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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Will Fussell of Mood Rings' top 5 pieces of musical ephemera from 2013

Mood Rings is back in town after a lengthy bit of touring over the last year, and the group has some new tunes to show off. Last week, the band played a handful of unreleased numbers during a live session at Georgia Tech's 91.1 FM/WREK. Find the full set list at the bottom of the post.

Tonight (Sat., Jan. 18), Mood Rings will be rolling out some newer numbers again when the group headlines a show at the EARL. But before the group takes the stage, frontman Will Fussell talked with us about his time on the road last year, and some of his favorite album covers, music videos, merchandise, and posters that he encountered along the way.

5. Stevie Dinner, Mystery Flavor
"This is my favorite record to come out of Atlanta this year - along with one of the best album covers of all time."

  • Courtesy Stevie Dinner

4. Grouper, "Vital," off of The Man Who Died in His Boat (Kranky, 2013)
Video by David Dean Burkhart
"For being in a big house by yourself."

3. Oneohtrix Point Never, "Problem Areas" from R Plus Seven (Warp, 2013)
Video by Takeshi Murata
"I've been into his work for a while. All the visual direction for this album was just as good as the music."

2. The design on this T-shirt and sweater by Shawty Arabia Products.

  • Courtesy Will Fussell

1. Le1f, "Hush Bb" (via MOCAtv)
Video directed by Alex Da Corte.

Tracklist for the Live at WREK session:
1. "The Line" (Fussell performs a solo piano version of this track from VPI Harmony)
2. "Waiting for That Call" (unreleased)
3. "Charles Mansion" (from VPI Harmony)
4. "Rubies" (unreleased)
5. "Slave" (unreleased)
6. "Know No Pressure" (unreleased)

With Small Reactions, Factory, and Boating. $8. 9 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950.

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