Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Happenings, lots of them.

-new site on the way.

-& deckfight is moving. i mean physical locations. will let that cat out soon.

-still at TUMBLR. we gots some cool stuff over there. join us.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010


Reboot and redesign. Shutting down, but only for a short time. The archives are kind of whack right now.

For your Deckfight fix in the meantime, check Twitter & Tumblr.

Any more to say--deckfight [at] gmail [dot] com

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

review: Mouse Fire -- Big Emotion

Mouse Fire
Big Emotion
Lujo Records, 2010

mp3: Mouse Fire -- "True I May Have Lost It"

Where does Mouse Fire exist?

Do they exist in the soft malleable, danceable part of your heart, the place where you feel guilty for liking a Top 40 song, a pop song? That place where you are just starting to understand that everyone, even you, even them, even your heroes, wants love, recognition, a Top 40 song, a pop song, a truly memorable song that has feet & minds & hearts twirling, wandering, wondering?

Or Florida, in most instances. But I don't usually find them in the usual Florida circles (maybe I'm not looking hard enough).

First disc--
Wooden Teeth on Lujo Records. A favorite record label.

Then almost nothing. Never really heard of them touring (i'm sure they did).
never heard people talking about them (i'm sure they were).
not sure what was going on.

What was going on was a massive writing project that has turned out to be Big Emotion. But, where does Mouse Fire exist?

Not on any cool indie lists, for the most part, somehow outside of that mainstream punk rock realm. No Vans or Osiris.

But here's music like Cursive, No Knife, Minus the Bear possibly.

"Desert Woman" explains it slowly.

"Don't Mess With A Texan" bleeds goodness.

"True I May Have Lost It" exudes smoothness.

"The Comedy Of" plays what the kids love.

"But It's Not What You Think," follows the rules by the end.

Not so much on "Silly Boy From Tampa Bay" and "Tic Toc."

You are where Mouse Fire exists (I'm sure now).

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Monday, June 7, 2010

mp3: Megafaun -- "Volunteers"

mp3: Megafaun -- "Volunteers"

Durham's Megafaun is putting out a mini-album on Sept. 14. Read about the process on Hometapes' Tumblr.

Here are some Megafaun tour dates...

06/08/10 Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Cafe #
06/09/10 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s #
06/10/10 Cambridge, MA @ Regattabar
06/11/10 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall #
06/12/10 Buffalo, NY @ Sound Lab #
06/13/10 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Big #
06/15/10 Milwaukee, WI @ Club Girabaldi #
06/16/10 Eau Claire, WI @ House of Rock #
06/17/10 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon #
06/19/10 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #
06/21/10 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/22/10 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
06/23/10 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
08/06/10 Portland, OR @ Pickathon
08/07/10 Portland, OR @ Pickathon
09/11/10 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest - King’s
^ with Tift Merritt
# with Sam Quinn

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Swing South: Native / This Town Needs Guns

mp3: Native -- "Ride The Tide"

Yeah, frantic math rock. Native is from Indiana and are kicking it hard with their new release, Wrestling Moves. Late 90s complex math rock.

The UK's This Town Needs Guns is a little gentler on the ears, tends more towards a poppier American Football or something like that. (Is that reference out of date?)

Anyway see the bands. Dates after the jump...

Jun 7 Black Cat w/ This Town Needs Guns Washington, Washington
Jun 8 2010 Local 506 w/ This Town Needs Guns Chapel Hill, North Caro, US
Jun 9 2010 Masquerade (Purgatory) w/ This Town Needs Guns Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 10 2010 Skull Alley w/ This Town Needs Guns Louisville, Kentucky , US

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