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In My Head: Superchunk “Package Thief”

With the re-release, remastering, and repurchasing of each and every Superchunk album imminent, it only seems fitting to celebrate what is possibly the most Superchunkian song ever and the only one to receive acknowledgement from rock critics Travis & Bob-Head, “Package Thief.”

Shameless Plug: Kicking Spit West Coast Tour

reality dropout by kicking spit It isn’t like us to shamelessly self-promote our own non-Clones and Fashions endeavors (Mike doesn’t brag about his fantasy football team on here, despite them being “the best”), but it is in our best interest. With that in mind, I submit to you, our dear reader, the tour dates for… Continue Reading

c/f music review: Less Life “Today Will Be Ours”

Today Will Be Ours by Less Life Less Life lives its in another time, and their first EP, Today Will Be Ours, harkens to a period of hardcore history when sweater vests on the backs of butt cut sporting teenager and dissonant, chug-heavy guitars and now-I’m-talking-now-I’m-screaming vocals were the norm. The time? When else, the… Continue Reading

In My Head: The Descendents “Silly Girl”

Seeing as everyone here at Clones is going a bit Descendents crazy with last weekend’s pursuit of the all mighty All, I thought it appropriate to post a song that’s going to be in your head for the rest of your life. That is, if it isn’t already. “Silly Girl” popped up on the B-Side… Continue Reading

c/f music review: Night Birds “The Other Side of Darkness”

After years of tinkering with test tubes and Tesla coils, New Jersey’s Night Birds finally pull the switch and bring their Roger Corman-meets-surf punk monster, The Other Side of Darkness, to life. Armed with ominous guitar leads, howling backup vocals, and enough reverb to give someone vertigo, The Other Side of Darkness delivers the same campy… Continue Reading

In My Head: Cockney Rejects “Bad Man”

ecause no one likes doing anything in Doc Martens more than dancing, this week’s In Your Head hones in on one of Oi’s great dance tracks. No, not “New Age.” That beat explosion is going to be covered on another weekly column entitled “Hey, is this New Wave?” scheduled to drop sometime after the post-dub… Continue Reading

In My Head: Discharge “The Nightmare Continues”

As Labor Day comes to close, and we wave goodbye to another passing summer, it’s important to remember that the dream is not over. Unfortunately, that dream is a nightmare, and few could express this eternal horror as simply and eloquently as Discharge. 

Obsessed: Garage Revival

A fictional beeper king once said that technology is cyclical. However, given that this was nothing more than a mess of other, more accurate sayings, in the case of the electric guitar, technology’s greatest feat, the quote holds some water. No matter what type of dubstep armed Fergie attacks from the outer-realm, punk instinctively flocks… Continue Reading

c/f movie review: Sweetie (1989 – dir. Jane Campion)

ane Campion’s Sweetie skews the general perspective of the dysfunctional family drama. Kay (Karen Colston), our superstitious and deeply disturbed main character, provides the eyes with which we use to observe her behaviors and that of her family. It’s very much Kay’s story, but as soon as her even more disturbed sister arrives, Kay’s life,… Continue Reading

In My Head: Ramones “Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)”

Here’s a song that’s consistently in my head regardless of the day of the week. Off the album Too Tough To Die, “Howling at the Moon” was the Ramones playing Pied Piper, hoping to lead the New Wave audience that had mostly ignored the group since 1978 back to them. On a record that often tries… Continue Reading