Alibi V.22 No.45 • Nov 7-13, 2013 
Melt-Banana

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Confection of Noise

Melt-Banana talks fetch, Fukushima and pink noise

Nate Daly waxes nostalgic, looks forward and interviews cult noise-rock duo Melt-Banana.
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Aural Fixation

Following Cults

On aural sects, lazy crit and Static

Wherein Captain America praises Cults bandmates—and exes—Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion and critiques a new wave of shallow, superficial crit.
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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …
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