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Tagged With: Pixies

The Soul of Indie Rock – The Pixies

The punk-surf guitar riffs and wailing lead vocals of Black Francis with the bass and voice of Kim Deal is a combination  that influenced all indie rock. Inspiring greats like Nirvana, Spoon, The Shins, Blur and Radiohead. Pixies added subtle-to-explosive dynamics, guitar echoes and softer melody lines to the basic punk formula. Black Francis’s vocal roller … Continue reading »

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Summer Records – James Brown, Allen Stone, Jack White, Little Dragon, Pixies and Goldfrapp

Here are a few of my secret summer records. These artists’ releases come fully tested and highly recommended. Best Summer Soul – Tried and True -James Brown – James Brown’s Funky People Volume 1  On this rare collection The Godfather of Soul plays lesser-known funk songs that are as strong as his legendary rhythm machine.

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New Favorite Rock Band – 2:54

London sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow started out in punk band the Vulgarians. Outside the group, they experimented with effects  and found a psychedelic indie rock sound that was just as dark and almost as stripped down. They named their new rock band 2:54 after a drum roll in the Melvins’ song “A History of … Continue reading »

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