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The Intelligence
Un-Psychedelic In Peavey City

The Intelligence present their tenth album, titled Un-Psychedelic In Peavey City but secretly still kinda psychy. The band now know each other and their sound perfectly, letting them mix it up freely and get as abstract as they wish. They also have a bit of fun on the song ‘L’appel du Vide’ by playing the beat you’ll know best from Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’... Out on V.M.I.
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Live In San Francisco

The latest release in Castle Face’s Live In San Francisco series comes courtesy of The Intelligence. Lars Finberg and his band of Seattle punks tear through a bunch of live-wire tunes that take in everything from Country Teasers to Wire. Recorded in a tiny basement beneath a vintage clothes store and coming with the John Dwyer seal of approval, this one is American as apple pie.
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Vintage Future

The Intelligence (bold name isn’t it?) play a kind of indie-rock that is, at the core, surf-influenced. But synth parts and string arrangements (and even a vocoder-ed robot on the title track) creep in around the edges, so Vintage Future is a far from straightforward genre proposition. Out on the In The Red label.
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Boredom and Terror / Let's Toil

These lo-fi indie rockers look like they've just stepped out of a Wes Andersen set; in actuality, though, Back in 2004, the Intelligence made this record of lo-fi indie pop that spits itself out the way Robert Pollard spews nonsense for Guided by Voices. 'Boredom and Terror' is full of thrown off vocals, momentary lapses in guitar riffage and rock steady drum beats played way too loud in the mix. The result is throwback indie rock to the days when you just started playing and hoped a song came out at the end -- on 'Boredom and Terror', they usually get lucky, making irresistible garage rock tunes that recall 90s indie rock and Devo in equal measure, as well as the newer guitar rock ripping of Tony Molina.
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