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Primer: The Clean


Formed: In Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1978.Members: Hamish Kilgour, David Kilgour, and Robert Scott.Latest release: 2009 comeback album Mister Pop.Sounds like: Wide-eyed, rambling, youthful embraces of love and lust set to jangly guitars, propulsive rhythms and, in “Tally Ho,” one of the most famous organ lines in garage-rock history.For fans of: Paveme...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: The Clean


Music Stories
Formed: In Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1978.Members: Hamish Kilgour, David Kilgour, and Robert Scott.Latest release: 2009 comeback album Mister Pop.Sounds like: Wide-eyed, rambling, youthful embraces of ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Lovers Rock


Bar Reviews
It’s every record-store nerd’s wet dream: a place where you can shop for vinyl and get drunk at the same time! And though the added alcohol might lead to some unwanted purchases, the new H ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Video: And And And, "She Wanted Me Dead"


And And And just won't quit. The local septet released the wonderfully ramshackle A Fresh Summer with And And And in June, and that was the band's second full-length this year. Now, to no real surprise, the guys are prepping another record for release this fall—and let's hope it featur...   More
 
Monday, September 27, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Menomena Goes Back to School


Have you ever wondered what Danny Seim would look like playing drums from a wheel chair? I didn't think so. But in what is easily one of the weirder features to run on Pitchfork.tv recently, Seim and the rest of Menomena play two songs inside an empty schoolroom—including a particula...   More
 
Monday, September 27, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dirty Mittens Go to Church


From the beginning, Dirty Mittens always sounded good. The band—led by singer (and, for the record, ex-WW intern) Chelsea Morrissey—has evolved over the years, from its humble beginnings as a cutesy indie-pop quartet to its current incarnation as a retro soul-pop powerhouse. But...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Boy Eats Drum Machine Download Code Giveaway!


Does Jon Ragel ever stop working? The Boy Eats Drum Machine frontman/DJ/everything released the excellent Hoop + Wire in February, and now he's back just seven months later with another new one, the all-instrumental 20 Beats—and he wants you to hear it RIGHT NOW with an exclusive download ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Local Video Roundup: Joggers and Parenthetical Girls Go Into the Woods


As far as bands go, you couldn't get two acts with a more disparate aesthetic than Joggers and Parenthetical Girls. Joggers play "indie rock" before the term became a basterdized catchall for anything written about on the blogosphere—think Merge Records stalwarts Polvo or Superchunk—...   More
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

R. Kelly, "I'm a Flirt (Copy Remix)," The Pied Piper of Electro (Audio Dregs)


It takes a special person to remix a raunchy R. Kelly song that's already been remixed by the Pied Piper himself. But Copy's take on "I'm a Flirt"—a song the King of R&B (sorry, The-Dream, but you're not quite ready to steal the crown) originally wrote for Bow Wow back in ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dream Weaver


Copy returns, spinning a darker electropop tale.

Marius Libman has one of the most recognizable sounds in Portland. Recording under the alias Copy, his hyperactive dance jams combine 8-bit video-game blips, stomping drum patterns and arpeggiated synth chords often played on a keytar. Copy’s music is, to put it bluntly, really fun to dance to. But you wouldn’t know that ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
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