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Underrated and a bit brilliant
People who like my band like them according to this:
Who are they?
which I understand is some sort of Centro-Matic side-project, no? I've not heard much Centro-Matic but South San Gabriel are gorgeous.
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Centro-Matic have to be one of the best bands ever. Will Johnson writes all the songs and he is very prolific. There have been about 8 Centro-Matic albums and I would recommend all of them... If you don't have any money though I would suggest you start with the first album "Redo The Stacks". Any GBV fans would probably love that one. I would say they are a cross between Wilco and GBV actually.
South San Gabriel are pretty much the same band but slower songs.
my favourite album is definitley All the Falsest Hearts. And last year's Fort Recovery is great too...
Only ever heard of them thanks to John Peel playing them on the radio one night years ago...
Any one managed to see them live?
which featured David Bazan (Pedro The Lion). I really wish I went to that gig. Centro-Matic always seem to play Spain and not here :(
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Everyone should check out Love You Just The Same if American alt-country is your cup of thé
them at brighton enginerooms. massive crowd of about 24, i couldn't see. enjoyed the live show but his voice grates a bit with me even with south san gabriel. agree that they are underrated though.
didnt know anything about them. caught one song of their set then had to catch the last train home.. couldn't understand a word he was singing! :)