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The Null Corporation
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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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Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Project K
Testing Underway
Bong Load Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Imagine Jon Spencer Blues Explosion or Boss Hog playing with members of Elastica in 1996 or so. That's about what Project K puts on the table maybe with a little Frank Black thrown in for good measure. A song that sounds like yet another cover of Afternoon Delight (the song Black Jack), a little pop bounce, a few off beat surf guitar licks, a girl playing the bass keeping the time behind those guitar licks, some rock and roll/post-punk drumming and a guy and girl singing, that's about it. This being a good concoction for a show where people move to the beat, not too fast, not too slow.

Project K is a three piece based in Echo Park. They are working on another CD and getting ready to tour the U.S. again. It seems as though they are counting on the name their label has made for itself to get them by or in, but I don't think they need it. All they really need is a better name or at least an album cover that doesn't make a person looking at it think of a Kellogg's cereal logo. Besides these few minor problems Project K may be on their way to being something.

Reviewed by JJ Hamon


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