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GREAT WESTERN PLAIN

Portland, Maine’s Great Western Plain float in a strange place somewhere between Americana and Noise Rock. 2014's Elastic Smile starts off with a 12 minute bass-driven jam called "Thom" which gets fun and noisy, but "Venado Negro" is the stand-out track, mixing a smooth chant-like vocal with fuzzy bass rumbling below. Their melodic but heavily processed vocals, bluesy bass lines and chord progressions have this rural quality that suits both a long drive across the “great western plain” and punks kicking over trash cans in the big city. Listen here. - Paul Jordan Talbot

 

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FEEDING TUBE RECORDS RELEASES BUCK GOOTER'S "THE SPIDER'S EYES" TODAY!

When was the last time you saw an industrial band play an intimate, inexpensive show? If you've never seen Buck Gooter, your answer is probably "1987." Today, Northampton's Feeding Tube Records release this wonderfully intense duo's newest record. No, they're not father and son (Billy and Terry met while working together), but they are genuinely weird. Billy does most of the singing, getting in the faces of numbed barflies until they either join in or push him away, but sometimes Terry takes the mic, as on their song about having sex with a hornet's nest. Check them out:

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Rosies and the Rosies Will Rock You

This band rules. Distorted guitar-based pop/rock songs with real love behind them. Rosie would never record something she didn't mean, and, for proof, check out their Soundcloud:

You know a band really means it when they only post one song! It's been this way for months, too. To be honest, though, Rosie and the Rosies really shine live. The guitar is louder, the vocals farther to the back, and the passion on her face in full view. Check out one of their shows around Boston.

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TELLAVISION RULES

Bostonians-in-the-know always go to Cambridge's monthly Cheap Seats event to discover new music, as it never disappoints. Last month, during a particularly great show, everyone was blown away by a young German woman who sampled and looped her dynamically complex vocals and cathartically banged on keyboard and buckets to create a danceable wall of sound unlike anything else this side of The Velvet Underground's Factory shows. Standing out among the crowd of greatness there is tough. Catch Tellavision before she moves out of Boston next year.

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Music Video Review: Here We Just Dream--To Be Devoured

A sasquatch guzzling a glass bottle of milk, a bizarre karate/knife fight and a mysterious Final Fantasy-esque heroine--all this and more can be found in Here We Just Dream’s new video for their song “To Be Devoured.” It was released a few weeks ago, but I came across it last week and felt I had to alert all of you fine Deli readers about its oddly-captivating presence. The song itself is super tight, with airy arpeggios supported by a steady rhythm section. I’m more or less at a loss for words in describing the video, but it's so intriguing I wasn't able to look away.

If you're interested in checking the band out live, they'll be at The Middle East Upstairs on December 14. More info about that show can be found here. For updates about the band, check out their website.


-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)

 

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