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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!
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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
The Olive Group
Blue
Post Parlo Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Music made for an independent rock elevator. When you get off the elevator, and have ignored the hidden disappointment in some of the lyrics as I do in elevators, you're warmed enough to weather the not so subtle sadness of some of their contemporaries.

Jazz and pop swirled together in an indie rock cone pretty aptly describes The Olive Group. They stand alone because of a lack of heavy distortion. This also keeps them sounding smooth as an elevator ride or ice cream. If they added in distortion they would sound a little like Superdrag and a lot like The Merbabies.

Blue is, as I understand it, one of two shorter releases before a full length album. That is only some of what the band is planning to do in the next while including a compilation and a split 7" with Those Peabodys, hopefully they'll have time to do a bit of touring as well.

Reviewed by JJ Hamon


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