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Poetic Memory: Summer Twins (List)

MP3: Summer Twins – “I Don’t Care”
Full album stream: Summer Twins – Summer Twins

Indie fans are no strangers to “difficult” music. Last year, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and Wye Oak all put out challenging albums that were nonetheless met with near-universal acclaim. That’s all well and good, and those bands deserve all the attention they’ve received, but sometimes you just want music that’s fun to listen to on a visceral level. Luckily, the self-titled album by California dreampop duo Summer Twins is just that. Continue reading…

The Powerchords – …Think I’m Gonna

The Powerchords - ...Think I'm Gonna
2008, Single Screen Records

The debut record from power-pop band The Powerchords has been a long time coming.

The band released their demo back in 2005, a seven song EP of finely crafted songs that immediately brought them to the forefront of San Diego’s music scene. But despite a rabid following and a reputation for excellent, charming live performances, the subsequent years saw only one Powerchords release—the Unattached Strings/Dream Girl 7-inch. Now, at long last, we have …Think I’m Gonna, a proper fourteen song collection of propellant punk and pop that will satisfy old fans and recruit new ones.

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