Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Outdoor Miners

On their debut single, Twelve Hundred Dollars, Outdoor Miners have the raw explosive urgency of Wire – of course they do! – the helter skelter melodic mayhem of late 80s Dinosaur Jr and the snappy lo-fi of Guided By Voices. If it sounds like Our New Skin by the Edsel Auctioneer, then that’s a happy accident.

The b-sides on this Canadian band’s 7” are no less assured: Keep Me Warm proves the lead track is no fluke, while Turn You Into Glue is the song Stephen Malkmus forgot to write for Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.

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