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Fidelity Wars #130: Nakinyko – “What’s Manabi Straight!?”

I have written about the anime series Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! before. (Over here.) To quickly reiterate, the series was almost really good. It had so many things going for it, including a really excellent and heartfelt ending (which is … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #129: Young Statues – “California Girls”

I stumbled over the band Young Statues on a jaunt through Bandcamp’s archives for music related to The Magnetic Fields, as their EP of cover songs – descriptively entitled Covers – features a version of “California Girls”. And a pretty a good version! In my opinion, better than the original. While … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #128: Jim Guthrie – “Wuthering Heights”

I guess I can say I’m a casual fan of Jim Guthrie, an indie singer-songwriter from Canada. Like many others, I first really became aware of him through the work he did doing the scores for Indie Game: The Movie … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #127: Joy Kills Sorrow – “Such Great Heights”

The Postal Service‘s “Such Great Heights” seems to have become a bit of a modern pop standard. It’s a good song. It’s catchy, slick, with a few clever lines and a cutesie love theme, and there are now over a … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #126: Kirsty MacColl – “He’s On The Beach”

Kirsty MacColl was a British pop artist and singer-songwriter, passing away far too early at the age of 41. I’m not terribly familiar with her discography, and like most people I was first exposed to her through her vocal contribution … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #125: Red Shoe Diaries – “Ice & Snow”

I came upon the band Red Shoe Diaries on a brief tumble through bandcamp, searching for potential bands for an ongoing pet project of mine. Contemporary acoustic indie pop with a touch of twee, not dissimilar in sound to Allo … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #124: Ali Dee And The Deekompressors – “Go, Speed Racer, Go” (Film Version)

I wasn’t expecting to like the movie Speed Racer. I hadn’t been a fan of the orignal TV series, never having watched it as a kid (but still knowing enough to enjoy the homage / parody episode in Dexter’s Laboratory), … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #123: Ella Ja Aleksi – “Yöjuna Rovaniemelle”

Ella Ja Aleksi – or Ella & Aleksi – is a Finnish rap duo, consisting of young boy and girl. In a rare act of compassion, the identities of the two kids have been kept secret from the public, giving … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #122: Skeewiff – “Love Power”

Now and then you just need some fun, funky, uplifting music. Which is what UK-based group Skeewiff supplies us with this week with their cover version of Teddy Vann’s soul classic, “Love Power”, off their brilliantly funkalicious album Private Funktion. … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #121: Allo Darlin’ – “Darren”

Allo Darlin’ seems to be one of the up and coming contemporary indie bands of our times, having a growing fan base and receiving generally good reviews from the critics. It’s spearheaded by Australian singer-songwriter Elizabeth Morris, whom I first … Continue reading

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