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Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

look at this thing-a-ma-jiggers huge jowls


New Dirty Projectors song is pretty great

https://youtu.be/FyU5dHmmFmE

Also their latest tiny desk at home performance is so good.

https://youtu.be/DSgJ_6sOBB8

Iím actually curious how they did this ó is there a video chat app with low enough latency that they could actually perform live? Or did each person individually record their part and have them edited together?

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excellent bird guy
Jan 1, 2020




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePaHG6g7uFw
This ironic song is nonironically very, very good.The Rutles! Now that's what I call pop.

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.


Grimey Drawer

Sharks Eat Bear posted:

New Dirty Projectors song is pretty great

https://youtu.be/FyU5dHmmFmE

I seriously think this came out of Longstreth listening to Desafinado and thinking "I want to make people wince like that too". I love it.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




Shredded Hen

What did y'all think of the new Bright Eyes? I only listened once but I was disappointed

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


Sharks Eat Bear posted:

Modest Mouse thread derail continues. Album ranking. Full length studio only.

LCW
Long Drive
BNOS
M&A
WWD
Good News
everything else

My Modest Mouse Hot Take is that No One's First and You're Next is their best overall release ever.

As far as LPs go, I started with Good News and that's still my favorite but they're all good. Yes, even the newest one.

I've seen them more than any other band I think. Saw them open for REM in 2008, saw them at the Wellmont in 2010, at Governor's Ball in 2012, at Forest Hills with Brand New in 2014, at Prospect Park in 2015, and at Kings Theatre in 2018. The Wellmont show was probably my favorite, they did The Whale Song and it was amazing. I feel lucky as only the last show I saw wasn't fantastic. It wasn't a bad show at all, but Isaac had a cold during that part of the tour and it threw off the rhythm of some of the songs. He sounded okay but they kind of rushed through some of the songs.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

look at this thing-a-ma-jiggers huge jowls


Epi Lepi posted:

My Modest Mouse Hot Take is that No One's First and You're Next is their best overall release ever.

That is a thermonuclear take. Just listened to it again for the first time in years, and I enjoyed it, but would still put it below Good News on my list. Just out of curiosity - does it hold a special nostalgic meaning for you?

surf rock
Aug 12, 2007



Sharks Eat Bear posted:

Modest Mouse thread derail continues. Album ranking. Full length studio only.

LCW
Long Drive
BNOS
M&A
WWD
Good News
everything else

Best to worst:

LCW
M&A
Good News
"Secret Agent X-9" from Sad Sappy Sucker
WWD
BNOS
Long Drive
Strangers

prayer group
May 31, 2011

$#$%^&@@*!!!


Here's a couple things I can't get enough of recently.

First here's Skating Polly, a band that was apparently really popular for established rock musicians to rep for a while. The drummer of Flaming Lips used to wear their shirts at shows. Anyway their singer is super young, she was 16 when this album came out. Lots of natural talent, she does a pretty startlingly spot-on Courtney Love on a few songs but this one's sweeter and less screechy. Heavy Plumtree vibes, very earnest, reminds me a lot of being in love in high school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNdiPi6Sy3o

We're gonna change gears to post-punk for the next one. This is Sweeping Promises, a brand-new Boston band. Pretty minimal three-piece doing what would ordinarily be by-the-book post-punk but their singer is loving astonishing. Crazy pipes on her, in a genre normally defined by pretty restrained performances. The back half of the album has that cool, sophisticated sound that Omni pull off so well, but with a female singer it's even more unique and classy sounding. She's also not a hot, skinny white girl, which is very cool. Blue and Falling Forward are standouts for sure, but honestly the whole album is just impeccably made. An absolute, front-to-back banger of a first album. Very excited to hear more from them.

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

air-
Sep 24, 2007

Who will win the greatest battle of them all?


gently caress this stupid year

https://twitter.com/powertriptx/sta...414088805126149

LooksLikeABabyRat
Jun 26, 2008

Oh yeah, I'd nibble that cheese.



Iím so upset I never got to see them. RIP to a great frontman.

whos that broooown
Dec 10, 2009


So many early Modest Mouse fans here and not one appears to give a gently caress about Unwound's bassist dying.

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



Rageaholic posted:

What did y'all think of the new Bright Eyes? I only listened once but I was disappointed
Iím actually pleasantly surprised. Just because I did not really connect with anything from his past couple solo albums and Better Oblivion Community Center and figured it would be more of the same. The first couple tracks were a little boring and had me worried, but I feel like it really picks up. I think itís the Nate Walcott + Mike Mogis effect. And itís getting better on every listen!

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


Sharks Eat Bear posted:

That is a thermonuclear take. Just listened to it again for the first time in years, and I enjoyed it, but would still put it below Good News on my list. Just out of curiosity - does it hold a special nostalgic meaning for you?

I don't think so, not in particular. I just think it's a rock solid release, no duds on the album and I've Got it All (Most) and The Whale Song are two of my favorite songs from them ever.

Kramdar
Jun 21, 2005

Radmark says....Worship Kramdar

Ham Wrangler

whos that broooown posted:

So many early Modest Mouse fans here and not one appears to give a gently caress about Unwound's bassist dying.

I had to look up Unwound.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

look at this thing-a-ma-jiggers huge jowls


Epi Lepi posted:

I don't think so, not in particular. I just think it's a rock solid release, no duds on the album and I've Got it All (Most) and The Whale Song are two of my favorite songs from them ever.

yeah no shade, it's solid. I've Got It All (Most) is the standout for me

I randomly decided to listen to Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle by Bill Callahan, which I'd tried a few times over the years but it never clicked. This time, some of it clicked! These two in particular are my favs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh1cEezN9_M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HYDZo8xOCg

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi7sGgVRo5g

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


RIP Mike Noga, drummer for The Drones: https://youtu.be/IdoGoM4YlaY

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

Please leave the room if you think this might offend you.


Grimey Drawer

I, Butthole posted:

RIP Mike Noga, drummer for The Drones: https://youtu.be/IdoGoM4YlaY

Well drat.

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

prayer group posted:

We're gonna change gears to post-punk for the next one. This is Sweeping Promises, a brand-new Boston band. Pretty minimal three-piece doing what would ordinarily be by-the-book post-punk but their singer is loving astonishing. Crazy pipes on her, in a genre normally defined by pretty restrained performances. The back half of the album has that cool, sophisticated sound that Omni pull off so well, but with a female singer it's even more unique and classy sounding. She's also not a hot, skinny white girl, which is very cool. Blue and Falling Forward are standouts for sure, but honestly the whole album is just impeccably made. An absolute, front-to-back banger of a first album. Very excited to hear more from them.

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

I liked this quite a bit, and then after the album was done my spotify started playing "Crack Cloud"? Which was also really good.

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002



Grimey Drawer

excellent bird guy posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePaHG6g7uFw
This ironic song is nonironically very, very good.The Rutles! Now that's what I call pop.

please dont poo poo up this thread too

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


This isn't a particularly new release, but Haley Heynderickx's 'I Need To Start A Garden' has felt like a very apropos album for the moment, and there's some great songs on it. Definitely in the same general vein as like, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers etc. but more melodic folk.

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

Sharks Eat Bear posted:

yeah no shade, it's solid. I've Got It All (Most) is the standout for me

I randomly decided to listen to Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle by Bill Callahan, which I'd tried a few times over the years but it never clicked. This time, some of it clicked! These two in particular are my favs

Thanks for linking those, I similarly have been going through his back catalog as Smog (for whatever reason) and I forgot how much I liked a lot of it. 'Let's Move To The Country' is still real solid as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzZL_gXwJEQ

Also, what a remarkable album cover he chose to put on that one.

RubberLuffy
Mar 31, 2011


New Good Kid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZA376KNVX4

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004




Despite the absolute tearing into of the Killers on the last page, I am really enjoying their new album. I think I have the benefit though of not really discovering them until this year. Spaceman is my favorite track of theirs across all of their albums, and I don't have a favorite track yet on Imploding the Mirage.

Open to recommendations of similar bands.

prayer group
May 31, 2011

$#$%^&@@*!!!


captainOrbital posted:

I liked this quite a bit, and then after the album was done my spotify started playing "Crack Cloud"? Which was also really good.

Crack Cloud rules. My favorite track is this non-album single. Starts out pretty severe and loosens up in kind of a surprising way, it's not really like anything else they've released.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6VHmmZrIDk

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



I said come in! posted:

Despite the absolute tearing into of the Killers on the last page, I am really enjoying their new album. I think I have the benefit though of not really discovering them until this year. Spaceman is my favorite track of theirs across all of their albums, and I don't have a favorite track yet on Imploding the Mirage.

Open to recommendations of similar bands.

the war on drugs takes the same heartland rock/springsteen inspirations but goes much more intricate and chill with it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsoqmFL1vlU

curious: any of y'all watch any of these quarantine paid livestream concerts happening over the next few months? seems like a lotta bands (especially ones with releases coming up) are realizing they aren't touring anytime soon and are doing $10/$15 streams, some of which come with album bundles and such.

i saw one of IDLES's three streams last weekend, and while they're a solid studio band and an incredible live band, they're... not exactly radiohead when it comes to "live from the studio" performances. they posted the setlists for the shows in advance, which, while making it easy to decide which to buy, did kinda take away from the usual "what are they gonna play next???" mystique. this channel has all of their songs up, it looks like (i don't think this is filez since you can't actually buy a recording of it; it's basically just like a concert bootleg), though i swear the sound mixing is worse on them than it was on the original stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d42CNfE05rM

same day, i caught orville peck's "second annual rodeo" stream, which i really dug. orville peck didn't connect with me at all when his album came out last year, and i immediately brushed off what i heard from it as way too cheesy for my tastes. then i caught a video of "take you back" live and completely did a 180; what i had assumed was a gimmick was a genuine performance. i was hoping to see him this year and, well, that didn't work out, so i was super in for a one hour concert.

a fun detail about this show was that it actually had an hour of openers (three back to back sets, i think, tho i missed the first one). orville's performance was fantastic and absolutely would have killed on the road, and i was so glad he did the stream. similarly you can't buy an archive, and unfortunately there's no full show rips on youtube, but you can at least see his fuckin incredible cover of smalltown boy, a song i totally considered uncoverable before this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxK--wjPRGU

there's two other streams I know of coming up:

* Hot Chip on the 5th. this one's weird since it has different "airing times" but I'm pretty sure they're just filming one set and reairing it. what bothers me about this one is there's no on-demand (the two streams I've bought so far had 24 hour on-demand, so if your internet died or whatever you could rewatch it), which is especially dumb if they're recording it for "re-airing" anyways. i'm bummed because I absolutely adore Hot Chip but I think I'll just hope a good rip of this pops up

* future islands are doing a livestream on october 9, the day their new album comes out. this one also doesn't let you rewatch it but i'll probably gamble on it since i love future islands and at least it will be actually live. i expect/hope this is just an hour and 15 minutes of samuel herring staring directly into the camera while singing, never breaking eye contact

prayer group posted:

We're gonna change gears to post-punk for the next one. This is Sweeping Promises, a brand-new Boston band.

i'm extremely burned out on modern post-punk (all downhill since that first preoccupations album) but i actually really dig this, thanks for sharing!

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 07:51 on Sep 1, 2020

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



i ended up buying the hot chip livestream since i've got nothing going on this afternoon and it's pretty good, seems like the same setlist they played last year but they've got a lotta fuckin bangers to put together in a row. recommend buying the restream tonight if you like them at all

they've got an actual crowd which i have mixed feelings about, but the setup is cute, it's at a historic theme park



i'd feel better if those pods were strictly, like, household based, since if you're just goin with your mates you're sort of missing the "social" part of "social distancing," but hopefully it goes okay

e: now everyone in the pods have just run down to the center and front of the aisle on these wide shots, lmao. this is why i do not go outside these days

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 20:39 on Sep 5, 2020

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82qoobOs1go

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

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Grimey Drawer

New Sylvan Esso. My favorite track I've heard from the new album by far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9z15pmBtOs

Poopelyse
Jan 21, 2011

Set phasers to maximum stunning



Future Islands live stream concert thingy coming in October. Tickets are $15


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

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

was it one of y'all that mentioned Origami Angel/Somewhere City bc I'm trying to figure out where i heard about this and i love this record

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


captainOrbital posted:

was it one of y'all that mentioned Origami Angel/Somewhere City bc I'm trying to figure out where i heard about this and i love this record



YOU'LL HAVE TO SEE

THERE'S JUST SOMETHING IN THE AIR UP HERE

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

i want poppy to cover a sleigh bells song or vice versa

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Trig Discipline posted:

New Sylvan Esso. My favorite track I've heard from the new album by far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9z15pmBtOs

Great song *and* video

Slandible
Apr 30, 2008



captainOrbital posted:

i want poppy to cover a sleigh bells song or vice versa

I can get behind this.

resident
Dec 22, 2005

Make it easy


The new Flaming Lips is really enjoyable as work from home background music. I need to grab some headphones, and listen a little more carefully later.

E: looks like Pitchfork approves as well FWIW

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




Shredded Hen

resident posted:

The new Flaming Lips is really enjoyable as work from home background music. I need to grab some headphones, and listen a little more carefully later.

E: looks like Pitchfork approves as well FWIW
I'm listening for the first time now and it's the most I've enjoyed a Lips album since The Terror (excluding that Soft Bulletin live album from last year because that owned).

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




Shredded Hen

The first new Doves album in 11 years is out today too!

I was really hoping I'd like it but nothing about it hits quite as hard as stuff from Some Cities/The Last Broadcast for me

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


Another new track from the upcoming Future Islands, video starring Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYI1T0BwO70

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

New Sufjan track dropped today. The album comes out next week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56bU7xAU1tM

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Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




Shredded Hen

Nihonniboku posted:

New Sufjan track dropped today. The album comes out next week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56bU7xAU1tM
This is gonna be one of the best albums of the year.

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