Posts Tagged: the chills

This Week in Posivibes: Hidden Ritual

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Austin-based Hidden Ritual’s second album Always is receiving some great attention from those who respect well executed takes on sounds from music’s past. Still Single describes the band’s sound on this album by piecing together a massive collage: They take minimal, strummy, percussive post-punk (think the Feelies ca. Crazy Rhythms) and couch it in a murky, yet very carefully-filtered environment of reverb, […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Chills

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New Zealand’s The Chills just released their first album since 1996, and it’s brilliant. Coming up alongside The Clean and The Bats, The Chills are the kind of band that is incredible, important, and not as well-known as they deserve to be. Happily, the new album, Silver Bullets, is being recognized for what it is. A piece […]

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Songs of Our Lives: Look Blue Go Purple’s “Circumspect Penelope”

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Distance always seduced me—distance from whatever was most familiar, especially myself—but the difficulties in achieving such remove vexed me.

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