No Standards

Every once in a while, I feel compelled to give you all a little dose of what you can be expecting on your music plates (okay, lame?) in the near future.
Maybe you've already heard, but Clinic has a new album coming out. It's called Visitations and I think that's a good name ... they've got one hell of a distant, sparse sound ... this album is another "visitation." Or something. They've got a cool E-Card out to promote the album! But I've been seriously digging the album. It's solid solid solid. They do a better job of clearing up their sound on this record than any before -- that guitar! the strumming! the noodling! the high-heavy drumming! the sharp rhythm! the distorted bass! -- it's all so clearly there, and I love it. This is what post-punk would sound like if punk didn't exist ... they've parred down the rock sound, added some garage to the mix, and painted it all over with shadows and darkness. With a few sploshes of color. It rocks hard.

I am so tempted to post a song or two from the leak (oh no!) of this new Of Montreal album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer, but the fact that it's supposed to be released in January makes me feel really guilty about putting something up. Wait a bit?

So in lieu, I will give you some Whitey ... I'm guessing he's got something coming out soon, but man is he slow! He released this single a while ago, but since then, no news! What's up, man? Anyway, enjoy these songs as well ... I like his updated sound. He's filled it out, made it wackier, made it more awesome ... but I can still dance hard to this!
Clinic - Animal Human
Clinic - If You Could Read Your Mind
Whitey - Wrap It Up
Whitey - I Made Myself Invisible

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