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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum
New Wet Kojak
This Is the Glamorous
Beggar's Banquet Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
With their primary musical outlet, Girls vs. Boys, seemingly in dormancy, Scott McCloud and Johnny Temple's secondary project, New Wet Kojak, seem to have taken on some of the grittier aspects of the former and turned the horn-heavy, jazz-influences of the latter into a gritty amalgamation of the two groups, with sweeping guitar leads and fuzzbox backdrops against gorgeous horns and dark, moody, world-weary vocals. The new album is a tribute to apathy and glamorous New York nightclub bathrooms, high heels and car commercials-all things McCloud obviously despises, or at least it seems so from the barely-concealed snarl in his voice. This new album is a real tribute to how two bands with such significantly different approaches to music can come together to become something better than either one was before, and I'm real curious to see where things take these guys next.

Reviewed by Holly Day

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