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Nov.
16th

Super-producer Jack Endino weighs in on forthcoming Sonics EP “8”

By now it’s a given that the Sonics take their own sweet time doing things. Tacoma’s garage-rock heroes disbanded in 1967 and – an early ‘70s reunion gig in Seattle aside – didn’t get around to their comeback bid for four decades.

Then, last October, lead howler Jerry Roslie revealed the names of four new cuts his band had been working on, “Bad Attitude,” “Vampire Kiss,” “Cheap Shades” and “Don’t Back Down” (interview audio posted here.) And now, band manager Buck Ormsby expects those new songs to finally see the light of day on a new EP that’s simply called simply “8.” Ormsby speculated that copies of the new disc could be in stores by the end of this month.
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Dec.
23rd

Favorite albums of ’09, No. 9

Pissed Jeans, “King of Jeans”

I first heard of this Pennsylvanian noise rock crew when Mudhoney’s Mark Arm dropped its name in an interview, but didn’t get around to spinning this album until months later. By then I was primed for its snotty, sludgy and often hilarious sound having checked out one of their obvious influences, the Jesus Lizard, at the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle.