Articles posted in January 2012

Guided by Voices – “The Unsinkable Fats Domino”

Guided by Voices
Do I really need to hear another Guided by Voices album? I mean, Bee Thousand is a masterpiece, but reunion records have a nasty habit of sucking the big one.

Then again, “The Unsinkable Fats Domino” suggests that maybe I should give Let’s Go Eat the Factory a listen after all. This is a hard-hitting pop rock tune with the same kind of slapdash, tossed-off charm that the band made its signature back in the day. Maybe I’ll get around to this album after all.

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Mac DeMarco – “Baby’s Wearing Blue Jeans”

Mac DeMarco
It was quite a surprise to learn that Mac DeMarco has now signed to Captured Tracks for a solo EP. What happened to Makeout Videotape?

In any case, I’m pretty excited for March 20, when his Rock and Roll Night Club comes out. The sexy, breathy single “Babys Wearin Blue Jeans” is below, courtesy of Pitchfork. This isn’t my favourite work of his, but it’s still pretty damn good (although that title could really use some apostrophes).

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Teen Daze – “Let’s Groove”

Teen Daze
In less than two years, the Fraser Valley’s Teen Daze has explored chillwave, cosmic electronica, and guitar-laden beach pop. Now, he’s released a straight-up, nightclub-oriented banger in the form of “Let’s Groove.”

If you’ve seen him live, you may have heard him play clubby tracks like this before. He was playing this material when I reviewed his show last year for the Georgia Straight.

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