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New music from The Uh Huhs, John Willis, JONA$, Cellophane Garden and more

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1. The Uh Huhs - "Well Alright"
Kind of like the Buddy Holly song, but more ambivalent and tense and anyway louder. “Holly looked for space in the noise,” Greil Marcus wrote of Holly once. “He built his music around silences, pauses, a catch in the throat, a wink.” Little Rock's The Uh Huhs are up to something similar — space in the noise, a wink. You can find this song on their debut 7", which will presumably be available soon.

Update: The single is available now at Arkansas Record-CD Exchange, and there will be a release show at Pizza D's at Nov. 18, 9:30 p.m., ft. Goat Pope (members of Pallbearer). 

2. JONA$ - "Nintendo"
The other day I was thinking about how water looked in late '90s Nintendo 64 games. It looked like this, sort of. Some of us used to spend a lot of time in these places, which we can't access anymore and can't explain very well to people who haven't been there. (Try describing, like, "Banjo-Kazooie." It can't be done.) That's what this song makes me think of, though it doesn't really matter whether you relate to that or not. JONA$ and a few of his friends go by Pearl Gangg and this is a minor masterpiece of lazy stoner nostalgia. 

3. John Willis - "Enough"
Something new and typically uplifting from the always-interesting John Willis, who Mitchell Crisp profiled for the Times earlier this year.

4. PZA & Devin Nu Phlo - "Goomba's Head"
Fayetteville label Let's Talk Figures continues to offer an essential, nihilistic counterpoint to that city's depressing and increasingly marketable Fayettechill vibe — their approach is pure Nickelodeon-apocalypse, steeped in absurdism and internet addiction. Their new "Back To School 2015" sampler is out now. This video is like a college party version of that nightmarish line-dance scene in "Inland Empire." 

5. Cellophane Garden - "Voice of Sonar Healing"

Voice of Sonar Healing from John Christopher Kelley on Vimeo.

Cellophane Garden is Fayettville's Kevin Blagg, who this summer released a great tape called "CG-1" on Drawing Room Records. (Blagg is also featured on the Express Rising record I wrote about last month.) This song will grow on you, like seasonal affective disorder. 

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