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Sic Alps : Sic Alps

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San Francisco’s Sic Alps were hand-picked by Pavement as the support act on their 2010 UK reunion tour. Legend has it they were once described by Stephen Malkmus himself as “one of the most important bands of the next ten years”. They’re known for their scrappy, lo-fi garage sound and have released music on labels like Woodsist and Siltbreeze; they currently put out records on Drag City, all of which makes them something of a big deal in indie-rock circles. On their eponymous fifth long-player, the trademark layers of grimy fuzz are occasionally thin enough to glimpse the vaguest hint of a pop melody underneath, but long-term fans needn’t worry: the acid-folk and ’60s freakbeat leanings are still evident, along with that noisy edge, as you can hear on opening track “Glyphs” (below).

Sic Alps is out September 11 via Drag City

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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