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A Short Review of Something Short (But Sweet)

So by this point you’ve probably gathered that as far as modern music goes I’m into the alternative/indie genre, except I really hate having to tack on that “indie” because the bands I like pretty much all have deals with major record labels. Of course, an exemplary example of this genre is Death Cab for Cutie. DCFC is about as well known a band as you can afford to be while remaining a part of the indie/underground scene and while their music isn’t always as interesting or wonderfully pretentious as The Decemberists’ they have a good sound and there is always room for them on my iPod (which to most people doesn’t mean much but keep in mind I have a 1GB shuffle). About a week ago I purchased their relatively new EP The Open Door and have since decided I really like it. EPs are my favorite form factor for music releases because singles always leave you wanting more and albums always end up filled with the not so great tracks that you find yourself skipping over when they come up. The EPs that I’ve come across so far generally have about 5 songs, all of them good, and in this case available for $4 in the Amazon mp3 store. I’m actually really bad at writing about music other than saying I like it and don’t see how anybody else can not like it so I guess the best thing to do is just to put this video here of the first song on the EP, “Little Bribes”. The only thing I really have to complain about is that the video is pretty unimaginative but I didn’t pay for that so I don’t really care.

For more awesome music you should also check out The Crickets


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