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Geoff Rickly Writes About HTRK

Posted by - 07:53 PM on 07/09/14
Geoff Rickly, writing about the new HTRK album for The Talkhouse:
The missing “E” in HTRK could easily stand for “Explanation” or “Explicit.” The lyrics on Psychic 9-5 conjure imagery, imply context. Nothing is overt, nothing is spelled out. On “Give It Up” and “Love Is Distraction,” Standish sings alternately about how she’s “gonna love you much better” and about how “love is distraction from your life,” claiming “we won’t evolve because of it.” The deep ambivalence in her lyrics and delivery omit intention, leaving each listener a meditation on the value of love in a life.

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08:19 PM on 07/09/14
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this stuff is pretty cool. good late night thinking/chilling music.
08:19 PM on 07/09/14
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shout out to geoff for spreading promoting this band (also name dropping them in that p4k interview.)
11:25 PM on 07/09/14
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this stuff is pretty cool. good late night thinking/chilling music.
Yeah, I was quite frankly surprised by how much I love this album. Geoff's writing is on-point, as usual.
11:30 PM on 07/09/14
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good review, aside from the use of the word 'hermaphroditic'
06:09 AM on 07/10/14
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Geoff has a fantastic way with words, it makes the fact that he's no longer using them for Thursday extra painful.
07:43 AM on 07/10/14
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Geoff has a fantastic way with words, it makes the fact that he's no longer using them for Thursday extra painful.
I'm hopeful for a Thursday reunion at some point. Such a unique and special band
09:10 AM on 07/10/14
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I'm beyond glad that HTRK is finally getting recognition
09:17 AM on 07/10/14
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good review, aside from the use of the word 'hermaphroditic'
what's wrong with the word "hermaphroditic"?
10:25 AM on 07/10/14
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Geoff is such a talented writer; I sincerely hopes he publishes a book someday, whether it's essays, poetry or fiction. Still need to check out this band as I do with all bands he name-checks.
06:32 PM on 07/10/14
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what's wrong with the word "hermaphroditic"?
I've heard that it's often used as a slur against intersex people and thus inappropriate to use, but I could be wrong.
11:48 PM on 07/10/14
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I've heard that it's often used as a slur against intersex people and thus inappropriate to use, but I could be wrong.
I have never in my life heard "hermaphroditic" as a slur or derogatory word.

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