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Odyshape

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Shouting Out Loud
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Family Treet
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Only Loved at Night
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Dancing in My Head
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Odyshape
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And Then It's OK
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Baby Song
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Red Shoes
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Go Away
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 35:37

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Who Are…Ruby Pins

By Tobi Vail, Contributor

Ruby Pins is the recording alias of Lillian Maring, best known as the drummer from Grass Widow. On her debut for Portland label M'lady's Records, she layers her voice and instruments with effects, creating a magical, psychedelic backdrop over which she unleashes personal angst and articulates her politics using humor and vivid, nuanced storytelling. The record is an introspective masterpiece that also manages to feel whimsical and free. Maring's lyrics capture the chaos, absurdity and… more »

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In Praise of Moms Who Rock

By Tobi Vail, Contributor

I grew up with a rock 'n' roll mama. Even though my dad was the one who played in bands, it was my mom who saw the Beatles (twice!) and the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis, and it was my mom who woke us up in the middle of the night to teach us how to pogo after going to see the Specials in 1981. And so I've always had a special admiration for women… more »

They Say All Music Guide

It was the late Kurt Cobain (with some help from labelmates Sonic Youth) who initiated Geffen’s reissue of the Raincoats’ catalog. And listening to Odyshape, it’s easy to see why Cobain loved them so. There’s an emotional directness about these songs that hooks you from the start. Mostly you hear about emotions and situations, sometimes indirectly, almost as if you are eavesdropping on a conversation. Then it hits you: it’s almost like you’re talking to old friends. That’s the way the Raincoats’ music works: it’s deceptively simple, but extremely complicated. Also, as on this record, it makes demands of the listener. But songs like “Red Shoes” and “Dancing in My Head” say this far more eloquently. – John Dougan

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