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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
Heatseekers
In Praise Of
Ohev Records

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October 1, 2004
The garage rock trend in music is slowly taking the place of nu-metal, only without the annoying red-capped mouthpiece to spread the word. First there were the Strokes and the White Stripes. Then Australia had their Vines and the Hives ferocious attitude burst them out of Sweden. Most recently it's been Canada's Hot Hot Heat edging their way into the spotlight and becoming the darlings of the UK press.

The Heatseekers, even signed to the label that introduced Hot Hot Heat, could be the next band to ride this wave of retro-goodness up the Billboard charts. Two equal parts of punk and old-school garage (take the White Stripes, throw in the Hives and stir), the Heatseekers are loud rock 'n' roll with with old-school punk sensibilities.

With songs like "Must Be a Witch" and "Stranded" the Heatseekers prove they are perhaps more accessible than some of their peers, but they also rock harder and faster than their garage rock contemporaries-and that is what sets them apart from the rest. In Praise Of is a great punk and rock record that's the fun and excitement of Rock 'n' Roll's beginnings without sounding stale.

Reviewed by Natalie B. David
A fresh graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, in her spare time she can be found clumsily manipulating words and phrases for LAS and Beautiful/Decay magazine, hungering for sushi, naming inanimate objects or pondering the existence of stiletto heels. If you see her, you should buy her a cup of coffee because, chances are, she probably needs it.

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