Saturday, October 25, 2003

US Maple are kind of an acquired taste. I'd argue that they're worth the effort, but it really did take me a long time to get into them. This mp3 is also from their new album, and comes from the Drag City website. It's called dumb in the wings. I love the way the pattern that the drummer is playing doesn't actually sync with the guitars but you don't really notice unless you're paying close attention. This song is much more accessible than usual. In case you're wondering, they play their songs live almost exactly like on record, i.e. the parts that sound like mistakes are done on purpose. Not that that ultimately matters, but some people feel uncomfortable listening to a band that's "just making noise."

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