Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA


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In reference to Earlimart’s 2003 release, Everyone Down Here, Pitchfork’s Michael Idov explains, “There’s absolutely nothing on these Californians’ third proper album (they released an EP earlier this year) that you haven’t heard before on a hundred indie discs.” Why listen to Earlimart then? Both Idov and I agree that it’s because they do it so well. Earlimart is rooted in the mid-90’s Los Angeles indie scene and have obvious influences which emulate those of most other indie bands of the time. Again, however, the difference is intangible. The mid-tempo, distorted riffs define the time period. Their sound became fashionable when it was grossly abundant, which is the only reason I can justify the band hasn’t reached the level of popularity they wholeheartedly deserve.

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