Saturday, January 24, 2009

Unrest- Isabel Bishop EP

As promised

Hey guys remember Unrest? I'm surprised people don't, because they were really good. Here's an EP they did for 4AD records.

I'm not really sure how to sell people on this. The one adjective that everyone seems to be using to describe their output is "shimmering," so I'll go with that. I'm also going to add that they have a wry sense of humor and a deep knowledge of the people who made music before them, and around them. Fortunately, they decided to use their powers for good instead of evil.

Here it is

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Ulysses speaks!


Were they intellectuals or contrarian weirdos?

Were they making music, or a statement about music?

Did they know their influence would be this far-reaching?

Are these guys joking?

These are all valid questions you could ask about the Nation of Ulysses, D.C.'s infamous post-hardcore radicals. In addition to their musical output, they also produced a prodigious amount of propaganda in support of their post-soviet vision for the world.

It's too late to join their cause, but if you click here, you can relive the revolutionary glory days you never had.

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