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Friday, August 07, 2009

My Favorite Band (this week) - Eagle and Talon

I initially dismissed Eagle and Talon after a PR email compared them to Sleater-Kinney. "How DARE you" I thought. After the anger subsided I gave them a listen and became intrigued. Their songs are poppy yet scuzzed out and have big riffs with great post-punk rhythms. They also throw in some Casio beats (not very Sleater-Kinney) and generally have a weird vibe going. All in all, it works. Does it hurt that they have a cute Asian drummer? No, no it doesn't.

Do yourself a solid and download their new self-released LP Thracian. You get to name your own price. Which means you cheap bastards can get one of the year's most overlooked albums for only a penny.

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