Monday, January 02, 2006

Loose Ends

Here are a few things I found in the pockets of last year's pants, although some of them are older than that.

The Double are a recent Matador signing. Indie pop carried along by noisy squalls of guitar, organ, and plenty of slappy vocal delay.
The Double - Idiocy
Buy it!

The Casual Dots combine the talents of several DC luminaries, and manage to sound almost exactly like the sum of their parts (or their parts' former bands). To me, this is an asset. No surprises here, just some herky, jerky, Autoclave-y, Slant-6-y, Frumpies-y, Bikini Kill-y tick-tocking.
Casual Dots - Clocks
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Formerly at the front of Factory Records' French/Belgian electro-sambaists Antena, Isabelle Antena (née Powaga) continues to make sultry music with French words. She may be doing it as we speak. This track dates from the Antena period, ca. 1982, and can be found, thanks to LTM Records, on a collection of Ms. Antena's work with and without the band.
Antena - Camino del Sol from L'Alphabet Du Plaisir: Best of 1982 - 2005
Buy it!

Bonus:
Loose Ends - Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)
Buy it!

6 Comments:

  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger Kurtis of Rambis Manor said…

    Apologies about the Antena track -- I just realized it's not the full song. Should've known the Darla site was a wee bit too good to be true... still, though, as pieces go, it's not bad...

     
  • At 11:36 PM, Blogger Zach from Chesapeake said…

    i was actually listening to the double as i read this, they are sooo good. i downloaded them on emusic and all of their songs are amazing. i unfortunatley missed them when they played near me due to insufficant funds. poverty plagues me, even when the tickets are 8 dollars.

     
  • At 11:25 AM, Anonymous teddypeepee said…

    zach, when poverty plagues you, you must find a way to finagle your way onto the list. begging the band could work. anyway, i'm glad that some of our posts are resonating with you. happy new year.

     
  • At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Les Dale said…

    What a great track that one by the Double is! Good ole Matador, I say!!

     
  • At 11:44 PM, Blogger fastbacker said…

    Strangely, I caught the Double for free at South Street Seaport (outside, near Wall Street) last summer. I thought they were very cool, although live the singer was a little too Ian Curtis-y for words. I think everyone else who came to the show thought they were stinko. Fools!

     
  • At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Kevin said…

    I am a huge Slant 6 fan, so I really love Casual Dots since they have a much more similar sound to Slant 6 than Quix*O*Tic. Great stuff.

    -Kevin

     

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