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+ Svalastog - Woodwork
+ Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
+ Rosy Parlane - Jessamine
+ Jarvis Cocker - The Jarvis Cocker Record
+ Múm - Peel Session
+ Deloris - Ten Lives
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+ Badly Drawn Boy - Born In The U.K.
+ The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls Together
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+ The Places - Songs For Creeps
+ Camille - Le Fil
+ Wolf Eyes - Human Animal
+ Christina Carter - Electrice
+ The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
+ Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
+ Various Artists - Musics In The Margin
+ Rafael Toral - Space
+ Bob Dylan - Modern Times
+ Excepter - Alternation
+ Chris Thile - How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
+ Brad Mehldau - Live in Japan
+ M Ward - Post-War
+ Various Artists - Touch 25
+ The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
+ The White Birch - Come Up For Air
+ Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
+ Coachwhips - Double Death
+ Various Artists - Tibetan And Bhutanese Instrumental And Folk Music, Volume 2
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+ Cex - Actual Fucking
+ Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
+ Leafcutter John - The Forest And The Sea
+ Carla Bozulich - Evangelista
+ Barbara Morgenstern - The Grass Is Always Greener
+ Robin Guthrie - Continental
+ Peaches - Impeach My Bush
+ Oakley Hall - Second Guessing
+ Klee - Honeysuckle
+ The Court & Spark - Hearts
+ TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
+ Awesome Color - Awesome Color
+ Jenny Wilson - Love And Youth
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+ The Moore Brothers - Murdered By The Moore Brothers
+ Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
+ The 1900s - Plume Delivery EP
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+ Function - The Secret Miracle Fountain
+ Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
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+ Glissandro 70 - Glissandro 70
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+ Calexico - Garden Ruin (Review #1)
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+ The Glass Family - Sleep Inside This Wheel
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+ The Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea
+ Motorpsycho - Black Hole/Blank Canvas
+ The Red Krayola - Introduction
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+ Sondre Lerche And The Faces Down Quartet - Duper Sessions
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I miss my days of listening to punk rock without thinking about it. I didn't care where they were from, which label they'd inked a deal with or what their best points of reference might be. If they were good, they were good, period. They made me like them, made me feel them and made me believe in them, and I never, ever had to explain why.

I kind of wish I didn't have to explain why I like the Eddie Haskells. Maybe it's because they take me back to the many times I blasted a variety of punk rock, nodded my head, grinned and enjoyed the rush. And maybe it's because the Oakland, Calif. band reminds me those times aren't necessarily behind me. Music like theirs prompts me to shed those analytical habits, return to a time when thinking didn't get in the way, when I was lost in a moment, not in a thought.

Still, I understand you've possibly not heard the Eddie Haskells — indeed I owe you some sort of description. They feel as much influenced by late-'70s British punk (Generation X, The Sex Pistols) as they do early '90s West Coast skate/pop-punk (Operation Ivy). But, like any good punk band, they claim a stake of their own through attitude — sometimes snotty, other times playful — and energy — sometimes ferocious, other times rollicking.

At once gritty and messed-up and infectious and sing-along, the six-song EP (the sixth track being hidden) features Johnny Thunders-style guitar, sloppy, sneering vocals and can't-get-'em-out-of-your-head melodies. With the right combination of energy and attitude, there's no need for explaining, just feeling. Go ahead — it's OK to rock along without breaking it all down.


by Jenny Tatone




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