News and Notes
The Early Year
From Sub Pop comes this double-CD reissue of the Scuds' first two albums, Pine Box and Dance the Night Away. If you are unfamiliar with the quartet's low-key, acoustic (dare we say "country") style of music, then pick up the set and get ready to be converted into a fan. Highlights include "(She Took His) Picture" and Cher's classic "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves."