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Friday, August 07, 2009

on the floor


More from Jersey/D.C.'s Family Portrait, whose "Mega Secrets" may very well go down as our jam of the summer of jams 2k9. Underwater Peoples calls the band's romantic, surf/psych-tinged throwback "On the Floor" a "raucous boom boom chug-a-lug," and that pretty much nails it:

family portrait :: on the floor

The group also sent over this breezy, laid-back instrumental, which will accompany "Mega Secrets" on a split 7" with Andrew Cedermark that's due on Underwater Peoples this Fall:

family portrait :: super cool

[more family portrait here]


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OpenID steveguttenberg said...

man, this distorted, reverb drenched aesthetic's gettin' really rampant and cliche. it's not gonna age well. Some of these songs are good, but they're getting ruined with a really bold, lame creative choice that's ruining the whole recording. it's the equivalent of autotune on rap tracks. Just a shitty gimmick that'll age as well as cottage cheese in the sun.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Bamboo said...

yeah, reverb won't age well. no one ever used reverb before and after this, no one will ever again.

really digging everything I've heard from these dudes

3:44 PM  
OpenID steveguttenberg said...

oh yeah bamboo you're right, people HAVE been putting a reverb plugin on their master fader set to like 70 % wet/dry and fuckin' up their recording to sound authentic since like the beach boyz. good point.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Raucous, booming, chugging, lugging, love it!

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the XMU playlist for this week? Loved the show!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Devin said...

This steve dudes sarcasm is confusing. Can't tell if he just accepted his absurd claims rejection or not.

Everyone seems ready lately to dismiss any sounds or aesthetics emerging right now as being insincere or cliche. I think it boils down to people not getting it. It seems pretty simple to me there will always be people trying to ride the coattails of any new bands sounds but the fact of the matter is that if IT IS CATCHY then IT IS CATCHY.

Let yer ears do the deciding, if it's good music it will stand out on its own merits, if it's just ripping off what is going on then it will easy to dismiss it as derivative rubbish.

Try and not lose any sleep over it, it's just fun, catchy music dude...

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Devin said...

Oh and I am in total agreement, "Mega Secrets" had been in constant rotation since I first heard it. So catchy and effortless sounding-great melody too. These new tunes are rad as well. A full length of songs like this..cannot wait for it.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a Ramones cover?

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said, Devin.

btw this sounds nothing like the Ramones.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous what said...

sounds like shit. gimmicky.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful,smart and very sensual.

6:41 PM  
Blogger doof said...

great great great band

i want them to play my wedding

6:40 PM  

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