Sunday, March 30, 2008

low's alan sparhawk—the lennon AND mccartney of slowcore (mimi is maybe the george?)—has been touring of late with his side project, retribution gospel choir. they hit the turf club last weekend, you’d be right to be plunged into despair over missing it, as wmcn hall-of-famer nick m. was last year.

r.g.c.’s just-out self-titled album is pretty great. it sounds quite a bit like low, it's just way more rockin’—most low songs take 4 minutes to reach the volume retribution gospel choir songs are at for their entire (usually very short) length. i can never stop myself from turning up the volume more and more whenever I listen to the album. anyways my favorite track is called “kids”. it's got some classic a-spar lyrics, and wouldn’t have sounded too out of place on “the great destroyer”:

retribution gospel choir--"kids"

4 Comments:

Blogger Geoff said...

Pretty clever the way you linked that Beatles video.

"Nick M." tells me he caught RGC at SXSW (not to mention Lou Reed and Ice Cube). Perhaps if he still reads this blog, he can verify that claim.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happen to know that a certain WMCN personage shares a birthday with Richard Karn, who features prominently in that Beatles video.

And aforementioned personage also once had a deep childhood affection for monkeys and apes.

Interesting, is all.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

You have revealed too much, anonymous blogger!

2:44 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

geoff or richard karn? i'm guessing g. given his orangutan-infested dream life.

6:27 PM  

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