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Alice and Friends

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Jackie Wood
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Alice and Friends
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Stay
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Dave
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Necro
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Atlantis
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One Foot in Front of the Other
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Talk Amongst Yourself
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Hole in My Head
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Ronald Dean
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Isabella
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Cougars
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2012
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Death of Me
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 30:12

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Melissa Maerz

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08.10.09
Ramshackle rock and pure teenage-rapscallion joy at its finest
Label: Goner / Revolver

Go ahead, call 'em goofballs, but no one in Omaha is having more fun making tossed-off, basement-band-practice rock'n'roll than these guys. After naming themselves for the bugs that infested their childhood house, longhaired brothers Clayton and Jeremiah McIntyre started Box Elders as a Friday night jam session with their mom on drums. They eventually replaced her with Dave Goldberg, who saw the McIntyres play a free show in the park and was so moved that… read more »

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Doesn't capture how good they really are...

ThumbtackOnBroadway

Really fun live. Much prefer to the recorded material, they put on a hellofa show. The drummer also makes a fantastic chocolate mousse. If they're coming your way check em out by all means.

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I like this in a sick kind of way

antvolpe

Stuff like this is actually kind of refreshing. Studio polish would ruin it. It sounds like it was recorded on a cassette recorder and that's its charm. If it was produced by Brendan O'Brien and mastered by some New York big shot with $80,000 worth of Waves plug-ins and pitch correction software, it wouldn't be the same.

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Talented, Yes, Easy on the Ears, No

brightonrock

Love the tunes. Somebody give these guys some money and get them out of the basement! I'm not a huge fan of studio polish, but.... DAMN. These guys are living in clip.

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Label Profile: HoZac Records

By Austin L. Ray, Contributor

File Under: Trashy garage rock and punk, with a smattering of catchy pop Flagship Acts: Smith Westerns, Dum Dum Girls, Woven Bones, Box Elders, Wizzard Sleeve Based In: Chicago, Illinois In less than five years, Chicago's HoZac has released close to 80 records, and while it's easy to categorize the majority of that batch under the nebulous "garage/punk" umbrella, the label has dabbled in pop and folk as well. In fact, the Windy City imprint's catalog is all… more »

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After Box Elders’ 2008 Grotto Records 7″, the energetic garage rock trio from Omaha gained respect on the indie circuit while touring the U.S. With two distinctly memorable characters in the group — Clayton McIntyre, a singer/bass player who resembles a Dogtown Z-boy (and often appears on-stage in a cape and biker shorts or a loincloth), and Dave Goldberg, a multi-instrumentalist who somehow plays drums and keyboards simultaneously with astounding efficiency — Memphis’ Goner Records took the bait and signed the band just as rumors circulated that the group was potentially signing to Matador. Box Elders’ first full-length, Alice & Friends (named after the group’s favorite Korean vegan BBQ), is a step up from the low fidelity of their first outing, but only slightly. Set in their basement again, instead of recording under the supervision of the Shanks’ Steve Sampley to a four-track, the threesome recorded the album by themselves after upgrading to an eight-track tape recorder. As the lack of a digital audio workstation and the stone-walled environment might suggest, it’s another lo-fi, fuzzy concoction of washed-out sonics, but it’s not as grating on the ear as say, Times New Viking or Eat Skull. Instead, the sound’s a little closer to King Khan & His Shrines, amply drenched in dirty analog and ’60s melodies, with retro touches like Farfisa organ fills and clean guitars bleeding in the red. The hit of the record, “Hole in My Head” makes a return appearance, but the songs “Alice & Friends,” “Death of Me,” and “Stay” are equally poppy. Call it sloppy pop (or poppy slop), but even with the raw aesthetic and tinny resonance, the songs are entirely sweet and hummable, sometimes to the point of being unshakable. – Jason Lymangrover

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