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Black Mamba

After sampling the Maren Parusel 7″ and Powerchords catalog on Single Screen Records I was definitely surprised to experience wistful, bedroom-dream-pop from San Diego’s Black Mamba. Quite simply, this is the Teen Dream of 2009 as Aimee Sanchez’ ethereal vocals … Continue reading

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Graham Repulski

I can’t say that I know a lick about Graham Repulski other than they hail from New Jersey and they heil Robert Pollard. You’re not going to question this when you find out Todd Tobias himself twiddles the knobs on … Continue reading

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Bars Of Gold

A few of my ‘colleagues’ have recently accused me of listening to too much glo-fi and wussy indie-type shit (as they put it). So fine – ladies and gentleman, Bars Of Gold. Sunshine and terrible band names are not on … Continue reading

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The Powerchords

The Powerchords were a band that slipped through the cracks back in 2008, but thankfully I caught onto the quartet from Chula Vista last year and they’ve stuck around for another release in 2010. Their debut album Think I’m Gonna … Continue reading

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A Kick In The Pants # 4 – Dead Mechanical

After listening to this Baltimore-based indie/punk outfit for 3+ years, I’ve finally realized why the band is a trio. Frontman Lucas Carscadden’s voice is the 2nd guitar. I’ve always enjoyed Dead Mechanical’s music on a superficial level – it’s catchy … Continue reading

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Mini-Beats – July 2010 – Edition 22

Boas – Boas (2010, self-released) ♥♥♥ -not a whole lot of information out there on the member(s) of the band but this will appeal to fans of melodic IDM, shoegaze or Mantles-inspired chillwave- Oberhofer – o0Oo0Oo EP (2010, self-released) ♥♥♥♥ … Continue reading

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