Thursday, February 12, 2009

New York Rifles- I Know a Girl

She's gone.

Not everyone can be Jack White. Even the most skeptical onlookers are forced to concede that the man is well on his way to rock'n'roll immortality. He's so talented that like-minded artists often pale in comparison. New York Rifles are a very fine garage-punk band. The Portland-based act (go figure) have a refreshingly trashy aesthetic accented by a vocalist who sounds disarmingly like Jello Biafra. "I Know a Girl" is from their forthcoming Make a Wish album. It may not be White Blood Cells, but it's plenty good enough for me.

Have you snagged the new Camera Obscura single? It's excellent. I'm still mad at the Scottish band, however, for delivering an inferior show at The Record Bar in 2007. (Tip via Wayward Blog.)

"Cachaito" died February 9.

Kansas City Click: Kyle Blake and Two Seconds Away are performing at tonight's Kansas City Twestival.

(Photo by Chris Perry.)

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