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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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Friday, May 25, 2007

The Republic Tigers and oh, I am sleeeepy

I don't know about you folks, but sleep hasn't been a priority lately. You'd think that summer would yield those nice 11 hour shifts of rapid eye movement, but when you're a Fort Worth socialite like me (ha), you don't get the shuteye you require.

So, here's a nice not-quite-soporific, yet certainly soothing track by The Republic Tigers, signed to the fledgling OxBlood Records (with label-mates Ghosty, another recent favorite.) The drum track on "Made Concrete," accompanied by several melodic strains of barely-decipherable lyrics remind me very much of Pinback and The Helio Sequence. Excellent summer driving (or in my case, bike-riding) music.

In 45 minutes, I'm going to take a beautiful nap.

+ The Republic Tigers - Made Concrete