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Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004

Tenochtitlan, looking east.


The New Pornographers might be up there. Mass Romantic -> Electric Version -> Twin Cinema.

Also Bjork if we stretch the definition of 'indie' a bit (in the UK her records came out on One Little Indian, in the US on Elektra).

edit: Wait no, it's Joanna Newsom.

Glare Seethe fucked around with this message at 17:38 on Sep 23, 2020

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Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



Wire.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

Real Name Grover posted:

I mean, the first Fleet Foxes LP is held in pretty high regard and oh hey they just dropped LP #4 out of virtually nowhere

https://twitter.com/pitchfork/statu...0613782530?s=20

All four of their albums are masterpieces.

The lyrics to Sunblind are great/sad.

https://genius.com/Fleet-foxes-sunblind-lyrics

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




Fun Shoe

If someone included LCD Soundsystem I can include The Presets. (give up ep doesn't count) - Beams, Apocalypto, Pacifica, all three masterpieces.

Agreed on New Pornographers

Would also include The Weakerthans (Fallow, Left and Leaving, Reconstruction Site)

as well as Cake (Motorcade of Generosity, Fashion Nugget, Prolonging the Magic)

thrilla in vanilla
Oct 9, 2012





I saw cake at a festival and they loving sucked and had the worst fratty crowd. Ok thatís my story

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




My only complaint about Twin Cinema is that The Bleeding Heart Show is not the last track on the album. That's like the song you play at the end of the world.

The Battle Axe
Mar 30, 2011



exquisite tea posted:

My only complaint about Twin Cinema is that The Bleeding Heart Show is not the last track on the album. That's like the song you play at the end of the world.

This always bothered me too. Glad Iím not alone.

Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?


exquisite tea posted:

My only complaint about Twin Cinema is that The Bleeding Heart Show is not the last track on the album. That's like the song you play at the end of the world.

My biggest problem with that it starts fading out before the song just comes to a conclusion anyway.

Pick one or the other, New Pornographers!

Their last album was really good, and definitely a stronger effort overall than their last few (which weren't bad, but tended to lose steam after a side or so).

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




New Sufjan and Sylvan Esso tonight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs

Katana_Warrior
Dec 25, 2009



Mercury rev's first three of Yerself Is Steam/boces/see you on the other side were pretty great, SYOTOS being a little lesser imo, but holds a place in my heart for being the album i was listening to during my final dxm sesh, in which i Puked A Lot. Their first singer was way better tho.

Imhotep
Nov 16, 2009






The new Fleet Foxes is so good, which isnít surprising but I think he just keeps getting better and better or at least as I get older and listen to indie music less, I appreciate the style of arrangements heís been gravitating towards and the like modern classical and art pop influences. The sort of unexpectedly overt Steve Reich style strings on ĎCradling Mother, Cradling Womaní are so good and that track also samples an unused Brian Wilson vocal take I guess, but it still sounds very Fleet Foxes.

Idk where to post about the new Oneohtrix Point Never, but itís real good and more Ďindieí than most of his other stuff, I guess aside from Black Snow, but that was a very poppy single on an album of weird and unpoppy music. https://youtu.be/MYr5MypHAhQ
I actually like this track more, but I love all three tracks he put out, one is like 22 seconds long though. But this one is more like R plus 7 or something with the lo fi tape warble that the other track has https://youtu.be/EH0pcBZMfEg

Nateron
Mar 9, 2009

What spit?


Imhotep posted:

The new Fleet Foxes is so good, which isnít surprising but I think he just keeps getting better and better or at least as I get older and listen to indie music less, I appreciate the style of arrangements heís been gravitating towards and the like modern classical and art pop influences. The sort of unexpectedly overt Steve Reich style strings on ĎCradling Mother, Cradling Womaní are so good and that track also samples an unused Brian Wilson vocal take I guess, but it still sounds very Fleet Foxes.

Idk where to post about the new Oneohtrix Point Never, but itís real good and more Ďindieí than most of his other stuff, I guess aside from Black Snow, but that was a very poppy single on an album of weird and unpoppy music. https://youtu.be/MYr5MypHAhQ
I actually like this track more, but I love all three tracks he put out, one is like 22 seconds long though. But this one is more like R plus 7 or something with the lo fi tape warble that the other track has https://youtu.be/EH0pcBZMfEg

Oh poo poo. Didnít know heís got new stuff out. Replica may be one my favorite albums of all time. Thanks

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

I can't remember
what she came here for

I can't remember
much of anything
anymore




This new Sufjan is great so far, drat.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



Katana_Warrior posted:

Mercury rev's first three of Yerself Is Steam/boces/see you on the other side were pretty great, SYOTOS being a little lesser imo, but holds a place in my heart for being the album i was listening to during my final dxm sesh, in which i Puked A Lot. Their first singer was way better tho.

Add Cartwheel back on like it should be and it makes it in easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ZErVNm-qI

hughesta
Jun 12, 2012

i know its super duper kooper
cool like up the bitches snitches


Rageaholic posted:

This new Sufjan is great so far, drat.
I quite liked it, I think some of the tracks on the first half of the record could feel a little too standard at times for what I was looking for from this record but the second half is nonstop excellent

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Rageaholic posted:

This new Sufjan is great so far, drat.

hughesta posted:

I quite liked it, I think some of the tracks on the first half of the record could feel a little too standard at times for what I was looking for from this record but the second half is nonstop excellent

It's definitely a dense album that is going to take a few listens to really fully digest, but I felt the same way about Age of Adz which is my favorite album.

There are definitely some absolutely stellar standout tracks like "Make Me an Offer I Can't Refuse," "Ativan," and "The Ascension." It's interesting that the singles he released leading up to the album aren't even the best on the album, but I guess that's one way not to let people don't.

I will say though that limiting the number of instruments to just a synth and drum machine has resulted in some of the songs sounding kind of same-y.

Edit: Adding "I wanna die happy" to the list of standout tracks
Edit: And "Landslide". Or, "LAAAAAAAAAAAANDSLIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE"

Nihonniboku fucked around with this message at 13:15 on Sep 25, 2020

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

It's going to be hard for me to really let go of Big Orchestral Sufjan. I loved the balance he struck on Adz. He's obviously no stranger to minimalism, as some of his best songs are simple banjo-plucking things, but for a whole album it can be a little frustrating. Except Carrie & Lowell which obviously merited that approach because of the subject matter. In truth there are actually tons of layers here, but since they're almost all synth, it's a little hard to pick them out.

It's still early. We'll see.

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Sir Lemming posted:

It's going to be hard for me to really let go of Big Orchestral Sufjan. I loved the balance he struck on Adz. He's obviously no stranger to minimalism, as some of his best songs are simple banjo-plucking things, but for a whole album it can be a little frustrating. Except Carrie & Lowell which obviously merited that approach because of the subject matter. In truth there are actually tons of layers here, but since they're almost all synth, it's a little hard to pick them out.

It's still early. We'll see.

I'm still praying that someday we'll see a studio recording of "Majesty Snowbird," probably his greatest unreleased track.

Odd Mutant
Jun 21, 2007






Imhotep posted:

The new Fleet Foxes is so good, which isnít surprising but I think he just keeps getting better and better or at least as I get older and listen to indie music less, I appreciate the style of arrangements heís been gravitating towards and the like modern classical and art pop influences. The sort of unexpectedly overt Steve Reich style strings on ĎCradling Mother, Cradling Womaní are so good and that track also samples an unused Brian Wilson vocal take I guess, but it still sounds very Fleet Foxes.

Idk where to post about the new Oneohtrix Point Never, but itís real good and more Ďindieí than most of his other stuff, I guess aside from Black Snow, but that was a very poppy single on an album of weird and unpoppy music. https://youtu.be/MYr5MypHAhQ
I actually like this track more, but I love all three tracks he put out, one is like 22 seconds long though. But this one is more like R plus 7 or something with the lo fi tape warble that the other track has https://youtu.be/EH0pcBZMfEg

it's really funny how opn's garden of delete and the fake "hyper grunge" genre he made to promote it basically predicted 100gecs

new opn is really good, the concept of the album sounds like his take on james ferraro's "on air", which gets me pumped up.

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

The new IDLES is out today, fools.

Probably sounds a lot like the new Fleet Foxes

Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


Feeling pretty meh on the new Sufjan. Very much enjoying the new Fleet Foxes though - it might be my favorite album of theirs.

captainOrbital
Jan 23, 2003

Wrathchild!

foutre posted:


I think for me I'd add Purity Ring to the runner-ups (if they count), although I know their second album was less universally liked.

i need to listen to their older stuff, bc stardew is a Perfect Song.

i could listen to it one hundred times

newts
Oct 10, 2012


I like to lurk in here, and I love listening to everyone's favs, but I never see enough love for my fav, Andrew Bird

He's pretty low-key indie, I guess, sometimes leaning more folk, sometimes a little funkier. But if the Fleet Foxes are indie then Andrew Bird is, too. I'm a sucker for strings in my music, and he's got a pretty unique style: lots of strumming or plucking the violin strings, looping effects (these are super cool liveóhe uses a series of foot peddles to operate), and his (possibly annoying?) whistling. He probably edges out Sufjan as my favorite artist, even post- Carrie and Lowell.

Here are a few of my favorites of his:

'Pulaski at Night'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oecHq2neweA

'Darkmatter'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o60rztkLBjQ

'Manifest'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv68Kivrl5g

'Fitz and the Dizzyspells'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4vv2EyQnqG4

'Scythian Empire'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JSBLSfhVSR0

'Bloodless'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zrTZF3J6YNk

'Orpheo Looks Back'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cbk3skrVOto

ETA: For Fiona Apple 'Left-handed Kisses'
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RZwtWExDmoI

Thank you for listening to my talk about Andrew Bird.

newts fucked around with this message at 17:15 on Sep 26, 2020

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


Andrew Bird is great. Not music-related, but I am stoked for Fargo season 4, featuring Andrew Bird (and Chris Rock and Jason Schwarzman).

New Fleet Foxes is amazing. I can't get enough of it. Perfect start of fall album.

Music - Frances Quinlan (lead singer of Hop Along) was the last act I saw live before the pandemic. One of my faves:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuMxLSV253A

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



Iím a big fan of Andrew Birdís Armchair Aprocrypha and The Mysterious Production of Eggs, kind of bummed he abandoned that style and basically never plays his old songs live.

seeing St. Vincent join him for Lusitania in 2012 was cool though.

Chamberk
Jan 11, 2004

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


I thought "My Finest Work Yet" was a bit hyperbolically titled, but possibly my favorite since Armchair Apocrypha. Most of his mid 2010s-era stuff is good, but I don't quite recall it all. Eggs and Armchair stand out to me because they're what I got into 15-ish years ago.

newts
Oct 10, 2012


Paperback Writer posted:

Iím a big fan of Andrew Birdís Armchair Aprocrypha and The Mysterious Production of Eggs, kind of bummed he abandoned that style and basically never plays his old songs live.

seeing St. Vincent join him for Lusitania in 2012 was cool though.

Yeah, it's a little bit of a bummer that he reinvents himself each album. Armchair Apocrypha is probably my personal favorite. Still, I can find something to like on each one so far. I've seen him play live five times, and I don't think he's ever played something that was older than two years.

I totally forgot he was going to be on Fargo!

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Fav band out of Kansas City Shy Boys disappeared to Portland to make really striking record and it dropped yesterday, Talk Loud.

Shy boys - Trash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOP6qC-S5Vc

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




I last saw Andrew Bird perform in 2012 or so, around the same time he was touring for Break It Yourself. The man plays the violin like it was an extension of his own body. I remembered feeling awestruck and at the same time tremendously sad that so much talent was bound up a single person.

whos that broooown
Dec 10, 2009


captainOrbital posted:

The new IDLES is out today, fools.

Probably sounds a lot like the new Fleet Foxes


lol, definitely checking out ultra mono.

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Chamberk posted:

I thought "My Finest Work Yet" was a bit hyperbolically titled, but possibly my favorite since Armchair Apocrypha. Most of his mid 2010s-era stuff is good, but I don't quite recall it all. Eggs and Armchair stand out to me because they're what I got into 15-ish years ago.

It's absolutely a contender for album of the year. It's so loving good. Especially "Fallorun"

My favorite Andrew Bird story is also about Ken Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi). Ken was in music school studying the violin when Andrew Bird came for a visit, and Ken feeling like a cocky 20 year old or whatever proceeded to challenge Andrew to a violin-off or whatever. Needless to say, Andrew destroyed him.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."




I have respect for anyone who can play the violin well. It's an instrument that takes like 10 years of practice simply to not suck.

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

Paperback Writer posted:

Iím a big fan of Andrew Birdís Armchair Aprocrypha and The Mysterious Production of Eggs, kind of bummed he abandoned that style and basically never plays his old songs live.

Funny you should mention that:

https://www.brooklynvegan.com/andre...-on-livestream/

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



lol awesome. Also just gave My Finest Work Yet a listen and itís pretty great.

Imhotep
Nov 16, 2009






exquisite tea posted:

I last saw Andrew Bird perform in 2012 or so, around the same time he was touring for Break It Yourself. The man plays the violin like it was an extension of his own body. I remembered feeling awestruck and at the same time tremendously sad that so much talent was bound up a single person.

Yeah I saw him around then, or I guess before 2010 because I was like 16, at Radio City Music Hall and itís really mind blowing. Like, not only can he play well as a solo violinist, but with a loop pedal he can be as lush as a symphony while also playing beautiful pizzicato stuff and on top of all that, heís also a whistling virtuoso. I mean Iím serious, Iíve never heard anyone whistle as well as he does, and he does it while he plays violin.

exquisite tea posted:

I have respect for anyone who can play the violin well. It's an instrument that takes like 10 years of practice simply to not suck.

This is also true, I took cello lessons briefly in high school before I realized that you need to be pretty rich to play any stringed instrument like that, but even though I was able to play very basic stuff, when I tried to play a single note on a violin it felt like it was impossible not to make horrible screeching noises.

Imhotep fucked around with this message at 23:14 on Sep 29, 2020

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

Like corn on the cob

Fan of Britches

This is his greatest song tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HmkLu24w2o

Actually heard him do a few verses from this during an encore in maybe '07.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



That new Osees album is extremely good.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Cabana's legal advice?
I'm bourgeoisie.
I... hit the shitty
firemans carry knee.






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCp1781hrdY

Also if we're talking builds - Antony and The Johnsons then including ANOHNI

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



really loving the new Cults album, might even say top 3 of the year personally

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cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

It's just so good!


Agreed—new Cults is extremely good

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