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Couldn't find a thread. This from their upcoming third album is great.


the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 07:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Looking forward to this. Great band. Saw them with the expanded lineup and it was an amazing show. I'll probably pick up the cassette-with-download version.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 12:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That track is great. Huge fan of those first 2 records, will def be picking the new one up. They pair well with Horse Lords in my mind

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

love this band, ready for this. i've only ever seen them in the duo configuration and they made a considerable racket.

adam, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

timely thread, I just picked up Wood/Metal/etc on LP

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 16 May 2019 16:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I posted this on a Pazz & Jop poll thread in 2017:

Interestingly to me, NYC rock band 75 Dollar Bill whose guitarist learned how to play North African style from Mauritanian guitarist Jeiche Ould Chighaly, got 14 album votes, while Chighaly's band with singer Noura Mint Seymali only got 4 votes. I guess those folks who like 75 Dollar Bill don't like North African vocals, just instrumental guitar and drum sounds. The 75 Dollar Bill Band is instrumental and has longtime New Yorker Rick Brown on percussion.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Someone responded that 75 had a better publicist

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:22 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah when i like a band i always make sure to seek out that band's guitarist's guitar teacher's band

adam, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Che is just dialed in and has been at it for a while; talented solo musician and visual artist as well

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

che's style is definitely mauritanian derived but 75DB brings in plenty of other elements — no wave, minimalism, free jazz, probably plenty of other things I don't know about.

tylerw, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:47 (one week ago) Permalink

My second and third P&J Singles, re 2016 releases:
75 Dollar Bill, "Cummins Falls" (Thin Wrist)
75 Dollar Bill, "I'm Not Trying To Wake Up" (Thin Wrist)
Only gave Seymali's 2016 album Arbina an Hon Mention (not an official P&J option o course, but blogs still come in handy for gratuitous judgments),because I thought her vocals weren't as effective without so much of the dynamic voice-guitar dialects of 2014's Tzenni, which I def did Top Ten.
Judge for yourself: https://noura-mint-seymali.bandcamp.com/album/tzenni
Arbina is still pretty remarkable, maybe I was wrong:
https://noura-mint-seymali.bandcamp.com/album/arbina (but still think the previous alb is more interesting/relevant re guitarrrrrrrheadz)

dow, Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:10 (one week ago) Permalink

fucking spectacular band, everything they do is great

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Weren't they one of the last bands to play at Other Music? If not the last one, on the last day they were open.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00 (one week ago) Permalink

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