03.09.2012

Pop Picks 3/7/2012

Every week, pop workgroup shares the best additions to the pop vault. Read on!

Cheer-Accident – No Ifs Ands Or Dogs

Cheer-Accident: still looking good after seventeen

Chicago prog/avant-pop lifers continue to plough their own genre-defying furrow on No Ifs Ands Or Dogs, their 17th(!) studio album. They’ve toned down the experimentation a little bit, making this a good entry point for Cheer-Accident newbies but they still stay twisted, true to their idiosyncratic vision of rock music. Talk to metal director Charlie O’Hara about Cheer-Accident, he loves ‘em.

Cheer-Accident – Barely Breathing
 - Simon Toop

 Bobby – Self/Titled

 

There are those albums that get plucked out of the pop bin and added to the shelf immediately and then there are those that waste away for months, collecting dust in a dark corner. The self-titled, debut album from Bennington College music collective BOBBY, was unfairly relegated to the ranks of the forgotten and assumed-to-be-awful. This week, though, we gave BOBBY a chance and were impressed with their rich acoustic sound and tasteful use of electronics. We’re sorry we thought you weren’t cool, BOBBY! What really matters is we’re friends now.

BOBBY – Sore Spores

-Asher Kaplan & Aria Dean. Listen to our shows! Frequencies (9-10am Tue) and Canadian Heritage Hour (6-7am Tue)

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