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Microphones, the – “Bass Drum Dream ” – [Up Records]

Thurston Hunger   9/4/2005   7-inch, A Library

The Microphones consist of Phil Elvrum and..well..
..no one else. He kicks up some pretty scrappy pop
(lot’s o dynamics) here, he’s also involved in
projects D+, the Polar Bears and the damn fine
Old Time Relijun, if I may evangelize for ’em.
A-side “Bass Drum Dream…then the storm”
Lot’s of starts and stops and changes in
this single (and the flip side too!). The
storm is the sound of microphone getting blown
away.
B-side “Where It’s Hotter (Parts 1, 2, 3)”
Again like a snake spliced out of segments
from other snakes, this keeps your attention in
a very lo-fi, rattling guitar and splotchy drums
way. Elvrum’s voice has a nice nervous quality,
a splendid 7″

you heard it 23 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 1768 days ago, Thurston Hunger played Bass Drum Dream Then D Storm
  • 2812 days ago, Curtis Kimby played Where It's Hotter (Pts 1,2,3
  • 4042 days ago, Ms. Tiza played Bass Drum Dream Then D Storm
  • 6323 days ago, Thurston Hunger played Where It's Hotter (Pts 1,2,3
  • 6536 days ago, Anthony Fremont played Where It's Hotter (Pts 1,2,3
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