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The Cold War-style duck and roll
If you want to feel like a kid rooting through your dad’s old record collection, look no further than Winnipeg’s the Telepathic Butterflies. There are traces of Elvis Costello and the Who in the band’s fourth album, Wow & Flutter, due out June 15—six days before Father’s Day. Coincidence?

Lead single “Circle Man” channels the spirit of 1965, its simple, catchy melodies and psych rock harmonies evoking the Kinks and the Beatles.

MP3: “Circle Man”
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  1. Sanford
    Posted May 30, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    One thing’s for sure: the record collection of a “dad” is never as hip, but infinitely more listenable, than the collection of his offspring. (Diminishing returns definitely setting in, however…)

  2. Alex
    Posted May 30, 2010 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    My dad’s collection got me off to a pretty stellar start, musically. Clapton, the Beatles, R.E.M., the Who, Roxy Music, Squeeze.

    Enya and Fine Young Cannibals too, but that’s beside the point. Love the dad rock.

  3. Rob
    Posted May 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Hey Alex!
    I have fond memories from the early/mid 70s of playing in the basement (we called it a “rec room”) with my Aurora A/FX electric racetrack or my Smash Up Derby Set while my dad played Eno’s “Warm Jets”, Sparks “Kimono My House”, Rory Gallagher’s “Irish Tour” or various Nektar cassettes (anybody remember them?) amongst other slightly left of centre offerings (He certainly wasn’t the 70s equivalent of a hipster tho…disco compilations and Ray Conniff Singers (yikes!) albums eventually found their way into the house as well.)

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