The Books: “Beautiful People” (The Way Out, Temporary Residence, 7/20/10)[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/The_Books_Beautiful_People.mp3|titles=The Books: “Beautiful People”]
Maserati: “We Got the System to Fight the System” (The Pyramid of the Sun, Temporary Residence, 11/9/10)[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Maserati_We_Got_the_System_to_Fight_the_System.mp3|titles=Maserati: “We Got the System to Fight the System”]
The Way Out is The Books’ fourth album and features more of the duo’s signature cut-and-paste audio collages, rife with subtle, oddball humor and bizarre cultural fragments. Check out a full review of the album and the band’s meticulously crafted live show in a recent ALARM online exclusive.
Pyramid of the Sun combines spacey dance rock with old synth sounds and elements of campy 1970s horror scores — thanks to contributions by Steve Moore of Zombi. Along with The Way Out, it’s one of ALARM’s 100 Unheralded Albums of 2010.
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