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Indie rockers lost
in battle for CMJ
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were willing to do whatever it
At KRNU, the Interscope
folks sent countless copies of
that album, T-shirts, a hooded
sweatshirt, stickers, posters and
basically whatever they could
throw at us to put it at No. 1. And
I'd like to say it was on the
merits of the album itself
because it is excellent But I can’t
deny that hearing Interscope
Mark pleading over the phone
and looking at all the goodies he
sent influenced how long that
album stayed in our top 30.
And we were probably some
of the most honest about it. I
guarantee you that the J5 album
charted on stations who never
played the record. They either
caved to the pressure or just
wanted more freebies.
Sadly, practices like that are
not uncommon, and when gen
uine independent labels can’t
compete, they view it as failure.
The indie world has become
all about CMJ ranking to the
point where it's basically just the
majors playing on a different
And the independents, for
all their intentions and attitude,
are no longer independent
Barnes easy to hate,
hard not to listen to
Kevin Barnes, let me count the
reasons why I hate you.
Essentially, I hate you for the
same reasons I hate your band,
known to the world as Of
I hate your cutesiness. Not
cuteness, mind you. Cuteness is
genuine, sincere. You are cutesy.
You must try pretty dang hard to
simulate cuteness that thoroughly.
I hate your litde singing voice.
You sound like a chipmunk. You
don’t even sound like a cool one.
I hate your cutesy little song
titles. These things aren't natural.
Seriously, you have to have some
adverb-verb generator to come
up with this charming nonsense.
I hate your album art. Your
cutesy little drawings of distorted
cartoony faces with all sorts of
abstract combinations with unre
lated other cartoony crap.
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Hate it all, big t>oy.
So what have you done now,
Kevin Barnes? You have released
“The Early Four Track
Recordings,” the demo that got
your band a record deal. Only it
doesn’t indudeyour band. You did
Basically this is “Listen to how
good I am; I was this spetial even
before I was making money at it,
and I’m so good that I got jobs for
those talentless monkeys I call my
And it flawlessly meets all the
criteria for Of Montreal-hating.
The cover has this cutesy little
drawing of a kid's face with green
clouds all over it and snowmen
climbing out of his hair and little
blue men in ties playing with
some sort of machinery they’re
using to measure or monitor his
head. Gag me with a spoon.
And the inside has the song
names scrawled out of order
around this drawing of a naked
bird-headed woman with bear
heads for breasts?!?
Oh, and get a load of some of*
these song tides:
Track 1: “Dirty Dustin
Hoffman needs a bath.”
Track 5: “Dustin Hoffman
does not resist temptation to eat
Track 9: “Dustin Hoffman’s
wife calls in detective to dust for
porcelain particles on Dustin
And wouldn’t you know it, in
spite of all 16 songs mentioning
Dustin Hoffman, not one is about
the Rain Man. Pisses me off, that
But Kevin Barnes, the reason I
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hate you the most is because of the
songs themselves. You write some
of the prettiest acoustic-based lo-fi
pop songs since the '60s.
You write songs that make me
want to drive around the block
with the windows down. Tlfey
make me want to have a picnic
with my girlfriend. Even though
it’s really cold outside.
They have chirpiness and
charm that would make Brian
Wilson smile. A sincere smile,
mind you. Not that sort of mind
less half-smirk he has all the time
now since he lost his mind.
But they also have a darker
element, the way that sometimes
the tape sounds like it’s dragging a
hair, distorting sounds and drop
ping notes in an out of tune. The
eerie background noises, xylo
phones, distant drums and just
overall bizarreness that puts you
right up with your psychedelic
Elephant 6 peers.
You did this on 4 tracks at
home, and I hate you for that, too.
And I hate that your band has
an album of brand-new cutesy
crap coming out in the spring that
I will hate too.
I hate that I keep putting this
CD in, on repeat no less.
And I hate that, in this subtle
reversal, this review has become
as predictably ironic as you.
And I hate that you’re never
going to read this, so I’m basically
talking to myself.
And I hate that I forgot to actu
ally count all the reasons I hate you
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