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cassette deck is a music blog by Rach. Rach is me. I co-host an indie rock radio show on KTCU, FM 88.7 in Fort Worth, Texas. Exposing myself to new music is both an obsessive hobby and a necessity. This blog is an outlet for me to share the music I discover with friends and passers-by. Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Channels

I am back, wholly, completely, and relieved to be in one piece. The 13 hour drive to Chicago (and back again!) with several bodies and two dogs of varying size is daunting, but doable. It was nice to see family, despite the circumstances, and I was able to partake in some sinful deep dish stuffed pizza. Nothing can top Chicago-style pizza. NO THING.

For your listening pleasure, some fun upbeat guitar and synth-driven power pop crafted by The Channels. I will compare them to the Snow Patrol, Grandaddy, and The Velvet Teen. So, there.

"You make me so very happy" is the looping mantra of "Fluoxetine", whereas the lyrical content of "Frogs" is...

"I believe in God because I am really afraid of frogs
Frogs have mean velocity, I don't want them raining down on me"

I can't help but imagine it as an obnoxiously obvious diegetic soundtrack to the final scenes of Magnolia. Har har.

+ The Channels - Fluoxetine
+ The Channels - Frogs
+ The Channels - The Moon Song

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