Five Songs, 10/11/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 10/11/2021

The Good People, "Windows Down"

We've had the Good People on here before, and it's always nice to hear them. The Summer EP absolutely nails its purpose, this is totally music to roll around bumping loud with the sun shining.

Gift of Gab, "E2Mtro"

Rest in power, Gift of Gab.

Magic Hour, "Lower"

We had the Crystalized Movements the other day, featuring a tune from their swan song, Revelations from Pandemonium. After that band broke up, Wayne Rogers hooked up with Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang (Galaxie 500) to form Magic Hour...which kinda sounds like Crystalized Movements. The name of this record (No Excess Is Absurd) really speaks to Rogers's tendency to just go over the top on fuzz. Fun record, though.

Nine Inch Nails, "Shit Mirror"

After a hiatus, Nine Inch Nails returned with a couple EPs and an album, intended to form a narrative arc. Bad Witch is the LP, and it's a dense, aggresive experience which is as unwelcoming as anything NiN has put together. Of course, unwelcoming is, uh, welcome around here, so I think it's a pretty fun record. Fun? Interesting. Good. Whatever!

Joyce Manor, "Fake I.D."

This is from the follow-up to the masterful Never Hungover Again, and it's a much more polished record. Is Cody as good? Well, no. But the polish doesn't really hurt things, and it's still a catchy slab of punk rock. Just not quite as good.

Joshua Buergel
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