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#41 – 21st Amendment Sneak Attack and Buke and Gase

27 Feb

A funky, spicy beer and a funky, spicy song. It’s like a Food Network Special up in here! We drink Sneak Attack from 21st Amendment. We are fans of 21st Amendment, because cans and because art and also because beer. We actually reviewed 21st Amendment’s Monks Blood on our VERY FIRST episode, which you would know if you ever bothered to look at the handy dandy Episode Guide. I can’t do everything for you.

Speaking of the Episode Guide, during this episode, Russ wondered aloud what sort of traffic the Episode Guide might generate as a result of me mentioning it on every single episode. Well, I will tell you that the Episode Guide is the 3rd most visited page on the site. The most visited page, not surprisingly, is the home page, and the 2nd most visited site is actually … Episode 28 (Monday Night Brewing and Alt-J). And now you know.

The song this week is by Buke & Gase (pronounced Byook and Gayce). I talk a lot about how I shouldn’t like this band but I actually like this band. It is a conundrum. We also talk about their use of 3-over-2 polyrhythms (aka hemiola, THANKS RUSS). Russ, mentions that the syncopation sounds ‘dirty’. Subsequent listens reveal that yes, it may not be what one would call precise. Also, near the end of the song, there is healthy use of 4-over-3, which is totally different. Oh my god, just listen to it.

#1 – 21st Amendment and Torche

8 May

Episode 1 has been in the can for fewer than 72 hours and it already makes me wince. Not really. Sort of. Anyway, maiden voyage, we drink some Monk’s Blood from 21st Amendment and listen to a track of the new Torche record. Not a bad way to spend 12 minutes.

I embedded the default tumblr audio player so if you’re reading this in a browser or via RSS feed, you should already be streaming. I also included two download links below for all your obnoxious portability demands. [Obviously, the previous two sentences have been rendered obsolete by the new website. – Tony]