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May 11, 2007

Synthesized

Filed under: analog — mhoye @ 1:51 am

With regard to things pop-culturesque, I’m usually about five years behind the curve. It works out great if retro is in, I’m on the bleeding edge for the whole ride, but the rest of the time I’m just kind of out of touch.The practical upshot of that is that if I’ve stumbled across something great, I usually just assume that the entire planet already knows about it and move on; otherwise I get into these awkward conversations that aren’t quite about how pneumatic tubes are going to put the Pony Express out of business, and I’m really thinking of investing in plastics, those young men at the bakelite plant are doing some very clever things, but they’re close enough that it makes no appreciable difference.

Variations on a theme, if you would. Perhaps one might call it a “fugue”. I hear they’re going to be the next big thing.

Anyway, here’s this thing I know about that I think you should know about too; if you happen to be in the market for music that will have you tapping your foot, nodding your head and grinning like a fool the entire time, boy, do I have what you need. I’ve been listening to nothing but The Epoxies for the last two days, and if I go another forty-eight hours I’m definitely going to sprain my face.

They have two albums and one EP out, and to my ear there’s not a soft spot in the bunch. That said, “Synthesized”, “This Day” and “Everything Looks Beautiful On Video” are, I should tell you, particularly sweet.

Their website is right here, and if you root around in it you’ll be able to find some videos of their songs, including the aforementioned Synthesized; you should definitely fill your intertubes with that last one right away.

So there you go. Here I am on the cutting edge of obscure indie pop-culture retrofuturism, and I have no idea what to wear.

Have a good weekend, internets!

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