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To enjoy today's nugget, you'll need some vintage technology--a turntable. This 7" single, from Minnesota's masters of sparse-core, is a crystalline gem. The song owes a bit to Galaxie 500, although singer Alan Sparhawk's vocals are a little mellower. The b-side is "Boyfriends & Girlfriends." The label is SubPop. The weird instrument is the optigan.