17 At This Time / Tokkoubana

Rating:  B-    Dwnld: Everything I Touch,  Angel

When trying to explain Seventeen At This Time, one only needs to look upon the tags the band itself has labeled some of its songs. Motorcycle Mambo, porn grooves, sacrificial ceremony anthem, and political polka are just a few of my personal faves. Even on their Facebook page they have called themselves Nightmare Pop which is fitting like a straight jacket to Jack Nicholson. Continue reading

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XX – Coexist

The-xx-Coexist

Rating: B     Dwnld: Fiction / Chained

The XX gang return from their dark, somber sleep to bring us their sophomore album. Ironically titled Coexist, the London trio balances the old with new arrangements as all the while making us feel like the The Cure’s pornography was a show tune record. Continue reading