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More Music from the Inbox: 24 July 2012

July 24th, 2012 | by Alan Cross

Sorry for the lateness this week, but I was out in Manitoba visiting my parents over the weekend and didn't get back until last night. Apologies all around--including to today's Judge Dredd, Juliette Jagger.

Artist: Dead Sara, “Weatherman”

Album: Self-Titled

This band rocks so fucking hard. Emily Armstrong is a killer front woman. She wails out there and she just owns it big time. There’s definitely something about this band that fits right. 

Sounds like: Fierce and hungry.


25 Years Ago This Week, The Smiths Were Splitting Up

July 23rd, 2012 | by Alan Cross

You can't call yourself a Smiths fans unless you've read Johnny Rogan's Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance. If you have, this would be a good time to re-read since it was 25 years ago that the Smiths split happened. Here's a taste via The Quietus:

BY 1987, THE SMITHS WERE NO longer the bright young hopes of British pop, but seemed locked at a curious crossroads. Since their emergence, five years before, time and changing fashions had decimated many of their contemporaries. Triple chart toppers Frankie Goes To Hollywood had sought a new stage in the Royal Courts of Justice; pin-up pretenders Wham! had committed pop euthanasia; Spandau Ballet had long been exposed as more style than substance; Dexys Midnight Runners had taken one sabbatical too many and their scintillating Don’t Stand Me Down was criminally ignored; Duran Duran had outgrown their fans, or vice versa.

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