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- Snow Patrol @ the Pavilion, 8.15
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- Outkast - Idlewild
- Chin Up Chin Up - new LP
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- The Format @ Axis, 8.10
- Under The Influence Of Giants - self-titled LP
- Lollapalooza: Day 3
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Van She: EP
Van She - EP
from Australia's Modular Records comes a band that reminds me so nicely of the wave of late eighties, early nineties alternative from the UK, Sweden, and - well - Australia. they have a lovely mix of influences up through the decades, picking and choosing the best pop favorites (and i don't mean the Spears or Backstreet definition). so you're looking at the best of the Cars and The Fixx - but it goes deeper than that. i hear post punk influences, that early 70's Krautrock, and especially goth rock; there's even a little synth-pop grunge (it's possible: listen to the beginning of Mission and even Sex City).
i'm such a sucker for this stuff.
::::have a listen: Van She - Kelly (mp3)
and a friggin cool video, to boot.
also, i beg you to check their myspace where you can listen to the other two songs on the album that i really like. i think they better showcase the band's style and the influences that i listed.
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