Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Recording: Speedy Ortiz

Artist: Speedy Ortiz

Song: The Graduates

Recorded at The Garrison ("Wavelength 646"), February 12, 2015.

Speedy Ortiz - The Graduates

This American quartet (who already have a return date announced in June) seemed to have a local following for their '90's "alternative"-styled jams. There were hints of of Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement and more in their guitar sound, but nothing overly imitative. Guitarist/vocalist Sadie Dupuis brought her own approach to the tunes, though this new one's chorus ("I was the best at being second best/now I'm just a runner up") has a bit of Stephen Malkmus-esque whimsy to it.

Bonus: Exclaim! used my audio with the footage they shot at this show, so you can watch another song below:

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