South San Gabriel's "The Arc And The Cusp" Gets NPR's Song Of The Day Nod

South San Gabriel's "The Arc And The Cusp" Gets NPR's Song Of The Day Nod

Today, about two-and-a-half months after National Public Radio picked Sarah Jaffe's "Even Born Again" as its song of the day in late August, NPR again takes a break from a pledge drive to honor to another North Texas act. (Thanks to an eagle-eyed Friend of DC9 for the tip.)

This time, the nod goes to Centro-Matic "side project" South San Gabriel for the song "The Arc And The Cusp," off the act's earlier-this-year-released Dual Hawks.

Not surprisingly, writer Andy Young sure seems to dig the track, writing that "It's a sonic feast that takes multiple listens to digest; along the way, it provides a compelling blueprint that Centro-Matic ought to consider following."

Strong words, though.

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Me, personally? I still preferred the Centro-Matic half of the disc, although I'm not gonna fault Young for feeling otherwise. But, really, to suggest that Centro-Matic needs to switch up its very distinct formula at this point does seem a little bit much, no? Either way, it's a nice sentiment, and definitely compliment.

Check out the write-up here. And catch sets from both Centro-Matic and South San Gabriel (along with a performance from Chris Flemmons of The Baptist Generals) tonight at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton. --Pete Freedman

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