(via Moe Meguro)

I appreciate any Bandcamp bio that simply states “Crosby, Stills & Nash meets Cap’n Jazz,” yetMoe Meguro go the extra mile and actually pull off the description. The three band members are based around the world and each musician brings part of their home to the blend. My guess: Joseph “Jojo” Brandel, from Yokohama, Japan, brings the math-rock emo riffs; Bernie Gelman, from Austin, TX, brings the hazy drive; and Logan Bean, from California, brings the sunny pop harmonies. Extra points to the band for covering ‘Walls And Bridges’-era John Lennon with “#9 Dream.”

From the band:

“With band members scattered over six thousand miles apart across two continents and a name borrowed from the Japanese Olympic curling champion, Moe Meguro is a melting pot of disparate styles. The 3-piece band consisting of Joseph Brandel and Bernie Gelman on guitars and Logan Bean on drums (with all three members covering vocal duty) convenes once or twice a year to write, rehearse, and record music back on their home turf in the Bay Area, California. Over that short span of time, the band collaborates on crafting intricate, sonically lush music drawing from Beatles-tinged power pop laced with harmonies to hazy shoegaze and a bit of math rock.”

Moe Meguro:





(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHndiDyV1Ow)

I think this is the first time I’m hearing Lester Bangs’ voice. It’s strange hearing a writer’s actual voice and trying to match it with the voice of their writing. Often it doesn’t match, and sometimes it’s harder to read a piece when you know how it sounds when that writer speaks. What all that said, I think Bangs’ voice matches his writing – a drunken seriousness that’s sloppy yet to the point.

I also agree 100% with his thoughts on Beatlemania.


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