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Portastic
Bright Ideas
Merge Records

This is Mac McCaughan's band, one of the founders of Merge. This particular song has a strange Mario Bros. 2 type rhythm section, and the lyrics are very world-weary in an "approaching middle age" type way. This isn't a bad thing, not at all. This song (and album) is something I recommend for young people especially. It sheds light on what we need to be preparing for, and it espouses taking responsibility for our future. I read that this album was made just after McCaughan had his first child. He is concerned with the world in which his child has been born into, and is trying to make sense of what we can do about it.

Unfortunately I could not find an MP3 of this song. Check it out on Soulseek.

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