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What’s on at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we saw what a 21st century version of Citizen Kane would look like. We questioned what American Apparel has against plucking your eyebrows and blow-drying your hair. We traveled back to 1999 with Surfer Blood and Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s cover of Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy.”… Read More

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Filipino Malls Are Hipper than Brooklyn Bodegas

We all know their cover bands are awesome, but, until I took a recent trip, I had no idea Filipinos fell so hard for esoteric Brooklyn indie acts. This picture captures stacks of CDs by home-borough faves Crystal Stilts and the Pains of Being Pure At Heart as featured prominently at a chain store in the center of a Manila Mall.¬†After the jump, the Filipino equivalents of Ra Ra Riot and Weezer (both recommended by an amused employee) add even more unexpected awesome. … Read More

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