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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tonight in Music: Snuggle, Subhumans, and Little Wings

posted by on April 2 at 9:00 AM


Subhumans, Snuggle, Walls
(El Corazón) Seattle’s Snuggle hark back to a time when pop punk was still more punk than pop—loud, dirty, barely held together with duct tape and black patches, without a hope (or a want) of making it onto mainstream radio or TV. Their songs are fast and rollicking; simple, caffeinated chord progressions animated by pogoing drums and wobbling bass, guttural vocals snarled and barked with enough heart to make up for their lack of tune. So they’re a sensible choice to open up for stalwart and recently reactivated punks the Subhumans (UK). Walls are, among other things, a difficult band to find on the internet. They comprise three-fourths of defunct hardcore band Cold Sweat, including Jensen of Iron Lung on drums; their 7-inch is out on Iron Lung Records. ERIC GRANDY


Little Wings, Cock & Swan
(Sunset) Kyle Field, the man behind Little Wings, is an enigma. His website,, showcases mostly his surreal drawings, and redirects you to K Records’ website for more information about Little Wings. But when you get there, there’s no information—only a photo of a man on the phone with his face obscured by a blue T-shirt. His Wikipedia page tells stories of working in liquor stores, living in camper trucks, not settling anywhere for more than about a month. His music is just as hard to pin down. He has a deep voice, like Jonathan Richman or Jens Lekman. His songs sometimes focus on lyrics, telling specific stories, sometimes the songs are more musical, light constructions of guitar, piano, and synthesizer. They’re always tender and lovely. MEGAN SELING

And here are a few more options from our online calendar:

*Dragged By Horses and Lords of the North are at the Comet
*Moe Provencher, Levi Fuller, and Troubleshooting are at the McLeod Residence, which just recently opened to the public
*And, as every Wednesday, Line Out’s very own TJ Gorton and Terry Miller are spinning at Havana

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IMO, kyle field is one of the most underrated lyricists in music.

Posted by douglas martin | April 2, 2008 10:34 AM

Agreed. His music is so simple and complex at the same time. And Beautiful.

Posted by ZWBush | April 2, 2008 2:42 PM

i would go as far to say that he is without a doubt, the greatest lyricists of our time.. hands down.

Posted by lightgreenleaves | April 2, 2008 5:48 PM

guy in a crocodile costume

Posted by zxcbzcb | April 3, 2008 1:04 AM

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