Woe to the Magik Markers completist. The Hartford band has long been the Guided by Voices of nouveau no wave; Discogs.com
puts the band's run of homemade tapes, CD-Rs, and official releases at 51 since 2001, but that still somehow seems a little low. Amid those titles are standouts like 2005's I Trust My Guitar, Etc.
and 2007's Boss
, along with dozens and dozens of hidden gems. But even with that massive output, the East Coast noise-mongers' reputation as a live band dwarfs it. Song structure hasn't always carried much importance in the trio's oeuvre, so just hearing them isn't always enough. Sometimes you've gotta feel them, too. MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN