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Wednesday, December 07, 2005 

zombie. whiskey. rock.

Those words seem to pop up in most any review for The Drones, an Australian band that makes really intense records - like wailing and gnashing of teeth but in a good way.

The band was nominated for The J Award (Australian album of the year) this year. (They did not win...)

The last track on this album "This Time" is a booze-fueled train of musicthat picks up speed and takes the listener on an epic journey of sound. Download "This Time."

Pitchfork reviewed the album "Wait Long By the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By" today. They gave it an 8.3 and a Recommended Music endorsement.

Also online - Download the first track from the album, Shark Fin Blues, from Moebius Rex's blog. Several live tracks and radio sessions are available from the band's site. There's also a video (.wmv) of Shark Fin Blues.

Purchase The Drones' music.

Recommended If You Like (RIYL): Exile on Main St., Gun Club, The Drive By-Truckers, drunk guitar sex, not eating at Outback.

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