This Week in the Mercury


Thursday, April 29, 2010

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 8:05 AM

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Another week, another Mercury music section to read while you send your demo off to David Letterman and his new record label. Wait, he didn't sign Paul Shaffer to his label? But Paul wrote "It's Raining Men," how can Letterman do this to him?

Holy smokes! We talk to Thurston Moore about Jandek. Yes, that Jandek. I love how even the people who know Jandek, don't know a damn thing about the man.
LISTEN:

Jandek - "Naked In The Afternoon"

Sure, Typhoon employees half the indie rock population of Portland, but their massive size is not important. What is important is their lovely new Hunger and Thirst recording. Enjoy your "Best New Band" cover from WW, guys!
LISTEN:

Typhoon - "Starting Over"

With great power comes great responsibility, and Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now! are up to the challenge of righting the wrongs of pop music. The kid was his son, Jimmy Mak deserves to explain his side of the story, and no one likes Avril Lavigne. Can't stress that last one enough.
LISTEN:

Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now! - "Coal Digger" (their response to Kanye's "Gold Digger")

The music of Eluvium brings about that peaceful, easy feeling. But not in that Eagles sort of way.
LISTEN:

Eluvium - "The Motion Makes Me Last"

Forget that Sleep reunion, High on Fire are still loud, Loud, LOUD, L-O-U-D! And awesome.
LISTEN:

High on Fire - "Frost Hammer"

End Hits: Home of the Jandek street team. Look for our Jandek Urban Assault Vehicle around town today. We'll be bumping tunes, handing out flyers, and the sexy Jandek dancers will be there as well. We got a T-shirt gun, y'all!

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