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Posts Tagged ‘Drive-By Truckers

Music Marathon 2009 – Part 5 (Drive-By Truckers – Girls)

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Drive-By Truckers – The Fine Print (A Collection of Oddities and Rarities 2003-2008)
I go back and forth on whether rarities/b-sides collections should be included in the marathon, since they function somewhat like greatest hits albums, stretching across multiple years and even styles – but since the contents tend to be new to most of us, their inclusion is basically in the spirit of the thing.  In this case, I have fewer qualms, since The Fine Print is a pretty solid set complete with a few DBT essentials – plus the band did a little extra studio work on some of these songs to polish them up for official release. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 31, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Music Marathon 2008, Part 4 (Deerhunter – Flight of the Conchords)

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Deerhunter – Microcastle
Quoth me last year re:  Deerhunter’s previous album, Cryptograms:

Hey, the lead singer’s weird-looking!

(Seriously, Pitchfork… drone tracks punctuated by poorly conceived garage rock is “Best New Music”?)

To which I say… whoops?  Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Of Truckers and Zombies (Summerfest ’08)

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It might come as a surprise to some of the non-locals reading this blog, but Milwaukee is home to the “world’s largest music festival.” There are many reasons why this fact hasn’t lodged itself in the general music fandom consciousness (the festival’s non-affiliation with any particular type of easily promotable genre, a distinct lack of national press, a dedicated fairground in a city that could easily be described as the anti-Austin for all the national attention paid to its musical comings-and-goings). But chief among these reasons is that the lineup is so perpetually hit-or-miss that even local music geeks can barely muster much enthusiasm for it. No, this is a music festival for the everyman and everywoman; a music festival in which the music is often a mere backdrop to eating and drinking; a music festival at which Kansas, Jackyl (it’s 2008, for crying out loud!!!), and The Guy Who Used to Sing for Train can get booked multiple years in a row. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm