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ThatsMyBoye
Nov 21, 2006

I wish that I believed in fate
I wish I didn't sleep so late
I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders


Behold! A Elk! posted:

I listened to the song COUNTIN THE BILLIES posted and then I downloaded the entire catalog I am half way through mass romantic right now and loving it!

Twin Cinema (which will be 3rd on your trek if you go chronologically from there) is one of my absolute favorite albums of all time, but Electric Version (which would be next) won't give you any reason to quit before you get there.

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Behold! A Elk!
May 12, 2009


Actually I didn't notice itunes was going alphabetically and I accidentally am listening to Together. Still good though.

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

Proudly supporting vanilla legends 1994-2014



Behold! A Elk! posted:

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

If you like the New Pornographers, check out the solo albums by Neko Case (early ones are listed as with Her Boyfriends, but it's all the same stuff). Middle Cyclone is probably closest to what you've heard, but I think you'll also enjoy Blacklisted and Fox Confessor Brings The Flood. Her first two albums were more countrified, so beware.

Attention Horse
Jan 5, 2012

Yo man, you are out of step with Imhotep!


Listening to the new The xx album. It's pretty fantastic, I think it's a lot better than their debut LP (which was also very good). They really know what they're doing.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



Behold! A Elk! posted:

I realized about a few days ago that Belle and Sebastian accidentally became my favorite band. Does anyone have any recommendations in the style of "if you love [band] then you'll love [this band/these bands]"? I need more. I have everything they have released.

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

B&S is basically what made Twee known to the mainstream so go listen to some of the classics (Camera Obscure was also recommended and is basically a female fronted B&S)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIppK6kDCUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzHKSDy9cME

Modern bands you might like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_JayWrkqDI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dROJvBiHrnU

You can also try side projects like God Help The Girl or the (in my opinion mediocre) The Gentle Waves.

Behold! A Elk!
May 12, 2009


Thank you! This is exactly like what I wanted. I was always scared to do a hardcore twee exploration just because it seems like there are so many bands to check out.

I am especially loving heavenly. I did not care for that The Field Mice song, but maybe they have done other stuff that makes them worth giving another shot.

Behold! A Elk! fucked around with this message at 06:11 on Sep 9, 2012

J-Spot
May 6, 2002



It's been awhile since I've heard a new indie band that has gotten my attention, but lately I've been digging The Rogue Apostrophes. I'd recommend them to anyone who likes the early output of They Might Be Giants. They have the same kind of experimental, genre-hopping sensibility and dark yet goofy lyrics. Their first album is on Spotify and it's okay, but their second is much more polished and accessible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbkU9PRFt84
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQBAbBrAx4c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXuRQM6GyFc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7sM8YdXKQ

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

The new Tame Impala is fantastic, best album I've heard all year.

PatrickDomino
Apr 2, 2001
April's Fool.


New How to Dress Well is streaming over here. http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012...al-loss-stream/

Just started listening to it, but I have really been waiting for this album for months. Tom Krell has an amazing voice for a skinny white boy.

Also, the new Wild Nothing is good. Lacks the punch Gemini had, but I like it better in it's own right. I was friends with the guys down at Virginia Tech (when they were Jack and the Whale) I still have that album floating around somewhere... any interest in some proto-Wild Nothing? (I was given it to spread freely by the band, so no risk)

PatrickDomino fucked around with this message at 17:32 on Sep 10, 2012

ThatsMyBoye
Nov 21, 2006

I wish that I believed in fate
I wish I didn't sleep so late
I used to be carried in the arms of cheerleaders


Band of Horses' new one, Mirage Rock, is streaming over here at the P-fork.

Another good one in a year chock-full of them.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



^^^
Every time I see 'Band of Horses' and thinks it's 'I Break Horses'. So many horse bands...

Behold! A Elk! posted:

I realized about a few days ago that Belle and Sebastian accidentally became my favorite band. Does anyone have any recommendations in the style of "if you love [band] then you'll love [this band/these bands]"? I need more. I have everything they have released.

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

You also might dig Jeremy Messersmith, he's pretty solid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLR9c8LyZww

Also maybe Tennis?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DXBWzuwsxk

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

The first Tennis album was so good, and the second one was pretty bad. Make sure you listen to the first one if you haven't heard them.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



T Fowl posted:

The first Tennis album was so good, and the second one was pretty bad. Make sure you listen to the first one if you haven't heard them.

I wouldn't say it was bad, just kinda more of the same with the first being way better.

But I didn't really listen to it that much to be honest.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

appropriatemetaphor posted:

I wouldn't say it was bad, just kinda more of the same with the first being way better.

But I didn't really listen to it that much to be honest.

Yeah, the same as the first one sound wise, but as far as hooks and songwriting, much poorer.. aka not very good.

Schremp Howard
Jul 18, 2010

What attitude problem?

appropriatemetaphor posted:

Every time I see 'Band of Horses' and thinks it's 'I Break Horses'. So many horse bands...

I have a friend who's mostly into the deer bands, but I'm more of a bear guy. Bear Hands, Minus the Bear, Bear In Heaven, Bear vs. Shark, Grizzly Bear.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



Schremp Howard posted:

I have a friend who's mostly into the deer bands, but I'm more of a bear guy. Bear Hands, Minus the Bear, Bear In Heaven, Bear vs. Shark, Grizzly Bear.

Yeah I check gorilla vs bear pretty often for all my bear related needs.

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

around and around we go


doctor thodt posted:

First listen of the David Byrne/St. Vincent album: really great, but not at all what I expected. Lots of horns. Love it.
Nothing on the album quite lives up to "Who", but I don't think this is judged by the same rules as a solo effort. I want to hear each artist come through, and they do, and it's fun as poo poo. I love this.

WaterIsPoison
Nov 5, 2009


Found out about Now, Now and I just can't stop listening to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AInwQRyn76I

berenzen
Jan 23, 2012

Wings Out



Been listening a lot to the Joy Formidable, especially the two song that they've recently released that are on their next album. Wolf's Law and Cholla.

Got to see them live a week and a half ago as well, which was amazing.

Chamberk
Jan 11, 2004

when there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire


Jedit posted:

If you like the New Pornographers, check out the solo albums by Neko Case (early ones are listed as with Her Boyfriends, but it's all the same stuff). Middle Cyclone is probably closest to what you've heard, but I think you'll also enjoy Blacklisted and Fox Confessor Brings The Flood. Her first two albums were more countrified, so beware.

"Fox Confessor" is probably the best album to come out of that whole collective, but I'm a pretty unashamed Neko Case fan. "Twin Cinema" is my favorite TNP album, but "Electric Version" and "Challengers" are also very good. "Mass Romantic", their first, has some amazing songs, but the album as a whole is weak in my eyes. (I'm often alone in that opinion.) If you want a little more of their power-pop sound, check out AC Newman's solo stuff, and if you like the weirder songs, check out Dan Bejar's band Destroyer.

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

around and around we go


Yeah I'll second AC Newman's solo stuff, you really can't go wrong on The Slow Wonder, it's good song after good song.

SteelWav
Oct 11, 2007



PatrickDomino posted:

any interest in some proto-Wild Nothing? (I was given it to spread freely by the band, so no risk)

YES.

sylskull
Sep 14, 2012


is iamamiwhoami still a thing to anybody because kin is still rocking my worlds. it is my gap to the sophomore fever ray album that will never come.

Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

berenzen posted:

Been listening a lot to the Joy Formidable, especially the two song that they've recently released that are on their next album. Wolf's Law and Cholla.

Got to see them live a week and a half ago as well, which was amazing.

Seconding this: their live shows are incredible and Matt Thomas is a show in and of himself.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

You can hear the voice
Telling you to Love
It's the voice of MK Ultra
And you're doing what it wants


Serisothikos posted:

Seconding this: their live shows are incredible and Matt Thomas is a show in and of himself.

I missed them last time they were in NYC and I'm still sad about it. Stupid weekday shows, and right during my works busy season.

Hope they come back soon.

cheese eats mouse
Jul 6, 2007


Anyone recommend any bands similar to Phantogram?

I've been digging on MS MR lots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brJozYDT0Ts

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



They aren't that similar but check School Of Seven Bells, Phantogram themselves are fans of them and they occasionally got a similar sound going on.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

cheese eats mouse posted:

Anyone recommend any bands similar to Phantogram?

I've been digging on MS MR lots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brJozYDT0Ts

This is good stuff, but goddamn the new single every monday is pissing me off. Just release it already!

Although it is cool how they're releasing an official remix with each track plus the stems to remix your own.

http://msmrmusic.tumblr.com/

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


WaterIsPoison posted:

Found out about Now, Now and I just can't stop listening to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AInwQRyn76I

My old roommate went to high school with these cats, they're very popular here in MN and I'm digging them a lot now.

Mt. Modular
May 18, 2006



I am in love with the new Menomena album, Moms. Anyone else? They've always been super-consistently good, even though I think it took a while to warm up to some of the songs on Mines. Also, I really thought they'd have lost a critical component when Brent left the group, but it's like the other two members have gone into overdrive. It's surprisingly aggressive and really cohesive.

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


Mt. Modular posted:

I am in love with the new Menomena album, Moms. Anyone else? They've always been super-consistently good, even though I think it took a while to warm up to some of the songs on Mines. Also, I really thought they'd have lost a critical component when Brent left the group, but it's like the other two members have gone into overdrive. It's surprisingly aggressive and really cohesive.

I stumbled upon it just a couple days ago after not even knowing who they were, and it's been on constant rotation on my playlist since then. I am really enjoying it. Guess I will have to check out their older stuff now! Any recommendations?

Mt. Modular
May 18, 2006



thehoodie posted:

I stumbled upon it just a couple days ago after not even knowing who they were, and it's been on constant rotation on my playlist since then. I am really enjoying it. Guess I will have to check out their older stuff now! Any recommendations?

Friend and Foe is, in my opinion, their best. But "I am the Fun Blame Monster" (an anagram for "the first Menomena album") is also pretty fantastic.

Kinetica
Aug 16, 2011


I'm not sure if this has been posted, but if it has its a good reminder.

http://www.dogstarradio.com/search_...count=66&page=0

That link goes to the list of AltNation songs that have been played the last few days and has been where I've gotten a lot of my music from. It also seems to be the proving ground for new artists, as I've heard several bands that have made it big quite a while before hand (Foster the people come to mind especially).

Chamberk
Jan 11, 2004

when there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire


I couldn't ever get into I Am the Fun Blame Monster, but Friend and Foe is amazing and Mines is solid as well. Moms is fantastic, though - totally didn't expect that with Brent gone.

Admin Understudy
Apr 17, 2002

Captain Pope-tastic

Kinetica posted:

I'm not sure if this has been posted, but if it has its a good reminder.

http://www.dogstarradio.com/search_...count=66&page=0

That link goes to the list of AltNation songs that have been played the last few days and has been where I've gotten a lot of my music from. It also seems to be the proving ground for new artists, as I've heard several bands that have made it big quite a while before hand (Foster the people come to mind especially).

You should definitely dial that back 1 station to XMU

XMU is the indie rock station, and the springboard for bands you'll hear on AltNation in 6 months.

resident
Dec 22, 2005

Make it easy


If you missed Frank Ocean on SNL last night watch it cause he loving owned. John Mayer was pretty good too.

http://pitchfork.com/news/47857-wat...day-night-live/

guppiehaus
Sep 13, 2010


Hi,

For any acoustic song lovers here's Daughter's 'Youth'. I feel kind of mixed about her EP, but this track is killer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuC2sc-1CMU


Generationals haven't been mentioned here before, but I absolutely love them. I feel like the poster who was looking for more twee sounding music might like 'em as well. Here's 'Ten-Twenty-Ten'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2-4PTjB7Do.

'When They Fight, They Fight' is really simple, but catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w45SZvEKMME


If you're a fan of Rilo Kiley or generally like female-led poprock bands then check out Gold Motel. I heard they had some members from The Hush Sound, but I can't really be bothered to check. They're really easy to listen to pop. My favorites from them are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rjbj24R8c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2o9Tmo8M8


The Raveonettes recently released an album called 'Observator' and it's a pretty awesome piece. If you're into reverb heavy, dream like rock check them out. Here's 'She Owns The Streets',

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGBLKevkdUw


On topic of the new The xx album I really don't like it in comparison to their debut self titled. I think it's cool that they decided to emphasize more of the vocals and an almost soothing ambient vibe, but I personally think they simplified their music too much. Most of the people I've spoken to about the album feel the same way, but to each his own. I'm glad they're really cultivating their own style if anything.

guppiehaus fucked around with this message at 03:35 on Sep 17, 2012

cheese eats mouse
Jul 6, 2007


BonoMan posted:

This is good stuff, but goddamn the new single every monday is pissing me off. Just release it already!

Although it is cool how they're releasing an official remix with each track plus the stems to remix your own.

http://msmrmusic.tumblr.com/

I know! I hope they have a full album in the works. I've heard everything they're releasing now on YouTube already.

Orillion
Jun 14, 2011



Did you guys listen to Cat Power's last album "Sun"?

She now seems to be under antidepressant treatment, but i wouldn't say that she's radically changed. Most songs are more joyful and a bit more up-tempo than before, with more electronics thingies, which makes the LP more pop-ish, but i'm still not a fan. For reasons i don't fully understand, people around me seem to have a crush on "Ruin", but "3,6,9" is my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nl3Oo4-IQ4

On a completely different register, i like very much WhoMadeWho's latest album. It's in the exact same electro-pop vein as the previous one, similar to Hot Chip, New Order, the Presets etc.

Here's a video of "Running Man" and "The Sun":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucQ3lc4lkhY

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fits
Jan 1, 2008

Love Always,
The Captain


Mother Mother's new album is streaming

It's officially released tomorrow, I'm really enjoying what I've listened from it so far.

fits fucked around with this message at 22:14 on Sep 17, 2012

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