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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
Schneider TM
Zoomer
Mute Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
When the acoustic guitars and vocoded vocals of "Reality Check" open up Schneider TM's Zoomer, you can't help but be quickly reminded of the French sensation that is the band Air. Things really get jumpin' on the second track when Schneider TM introduces twitching IDM beats that rival Mouse on Mars' best moments to the mix. The difference between Schneider TM and other Faust-inspired acts is that Dirk Dresselhaus complements his blip-hop beats with smooth and sometimes tweaked human vocals to create a sound that fits comfortably next to any number of acts. Like, say Her Space Holiday-but better. Zoomer is a fine indy-electro new-wave rump-shaker that gives me the sudden urge to do the robot. And dude, nobody can touch my robot.

I suggest you own this album and file it next to the hits by Mouse on Mars, Air, Prefuse 73 or Beck's Midnite Vultures.

Reviewed by Lyle Hodges
An infrequent LAS contributor based in New York City.

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