Waffles Staff Picks - ??? Edition

Welcome to the ??? edition of the Waffles Staff Picks. Please remember we do not look to balance genres or purposely seek out diversity - these are simply albums by bands that we love, and hope that you find something you enjoy as well. Note that each pick may be an individual track, or an entire album (for the purpose of the theme). In every case, however, the entire album will be FL.


Album:Handshakes & Middle Fingers

Greetings From The Great White North...Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be From Canada?!!

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Artist:George Strait
Album:Cold Beer Conversation
Track:Everything I See

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Artist:Phoebe Bridgers
Album:Stranger In The Alps
Track:Smoke Signals

A few weeks ago I had a little bit of a song in my head, it was a little string motif.
I knew it must have been something I had been listening to recently.
But I was like "???"
Sometimes when I remember bits of songs like this, it goes unresolved forever, but I think it was the same day I happened to be rooting around my files and put on "Smoke Signals"
From the beginning of the song, it wasn't immediately clear that this was the right song, but I knew there was a chance so I kept on listening, and it was.
She even sang it me, "You must have been looking for me"
??? Solved!
Anyway, "Smoke Signals" is a damn beautiful song, and that little string bit is something else.

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Artist:Scratch Acid
Album:The Greatest Gift

I read "???" as "hwat," as in the noise that a Texan propane salesman would make if he discovered that his son was practicing in a band called "Scratch Acid" in his garage and it sounded like this.

Basically proto-Jesus Lizard. They don't have Duane Denison on guitar yet, but David Yow and David Wm Sims are most certainly holding it down and developing something here. If you are not familiar with the Jesus Lizard, you should check them out as well.

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Album:Last Time

Track:Do I

Though more experimental and abstract than his labelmates tend to be (who are mainly Drum & Bass and other bass music producers), Woulg's music is as technical and sophisticated as any of them. Highly recommended for listeners who appreciate intelligent sound design. It's beautiful, to boot.

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Album:The Age Of Reason

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Artist:Poison Idea

Album:Feel The Darkness

Sometimes I don't know. I think that's happening more and more. But this album rips faces.

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