On The Record

Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.

By Bill Chenevert
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 0 | Posted Oct. 12, 2010

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Deerhunter

Halcyon Digest

(4AD)

Sounds Like: Bradford Cox and Co. astound again with a blissful, low-fi noise-pop gem of a record full of weird sounds, harmonies and dreamy production.

Free Association: Liked that Atlas Sound record, didya? You’re gonna LOVE this one.

For Fans Of: Panda Bear, Beach Boys on acid, Liars, Gang of Four.

 

The Moondoggies

Tidelands 

(Hardly Art)

Sounds Like: Seattle high school besties are still making harmonious, country-flavored saloon rock together inspired by the wild west and Capitol Hill.

Free Association: Hard to believe Washington can produce such downhome twang.

For Fans Of: Fleet Foxes x the Band, Flying Burrito Brothers, sideburns, billiards.

 

The Extra Lens

Undercard

(Merge Records)

Sounds Like: John Darnielle (Mountain Goats) and Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue) first true collab; John sings and strums and Bruno fleshes it out nicely.

Free Association: Hark, Darnielle devotees, run to thine record store with wild abandon.

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