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Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

Gordong Dongbay posted:

They recently released a preview of another song "Speed of the Collapse" on their Facebook. I'm really excited to get my hands on their new album. Has anyone seen them live? I've heard they aren't that great of a live band so I'm hesitant to get a ticket for when they come to my area.

They're good live, I saw them in 2010. I've got tickets for them in September in a venue with good acoustics, so I have high hopes.

That preview is such a giant tease: the song just gets started and, welp, it's done! YWY is a good if not great song, and Speed of the Collapse looks promising, so I'll probably buy the album.

E: punctuation is hard.

Serisothikos fucked around with this message at 19:31 on May 23, 2012

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Italax
May 10, 2012

Part of the problem.

Serisothikos posted:

They're good live, I saw them in 2010. I've got tickets for them in September in a venue with good acoustics, so I have high hopes.

That preview is such a giant tease, the song just gets started and welp done! YWY is a good if not great song, and Speed of the Collapse looks promising, so I'll probably buy the album.

I've been listening to Speed the Collapse on and off throughout the day and the more I listen to it the more I like it. Trying to convince my friend to see them in live when they come over the the UK, as Metric are pretty much my favourite band.

Akbar
Nov 22, 2004

Hubba-
Hubba.



I loved their first album but listening to the second album made me think they took some of the best parts from earlier songs and then created some kind of self-formula. Then they recorded that formula 12 times. Seriously, Kate does that long-drawn-out word thing a ton of times and it got weird.

Walked
Apr 14, 2003



Hey, someone toss me a new album suggestion. I've been through this entire thread; but I literally have spotify on for 8hrs+ a day and that means I run through music insanely quick.

Latest two items that really hit me just right

The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Head and the Heard - The Head and the Heart

(that said, I can really throw The Head and the Heart the same level of endorsement I'd toss to The Lumineers).


edit: VVV Quick listen so far so good, will give an album a full run. Thanks VVV

Walked fucked around with this message at 14:25 on May 24, 2012

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Just discovered a group called The Drums through an errant song identification session. I was in the mall trying to Shazam (or the WP equivalent) a song I could barely hear. It was misidentified due to low volume, but The Drums came up instead and I totally dig 'em!

They're on Spotify.

Yoshifan823
Feb 19, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


Walked posted:

Hey, someone toss me a new album suggestion. I've been through this entire thread; but I literally have spotify on for 8hrs+ a day and that means I run through music insanely quick.

Latest two items that really hit me just right

The Lumineers - The Lumineers
The Head and the Heard - The Head and the Heart

(that said, I can really throw The Head and the Heart the same level of endorsement I'd toss to The Lumineers).


edit: VVV Quick listen so far so good, will give an album a full run. Thanks VVV

Not an album, but the We Are Hunted app on Spotify is a great sampler platter of a bunch of different bands.

drawkcab si eman ym
Jan 2, 2006



I just heard Dead Man's Bones

They are Ryan Gosling's band and have a kids choir. I haven't been able to stop listening to them for the last few days. They are hauntingly melodic and simple and imo really catchy. I hope you guys like them as much as I do.

Pa-Pa Power

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfCV4c-7hgc

skypunk
Apr 26, 2007

MY SMILE IS GONE FOR GOOD!


New Japandroids record next week!

http://stereogum.com/986031/japandr...ven-built/mp3s/

wizardofloneliness
Dec 30, 2008



Anyone listened to the new Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros? I thought their first album was pretty good, although I really only liked two or three songs from it.

RowsdowerHotline
Nov 5, 2003
Forum Crackwhore

A few years ago I saw a band from Houston, The Wild Moccasins, mentioned in a thread here. I quickly picked up Microscopic Metronomes, their first release, and fell in love. Admittedly, I'm kind of new to the "indie" rock scene but I was really blown away because the music was just tight; the music was intricate and co-singers Cody and Zahria have really great vocals that play off each other. I followed them still and then got Skin Collision Past which was another great bit of material. Well, I finally got a chance to see them live on the last show of their recent tour in a small intimate venue and man they killed it. They had a really great stage presence and everything was just fun. Their songs had more of a "pop hook" feel but afterwards, I helped them with some heavier equipment and they are without a doubt some of the nicest people I've ever met.

I mentioned how I was familiar with their work (they were playing alongside a local act that has a larger local following) and they were amazed that I came just to see them. I talked about the first record and how great it was and picked up some merchandise which Zahria happily signed for me then kind of gave me a nice hug. :3 I really like this band and I hope they get really big because they deserve it.

Orillion
Jun 14, 2011



Gordong Dongbay posted:

They recently released a preview of another song "Speed of the Collapse" on their Facebook. I'm really excited to get my hands on their new album. Has anyone seen them live? I've heard they aren't that great of a live band so I'm hesitant to get a ticket for when they come to my area.

I saw them a few years ago in a radio station's auditorium. Maybe this was because of the place (our chairs were waaaaay too cozy, and the whole room was the exact opposite of the usual beer-in-a-plastic-glass venue), but it's true they were a bit static. I'm gonna see them again in two months, so i'll keep you posted then.

interpunct
Aug 2, 2006

Bad girls think that you're being a boob punch



Apparently Metric held an online scavenger hunt for clues to unlocking a stream of their new album. Somehow the internet figured it all out just by guessing. Anyway, here's the link where you can stream their new album Synthetica, if anyone's interested:

http://soundcloud.com/metric-band/s...etica-1/s-HVnCN

interpunct fucked around with this message at 03:53 on May 30, 2012

TomWaitsForNoMan
May 28, 2003

By Any Means Necessary


I just got back from seeing Anais Mitchell live and I think I love her even more than I did, which I didn't think was possible. All her songs have an incredibly powerful emotional current behind them and it's only amplified when she plays live, it was a really incredible atmosphere. Her latest album is amazing too, one of my favourite releases in years

Here's a pretty good youtube clip of her playing the opening tracks in Iowa a few weeks back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrPkx33ePng

EDIT: this is my favourite track from the new album, which was also great live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1KG7jsaTrM

TomWaitsForNoMan fucked around with this message at 03:06 on May 30, 2012

Benadryl Brownie
Aug 18, 2005

Haway les gars



It sounds absolutely incredible. So pumped. I love the Gun Club cover too.

St0rmD
Sep 25, 2002

We shoulda just dropped this guy over the Middle East"



interpunct posted:

Apparently Metric held an online scavenger hunt for clues to unlocking a stream of their new album. Somehow the internet figured it all out just by guessing. Anyway, here's the link where you can stream their new album Synthetica, if anyone's interested:

http://soundcloud.com/metric-band/s...etica-1/s-HVnCN

Sweet! I'm liking Speed the Collapse and Breathing Underwater.

St0rmD fucked around with this message at 15:00 on May 30, 2012

cheese eats mouse
Jul 6, 2007


Dr. S.O. Feelgood posted:

Anyone listened to the new Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros? I thought their first album was pretty good, although I really only liked two or three songs from it.

Loved the first album. I'm having trouble getting into the newest one though.

I can't get enough of The Alabama Shakes right now. Probably going to be one of the first Roo bands I see this year.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


cheese eats mouse posted:

Loved the first album. I'm having trouble getting into the newest one though.

I can't get enough of The Alabama Shakes right now. Probably going to be one of the first Roo bands I see this year.

They're amazing! As funky as the time I saw Drive-By Truckers with Booker T or when I got into The Bellrays.
Did I miss it, or is there a thread for country rock and alt-country and folk?

Is anyone a fan of Jason Anderson. I've heard him described as an 'emo Springsteen', but he's a bit more joyous and uptempo than that. He's never got the attention of the other Springsteen-esque bands that are popping up, and I think he deserves it.

Here's El Paso, one of his best songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YbmTkI0x3E

cheese eats mouse
Jul 6, 2007


Count Chocula posted:

They're amazing! As funky as the time I saw Drive-By Truckers with Booker T or when I got into The Bellrays.
Did I miss it, or is there a thread for country rock and alt-country and folk?

I never saw one. I love alt-country and country rock. You should check out Ha HA Tonka and Dr. Dog. I posted Tonka earlier, but here's some Dr. Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_RvcS0PDoA

cheese eats mouse fucked around with this message at 16:37 on Jun 5, 2012

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


cheese eats mouse posted:

I never saw one. I love alt-country and country rock. You should check out Ha HA Tonka and Dr. Dog. I posted Tonka earlier, but here's some Dr. Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_RvcS0PDoA

Dr. Dog is amazing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XVVAIBBq-A

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

Grizzly Bear just released the first track of their new yet-to-be-named album, out Sept. 18.

"Sleeping Ute"

Goddamn I missed these guys.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


cheese eats mouse posted:

I never saw one. I love alt-country and country rock. You should check out Ha HA Tonka and Dr. Dog. I posted Tonka earlier, but here's some Dr. Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_RvcS0PDoA

I keep meaning to get into them.
Have you heard Josh Ritter or William Elliot Whitmore?

For some reason a lot of the old punks are turning into folk or country singers these days, like Tim Barry.

Gio
Jun 19, 2005



Been listening to Unknown Mortal Orchestra's self-titled debut lately. They're sort of a garage/lo-fi psych rock-pop band with some really catchy tunes. Great summer driving music, too. I don't know, the lo-fi production (particularly the drums) kinda remind me of The Beta Band or Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, actually. If this sounds like something you may sorta like then you should listen to a song or two of theirs instead of reading my terrible descriptions of their music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-36lCKovBg

And this is unlike the rest of the album but really cool, psych-punk if I had to come up with a name for it (a thing I'm terrible at doing which is why you should be listening instead!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqfWtqC4dZk

Gio fucked around with this message at 02:43 on Jun 6, 2012

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


I haven't listened to them, but I think a member used to be in The Mint Chicks, a great NZ punk band.

Indie Rocktopus
Feb 19, 2012

In the aeroplane
over the sea




I'm listening to the new Japandroids record and it's fantastic. There's a deeper streak of melancholy/nostalgia to the vocals and lyrics but the guitar is still absolutely gorgeous. The Onion AVClub review mentions this might be their last album, which is a shame - but two great records and a flameout feels more appropriate to the band's ethos than a long slog through mediocrity.
http://www.avclub.com/articles/japa...ion-rock,76966/

Indie Rocktopus fucked around with this message at 19:58 on Jun 6, 2012

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Indie Rocktopus posted:

I'm listening to the new Japandroids record and it's fantastic. There's a deeper streak of melancholy/nostalgia to the vocals and lyrics but the guitar is still absolutely gorgeous. The Onion AVClub review mentions this might be their last album, which is a shame - but two great records and a flameout feels more appropriate to the band's ethos than a long slog through mediocrity.
http://www.avclub.com/articles/japa...ion-rock,76966/

Yeah it's pretty drat good. It's also on Spotify for those wanting to hear it!

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Perhaps I need to reevaluate things with my life, but I don't really get a ton of melancholy, it mostly just seems like an insanely fun record too me. It's basically an entire record with nothing but the very best parts of songs (huge hooks, big guitar riffs, drums that make you want to play along on your steering wheel) with lots of lyrics about drinking and partying. There's a definite sense of nostalgia I guess, but it seems mostly like a "man that poo poo was awesome" sort. Or at least that's how I'm reading it anyway, because that poo poo is awesome.

Anyway, I wasn't in love with Post-Nothing, but this one is by far my favorite record of the year so far. People should check it out. It's basically perfect for blasting loud while you drive with the windows down.

e: basically it sounds exactly like an album titled "Celebration Rock" should sound.

MourningView fucked around with this message at 00:38 on Jun 7, 2012

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

WE HAVE TO CONTROL OUR ENVIRONMENT
IF YOU SEE ME POSTING OUTSIDE OF THE AUSPOL THREAD PLEASE TELL ME THAT I'M MISSED AND TO START POSTING AGAIN


I'm 30 seconds in and it fits my criteria for good music: I can imagine them playing with The Hold Steady. I've heard that the whole album's like that.

"A northern soul in southern lands
Will always find his way to southern hands" - These lyrics are very meaningful to me. I enjoy this album.

Count Chocula fucked around with this message at 00:45 on Jun 7, 2012

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


Anyone else listen to Wintersleep?

Welcome to The Night Sky is a freaking great album in my opinion and I (finally) just got their 2010 album New Inheritors. Not bad but nowhere near as good as WttNS. The lead singers voice seems to have changed in the 3 years between albums which I'm not crazy about. Now I learn that there's another album that either just came out or is coming out later this year? Anyone listened to it yet if it's out?

Some vids from WttNS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8IGgBqIio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-iW0zL2LI0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvbM...feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40aH...feature=related

Elphiem
Dec 4, 2005

CFC Fan

Has anyone heard of Team Me?

quote:

Team Me is a sextet musical group from Norway that plays pop music. Their 2011 debut studio album To the Treetops! won the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards (Spellemannprisen) in the category "Best Pop Group of the Year".[2]

Indie/Pop Sound

With My Hands Covering Both My Eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHSbf2FVJCU (This short version is better, the Album one is too long)

Come down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co2tf6DKW8k

Elphiem fucked around with this message at 13:24 on Jun 8, 2012

Aramoro
Jun 1, 2012






I think this is right thread for Bitter Ruin, they're currently unsigned as yet but you can get their music on Bandcamp and off their website here http://bitterruin.com/. They're kinda Cabaret (I first saw them live supporting Amanda Palmer), folky, indie kind of sounds. I'm not overally sure how to describe them.

bettsta
Jul 21, 2008


Epi Lepi posted:

Anyone else listen to Wintersleep?

I fuckin' love Wintersleep. IMO Night Sky is still their greatest--I listened to the newest single (Resuscitate) off the new album (Hello Hum) coming out on June 12 and wasn't impressed. I'll probably still buy it anyway, but few albums trump Night Sky in my mind.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Epi Lepi posted:

Anyone else listen to Wintersleep?

Welcome to The Night Sky is a freaking great album in my opinion and I (finally) just got their 2010 album New Inheritors. Not bad but nowhere near as good as WttNS. The lead singers voice seems to have changed in the 3 years between albums which I'm not crazy about. Now I learn that there's another album that either just came out or is coming out later this year? Anyone listened to it yet if it's out?

Some vids from WttNS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8IGgBqIio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-iW0zL2LI0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvbM...feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40aH...feature=related

Thanks for this. Never heard of 'em, but I'm enjoying it.

Elphiem
Dec 4, 2005

CFC Fan

Is it just me, or does Scandinavia have a mind-boggling amount of Indie Pop groups?

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



Not just you, there is a huge Twee and Indie Pop 'revival' going on there which along with the fact that some of the most influential modern Indie Pop artists originate there make it so that there is an extremely friendly environment there for new bands.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



Gio posted:

Been listening to Unknown Mortal Orchestra's self-titled debut lately. They're sort of a garage/lo-fi psych rock-pop band with some really catchy tunes. Great summer driving music, too. I don't know, the lo-fi production (particularly the drums) kinda remind me of The Beta Band or Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, actually. If this sounds like something you may sorta like then you should listen to a song or two of theirs instead of reading my terrible descriptions of their music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-36lCKovBg

And this is unlike the rest of the album but really cool, psych-punk if I had to come up with a name for it (a thing I'm terrible at doing which is why you should be listening instead!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqfWtqC4dZk

Yeah UMO is great! I can't wait for their next album which I hope will be a thing that occurs.

I've been digging No Joy lately. A shoegaze band.

https://vimeo.com/23839582

Elphiem
Dec 4, 2005

CFC Fan

Just put together a new playlist:

Indie & Dance Euphoria (Euphoric Feel-Good Indie & Dance Tracks. )
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL95DC883D6A0FB833

Eurekapile
Jan 9, 2008

don't horace around

I've been hearing awesome singles from these two bands in the past months and now the albums are out. Solid albums. And fully streamed here:

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
http://soundcloud.com/alt-j/sets/an-awesome-wave/

Django Django - Django Django
http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/liste...l-album-stream/

Edit: well poo poo, apparently Django has been out for months, how'd I miss it

Eurekapile fucked around with this message at 02:16 on Jun 9, 2012

Neeb
Oct 21, 2010


Count Chocula posted:

I haven't listened to them, but I think a member used to be in The Mint Chicks, a great NZ punk band.

That's the one. His brother (also from the Mint Chicks) just started a new band,[b]Opossom{/b], who are pretty sweet as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKd-KJ0mdQw

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



I'm hearing some cool stuff here.

I don't think Hospitality has been mentioned. They're kind of poppy but very musical and self possessed. I don't know if that makes sense, I'm not great at describing. They have a new self-titled album out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UNUNA-d8Wk

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Elphiem
Dec 4, 2005

CFC Fan

beatlegs posted:

I'm hearing some cool stuff here.

I don't think Hospitality has been mentioned. They're kind of poppy but very musical and self possessed. I don't know if that makes sense, I'm not great at describing. They have a new self-titled album out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UNUNA-d8Wk

I just discovered them too, they're on my playlist above.

I've only listened to 'Friends of Friends' so far.

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