This Malkmusian N.Y. foursome calls itself "the finest band ever named after a local weatherman," and that's certainly true, but they're much more than that. They're torchbearers for a time we now call "the early-'90s," when slackerdom was the thing, Dando was king, and beer was still for breakfast.
I keep hearing about how the LP is having a comeback, and that's great, but Jerry's Records has been keeping the faith for more than thirty-three years selling used vinyl in Pittsburgh, PA. I spoke with Jerry (Weber) himself last week to learn more about his shop.
It's a big place, with 13,000 square feet filled with LPs and there's a 16,000 square foot off-site warehouse with even more stuff. Jerry says 70 to 80 percent of his inventory is priced around $3. So clearly, he's not dealing in the rarities or the … Read more
In the overcrowded N.Y.C. retro-rock scene of recent years, the bands that have stood out most have done it with a twist. In the case of the Walkmen--the group that formed out of Jonathan Fire-Eater and the Recoys--that twist is dreamy vocals that soar when you'd expect them to shout. Taut guitars and pensive percussion take care of the rest.