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Weekday Wrap Up

What have Impacters been listening to this week?

Assistant Music Director Stacey Karl
I’ve been really into Detroit bands lately. It’s something about this essence they have that makes them sound how Detroit feels. I’m super stoked for Protomartyr’s sophomore LP to come out, Under Color of Official Right. I saw them perform a small show last week for a video The A.V. Club was shooting, but I really want to see them again when they play the Lager House next month. Some other Michigan based bands worth checking out are Mexican Knives, Tyvek, Jamaican Queens, Chit Chat and Human Eye.
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Todd Terje – Johnny and Mary

“King of the Summer Jam” DJ Todd Terje and Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry cover a Robert Palmer hit in today’s Jam of the Day. The 80s have been back in style for a while now, but how it seems that it’s here to stay, whether you like it or not.

Liars – Mess

On this eccentric, enigmatic new LP adequately titled Mess, New York dance-punk/experimental outfit Liars prove to everyone (not like they care) that they’re able to keep developing and changing their sound album to album to album, all the while still managing to maintain their own unique identity.

Liars aren’t known for playing by the rules. Ever since their inception back in 2001 they’ve constantly been reinventing their musical palette, and following their own path (or lack thereof). And I know what you’re thinking sarcastically, “they shifted to electronic music, like that’s never been done before,” but they didn’t do so from outside pressure, or influence from their label, or any of that nonsense, Liars shifted into their new found territory naturally and simply because that’s what they felt like doing – and they completely own it.

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Eagulls – Possessed

Eagulls are a band that everyone had on their list of “Who to Watch” at SXSW. If they didn’t, they were certainly talking about them after. Our Jam of the Day, “Possessed”, comes from the four-piece band from Leeds. You won’t be able to quite make out all of the lyrics, but the song is unrefined and unapologetic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk7gwWbvdpA

Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield

Tokyo Police Club is a band that brings the flood of memories from those middle school and high school years. Gone are the days of the 3Oh!3 band tees and of the people name-dropping bands like The Maine, All Time Low, and Forever the Sickest Kids just to seem like they were “cool.” Since those adolescent years Tokyo Police Club has been somewhat absent in the music world, with the exception of the early release of their single “Hot Tonight”, and the new release of this new album Forcefield, these two motions have been the newest movements from this band since their last album dropped in 2010.
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SPORTS PLAYLIST

“I can’t believe Mercer beat Duke! A 11 seed beating a 3 seed? I had Blue Devils going all the way to the Final Four! My bracket is ruined!”

If you can’t read the above sentence, we have bad news. You can’t sports. Don’t worry! This means you haven’t succumbed to March Madness. Unfortunately, we have bad news again. Everyone will think you’re an ignorant hipster until March Madness is over. Don’t worry again! The Impact’s music experts have handcrafted a Rosetta Stone of sorts that will translate your useless skill of liking good music into the totally useful skill of being able to talk about sports with other people! Sing along to the music, and watch your sports knowledge grow!

Playlist by Stacey Karl
Written by Kevin Glide
Image credit: wehoopny.com

Thee Oh Sees – The Lens

If you haven’t heard, Thee Oh Sees went on a short-lived “hiatus” while John Dwyer moved to L.A. Fortunately, they recently announced they would be releasing a new album, Drop, April 19th. Our Jam of the Day is “The Lens” a track from the upcoming album on Dwyer’s label, Castle Face. Get ready to enter an animated tripped out dream utopia.

The Coathangers – Follow Me

Something about this new video from The Coathangers that just isn’t quite right, but I can’t put my finger on it…. You can grab their new album, Suck My Shirt at The Lager House when they play with Audacity, April 13th.

Album Review: La Dispute – Rooms of the House

A friend of mine at West Point recently told me a helpful bit of military advice: don’t get fancy. What he meant was that all up-and-coming tacticians are first taught to learn basic military strategies; otherwise they will make disastrous calls in the interests of devising what they believe to be an ingenious plan. It’s advice that can be applied to many aspects of life, with music possibly being the best place for this concept to settle. Anyone who’s suffered through countless “progressive” or “post-whatever” albums will know that far too many bands, usually young and inexperienced ones, will strive to be unique or unconventional before grasping the basics of how to write a song, which then leads to a derivate, boring, album that doesn’t develop any of the band’s ideas, interesting as they may be when first conceived. La Dispute used to be one such band.
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Potty Mouth – Black and Studs

Get introduced to Potty Mouth in their video for “Black and Studs.” The band just played with Vivian Girls at their last show EVER earlier this month. Definitely keep them on your radar. You can get a copy of their first LP, Hell Bent on pink vinyl at Big Cartel.

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