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Rock 'n' Roll Call: The Coup - Sorry To Bother You

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Sorry to Bother You

Those three hip-hop rockers in The Coup (with a silent "p") has a new one - that would be "Sorry To Bother You" and it's on Anti Records. Out of Oakland with 20 years experience, these guys are heavily political as they should be. What does the bumper sticker say? "If you're not outraged then you're not paying attention." These guys now backed up by a full-on rock band, stick it to the Man in his many malevolent manifestations - politics, economics, police brutality, the oligarchy, the 1% and all that. Self-described now and again as communists - evidently, they're an offshoot of the classless society - these guys likes money and are making plenty of it.

Rock 'n' Roll Call: Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting

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A Sleep & A Forgetting

My other new favorite band this week is Islands and the album is "A Sleep & A Forgetting" and it's on Anti, an Epitaph alias. Why are there so many great bands from Canada? Don't know - but here's another one. This is Islands' fourth album since 2006, thus, making them extremely prolific. Frontman Nick Thorburn had a falling out with Miss Take - bad for him, good for us and we have this dreamy, sad album with stellar vocals to check out - an effort they aptly peg as doom wop - gotta love that, or what? "Cold Again" will live in your head for daze, among the other beautiful bummers smartly done.

Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting by antirecords
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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