The Spores released an album with just that name Doom Pop. It’s not something that you hear everyday. Your mind gets slightly confused at such a combination. Everything from Metal with Britney Spears lyrics to Timbaland music with Death Growls featured over top run through your mind. Yet, The Spores didn’t do any of that. What they did do was create an album that embodies everything(damn near literally) that folks of mainstream media loved in the mid to late 90’s. Every song, they seem to replicate the same magic of bands from Generation NeXt. Completely switching gears, the band’s song That’s My Name, gives one of the best NIN emulations that I’ve ever heard. But, the thing is, it’s not a NIN cover. No, not at all. It’s a track owned completely by The Spores(no, Reznor doesn’t even know this song exist, folks).
Before launching the Spores, frontwoman Molly McGuire played bass on Queens Of The Stone Age's "Songs for the Deaf," and enjoyed a stint with former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator. So the fact that the Spores have an occasional metal-laced guitar riff is no surprise. Yet McGuire is not cashing in on her rock'n'roll pedigree. Experimenting with studio mixing software Pro Tools, the techno-friendly rock trio dresses up its songs with electronic blips and dance-ready beats. And then there are the puppets
In 1988, during the intense recording of their follow-up album, the Spores were torn apart, leaving only fragments of what would be their best songs. As the years passed and other musical styles rose and fell, these songs percolated in hibernation until recently rediscovered. Now, remixed and digitally enhanced, they form the anthology NEWS WEATHER and SPORES, along with other selected anthems from the band’s vinyl years. Many of the songs, like Shopping Binge and Conspiracy in the Sky have themes which are even more relevant today than when they were written.
The Spores, rocked and shook a bit of New England for nearly a decade. With a short break, and a few solo projects to keep the music alive, several members got together in 2000 to revive the music and bring the Spores out of their dormant state. It was then it was noticed, this is The Spores, only, more conscious of the music than in the 80's. This is music for the new millenium. Boston's own Spores are putting a darker, heavier edge on their new music. Being called The Spores2000, their first CD displays medolic rhythms and different rock/pop styles with rock, groove, and ballads. With the solid flow combined with emotion and feeling, this CD is music with a message.
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Listen to music from The Spores like Heat Seeker and The Nasty Song. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Spores. The Spores came to attention with the inclusion of noted figures vocalist, bassist Molly McGuire, having recently exited from Mondo Generator and featured on Queens of the Stone Age's Songs For The Deaf and Mark Lanegan's Bubblegum, along with guitarist Greg Biribauer, engineer for Queens of the Stone Age, eARTHLINGS? and THE VINES.
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|3||Don't Kill Yourself||3:34|
|4||Something Out Of Nothing||3:00|
|5||Entwined Like Lovers||3:02|
|8||Here Come The Spores||0:37|
|9||The Spinning Wheel||4:32|