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Song of the Day: Torres – Gracious Day

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“Gracious Day” is a simple, stripped down and beautiful song from Silver Tongues, the latest record from Torres. How good is it? It’s good enough for me to rise from the ashes to present you with a music post. Here’s a version of the song recorded last year. Check it out. It’s on Spotify and Google Music and RDIO and Pandora and Orbit and Myspace. Live In Berlin, a recording of Torres’ final show this year “before the world slowed …

Britpop(ish) Tournament Round 2 Preview

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Round 2 is here! No surprises so far. Some tough battles lie ahead. Vote here Here’s a video of each of the bands. Stone Roses How can you not post this famous meltdown on their first TV appearance? Pulp This video is permanently embedded in my head as it eloquently capture one of the best moments in my life. The way the scrim goes away as soon as the first chorus hits. Bliss. Suede Despite being known more for their …

Britpop Tournament Preview 2 of 2: Part 2

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Welcome to the second part of our tournament preview. Once again, to summarize, we made a NCAA style tournament and seeded some bands. Below is a simple comment about each band, and a song we’ve added to our playlist. Have a read! Matchup 9 Blur (2) To go from being just another baggy (Manchester sounding band) to the kings of Britpop, wow. Suede may have kicked off Britpop, but “Girls & Boys” and “Parklife” both charting in the UK top …

Britpop Tournament Preview 1 of 2: Part 1

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Since there’s nothing better to do, let’s do a Britpop tournament. Me and other Panic Manual people have spent too much time thinking about this and we have come up with a tournament to crown a Britpop champion. Before we get to the voting part (you can just click here to vote if you really want), let’s take a look at the bands we’ve selected. We’ve tried to seed them more appropriately, but really who gives a shit. We broke …