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Sage 703

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middle distance runner
« on: March 28, 2006, 11:07:00 am »
front runner for my favorite album of the year:
 
 www.middledistancerunner.com
 
 AND they are local!  What more could you ask for.  At IOTA this Saturday, in fact.
 
 I wish they had the whole album posted online, but it is coming out in May. It really is wonderful.

brennser

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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2006, 11:14:00 am »
they're quite good - they've been handing out album samplers after 9.30 gigs lately

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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 11:28:00 am »
After Kosmo's raves, I downloaded the MP3s they posted to mp3.washingtonpost.com a few days ago. I really like "Out of Here" especially:
 
  http://mp3.washingtonpost.com/get_song?song_id=12252&legal=agreed

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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 11:31:00 am »
I like that one too.....sounds quite Bends-era Radioheady imho
 
 
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Originally posted by Darth Ed:
  After Kosmo's raves, I downloaded the MP3s they posted to mp3.washingtonpost.com a few days ago. I really like "Out of Here" especially:
 
   http://mp3.washingtonpost.com/get_song?song_id=12252&legal=agreed

Sage 703

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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 11:35:00 am »
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Originally posted by brennser:
  I like that one too.....sounds quite Bends-era Radioheady imho
 
   
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Originally posted by Darth Ed:
  After Kosmo's raves, I downloaded the MP3s they posted to mp3.washingtonpost.com a few days ago. I really like "Out of Here" especially:
 
    http://mp3.washingtonpost.com/get_song?song_id=12252&legal=agreed  
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The best comparison that I can come up with for this band is that they are like if Radiohead in 94 had already heard Radiohead in 2004.  If that makes any sense.
 
 But the whole album is just dynamite.  "Hooks," which I don't believe is up for download anywhere yet, is remarkable.

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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 11:36:00 am »
they are so last week... they have tunage at myspace as well.. and if you planning on attending the show get there early as they sold out Iota the last time they played.  i'd be there nodding my head and tapping my foot somewhere in the room, but my evening luv is committed to the Pale Stars and their CD release party up north.
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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 08:36:00 pm »
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Originally posted by brennser:
  I like that one too.....sounds quite Bends-era Radioheady imho
I think you nailed exactly why I like that track!   :D

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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2006, 09:13:00 pm »
might i also recommend The Rinse, despite being from that B borough i wont hold that against them... they remind a bit of Middle Distance Runner, catchy and a bit quirky unlike many of the other retro guitar/synth acts cluttering the landscape at the moment.   got hooked up with them via myspace
 
 http://www.therinse.net/
 http://www.myspace.com/therinse
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Re: middle distance runner
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 09:37:00 am »
come to think about it, if I add MDR and The Bonapartes to Kosmopalooza the numbers could increase dramatically... Let's Talk   ;)
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