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Oh It's Real: The Kaki King Custom 7 String Acoustic Guitar. By White Guitars. Link:

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Yes. Its Real.

 

Don’t kill me K. But this deserves attention.

You can file this under “Biggest Tease Ever for a Kaki King Fan.” But I don’t care. Take a peek at the wonder and understand why you need to get to her 2011 Spring Tour. ESPECIALLY if you are on the west coast, since Zoe Keating is coming along for her California shows. If you don’t go, just… *smh.*

Most of you didn’t know about this. I know most of you out there didn’t know about this, because *I* didn’t know about this. But for some reason, it turns out that before Kaki’s Custom Ovation Guitar was made for her in 2009/2010, White Guitars made Kaki her very first Custom Acoustic Masterpiece. And yes, I’m calling this fu*ker a Masterpiece, because what you are looking at is a Custom made, Russian-Style 7 String Guitar; somewhat rare to modern music nowadays. Adorned with crop circle patters along the frets and body of the guitar, and beautiful wooden detail down to the tuning knobs on the guitar, I can basically GUARANTEE that you have NEVER SEEN THIS. And the only way you will see it is to watch Kaki go on tour with it for the first time ever, starting in February.

If you wanna take an exclusive sneak peek at The Kaki Custom Russian, click here to go to White Guitars, where they keep their superawesome stash of musical instrument nom noms. Get excited for the new tour…. and enjoy.

**UPDATE:**
If you’d like to see the collection of guitars that Kaki is taking on tour with her… go ahead, click here, and see THIS.

Oh It’s Real: The Kaki King Custom 7 String Acoustic Guitar. By White Guitars. Link:

with 3 comments

Yes. Its Real.

 

Don’t kill me K. But this deserves attention.

You can file this under “Biggest Tease Ever for a Kaki King Fan.” But I don’t care. Take a peek at the wonder and understand why you need to get to her 2011 Spring Tour. ESPECIALLY if you are on the west coast, since Zoe Keating is coming along for her California shows. If you don’t go, just… *smh.*

Most of you didn’t know about this. I know most of you out there didn’t know about this, because *I* didn’t know about this. But for some reason, it turns out that before Kaki’s Custom Ovation Guitar was made for her in 2009/2010, White Guitars made Kaki her very first Custom Acoustic Masterpiece. And yes, I’m calling this fu*ker a Masterpiece, because what you are looking at is a Custom made, Russian-Style 7 String Guitar; somewhat rare to modern music nowadays. Adorned with crop circle patters along the frets and body of the guitar, and beautiful wooden detail down to the tuning knobs on the guitar, I can basically GUARANTEE that you have NEVER SEEN THIS. And the only way you will see it is to watch Kaki go on tour with it for the first time ever, starting in February.

If you wanna take an exclusive sneak peek at The Kaki Custom Russian, click here to go to White Guitars, where they keep their superawesome stash of musical instrument nom noms. Get excited for the new tour…. and enjoy.

**UPDATE:**
If you’d like to see the collection of guitars that Kaki is taking on tour with her… go ahead, click here, and see THIS.

Music Nerdery's List of Awesome 90's Alternative Rock; Most of it I still listen to.

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(many many moons ago….)

sandra: LOL @ that autostraddle list you posted on the blog the other day. awesome; that site is awesome; gay people are AWESOME
e: who. what? oh the alternative rock list? fuck yeah, that was awesome. gay people too. love my lesbians. lmao.
e: that was great dude, mad flashbacks. went back thru the collection and played stuff I hadnt touched in YEARS yo
sandra: fuck yeah, oasis… bif… sublime…. alanis….
e: dude, remember how alanis was the end all be all of LIFE? we were getting MONEY off that site tho
sandra: dude when i think about it you were way ahead of your time back then. it was like 1994 and you had the internet at your house and you and your internet friends were running a fansite for alanis
sandra: bitch you are futuristic. you were doing what you do NOW back in 1995. listening to obscure rock no one knows about but always got popular anyways. it was like 2010 at your house in like… 1994 girl wtf

e: LMFAOOMGWTF
e: yeah you fuckers never knew WTF was going on with my music collection yo. like, ‘listen to PJ Harvey!’ and shit
sandra: bitch, it was like, christmas 1998 and you were talking about Coldplay.
sandra: were all like, WTF is a Coldplay yo? omg. youre ALWAYS RIGHT
e: HAHAHahaahahah. I TRIED TO TELL YOU THEN. YOU DIDNT WANNA HEAR ME
sandra: it was like, 1992 and you were listening to sublime and shit. little kid with sublime and RATM albums. WTF
sandra: yeah i know you tried to tell me. ill never live it down/cant forget.
sandra: ayo, you should do your own list. MusicNerdery’s list of stuff you were listening to in the 1990s. your list would be THOROUGH. do it. DO IT DO IT DO IT
e: LOL you know i suck at lists family, why you even ask me to do that.Ā  i love my 90s rock, i could never sit there and really try to list it off. id forget something and hate myself for it. you know how i am
sandra: dude fuck all that. theres no deadline with the list. take your time. you got 90% of the stuff you usta listen to in your bedroom in that CD bookshelf. just go thru it, take your time, and post it up
sandra: if you dont, im gonna irritate the shit outta you until you do
e: whatever dude youre gonna make me mess up my steak, ima BRB

….and that’s how THIS got started right here.
Music Nerdery’s List of Awesome (Yet Openly Subjective) 90s Rock that I LOVED.
In absolutely no order.
Most of it I still listen to, unless otherwise noted.
Here’s the rule: If I’m not listening to it now, I probably wasnt listening to it then.
This ended up being much more research and much more fun than I really wanted it to be.
lolz.

Here We Go:

*Alanis Morisette (Get at me, alanis.com’ers. I know you’re still out there.)
*Social Distortion (…story of my life.)
*Mr. Bungles

more where that came from.

*Rage Against The Machine (Attended the DNC Show/Riot and their last show at the Olympic Auditorium. I then proceeded to almost die at Coachella 2007. And it was worth it.)
*Red Hot Chili Peppers
*Save Ferris (the original No Doubt)
*Soundgarden
*STP
*Green Day (at school, the only thing cooler than having Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” was Green Day’s “Dookie.”)
*Pixies
*Primus
*The Cranberries (…do you HAVE to let it linger?)
*Sublime
*Nirvana (…just because you’re paranoid…. don’t mean their not after you.)
*Oasis (not so much anymore… can’t find their albums. šŸ˜¦ )
*Garbage (…you stupid girl.)
*Counting Crows

That 1992 stuff.

*No Doubt (the Ska’ed out version)
*Bush (nope. not listening anymore.)
*Hole (If it’s not Melissa Auf der Maur-Involved, “Celebrity Skin” Hole, it’s not hole.)
*Pearl Jam
*Grandaddy (oh I thought I was SO indie and SO cool.)
*Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes… Thanks Som.)
*Offspring (nope. Haven’t listened in a while.)
*Radiohead
*Chris Issak (YEAH I SAID IT)
*The Smashing Pumpkins (…that we don’t even care…. as restless as we are)
*Sevendust (…When’s a good time for the end? Who said I was YOUR friend?)
*311
*Buckethead (my original Kaki King)
*Incubus (Yeah people. Incubus is circa ’94/’96. Probably still my longtime favorite.)

Man, that was good music.

*Fiona Apple (Tidal. OMG.)
*Bjork (I knew she was dope when she whooped that journalists’ ass who had been following her all over the Globe. Someones gotta have a .gif.)
*Wilco
*Korn (Anything before “Issues” still gets played regularly.)
*Jewell
*Deftones (still going.)
*Beck
*NIN (Closer. The Maxwell Version. YOUTUBE IT.)
*Bif Naked (Because if you were feeling Alanis, you had to be feeling Bif.)
*The Brian Setzer Orchestra (Finally, retro starts making a REAL comeback, and this dude is NO WHERE to be found. Dammit.)
*Dave Matthews Band
*Marilyn Manson (The Beautiful People. All Day.)
*Everclear (…so much for the Afterglow.)
*Death Cab For Cutie (has it really been since 1995? Woow.)
*Sarah McLaughlan
*Paula Cole Band (IONTWANNAWAIT! For our LIIIIIVES to be OVERRR!)
*Foo Fighters
*Sheryl Crow (all I wanna do! is have some FUN!)
*QOTSA (They call it Stoner Rock. I call it Awesome Rock.)

CD barely plays anymore. lol.

*Third Eye Blind (nothing you’ve done comes close to their first album. Before all the fall out. I’ll ignore the fact they cant play live for shit.)

Shoutout to the Bands that came late in the 90s, and are in that kinda grey area as for “90’s” rock…
*Coldplay (interestingly enough… havent listened much passed rush of blood/X&Y.)
*Matchbox 20 (yeah, I still have that album.)
*Blur
*The Cardigans
*Ben Folds Five
*Marcy Playground
*The Verve (fuck yeah the song they stole from the rolling stones is still awesome. lmao.)
*Eve 6
*AAF (their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” is legend.)
*SOAD
*Powerman 5000
*Sixpence None The Richer (kiss me!)

I know for a FACT that YOU DONT HAVE THIS.

*Filter (…cuz you wanna take my pictuuuure…. cuz I wont remember….)
*Dandy Warhols

Shoutout to things that don’t fit into the equation but were still getting played anyways like:
*Daft Punk
*The Prodigy
*Kraftwerk
*Paul Oakenfield
*Massive Attack
*Kathleen Battle
*Three Tenors (they were dope in the 80s/early 90s tho)
*Wynton Marsalis
*Cheech and Chong
*Bob Marley
*Led Zepplin/Pink Floyd
*The Roots
*Anita Baker, Chante Moore, ect.

________________

Welp, there you go.
I just relived Junior High, High School and the first Year of College all in one post.
Awesome.
Enjoy my pointless list, argue about it, bring up a band YOU loved that I missed, engage conversation, leave a comment, go make a list of your own.

Yeah. I've got some OLD stuff.

 

Music Nerdery’s List of Awesome 90’s Alternative Rock; Most of it I still listen to.

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(many many moons ago….)

sandra: LOL @ that autostraddle list you posted on the blog the other day. awesome; that site is awesome; gay people are AWESOME
e: who. what? oh the alternative rock list? fuck yeah, that was awesome. gay people too. love my lesbians. lmao.
e: that was great dude, mad flashbacks. went back thru the collection and played stuff I hadnt touched in YEARS yo
sandra: fuck yeah, oasis… bif… sublime…. alanis….
e: dude, remember how alanis was the end all be all of LIFE? we were getting MONEY off that site tho
sandra: dude when i think about it you were way ahead of your time back then. it was like 1994 and you had the internet at your house and you and your internet friends were running a fansite for alanis
sandra: bitch you are futuristic. you were doing what you do NOW back in 1995. listening to obscure rock no one knows about but always got popular anyways. it was like 2010 at your house in like… 1994 girl wtf

e: LMFAOOMGWTF
e: yeah you fuckers never knew WTF was going on with my music collection yo. like, ‘listen to PJ Harvey!’ and shit
sandra: bitch, it was like, christmas 1998 and you were talking about Coldplay.
sandra: were all like, WTF is a Coldplay yo? omg. youre ALWAYS RIGHT
e: HAHAHahaahahah. I TRIED TO TELL YOU THEN. YOU DIDNT WANNA HEAR ME
sandra: it was like, 1992 and you were listening to sublime and shit. little kid with sublime and RATM albums. WTF
sandra: yeah i know you tried to tell me. ill never live it down/cant forget.
sandra: ayo, you should do your own list. MusicNerdery’s list of stuff you were listening to in the 1990s. your list would be THOROUGH. do it. DO IT DO IT DO IT
e: LOL you know i suck at lists family, why you even ask me to do that.Ā  i love my 90s rock, i could never sit there and really try to list it off. id forget something and hate myself for it. you know how i am
sandra: dude fuck all that. theres no deadline with the list. take your time. you got 90% of the stuff you usta listen to in your bedroom in that CD bookshelf. just go thru it, take your time, and post it up
sandra: if you dont, im gonna irritate the shit outta you until you do
e: whatever dude youre gonna make me mess up my steak, ima BRB

….and that’s how THIS got started right here.
Music Nerdery’s List of Awesome (Yet Openly Subjective) 90s Rock that I LOVED.
In absolutely no order.
Most of it I still listen to, unless otherwise noted.
Here’s the rule: If I’m not listening to it now, I probably wasnt listening to it then.
This ended up being much more research and much more fun than I really wanted it to be.
lolz.

Here We Go:

*Alanis Morisette (Get at me, alanis.com’ers. I know you’re still out there.)
*Social Distortion (…story of my life.)
*Mr. Bungles

more where that came from.

*Rage Against The Machine (Attended the DNC Show/Riot and their last show at the Olympic Auditorium. I then proceeded to almost die at Coachella 2007. And it was worth it.)
*Red Hot Chili Peppers
*Save Ferris (the original No Doubt)
*Soundgarden
*STP
*Green Day (at school, the only thing cooler than having Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” was Green Day’s “Dookie.”)
*Pixies
*Primus
*The Cranberries (…do you HAVE to let it linger?)
*Sublime
*Nirvana (…just because you’re paranoid…. don’t mean their not after you.)
*Oasis (not so much anymore… can’t find their albums. šŸ˜¦ )
*Garbage (…you stupid girl.)
*Counting Crows

That 1992 stuff.

*No Doubt (the Ska’ed out version)
*Bush (nope. not listening anymore.)
*Hole (If it’s not Melissa Auf der Maur-Involved, “Celebrity Skin” Hole, it’s not hole.)
*Pearl Jam
*Grandaddy (oh I thought I was SO indie and SO cool.)
*Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes… Thanks Som.)
*Offspring (nope. Haven’t listened in a while.)
*Radiohead
*Chris Issak (YEAH I SAID IT)
*The Smashing Pumpkins (…that we don’t even care…. as restless as we are)
*Sevendust (…When’s a good time for the end? Who said I was YOUR friend?)
*311
*Buckethead (my original Kaki King)
*Incubus (Yeah people. Incubus is circa ’94/’96. Probably still my longtime favorite.)

Man, that was good music.

*Fiona Apple (Tidal. OMG.)
*Bjork (I knew she was dope when she whooped that journalists’ ass who had been following her all over the Globe. Someones gotta have a .gif.)
*Wilco
*Korn (Anything before “Issues” still gets played regularly.)
*Jewell
*Deftones (still going.)
*Beck
*NIN (Closer. The Maxwell Version. YOUTUBE IT.)
*Bif Naked (Because if you were feeling Alanis, you had to be feeling Bif.)
*The Brian Setzer Orchestra (Finally, retro starts making a REAL comeback, and this dude is NO WHERE to be found. Dammit.)
*Dave Matthews Band
*Marilyn Manson (The Beautiful People. All Day.)
*Everclear (…so much for the Afterglow.)
*Death Cab For Cutie (has it really been since 1995? Woow.)
*Sarah McLaughlan
*Paula Cole Band (IONTWANNAWAIT! For our LIIIIIVES to be OVERRR!)
*Foo Fighters
*Sheryl Crow (all I wanna do! is have some FUN!)
*QOTSA (They call it Stoner Rock. I call it Awesome Rock.)

CD barely plays anymore. lol.

*Third Eye Blind (nothing you’ve done comes close to their first album. Before all the fall out. I’ll ignore the fact they cant play live for shit.)

Shoutout to the Bands that came late in the 90s, and are in that kinda grey area as for “90’s” rock…
*Coldplay (interestingly enough… havent listened much passed rush of blood/X&Y.)
*Matchbox 20 (yeah, I still have that album.)
*Blur
*The Cardigans
*Ben Folds Five
*Marcy Playground
*The Verve (fuck yeah the song they stole from the rolling stones is still awesome. lmao.)
*Eve 6
*AAF (their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” is legend.)
*SOAD
*Powerman 5000
*Sixpence None The Richer (kiss me!)

I know for a FACT that YOU DONT HAVE THIS.

*Filter (…cuz you wanna take my pictuuuure…. cuz I wont remember….)
*Dandy Warhols

Shoutout to things that don’t fit into the equation but were still getting played anyways like:
*Daft Punk
*The Prodigy
*Kraftwerk
*Paul Oakenfield
*Massive Attack
*Kathleen Battle
*Three Tenors (they were dope in the 80s/early 90s tho)
*Wynton Marsalis
*Cheech and Chong
*Bob Marley
*Led Zepplin/Pink Floyd
*The Roots
*Anita Baker, Chante Moore, ect.

________________

Welp, there you go.
I just relived Junior High, High School and the first Year of College all in one post.
Awesome.
Enjoy my pointless list, argue about it, bring up a band YOU loved that I missed, engage conversation, leave a comment, go make a list of your own.

Yeah. I've got some OLD stuff.

I'd just like to point out that Soundgarden sounded pretty Kickass on Conan the other night.

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Good Lord.
It’s like its 1992 all over again.
Bring it Soundgarden.
You guys sound great.

That is all.

Written by E

November 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I’d just like to point out that Soundgarden sounded pretty Kickass on Conan the other night.

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Good Lord.
It’s like its 1992 all over again.
Bring it Soundgarden.
You guys sound great.

That is all.

Written by E

November 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

If I had a band, It would probably sound like The Dead Weather.

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Combine Like Voltron.

This post will be Short and Sweet, as I’m sure most of you already well aware of the awesome that is The Dead Weather. If you don’t know, here’s my attempt to get you on before they go back to their normal projects and never create this kinda amazing ever again. (Prove me wrong kids! Prove me wrong! Ā©Principal Skinner)

Made up of the Super Combination of Jack White (White Stripes), Allison Mosshart (The Kills), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), Jack Lawrence from The Greenhorns and The Raconteurs… there’s very little way that this band can fail musically. Low and behold… I am right. With powerful blues and country influenced rock songs like “Jawbreaker,” “Hustle and Cuss,” “Blue Blood Blues” and the Epic “Difference between us…” these kids have formed together to make some amazing sounding music you probably need to listen to.

Youtubeage below; Please enjoy.

Written by E

November 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Brandon Boyd’s New Solo Album | Incubus headed back into Studio.

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The Cover.

The Cover.

Even with the hiatus, everyone in Incubus has been keeping busy. Jose made babies, Mike has been at Harvard, DJ Kilmore’s learning new instruments and filing restraining orders (eeesh), Ben found Kaki King’s music, andĀ  it looks like Brandon Boyd has been at work on a Solo project. How this wasn’t in my radar, I don’t know. But it is now, and I’m fairly intrigued to hear what he sounds like outside of his normal band setting. What his musical theories are without other people directly influencing him, if you will.

“The Wild Trapeze” is a 10 song LP that sounds fairly interesting from the 30 clips, looks like it went on sale on tuesday via iTunes. I’m assuming theres a physical copy of the album out there. If you want to give it a listen, you can start here:

….or click here to Vimeo to watch the official music video for “Runaway Train.”

From there, it looks like the kids are aligning their time to get back into the studio and maker another Incubus album, their first official LP since Light Grenades in 2006 (dang its been a minute). Set for a release sometime in 2011 (prolly around summertime), it’ll be interesting to hear what these guys have been thinking about for the last 4 years.

Anyways, enjoy the links and have fun.

Brandon Boyd's New Solo Album | Incubus headed back into Studio.

leave a comment »

The Cover.

The Cover.

Even with the hiatus, everyone in Incubus has been keeping busy. Jose made babies, Mike has been at Harvard, DJ Kilmore’s learning new instruments and filing restraining orders (eeesh), Ben found Kaki King’s music, andĀ  it looks like Brandon Boyd has been at work on a Solo project. How this wasn’t in my radar, I don’t know. But it is now, and I’m fairly intrigued to hear what he sounds like outside of his normal band setting. What his musical theories are without other people directly influencing him, if you will.

“The Wild Trapeze” is a 10 song LP that sounds fairly interesting from the 30 clips, looks like it went on sale on tuesday via iTunes. I’m assuming theres a physical copy of the album out there. If you want to give it a listen, you can start here:

….or click here to Vimeo to watch the official music video for “Runaway Train.”

From there, it looks like the kids are aligning their time to get back into the studio and maker another Incubus album, their first official LP since Light Grenades in 2006 (dang its been a minute). Set for a release sometime in 2011 (prolly around summertime), it’ll be interesting to hear what these guys have been thinking about for the last 4 years.

Anyways, enjoy the links and have fun.

Cage The Elephant is sounding like The Truth and The Future.

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Holy shit, these dudes ROCK.

Album: Cage The Elephant
Sound: People say indie and punk, I say there’s a clear blues and revival influence. But overall, AWESOME.

Why?
Because if you don’t, you don’t like music. No. Not really.
But I haven’t heard a band with a sound and a style like this in a long time. Well, maybe Blood Red Shoes, but this is different. Different and amazing. Some just are just calling it indie or punk, but I think there’s more going on with it. You can hear the definite blues influence throughout the album (No Rest for The Wicked? Come on now). Aggressive and fresh. Inspired and angry. Lyrically intriguing and musically exciting. There is a future for these guys in music if they want it. And can keep it up.

So whats so fun about this band? Well, just the range of music they are tackling (and well) on this album, and how they are doing it. Their ability to change a song and its whole sound within the same record… and the flawless musical transitions that really show their skill (and or excellent timing). The aggressive power punk chords with respect to this blues influence you hear.

So what songs should I be looking for,” you ask? Well you know I got you. You’ve got the punkish “James Brown,” The blues inspired “No Rest For The Wicked,” (which I’m sure you’ve seen in a few commercials at some point), the high energy, tempo changingĀ  “Free Love,” or the epically dope “Lotus,” with one of the best musical transitions towards the end of this song I’ve heard in a bit.

Or you could go with their official “F*ck You Haters and Critics” theme… “In One Ear.”
Check the lyrics tho.

They say that we ain’t got the style,
We ain’t got the class,
We ain’t got the tunes that’s goin to put us on the map
And I’m a phony in disguise,
Tryin to make the radio,
I’m an anti-social anarchist, I sound like so and so,
They say I’m just a stupid kid,
Another crazy radical,
Rock and roll is dead I probably should’ve stayed in school,
Another generation X who somehow slipped up through the cracks,
Oh they’d love to see me fall but I’m already on my back

And it goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin’ shit but you know I never bother,
I goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin’ shit,
They can kiss the back of my hand

Now I know I’m not a saint,
I been a sinner all my life,
I ain’t tryin to hide me flaws,
I’d rather keep them in the light,
They wanna criticize, scrutinize,
Cast another stone,
Burn me at the stake and sit and watch it from their throne,
They say the devil is my pal,
I do a lotta drugs!
The crowd will only like me if they’re really fuckin’ drunk,
They think they know my thoughts,
But they don’t know the least,
If they listened to the words they’d find the message tucked beneath

But it goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin shit even though they never bother,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin’ shit, they can kiss the back of my hand

(You hear that… you hear what’s coming? Oh you better run for the hills, cos we’re coming to your town, and we’re gonna burn that mother fucker down!)

Here’s the moral to the story,
We don’t do it for the glory,
We don’t do it for the money,
We don’t do it for the fame
So all the critics who despise, go ahead and criticize,
It’s your tyranny that drives us, adds the fire to our flames

And it goes
In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin’ shit but you know we’ll never bother,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
I’m only playing music cos you know I fuckin love it,
It goes In One Ear,
And right out the other,
People talkin’ shit but you know we’ll never bother,
It goes In One Ear, and right out the other,
People talkin shit well you know they can kiss the back of my hand.

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So yeah. Musically and lyrically worth your time. Check them out.

Peace.