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There's a GRATE review of Indietracks in The Fly this month, which I reproduce for your below:
With its tiny capacity and eccentric setting, Indietracks is a one-of-a-kind festival where you can spend as much time hanging out with bands as watching them perform. It's as friendly as a Christian Union camp without the religious indoctrination. Musicl highlights this year include the lyrically crafty and hook-laden power pop of rising stars Allo Darlin', the mournful kitchen sink nostalgia-folk of The Just Joans, dark heart balladeering from a resurgent Ballboy and the extraordinarily mature songwriting of Standard Fare, who capture the wonder and trauma of young relationships with rare energy and melody. On Sunday, MJ Hibbett & The Validators steal the festival from under the noses of off-key headliners The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart with their songs of joy, humility, and alien dinosaurs invading earth. And did we mention you could watch all of this on a moving steam train? Join the cult next year.
James Walsh

I was going to try and come up with all sorts of justifications for sticking THE LOT of it on this webpage - if nothing else the web version of the magazine is a NIGHTMARISHLY BAD IDEA, combining hideous navigation and complete unsuitability for ACTUAL USE with overbearing adverts which stop you READING the damn thing, seemingly designed to drive you AWAY from their pages as quickly as possible - but to be perfectly honest I just wanted to be able to show off about a review in an Actual Magazine which says that WE are better than The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.


posted 7/9/2010 by MJ Hibbett

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