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High Bias
Austin, Texas
February 15, 2004

THE GRIP WEEDS
The Sound Is In You
(Rainbow Quartz)

Seemingly unaware that the 70s, 80s and 90s ever happened (though with contemporary production quality, thank goodness), this longrunning New Jersey combo is probably the best of the overtly retro underground power pop bands. Considering how good the songs on this reissue of their second album are— "Ready and Waiting" and "What I Believe is You" are as righteous as anything by their paisley idols—being stuck in the past is no bad thing for the Grip Weeds. Great cover of Neil Young's "Down to the Wire" too. -- Michael Toland