Five Songs, 9/16/2020
Five Songs

Five Songs, 9/16/2020

Yo La Tengo, "Raw Power"

Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics is a compilation of Yo La Tengo's fundraising appearances for WFMU where the band plays whatever songs are requested. You can usually tell when it's a song they're more familiar with than others, because they can usually muster more energy in the performance, although they're game for whatever. Here, they put in a nice run on the Stooges classic.

Crackerbash, "Human Alarm Clock"

We've had a few tracks from forgotten early 90's underground band Crackerbash before, but it's worth resurfacing. This is the opener to their only full length, and gives a pretty good idea of what you're going to get. Still sounds pretty good 28 years later. At least to my old-ass ears.

J Church, "Tide of Fate"

Forgotten early-90s rock bands unite! One of their excellent singles, this was compiled onto Nostalgic for Nothing, a fantastic album. If you click the tag, you can read about my love for J Church, but they're one of the great punk bands of my musical history.

Death Grips, "Anne Bonny"

With Government Plates, Death Grips seemed to move away from the style on the previous records, leaning much more into the noise and dadaism that they would have for the rest of their career. It's a very interesting album, and if you're intrigued by this, give it a listen.

The New Pornographers, "Champions of Red Wine"

This is a pleasant enough song, but it's not really why I listen to the New Pornographers. I want something to soar, not kind of just kind of chug along in an agreeable kind of way.

Joshua Buergel
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