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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Jetlag/Lonely Kings
Split CD
Sessions Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Somewhere between the line of hardcore and punk you will find Santa Cruz's band Jetlag. With vocals done by two members of the bands, one being the singer and the other being the singer. Both are good at what they do and the lyrics lean towards a political side sometimes and always emotion and honesty. They can go from crushing at one moment and then embracing at the next without doing it like most do it these days. Jetlag have a tendency to have a similar sound that is close to Good Riddance and not far from Sessions other band Fury 66.

Note: I once saw a poppy 'emo' band somewhere in North Carolina called Jetlag that changed their name to something more fitting. Something a little more 'emo'. I guess they changed their name after they found out this band had the name first. Everything has already been done once and I'm convinced that in a few years band will run out of names. Maybe they will start using serial codes and run on sentences.

The Lonely Kings are also found in Santa Cruz but have more of a power pop sound and may fit in on the Fat Wreck Chords roster along side with Good Riddance or the Swinging Utters. But they are property of Fearless Records and fit well with the rest of the Fearless Roster. The Lonely Kings were graced by the opportunity of opening for the Deftones. I wonder what Chino thought. They also opened for Cake. Shows in California are so randomly put together. There are definitely too many bands in California and there are plenty of shows for them to play, so I'm not surprised when any band from California gets to play with such and such at any show.

Reviewed by Andy Vaughn
Andy Vaughn is a longtime friend of LAS magazine, where he has contributed occasionaly. He much prefers writing for The Toilet online, however that website seems to have died.

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