Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

MUSIC NERDIST: Hockey Night & Troubled Hubble

by on November 12, 2008

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Now, I know the headline of this post sounds like I’m desperately trying to be abstract and weird. But no. Those are the names of two bands that put out very good, yet VERY overlooked records in 2005.

Now the first band, HOCKEY NIGHT. They had just about the LAST release (GET REAL) from seminal bay area pop punk label LOOKOUT! RECORDS.
And I will explain Hockey Nights sound like this:

“Hey dude, ya know how you LOVE Pavement?”
-yeah.
“And how you wish that Stephen Malkmus solo records weren’t so hit or miss?”
-right.
“Well, then stop living in the 90′s and check out HOCKEY NIGHT! you waste of space!”
-alright….but you didn’t have to call me a waste of space, I’m trying my best to get a job.
“That’s a surprise. Most people ACCIDENTALLY get jobs faster than you can find one.”
-I’ve had enough of your lip, I’m gonna go smoke a bowl and listen to some pavement.
“ah ah ah! what did we JUST talk about!”

The second band, TROUBLED HUBBLE. I’m gonna be honest. I only heard them yesterday while listening to an APPLES IN STEREO pandora radio station. I felt like an idiot for having not heard them before. The vocals cut through in a familiar tone. As it should too, seeing as how its the singer for DISMEMBERMENT PLAN. But this stuff is a lot more poppy, catchy and fun than their former band could ever hope to be.

Now, I could have a similar conversation with a fake person like I did before, but I can’t. As it turns out TROUBLED HUBBLE broke up after the release of its album MAKING BEDS IN A BURNING HOUSE in 2005.

I’ll leave with a video from each band. first, HOCKEY NIGHT with GREET THE DAWN:

And second, a song that made me think of the leader of this nerdy rag tag…duo(?), MR. HARDWICK.
a song entitled EAR, NOSE, THROAT:

-Jonah Ray