MRR Reviews The Lose The Tude 7-Inch

From Maximum Rock And Roll 331:

'Feeling cynical and wary about modern music? Think everything is just rehashing old sounds? Well, LOSE THE TUDE is on the scene to help remedy the situation. These dudes throw down swift and snotty hardcore, but at the same time there are such variances in style thrown in that you really couldn't pinpoint them in any category. The songs lie somewhere between humor and conviction and give just as many nods to FUGAZI as they do the CIRCLE JERKS. The lyrics are sometimes significant and occasionally bizarre, but always shouted with a peculiar cynical earnestness. There might be a bit too much of the shouted dual vocals for my taste but everything else going on here--the guitar work especially--makes up for that. I can't make up my mind if I really like this or will never listen to it again; I've already played the record like eight times this weekend, though--does that mean something? (BG) (Bob Goldie?)'

You can order the 7-inch from Sacred Plague Records. There are also two copies left at Magnolia Thunderpussy Records in Columbus, Ohio.

In other news, Art21, the great PBS series on contemporary art, posted an interview with Anne Elizabeth Moore on its blog. Moore recently received a Fulbright grant for her work encouraging Cambodian women to self-publish zines about their lives.

Moore's installation entitled Garment Work, which  interpolates her personal relationship history with the socio-economic history of garment manufacturing in Germany and Cambodia, is currently on-going at Meta House in Phnom Penh. It has yet to be shown in the U.S. Garment Work also opens this week in Chicago, Illinois, at DOVA Temporary as part of the Our Demons exhibition.

Also, Ok Ikumi, with special guest star vocals from Kari Jorgensen, covered Billy Bragg's 'A New England,' which you can download here. It has my favorite lyrics of Bragg's this side of 'Between Marx and Marzipan in the dictionary, there was Mary.' 

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