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 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

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 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

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 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

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
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
Signal To Trust
Folklore
Modern Radio Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
We interrupt this review to bring you a special news bulletin from you local neighborhood law enforcement.






Good Evening ladies and gentlemen. Please do not be alarmed, but it is my duty to inform you that a rogue band of thieves have escaped from the county pen this evening and are at this very moment still at large. The gang refers to themselves by the name of Signal To Trust, and they are wanted for, among other crimes, aping tactics specifically laid out in diagram form here in this here indie rock band playbook, and impersonating a larger number of musical groups than I have adequate time to name. Not to mention audio forgery, the proof of which I hold here in my hand.

Can we get a close up of this here for the folks at home? As you can see, this here is an audio type listening document, commonly referred to by its codename: Folklore, which features an ass-ugly pink, white, and yellow packaging scheme. This evidence was recovered from Pachyderm Studios, which we believe to be the evil lair from whence these cunning impersonators hatched their vile schemes, and we believe it's enough evidence to guarantee a conviction in a court of law that will provide for a punishment nothing short of what these criminals deserve, solitary confinement in the deepest, dankest prison cell George W. Bush's America has to offer.

At first we had considered releasing a small clip of the document to the media, intended for public consumption, but upon further consideration, we had decided that it's buoyant basslines, danceable beats, piercing guitar phrases, and exuberantly transferable kinetic energy might fool an unsuspecting public into believing that this here music is nothing short of grade A, purentee, indie rock.

The suspects were last spotted in a diner near the outskirts of Minneapolis, and for the foreseeable future they will more than likely remain at large as long as they continue to make, and possibly even improve upon, a highly undifferntiable brand of the abominable racket the kids these days call independent rock music.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these felons, please contact your local law enforcement agency or call the tip line at 1-800-RCK-CRME.






We now return you to your regularly scheduled reading.

Reviewed by Mark Skipper
Mark Skipper currently resides in Nashville, TN where he can be found skipping shows, drinking Guinness, making bad home recordings, and complaining about how much music sucks these days.

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