Dead celebration some of us covered our faces with powdered sugar from the beignets from Cafe Dumone. New Orleans has such amazing musical heritage: Fats Domino, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Randy Newman… it's always inspiring to be there and this time we decided that we really want to stay!"

Asked what they'll miss most about  Seattle, [Scottie] replied: "We'll miss Than Brothers!"

We feel better already.

The Pharmacy Remains on both the Don't Stop Believin' Records and WigPR rosters, so please feel free to reach out with feedback, hate/love notes, or if you'd like to offer up your shoulder for… us to cry on.

Also – please mark two Very Important Pharmacy Dates on your calendar:

DECEMBER 31 – The Comet

JANUARY 2 – Healthy Times Fun Club (last show… until next time!)

We can get through this together.

Love & hope,

WigPR and Don't Stop Believin'

Sad! But good! But sad, still. But we *heart* New Orleans! Such a mixed bag… feel free to add comments, memories, opinions, laments… [sigh]

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Best of 2008: it's half-yearly check-in time

As of today, we’re officially in the second half of 2008. Welcome! To gear you up for another fabulous six months of local Northwest releases, we here at imaginary headquarters have brainstormed an imaginary mix for all of you, containing some of our favorite songs by Northwest artists released this year to date thus far.

No promises that each of these will make our Best of 2008 Reader’s Poll final list, but at least this way you have the next six months to follow-up and listen to these releases before you have to decide. In alphabetical order, we have…

The top imaginary 33 Northwest songs of 2008 {so far}:

  1. Sera Cahoone “The Colder the Air” (from the release Only As The Day is Long)
  2. Common Market “Watership Down” (from the release Black Patch War)
  3. Death Cab for Cutie “Cath” (from the release Narrow Stairs)
  4. Dyme Def3Badbrothaaas” (from the release 3Badbrothaaas Mixtape)
  5. Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal” (from the release Fleet Foxes)
  6. Head Like a Kite “Big FM Radio Hit” (from the release There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere)
  7. The Helio Sequence “Keep Your Eyes Ahead” (from the release Keep Your Eyes Ahead)
  8. Grand Archives “Index Moon” (from the release The Grand Archives)
  9. Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground “Simon Courage Flees the Coop” (from the release Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground)
  10. Little Party and the Bad Business “A Free Box for Everyone” (from the release Jock Therapy)
  11. M. Bison “Party All The Time” (from an unreleased EP)
  12. Man Plus “Not For All the Cocaine in the World” (from the release The Hungarian Suicide Songbook)
  13. Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head “Me + Yr Daughter” (from the release Glistening Pleasure)
  14. The Nextdoor Neighbors “Town Full of Mannequins” (from an unreleased EP)
  15. The New Bloods “Oh, Deadly Nightshade” (from the release The Secret Life)
  16. The Old Haunts “Volatile” (from the release Poisonous Times)
  17. Panda & Angel “Sirens” (from an unreleased EP)
  18. The Pharmacy “Little Toys On The Shelf” (from the release Choose Yr Own Adventure)
  19. Mark Pickerel “She Calls” (from the release Cody’s Dream)
  20. Pleasureboaters “Elliptical Realism” (from the release !Gross!)
  21. Shim “Satisfied” (from the release Feel Like a King)
  22. Star Anna “If Wishes Were Horses” (from the release Crooked Path)
  23. The Saturday Knights “Dog Park” (from the release Mingle)
  24. Shake Some Action! “Half Past Three” (from the release Sunny Days Ahead)
  25. Tea for Julie “Pollyanna” (from the release The Sense in Tying Knots)
  26. Team Gina “Wife-Swapping” (from the release Product of the Eighties)
  27. Tennis Pro “Shelley Gets High” (from the release Are You There God? It’s Me, Tennis Pro.)
  28. Thee Emergency “Call 911” (from the release Solid)
  29. Throw Me The Statue “Yucatan Gold” (from the release Moonbeams)
  30. The Turn-Ons “Here She Is” (from the release Curse)
  31. Shane Tutmarc and the Travelling Mercies “Honey I Chose You” (from the release Hey Lazarus)
  32. Chris Walla “Two-Fifty” (from the release Field Manual)
  33. The Young Sportsmen “Girl Pants” (from the release If You Want It)

To paraphrase imaginary ChrisB, we feel like this list is pretty unfuckwithable. But that doesn’t mean that we didn’t inadvertently overlook something great. If you have additions for our list, please chime in with your comments below.

 

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It's indie rocker filmmaking day: The Pharmacy made a rad video

Take a look at the new Pharmacy video for their song "Little Toys" (a track from the forthcoming album, Choose Your Own Adventure, set for release on February 29th).

After watching the sawweeeeet video and hearing the effing awesome new song, it's obvious why I adore them so. 

Here it is… it was shot on 16mm Reversal all over the U.S!!!