My high school was severely fractured, socially speaking. You had all sorts: jocks, preps (a distinct group from the jocks, although crossover was allowed), skaters, punks (who didn’t skate; no crossover with the skaters for some reason), nerds, freaks (the Southern term for the the heavy metal crowd), and couple of others. If Jamie Stewart, the driving force of Xiu Xiu, had gone to my school, there would have been another group: Jamie Stewart. Individual, honest, passsionate, what you hear is what you get. He does it his way, and there’s definitely no posing. “Bog People” is from the just-released La Forêt.
The Advantage, well, they’re a cover band, pure and simple. The thing is, they only cover Nintendo tunes. Get ready to re-live hours and hours of wasted time as a teenager.