Album Review: Kybernetická Babicka
2005-09-13 from source: pitchfork
Let's go to Stereolab school. You'll need:
- A penchant for vintage organs and recording equipment.
- A love of light pop, psychedelia, and krautrock from the mid-60s through the mid-70s. (Extra credit: a not-so-dormant completist streak.)
- Hard leftist politics are suggested, but not required. However, you will be expected to have a fetish for vocal harmonies and wordless lyrics.
- A strong will in the face of legions of kids saying how much better Stereolab used to be.
- Perhaps more importantly, an easygoing nature: remember, you can't mind repetition or fluorescent colors.
A few steps more
2005-05-16 from source: For the 'records' weblog
Monade w/ The Most Serene Republic @ Lee's Palace
Maybe everyone was at the Doves/Mercury Rev show at the Kool Haus because the Monade/The Most Serene Republic show was initially sparsely attended especially during the opening band.
Monade live at The Abbey Pub, Chicago
2005-05-14 from source: Venus zine
Unabashed honesty from a musician onstage is endearing. Thatâ€™s why everyone laughed and cheered good naturedly when â€” after a front-row fan at a recent Monade show playfully taunted with the catcall, â€śWant to marry a Mexican?â€ť â€” a very composed Laetitia Sadier replied, â€śI donâ€™t do Mexicansâ€ť. Offensive? Being French (and universally adored) probably helps her case.
Album Review: Oscillons from the Anti-Sun
2005-04-29 from source: pitchfork
Years ago, before all this file-sharing business, music fans were forced to spend hours standing around record stores, staring at overpriced import EPs and wondering whether they were really the sort of people who'd spend $12 bucks to hear four songs.