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There are a lot of reasons to love Ween, nearly all spelled out over the two discs of demos for 2003’s Quebec —recently uploaded to Facebook by guitarist Mickey Melchiando. Going on five years since the last Ween album, Caesar’s 14 previously (and still technically) unreleased songs are more than welcome—a pretty great Ween album on their own. There’s plenty of Gene Ween/Aaron Freeman’s hilarious nihilism, a leitmotif of nearly literal self-denial in the stupid voices threading the song “You Can Go Shit in Your Hat (Matt)” (“Why don’t you do some more blow, you homo?”) and the psychedelic lounge retardation of “Hello Johnny.” But there is also genuinely affecting deep stoner folk like “Someday,” mapping the despairing emotional caverns somewhere below Gener’s weirdo world and the bummed realities of adulthood with still more stupid voices to spare. “I’m alright, I’m still drunk, just so you know… I watch Simpsons ,” he sings on “Eulogy for David Anderson.” Prince-biting sex jams like “Ambrosia” and the tenderly resigned dirge of “I Fell in Love Today” both turn around the fleeting natural tides of mirth and daily ache, a hard-to-hold sliver of realness disappearing somewhere behind the Boognish.
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
Ron Sexsmith visits the Relix office to perform a tune from his latest record Forever Endeavor.
Crystal Bowersox stops by Relix to perform a song from her new album, All That For This.
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