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 +6Posted on Jan 19th, 2012 | re: 20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them (127 comments)

The Thermals – Everything Thermals

and i don’t know if it counts

James Mercer’s old band Flake Music had a track called “the Shins”

 +11Posted on Dec 21st, 2011 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011 (147 comments)

i just really wanted an excuse to say “for shame” i like the list!

 +1Posted on Dec 21st, 2011 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011 (147 comments)

for shame…. FOR SHAME

 +2Posted on Dec 15th, 2011 | re: Progress Report: Billy Corgan (27 comments)

since these reissues hit i’ve really been getting back into the Pumpkins. whilst Zeitgeist never really gelled with me (i’ve always been a fan of the more spaced our prettier stuff) Teargarden was pretty fantastic. Oceania is now officially on my list for next year.

 0Posted on Dec 6th, 2011 | re: Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (415 comments)

i really really liked Camp *runs away*

 0Posted on Dec 6th, 2011 | re: Silversun Pickups - "Seasick" (7 comments)

i think its a shame that SSPU got so much flak for sounding like the Pumpkins. When Carnavas dropped Corgan was flogging the dead horse that was Zeitgeist (i really wanted to believe they were back i really did)

fast forward to when swoon arrived and it almost felt like the band was trying to sound as un-smashing pumkins as possible- turning in an album that sounded both confused and utterly bland

this track however, its got my attention. if they can capture the magic of Kissing Families, Lazy Eye & Melatonin then count me in.

 +1Posted on Jun 19th, 2011 | re: Matt & Kim - "Block After Block" Video (6 comments)

i love matt & kim but effortlessly harvey’s comment cracked me up

 +1Posted on Jun 16th, 2011 | re: Indie Songs Of The Summer 2001-2011 (151 comments)

a really good collection, though my vote has to go with Cults. it may be old news but its sounds like summer distilled

 0Posted on May 20th, 2011 | re: Nat Baldwin - "Lifted" (4 comments)

man i love Nat Baldwin though am embarrassed to say i never knew he was a part of dirty projectors

 +2Posted on May 10th, 2011 | re: Death Cab For Cutie - "Underneath The Sycamore" (16 comments)

this album really is gonna be good – Death Cab are the kings of summer melancholy. great for sunsets etc