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Gold Diggers of 1994

TINDERSTICKS LOUNGE AX, JUNE 16 In the June 10 edition of this section Peter Margasak closed his article on the band Combustible Edison and similar 50s kitsch revivalists by saying, “Celebrating America’s pop-culture history is one thing: emulating it without a drop of irony is either impossible or moronic, and maybe both.” And he’s right. […]

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Tindersticks

Britain’s Tindersticks inhabit a strangely intellectualized netherworld: while they definitely derive at least part of their spare, emotional sound from the Velvet Underground, leader Stuart Staples pointedly lacks Lou Reed’s self-conscious sense of the melodramatic, and they don’t sound anything like the various drone bands currently seen as carrying on the Velvet’s good works. What […]