Bud Melvin | Popular Music

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Popular Music

by Bud Melvin

Combining Gameboy bleeps, Scruggs-style banjo picking, and quirky pop sensibility, Popular Music is a unique record of pop classics for a future era.
Genre: Pop: Pop Underground
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1. The New New Real Real Folk Blues
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2. Trevor
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3. It Doesn't Matter At All
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4. Feed Them Once
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5. Crush
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6. Dethroned
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7. Clifton Clowers
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8. Big Black Anchor
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Blending cutting-edge 8-bit music with Americana smarts, banjoist/programmer Bud Melvin is an unequivocal original, even among the sonic renegades of the Game Boy scene. Though bending Nintendo's devices to unintended ends offers an inherently techno-political commentary, Melvin is something more: a good, old-fashioned songwriter. Discovering that the warm, staccato bleeps of a vintage handheld--sequenced with special software--were a perfect match for high, lonesome Scruggs-style fingerpicking, the Albuquerque-based musician invented a new vocabulary for himself and the world.

Clashing the suburban nostalgia of 8-bit with the rural nostalgia of bluegrass, Melvin produces music that sounds like a clear and pure present, a droll summation of the here and now. Recalling the subversive spirit of Devo with the irony-drenched baritone of an exotica crooner, Bud Melvin is novelty music for a world that has transcended normality.

The mood lightens up on this newest Bud Melvin release. This collection of bluegrass tinged electro-pop is his most accessible work to date.

Available as 12" Vinyl LP and digital download.


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