Tuesday, October 04, 2005

An afterlife for a silverfish.

  • The Last Town Chorus "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" (Culture Club cover)
    God, this is pretty. I snagged this from their [her] site, where you can also find an equally wonderfully languid version of David Bowie's "Modern Love" along with a few originals. Say hello to your new favorite lap-steel dirges!

  • Antenna "Outdoor Miner" (Wire cover)
    There was a time in my life (read: college) when many of the bands I was into—many of which were already defunct, even—had an Antenna connection: The Blake Babies, The 27 Various, Polara, The United States Three and so on. Even today bands like Rogue Wave are not even one degree of separation away. Even 90210's Brenda Walsh was with-it enough to have an Antenna flat on her dorm room wall in Minnesota. About now I'm freaking out with excitement because I get to relive my fervor for [at east partially] Indiana-based indie power pop at the Musical Family Tree Fest, which features an Antenna reunion! My best pal Ryan (who hooked me up with this B-Side, BTW) is driving up from Memphis, I'm driving down from Chicago and a weekend full of rocking and reminiscing shall ensue. Freaking. Out. And, I've said it before and I'll say it again, whether or not you spent any time in Indiana (or Minneapolis or Boston or wherever), if you're into obscure—and often excellent—free music, you'd be remiss not to take advantage of the immense catalog of offerings over at Musical Family Tree. And if you are in the area, there's no reason not to come out for some cheap and easy nostalgia.
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