Saturday, June 16, 2007

Music I Liked And Didn't - 6/13/07 - 6/16/07

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RACCOO-OO-OON: S/T 7” EP (Gilgongo) - Hot on the heels of their amazing LP “Behold Secret Kingdom", comes this excellent three song 7” EP from Raccoo-oo-oon. The A-Side features two outstanding tracks. “Mud Mound” opens the side with a dark, organic, acid folk vibe created with miscellaneous percussion, cello, and a murky, low-level mix of tripped-out electronics and patented Raccoo-oo-oon outro-vocalisms. “Behold Secret Kingdom” (which is not on the album of the same name) is probably the group's most "pop" sounding track ever, with waves of synths and joyous, soaring (and almost "normal"!?!) vocals propelled by a driving beat and guitar. The B-Side's "Slobbery Masses" is a less focused and, as a result, in my humble opinion, a slightly less successful affair. It begins with a segment of percussive racket and vocal moans which eventually evolves into a jammin’ basement psych groove. Stylistically diverse, while maintaining a fairly high quality level throughout, this is truly one of the best 7" slabs I've heard in quite a while. All hail another triumphant blast from Raccoo-oo-oon!!!!!

I can hardly wait for their Northern California shows coming up in a couple of weeks:

7/02 - 21 Grand, Oakland,CA

7/03 - Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA

7/04 - Terrestrial, Sacramento, CA

7/05 - Boy's Club Santa Rosa, CA

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Running Count For The Year

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