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The Up-Turn

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For me these past few weeks have been dominated by two main things: Shabazz Palace’s album Black Up and Built to Spill.  At their heart, Built to Spill is a 90s indie rock band that made the kind of music that now is heralded and iconized.  A healthy mix of jangly and distorted guitars back up the mastermind  behind the project Doug Martsch.

Built to Spill- Car:

For me, Martsch’ vocals sound like Isaac Brock minus all the growl and bite.  His lyrics deal with themes of all the wide-eyed stoners from the 90s and many times his verses turn into philosophic prose.  I could write a lot more, but I’ll let the music speak for itself.

Built to Spill- Carry the Zero:


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