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Thursday, October 14, 2010

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Teenage Fanclub does not look like this anymore. Thank God.
  • Teenage Fanclub does not look like this anymore. Thank God.

Another week, another Mercury music section to read while you sin against God with your new Lady Gaga sex toy. Just be glad they don't make a Justin Bieber one. Yet.

It only took about 19 years, but I finally get to talk to my FBE™ (Favorite Band Ever), the one and only Teenage Fanclub. To think, if it wasn't for this band I might have actually gone to school, gotten a real job, and compiled a wardrobe not exclusively made of Hüsker Dü T-shirts. On second thought... damn you to hell, Teenage Fanclub.
LISTEN:

Teenage Fanclub - "The Concept"

If there is one thing you can say about our music section is that it's diverse. That said, here's an article on Belle and Sebastian, another wimpy, pale Scottish indie band from the '90s. Just be thankful the Soup Dragons didn't come to town this week.
LISTEN:

Belle and Sebastian - "Write About Love"

M.I.A. = ALL-CAPS, CONTROVERSY, DIPLO, TAMIL TIGERS, TRUFFLE FRIES.
LISTEN:

M.I.A. - "4THEPEOPLEONTHEBOAT" (Demo)

After releasing one of our favorite albums of 2009, I Am the West, the latest from Portland trio Lovers is a heavy and complicated recording. Dark Light took awhile to grow on us, but it was worth the wait.
LISTEN:

Lovers - "To Be a Dancer (I Am Alive)"

Philly soul singer extraordinaire Bilal recovers from record label woes and delivers the sweet sounding Airtight’s Revenge.
LISTEN:

Bilal - "Free"

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