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Monday, July 31, 2006

Checking out some albums

I try to listen to at least one new album a day. It's not that hard w/ Rhapsody. I can program away w/ my headphones on and no one cares. Anyway, this morning I checked out WWI by White Whale. They're on Merge which is a great label, so I gave them a listen. They garner a lot of Bowie comparisons. Instant Review: eh. Next I listened to Vehicles of Travel by The Curtains. They feature the former guitarist member of Deerhoof and are playing at the Warehouse during a week where I choose the shows. I wasn't that impressed. I cut the album short. I'll give it another listen in a week or so, but needless to say, it's no Deerhoof.

Tomorrow night is Sleater-Kinney and The Rogers Sisters are the opening band. Since the plan is to get there early and stake out our spot on the ledge, I loaded up their new album, The Invisible Deck. Very good stuff. In fact, it'll probably go in my permanent library. I can see why they are on tour w/ S-K. It's going to be a great 1-2 punch. People compare them to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and even the B-52's (minus Fred Schneider's vocal and the campy crap).

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