Posted by: on June 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Red Shirt Brigade, “Sporto” (Suburban Sprawl Music/Arborvitae Records, 2001)

It was the turn of the century, and everyone was younger than they are now. Indie rock was still indie rock, at least mostly; the Internet bubble had burst, blogs were in their infancy, and no one knew what the fuck a MySpace page was. Friendster hadn’t even been invented yet. This clip dates back to the cherished times we Read more

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Posted by: on June 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm


The Pop Project, Stars of Stage and Screen (Suburban Sprawl/Quack! Media, 2008)

Listen: “Totally Awesome”
[audio:http://www.detour-mag.com/audio/TotallyAwesome.mp3]

It seems that, with our inevitable rush toward a universal outbreak of attention deficit disorder, that bands have forgotten so many parts to their songs. They’re just not there. The bridges, the sax breaks, the prechoruses and postchoruses and choruses returning in the twilight of a song, adorned in the regalia of harmonies, xylophones, and the soft hush before the big finish. Bands have forgotten that songs can be Read more

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