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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


I'm a couple weeks behind the trend but fuuuuck Love this Giant is good! The packaging is really neat too, instead of a jewel case or a cardboard case it's a soft plastic pockety thing, and there's no real booklet, all the inserts are separate cards.

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Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
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thehoodie posted:

New Titus Andronicus leaked. It's called Local Business. I'm in the middle of my first listen as I type this, and it's good so far. Will probably take a few listens to truly appreciate, as with The Monitor, but it seems promising.

I can't wait to hear this. What are the lyrics like? More Civil War stuff? More about depression? More Dark Knight quotes? Will I still relate to every line?

Edit: The first song is so poppy, in a good way! Reminds me of locals The Smith Street Band, who just put another album out.

Between this and the Mountain Goats, I'll need a whole month to analyze the lyrics. I was surprised there was no site annotating The Monitor.

'In A Big City' continues some of the robotic imagery from some songs on The Monitor.

Has anyone heard Allo Darlin? Nice jangly twee style band, proper style pop and playing free this weekend.

Count Chocula fucked around with this message at 08:04 on Oct 3, 2012

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


Count Chocula posted:

I can't wait to hear this. What are the lyrics like? More Civil War stuff? More about depression? More Dark Knight quotes? Will I still relate to every line?

Edit: The first song is so poppy, in a good way! Reminds me of locals The Smith Street Band, who just put another album out.

It's a totally different direction than The Monitor, though that was expected. I'm loving it! There's a lot of bluegrass and some pop influence, and it really works well! I expect it will be in my AOTY considerations.

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


Their latest album's review recently popped on Pitchfork, but I've really been digging the synthpop goodness of Sun Airway's "Soft Fall."

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

Gio
Jun 19, 2005



Count Chocula posted:

Anyone heard Blues Control? I'm probably seeing them next week. Kinda low-fi punky stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlUyUvSaZKo
Yeah I have. I've only heard their s/t, though. "Boiled Peanuts" is a cool as hell song.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qach0wFtSOU

Rush Hour Renegade
Jul 8, 2008



Count Chocula posted:

Bob Mould is touring soon, playing the Sugar album Copper Blue it it's entirety. I may go.

Don't miss out on this show if it comes near you. I went to the Brooklyn show last month and it was amazing. He plays all of Copper Blue, about 3 or 4 new songs, then goes into lots of old stuff from Hüsker Dü, Sugar, and his solo material. The show here was free but I was going to pay to see it before it was moved to an outdoor venue.

Bloodmobile
Jun 15, 2012


Benadryl Brownie posted:

Kind of in a funk and can't find anything I like. So please, fire away with some suggestions. I'll listen to generally everything, but lately it's been a lot of John Maus, Molly Nilsson, Shellac, Lightning Bolt, Women and Big Black.

Basically, I like noise. However I've also been listening to tons of Drive By Truckers, Lucero, Smog and John Prine. So whatever.

I just need something new.

You might like His Electro Blue Voice, a band that the best way of describing I can come up with is to list the tags their releases are under on bandcamp:

bandcamp posted:

experimental noise post punk psych wave Italy

Their best releases are the heavy, droning Animal Verses 7":
http://hiselectrobluevoice.bandcamp...animal-verses-7

and their debut, Fog 7", that sounds like noisy, gothic surf rock:
http://hiselectrobluevoice.bandcamp.com/album/fog-7

Fame Throwa
Nov 3, 2007

Time to make all the decisions!

Has anyone listened to the new Matt & Kim album? I just got it and drat, its like if cocaine was music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSxzeOpQJ9c

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


Fame Throwa posted:

Has anyone listened to the new Matt & Kim album? I just got it and drat, its like if cocaine was music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSxzeOpQJ9c

Oh wow I totally forgot about this, too much music coming out these past few days, but I absolutely loved their last album, and this song is super catchy, so I'm definitely gonna check it out. Thanks for the tip!

McFoxigator
Jun 13, 2011

Life is full of twicky decisions...


Fame Throwa posted:

Has anyone listened to the new Matt & Kim album? I just got it and drat, its like if cocaine was music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSxzeOpQJ9c

I haven't been keeping up with Matt & Kim because I was sort of underwhelmed by Sidewalks but this is pretty good.

concerned mom
Apr 22, 2003

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

I found "Phillip's Head" by Bill O'Sullivan on Grooveshark a while ago and I keep coming back to it. His voice is really not what you'd expect and his songs are really catchy and well-played.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Phillip+s+Head/7852130

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEHOPTGW_9E

Orillion
Jun 14, 2011



Fame Throwa posted:

Has anyone listened to the new Matt & Kim album? I just got it and drat, its like if cocaine was music.

Wow, i definitely like this song. Gonna give the album an ear, thanks!

guppiehaus
Sep 13, 2010


Stars released a new album last month called The North and it's (so far) a really fun sounding piece of work. I'm gonna give it a couple more listens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3NvNUS9osQ

McFoxigator
Jun 13, 2011

Life is full of twicky decisions...


guppiehaus posted:

Stars released a new album last month called The North and it's (so far) a really fun sounding piece of work. I'm gonna give it a couple more listens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3NvNUS9osQ

Reminds me of Tanlines a little bit. Awesome track.

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


New Foxygen track dropped last week, I didn't even notice. I've been absolutely loving their EP "Take The Kids Off Broadway", definitely one of my albums of the year, and this is even better. These guys are gonna be big.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NKPvosj0A

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



thehoodie posted:

New Foxygen track dropped last week, I didn't even notice. I've been absolutely loving their EP "Take The Kids Off Broadway", definitely one of my albums of the year, and this is even better. These guys are gonna be big.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NKPvosj0A

I really think they're way too good to be big.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
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I can't get over how good Two Car Garage are, or how ignored. It seems like honest country rock bands with great lyrics like these guys or Lucero or J Roddy Walsh and the Business or Jason Anderson either get lumped in with punk bands or otherwise ignored, while the 'indie' press like Pitchfork and The Quietus focuses on music and not lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oED6ER6Zs3w - Folksinger's Heart

quote:

Now I'm twenty-five years old. No money, no plan, no street of gold.
It was arrogant to think from the start you were the only backyard Dylan with a folksinger's heart
And now that the romance is dead, I've still got these songs ringing in my head
And it keeps me awake and down, every time I'm leaving town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOanKtmdi7s - Your Humble Narrator

quote:

Waking up to cassette tapes and ashtrays all filled up from the night before
Smoke-filled lungs and tapes full of songs and a stranger laying on the floor
Some girls will kiss and some girls will shake in the morning with blood filled eyes
But the sun has a way of making us pay for our reverie-filled nights

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

Proudly supporting vanilla legends 1994-2014



beatlegs posted:

I really think they're way too good to be big.

Hipster sighted, transmitting co-ordinates. Move to position Tango and await my signal. Do you copy, over.


A question. I know of an artist who has over 800k Last.fm plays, some TV time and quite a few celebrity fans, but has not had any significant impact in the US. SA being a primarily American forum, is it appropriate to pimp them in this thread?

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Anybody hear anything about a new Owen Pallett album anytime soon?

sparksbloom
Apr 30, 2006


Jedit posted:


Hipster sighted, transmitting co-ordinates. Move to position Tango and await my signal. Do you copy, over.


A question. I know of an artist who has over 800k Last.fm plays, some TV time and quite a few celebrity fans, but has not had any significant impact in the US. SA being a primarily American forum, is it appropriate to pimp them in this thread?

Indie is all relative, I don't think anyone's going to yell at you.

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011

Proudly supporting vanilla legends 1994-2014



Bleusman posted:

Indie is all relative, I don't think anyone's going to yell at you.

It's not that. I recall at one point seeing in an OP a prohibition on talking about artists with tons of scrobbles; it may have been an earlier iteration of this thread.

Punch Card
Sep 13, 2005

by Ralp


Jedit posted:

It's not that. I recall at one point seeing in an OP a prohibition on talking about artists with tons of scrobbles; it may have been an earlier iteration of this thread.

There was a "Post amazing bands no one has heard of" thread where people who posted bands with huge numbers of last.fm listens were mocked and probated. That's a different thread though, so you should be quite safe. I'd like to hear of this band!

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



Half the bands talked about in here are fairly well known (Titus Andronicus for example) but I don't think anybody minds posting about them as long as they are actually good (see Titus Andronicus).

However, gently caress Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes.

toby
Dec 4, 2002



I like fleet foxes but not mumford & sons. Hope this helps.

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

around and around we go


Davincie posted:

Half the bands talked about in here are fairly well known (Titus Andronicus for example) but I don't think anybody minds posting about them as long as they are actually good (see Titus Andronicus).
People should talk about whatever bands they want, but I do wish there was more talking about them. The thread tends to be a stream of people posting local band they just discovered one after another. I'd love for someone to post a band and for there to be actual replies and discussion about them. Rather than just a stream of advertisements.

I'll start.

Father John Misty. Love him. Every Man Needs a Companion the strongest track on the album. Your thoughts?

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

MC Fruit Stripe posted:

Father John Misty. Love him. Every Man Needs a Companion the strongest track on the album. Your thoughts?

It's actually titled "Everyman Needs a Companion" (changes the meaning)

On balance, I enjoy Fear Fun more than Helplessness Blues (although "Now I'm Learning to Love the War" is kind of dumb lyrically).

"Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" is one of my favorite songs of the year. Plus it has a fun video starring Aubrey Plaza! :iamafag: Link

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

around and around we go


I'm too obtuse to catch the difference or how it changes the song!

The lyric "I never liked the name Joshua / I got tired of J" is amazing, and I love Now I'm Learning to Love the War, so harumph.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



I, as someone who obviously doesn't care for the Fleet Foxes, quite enjoyed FJM. Looking through my played list it appears I like 'Nancy From Now On' the most. It's a good enough album and I enjoy the slight subversiveness of the lyrics.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Mumford & Sons opened up a pop-up shop in Sydney for a week where you apparently drink whiskey and listen to their new album. There was no way I was going.

Anyone like First Aid Kit? They're a neat little alt-folk band, but I'm not sure they're worth $60 at the Opera House. When did 'indie' get so gentle anyway? I love my twee and indie pop, but there seems to be a new level of inoffensiveness in the Bon Iver/Mumford crowd.

http://m.pitchfork.com/features/art...6-twee-as-gently caress/

Old, great article about twee. I've been listening to Heavenly and Tullycraft lately, and seeing Blues Control tonight.

There's a new Go-Betweens retrospective album coming out, but I don't know if it's getting an international release.

guppiehaus
Sep 13, 2010


MC Fruit Stripe posted:

People should talk about whatever bands they want, but I do wish there was more talking about them. The thread tends to be a stream of people posting local band they just discovered one after another. I'd love for someone to post a band and for there to be actual replies and discussion about them. Rather than just a stream of advertisements.

I'll start.

Father John Misty. Love him. Every Man Needs a Companion the strongest track on the album. Your thoughts?

I agree! I would also love to hear more from you guys regarding shows you go to with uploaded pictures and details on how the artist was live so that other goons can use the thread as a little heads up . I tried to do so with my earlier post about the Blind Pilot concert I went to.

I can't really contribute to the whole Fleet Foxes and Father John Misty discussion, although I will say that I dislike Mumford & Sons for some reason I can't really put into words. I mean I like The Great Lake Swimmers which is stylistically pretty similar, if a little slower.

I'm gonna second that the new the Mountain Goats album is pretty awesome. I haven't been able to listen to it thoroughly but I always dig the way that Darnielle puts such subtle noises into his songs. It's a beautiful thing. That weird distorted voice in Until I Am Whole gave me chills the first time I heard it.

Delta Spirit is playing in Los Angeles in early November so I'll definitely be posting some pictures and let you guys know how they are live! Can't wait to stare into the lead singer's crazy eyes while he sings about California to me.

Also, Teen Daze is getting ready to release their new album The Inner Mansions this coming November and it's sounding pretty great. I'm sad that the whole chillwave thing is fading away cause I just want to hear more tracks like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZZ-aHSatfI

guppiehaus fucked around with this message at 22:01 on Oct 8, 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


Count Chocula posted:

When did 'indie' get so gentle anyway? I love my twee and indie pop, but there seems to be a new level of inoffensiveness in the Bon Iver/Mumford crowd.

I think it's just the broadening of the genre/label.

semicolonsrock
Aug 26, 2009

chugga chugga chugga

So, what are some good bands like Mother Mother and Why? (I'm not saying the two are alike, just two requests)

In other news,the Menzingers album is probably my favorite this year so far.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Another Mountain Goats interview: http://pitchfork.com/features/inter...mountain-goats/

quote:

Pitchfork: You started putting out Mountain Goats albums in the midst of 1990s indie culture, which some associate with generational cynicism.

JD: People are afraid of not looking cool, which involves dismissive and exclusionary stances. I grew up in Claremont, Calif., and when we would all go to L.A., we'd always worry that we weren't fitting in. When our bands would try to play there, we'd get a big "no" from all the clubs. We didn't know any of the right people. So we constructed our own scene where there were bands that you could not, for the life of you, try to figure out what they were trying to accomplish-- but you'd find the beat and nod your head to it. There's been a movement over the past few years toward focusing on good-hearted things that bring pleasure. Thrash kids back in the day talked about being badass, wicked, and evil. Those were all positive terms in that scene. You learn to present dark things without including their ability to harm, treasuring them for what they are.

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


MC Fruit Stripe posted:

People should talk about whatever bands they want, but I do wish there was more talking about them. The thread tends to be a stream of people posting local band they just discovered one after another. I'd love for someone to post a band and for there to be actual replies and discussion about them. Rather than just a stream of advertisements.

I'll start.

Father John Misty. Love him. Every Man Needs a Companion the strongest track on the album. Your thoughts?

Father John Misty covered my favorite band in the world for AV Undercover and did a great job of it so I'm going to have to buy the album eventually as thanks.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/who-...-realize,70700/

Eurekapile
Jan 9, 2008

don't horace around

Jewellers - Lakeswimmer

Self described as electronic ambient electronica funk soul.

This album has all the perfect sound textures and little effects and in all the right combination to hook into my brain. I've enjoyed this countless times so far this year. Looking around on the internet there is hardly anything out there about it. So I wanted to share, full album streaming: http://jewellersmusic.com/album/lakeswimmer


The second track reminds me of when a computer hard freezes and leaves the audio looping a small chunk of sound. In a good way.

Mr. Tibbs
Aug 3, 2012

They call me Mister Tibbs!


thehoodie posted:

New Foxygen track dropped last week, I didn't even notice. I've been absolutely loving their EP "Take The Kids Off Broadway", definitely one of my albums of the year, and this is even better. These guys are gonna be big.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NKPvosj0A

This is my friend's band. It is so awesome to see them get the recognition they deserve.

Mr. Tibbs
Aug 3, 2012

They call me Mister Tibbs!


Has anyone heard of the band Summer Fiction? My friend gave me their album last year and I've been really digging it. I know their music has appeared on some network shows, but I've never heard anyone talk about them.

Music has got a nice indie rock retro feel. Vaguely haunting vocals. I'm struggling coming up with some more music to compare it to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PObMPR6TG0

McFoxigator
Jun 13, 2011

Life is full of twicky decisions...


This might be a super out dated fact but despite Console Warriors' self-titled EP being out since April of this year, I just noticed now that it's available for name-your-price download on their website. Also it's very good. And if you don't know of Console Warriors, which is very possible, they're often popular among people who fancy Two Door Cinema Club and Minus the Bear type acts.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Franz Nicolay, former accordion player and keyboardist for the Hold Steady and a man who's played with everyone from World/Inferno to Amanda Palmer to, um, annoying steampunk musician Voltaire has an awesome new album out, Do The Struggle.

Here's Hearts of Boston, which sounds nothing like the Dropkick Murphies song suggested by its title: http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes...-hearts-of--mp3

The rest of the album is awesome too.

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bows1
May 16, 2004

Chill, whale, chill


I haven't seen this posted yet, but I can't stop listenin to the new PAWS album, Cokefloat! out on FatCat records. I would say they are similar to Wavves but way better.

Check out their album streaming on Soundcloud.

http://soundcloud.com/fatcatrecords...aws-cokefloat-1

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