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Distortion!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in these parts before, but a friend of mine in high school once described Weezer’s distortion as “triumphant,” and it’s stuck with me for almost 20 years.

Speedy OrtizSilver Spring.

Speedy Ortiz’s sound is definitely triumphant, but there’s some good ol’ fashioned indie rock growling and preening, too. And I love that singer and guitarist Sadie Dupuis voice comes in quietly, then matches her band’s noise, decibel for decibel. I love it.

Speedy Ortiz hails from Northampton, and you can definitely hear the Pioneer Valley in there, especially in the Dinosaur Jr.-like guitar work. Silver Spring is from their Sports EP, out now. It’s awesome and you should buy it.


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