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To anyone who loves The Orbiting Human Circus, The Music Tapes or Neutral Milk Hotel , you might like this. It’s Julian Koster’s first band (Chocolate USA) playing live in 1991. I’ve only been able to find a few live recordings of them online, and I love it.

i love teenage girls who love elephant 6. i love teenage girls who love built to spill, animal collective, pavement. i love teenage girls who love music in which the community is dominated by mid-30s men. i love how nonjudgemental they are when you’re new to the music, don’t know a song, don’t have every single  album on limited-press vinyl, aren’t good at remembering names, can’t play an instrument. i love teenage girls who experiment with music when there’s a world of criticism waiting out there for us. it makes me hopeful for the future of the music we love and makes me not want to give up on learning new things about music. we have so much power. i love us.