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Hairdryer Peace: Electrical Outlets For Social Change

      The air conditioning is out at my destitute suburban townhome. Every ceiling fan is on. The jazz tobacco’s nearly gone. The sound of summer’s construction encroaches upon the neighborhood. Oftentimes, I find myself listening to music that corresponds to both my mood and environment, and I have a record for this sort of languid, humid day. Shuffling through a crate of LPs, I recognize the distorted, pixelated palm tree that adorns the cover of The Hospitals’ Hairdryer Peace, perfectly foreshadowing the sounds to be heard. Imagery that evokes the spirit of being burnt-out and sun-baked has been en vogue … Continue reading