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Five Songs, 9/9/2022

The Young Fresh Fellows, "A Fake Hello" Tad Hutchinson is really going the extra mile on the drums here. He doesn't have to, Scott McCaughey's singing can carry this little tune. But Hutchinson was always the Fellows' secret weapon, I love his work across the...

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Five Songs, 11/5/2021

Can, "Mother Upduff" I still kind of lament Unlimited Edition being the first record I ever heard from Can. It's so scattered, as befits an outtake compilation, that it's hard to really appreciate it without the context of already loving the band. I decided to...

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Five Songs, 4/10/2021

Palace Brothers, "I Tried To Stay Healthy For You" This is from the first Palace Brothers album, when it was not at all clear exactly who Palace Brothers were or who was playing on the album. It turned out to be Will Oldham, of course,...

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Five Songs, 1/17/2021

Firewater, "This Is My Life" One of the highlights on the best Firewater album, Golden Hour. It's an album that attempts to answer the question "what if we just made the whole album out of highlights". Calexico, "Yours and Mine" Hot damn, shuffle bringing the...

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Five Songs, 1/9/2019

Overstuffed one today! Steady Earnest, "Put It On" Yes, this is the Bob Marley song. Yes, this song rules. Yes, this cover is probably pushing the tempo too much, but whatever, see point #2 above. The Police, "One World (Not Three)" Ghost In The Machine...