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Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

abraham linksys posted:

they also contributed enough songs to a netflix show that they made a soundtrack album that doubles as a best-of-with-bonus-songs, if that helps at all https://open.spotify.com/album/0d5VbUpz8dcGC17Jkm3og4?autoplay=true

I saw that. One song came up and it sounded super familiar then I realized it was an LCD Soundsystem cover.

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Weaponized Cum
Aug 31, 2004


This post brought to you by the finest Miami cocaine money can buy ----->


Nihonniboku posted:

Thanks. I just listened to their latest album and wasn't super into it, but I'll check out the rest. I'm also relieved I didn't accidentally misgender them above.

Transangelic Exodus is a masterpiece

Female fronted indie? Leggy rule: https://leggy.bandcamp.com/

Cloks
Jan 31, 2013

Guaranteed to be right twice a day.




Ezra is a certified sweetie, I got to talk to them before a concert and it was a delightful experience

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



Cloks posted:

Ezra is a certified sweetie, I got to talk to them before a concert and it was a delightful experience

i got a very, very, very drunk photo with them at a CMJ show at like 1am and they were way nicer about it than they ever should have been considering the whole band was clearly just trying to pack up as soon as possible

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



Nihonniboku posted:

I enjoyed them enough, but at one point last year Spotify decided to only recommend sad girl indie rock to me, and 2020 was not the year to only listen to sad girl indie rock. I started to dread every time Soccer Mommy came up on random shuffle, and I had to hop on Spotify to skip it as fast as possible.

I asked this thread last year for new rock recommendations to get out of the glut of sad girl indie rock, and I seem to remember that I mostly got recommendations for punk bands, which isn't really my jam. Might as well ask again. Anyone have any recommendations for fun bands with the energy and sound of Broken Social Scene or New Pornographers? It seems like sad girl indie rock is the only thing that is making waves in the indie rock scene these days, and it's hard to find anything else worth listening to. I did finally jump on the Tame Impala train lately, about a decade late.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, Alvvays, Big Thief, Alex G, Father John Misty, Fontaines DC, Marlon Williams, Men I Trust

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




Woah! I had no idea Death From Above was releasing a new album today

The Modern Leper
Dec 25, 2008

You must be a masochist


Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Woah! I had no idea Death From Above was releasing a new album today

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."





Did I miss something?

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Did I miss something?

There was a debate a few pages back about how they're supposedly alt-right weirdos who are friends with the founder of the proud boys. Or maybe not. I forgot what the outcome of the conversation was.

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




Nihonniboku posted:

There was a debate a few pages back about how they're supposedly alt-right weirdos who are friends with the founder of the proud boys. Or maybe not. I forgot what the outcome of the conversation was.

Oh poo poo, sorry I did not see that

God damnit there goes enjoying it

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Oh poo poo, sorry I did not see that

God damnit there goes enjoying it

I don't remember the exact details, I seem to remember there was some pushback that they have disavowed any connection to the guy. Somebody better informed than me can speak on that.

And I think everyone is able to choose for themselves if they are able separate an artist from the art.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

The pitchfork review and now this... Hah.

"All the Times Lana Del Rey Was ‘Cancelled’: Timeline" https://www.vulture.com/amp/article/lana-del-rey-cancelled-timeline.html

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Nihonniboku posted:

There was a debate a few pages back about how they're supposedly alt-right weirdos who are friends with the founder of the proud boys. Or maybe not. I forgot what the outcome of the conversation was.
maybe alt-right weirdos, definitely misogynists

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

T Bowl posted:

The pitchfork review and now this... Hah.

"All the Times Lana Del Rey Was ‘Cancelled’: Timeline" https://www.vulture.com/amp/article/lana-del-rey-cancelled-timeline.html

I still don't get the appeal of her.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Nihonniboku posted:

I still don't get the appeal of her.

London Grammar is the better LDR anyway. Listen to them!

Solomon Gumball
Jul 24, 2019


SIgh, here's my long rear end reason why I like lana. I like Lana because unlike the narrative that was initially told, she worked her 20s off trying to get signed. Her unreleased catalog when her hard drives were stolen contain some of the best unreleased pop next to Kylie Minogue's to me, which is the best and gold standard to me.

Her sound has changed. I think this is my 2nd to the least favorite album after the label mulled "Lust for Life" (if you saw any initial promos and the original demos, it has a much more coherent and decent album). She got too many people. She openly sings about wanting to kill herself on "Beautiful People, People Problems" because of the press and the whole lyrics changed once she got Stevie Nicks. Give it a listen and tell me that's not a better song than what was recorded just because Stevie Nicks was secured -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXUlLpXYvbM

She's found a wheelhouse in late 60s-early 70s folk and into that. NFR! got by on the hype of the name but ultimately it was lacking, mostly I think to do with Antonoff and she's not so sad anymore, but better than "Lust"'s messiness.

For what it's worth, I think the first three albums and her earlier unreleased stuff are were she is cohesive and really shines. You listen to Ultraviolence or Honeymoon as records, it's like stepping into a fictional world that she has audio illustrated and done really well. It's not everyone's cup of tea but if you can venture into it and like it, then you find yourself really liking it. I think that's hard to do as an artist to create a landscape that immerses a listener into the artist's own little world she's made.

I didn't like NFR! as much, Honeymoon is probably my favorite then BTD and UV are apples and oranges in terms of how good they both are.

The other thing I like about her is after being being in bands, not being Lana del Rey, etc. she was puts up local to the area she's playing. I think she played New Mexico or something, and the opener she wanted was a native panflute player or something like that. I appreciate she gives no-names a chance because I think she realizes the struggle of finally maiking it, then had to deal with the negative reaction when she finally cracked in. it's not like her dad just went to Capitol Records, opened a brief case with tons of cash and told them to sign her based off some demos. She worked hard just to make it.

The label had no idea what to do with her after Born To Die and it all those demos show that, she recorded UV and didn't like it or the record company's reception and basically told them to go gently caress themselves, she chose to work with Dan Auerbach. Even then the label was unhappy because "there's no single, everything's under 90BPM" they complained but time was running out on trying to release a sophomore album and it worked in her favor.

Lana's been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she's rich and out-of-touch and needs to shut up, but she definitely is a credible artist in mind and how the lies of "she bought her way in through her rich dad" isn't true when it comes down to it. She had money to gallivant around, act out fantasies like being trailer trash queen for her Lizzy Grant/Lana Del Ray album and before that, but otherwise she worked incredible hard. She's had songs like "Yayo" and many others in her backpocket since her late teens (and many others that still haven't ever surfaced or slight nods lyrically go back at least to 10 year old material on her songs that were pretty solid) when she tried to get into music. She tried solo, she had a band (called The Rich Whores, a lot of that material still hasn't leaked but it's a full-on rock band with a heavy version of Yayo) in and didn't really come onto the mainstream until 30, which is hard to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM_3pdnz0Nw
compared to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G29rYfaxNaU

She's going in the direction I find pretty boring and think the Nikki Lane song is the best one, White Dress, and the title track are the only ones that really grab my ear. I don't like her production with Antonoff.

She's got another album coming out in June, I assume it was recorded with Antonoff again, hopefully he doesn't continue to maul the production (see "Cinnamon Girl" off NFR!'s original was harder hitting and he neutered the thing to flow with the album). He's a very overhyped producer.

That's my stupid long defense of Lana. She crafts a world like no other pop star, it's sad, it's foggy, it's mysterious in an age where that's hard. She at least has the guts to tell Azalea Banks to right back at her and told her "you know my address bitch, pull up" even after writing a nice song about her before ("Art Deco" of Honeymoon is clearly about Banks).

She's rich, out of touch, but not as stupid as people think and creates good pop music and has evolved into what I think she's wanted despite getting no airplay outside of her stans/fanbase (you don't hear her on the radio or anything). She has multiple times told off her label and somehow she gets by. I like Lana's music a lot and she was nice to me when I saw her behind Amoeba when she blew up and I had no idea who she was. I used to go to the bar next door and Amoeba shares a back street area so she was smoking a cigarette while all those fans were clamoring outside when "Video Games" was huge and was genuinely a nice person and maybe relieved I wasn't some crazy stan. It's hard to be a pop star, even artists like Charli XCX has expressed ire over her fanbase and having to sign bottles of poppers ad poo poo. They're trying t be artistic in their own way at least but the fans ruin it. Lana is just out of touch a lot because she was born rich and doesn't know anything different. She needs to shut up, her poetry is an obvious grab at her trying to be female Leonard Cohen which never works when you're already am musician, you have to a poet first like Cohen was.

When I finally became a Lana fan, I was amazed by the unreleased stuff and realized a lot of her songs are not just made up and she's stuck true to herself even if it gets her in trouble after working over 10 years to finally crack in, editing her own videos, etc. I respect she's not just a product of a label. That said, her concert I saw after UV was horrible, no wonder people hate Lana fans and a lot of pop music stans. The police had to escort about 30 people away after a fight broke out during "You and Beautiful".

Apologies if this is all over the place or I repeat a point or two, I'm ignoring a zoom conference that's unimportant. Ultimately, I think she is the real deal, needs to learn to shut up but I admire the fact that she knows drat well her takes are bad and still says it, it's not like what she does is highly level bad poo poo like Banks does to musicians or the drama you have with others like Rhianna/Chris Brown, Megan Thee Stallion/Tory Lanez, etc.

These people are not role models and to be an artist you have to be kinda hosed up but not that hosed up so you can drive yourself to write and record. I admire her work ethic a lot that isn't ever mentioned by people because they're unaware and admire she has gone her own direction, label be damned. Her career is very long and complicated but ultimately when does speak out, she can come off dumb and just out-of-touch. I don't know why anyone doesn't expect that from someone born rich her hole life, it's not like she hasn't had some crazy problems of her own (UV is all about her being a cult sect of AA in upstate NY, her home area, that's really hosed up -- there's a good story there). Shutting up finally, I'll just say she's had an interesting life and I want to hear more about because the songs she writes often are about a lot of the same experiences and expanding on them. But yeah, she's tone deaf when it comes to regular people mostly but she's cut her chops a lot more than people think, smart musically, willing to take chances on clunky-rear end lyrics (which I like), and has the ability to draw you in if you like her and can drop preconceived notions that came out way back when BTD was released.

Phew sorry for writing the next Swann's Way about loving Lana del Rey. But I do like her a lot and when you get into her life a bit through the music, she has a lot of interesting things and experiences to tell. Also I just like chanteuses and there aren't much "sultry" one in pop, she can belt out vocally, but she lingers like smoke instead.

Whoever wrote that article on Vulture is pretty ignorant of her full career. Yeah she was nervous on SNL, she was Letterman next week and killed it. She was rich and got some plastic surgery, she sings opening about not liking her appearance and having issues with that. She's not mega rich by any means, her dad bought and squat domain names on the fist dot com bubble and sold them when the internet got more popular and people needed those domains, hardly glamorous for the Grants to make their money, but they did. Expect a rich person to be out of touch and God forbid have problems like any other human.

Solomon Gumball fucked around with this message at 22:39 on Mar 28, 2021

Alec Eiffel
Sep 7, 2004

I like the way they think.

Iím really happy for you

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!


I don't want to disregard your post, since it was likely inspired by my ambivalence about her. I understand how you feel, I'm the same way about Sufjan, and pretty much everyone in my life scratches their heads at my interest in him. Because of you, I promise I will listen to Honeymoon all the way through tomorrow during work.

FolkPunkFatalist
Mar 29, 2021


Silent Bloom is some good stuff. Granted, the front-man was my best friend back when I was in middle school, so I may be slightly biased. But they're a small indie band from Indianapolis, Indiana and they feel like they should be bigger than they are.
They classify themselves as jazz, though that's not necessarily how I peg their music.

Sample track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elZz_9jr3mk

Trig Discipline
Jun 3, 2008

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


Grimey Drawer

Weaponized Cum posted:

Transangelic Exodus is a masterpiece

Just quoting this because it's extremely true. First EF album I ever heard and I was immediately transfixed. I've liked everything else I've heard by them but that one is just flawless.


e: Huh, apparently Tune-Yards returned while I wasn't paying attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hcG6UgTHiU

Not really any more into this one than the last one. Basically I think I was super on board for the lo-fi phase but throwing a lot of polish and production on there just strips away most of the charm.

Trig Discipline fucked around with this message at 10:58 on Mar 29, 2021

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!


Nihonniboku posted:

I don't want to disregard your post, since it was likely inspired by my ambivalence about her. I understand how you feel, I'm the same way about Sufjan, and pretty much everyone in my life scratches their heads at my interest in him. Because of you, I promise I will listen to Honeymoon all the way through tomorrow during work.

Okay, I did it, I listened to Honeymoon all the way through. I'm sorry, I just didn't find it appealing in any sense. I guess she's just not for me!

BonoMan posted:

London Grammar is the better LDR anyway. Listen to them!

I'll put them on right now. Need to get through some of these other recommendations people gave me last week.

^burtle
Jul 17, 2001

God of Boomin'





Sorry I tuned out when the unreleased catalog got referenced.

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



itís okay, I know sheís amazing too

I did actually mean this as support. Donít really care if the new one is a step down because Iíll always have 5 albums full of songs I love. Past their prime now but it happens to everyone.

Paperback Writer fucked around with this message at 22:57 on Mar 29, 2021

Gone Fashing
Aug 4, 2004

KEEP POSTIN
I'M STILL LAFFIN


i like to listen to music that i think is good, personally.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



I like reading long effort-posts about music that people like, even if I'm ambivalent about the music itself.

And so this post isn't empty of content, Louisa Nicklin released a new single from her upcoming album, and it's maybe the best song I've heard from her yet. Plus it has a sick solo from JY Lee, who's one of the best saxophonists in NZ at the moment (if you listened to Avantdale Bowling Club, the best jazz/hip-hop album I've ever heard, and one of the best albums to come out of NZ in a decade, you'll be familiar with JY's work).

Anyway this new song reminds me a bit of The Weather Channel, so if you liked that you should give this a listen too.

https://louisanicklin.bandcamp.com/track/water-around-her-2

cptn_dr fucked around with this message at 20:20 on Mar 29, 2021

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Did people just forget how to do remixes? I feel like with Spotify's Discover modes I get introduced to tons of remixes/reworks for bands I like but goddamn I feel like nobody knows how to do a good remix anymore. It's just "take part of this hook and repeat it out for 8 minutes over a lovely ableton preset that has zero correlation to anything in the track itself."

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



Iím gonna stick up for Jack Antonoff for a second here. Heís not a bad producer at all, I just donít like his output with Lana. Heís much better working for Lorde or Taylor Swift, and I generally enjoy most of what heís put out as Bleachers.

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



DC Murderverse posted:

. Heís much better working for Lorde or Taylor Swift, and I generally enjoy most of what heís put out as Bleachers.
I loved everything Lorde did before her second album. Not saying he isnít talented at what he does but probably just not for my taste. I hope her next album switches it up.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

Ain't got half a what you thought you had

DC Murderverse posted:

Iím gonna stick up for Jack Antonoff for a second here. Heís not a bad producer at all, I just donít like his output with Lana. Heís much better working for Lorde or Taylor Swift, and I generally enjoy most of what heís put out as Bleachers.

Thereís always someone that comes in to jack jack antonoff off

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

gently caress, I haven't listened to My Bloody Valentine in ages. That's on my schedule for tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH0NQzXlzyQ

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

Shut up DUMMY

I just listened to loveless the other day randomly actually.

This came out in 1992 that I found and has a bit of similar vibes I guess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB7iPiFExN4

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Menneskekollektivet by Lost Girls is an insane experience. I haven't enjoyed an album by a new artist on a first listen as much as I have just now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ah7o9sxpHk

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




Recently been enjoying the artist Miso recently

https://youtu.be/YRchmqf19I8
https://youtu.be/9pOmdj3XAcM
https://youtu.be/pxAiwZlzSD8

Very chill pop music with amazing beats

air-
Sep 24, 2007

Who will win the greatest battle of them all?



Getting a lotta Worlds End Girlfriend and Bjork - Vespertine vibes out of the new Iglooghost

https://iglooghost.bandcamp.com/album/lei-line-eon

Dry Cleaning is quickly moving up the list of bands I'd love to see live whenever shows are back

https://drycleaning.bandcamp.com/album/new-long-leg

Also enjoyed Steel Bearing Hand's latest album (basically if you like Power Trip you'll prob like this)
https://www.brooklynvegan.com/stream-texas-death-thrashers-steel-bearing-hands-ripping-new-lp-slay-in-hell/

air- fucked around with this message at 15:10 on Apr 2, 2021

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


DC Murderverse posted:

I’m gonna stick up for Jack Antonoff for a second here. He’s not a bad producer at all, I just don’t like his output with Lana. He’s much better working for Lorde or Taylor Swift, and I generally enjoy most of what he’s put out as Bleachers.

Yeah, I don't think he has a 100% success rate, but "Don't Take the Money" was a great single and "I Want You in My Room" with Carly Rae Jepsen was absolutely fantastic.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G9aK9aA1N4

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

The new Dry Cleaning album "New Long Leg" rules.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PuqlOTyJt0


Reminds me of Life Without Buildings, but with more bite.

The title track rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0BUWuH3pPk

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at 17:37 on Apr 5, 2021

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Sufjan Stevens has announced his latest album, Convocations, out May 6th. A 2.5 hour long, 49 track, instrumental album, a reflection on a year of anxiety, uncertainty, isolation, and loss. 5 vinyl records.

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


Given that we just got an album out of him in September, I figured this would be a bonkers side project (although his label is insisting it's not a side project). Turns out I was right.

Big City Drinkin
Oct 9, 2007

A very good


Fallen Rib

Yeah I always temper my expectations when I see ďnew Sufjan StevensĒ because itís a 50/50 shot itís gonna be some weird thing that I wonít listen to. And I love Sufjan.

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Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Ditto. Good for him though. I've kind of accepted the fact that he already delivered exactly the album I want from him 15 years ago and everything else is just gravy.

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