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COUNTIN THE BILLIES
Jan 8, 2006

by Ion Helmet


Yeah, Grimes is really good. I checked out their album after hearing Oblivion on the radio (reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5H-YlcMSbc). Good stuff.

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MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

When life gives you lemons DANCE DANCE DANCE!

Paid in part by CF


She is loving brilliant. I didn't even realize she had a lisp, to be honest. That just makes her even more endearing. The first track of the new album just grabs you immediately, and is still my favorite. It's like this strange companion to Bon Iver's Beth/Rest, in that "no, seriously, are you SURE this isn't a song from 1986?" vein, just coming from a different angle. It's like mall pop for hipsters. The first track is the best, and the rest of the album doesn't disappoint. It was good enough to make me pick her up previous album (Geidi Primes), but I've not gotten around to that, yet.

e: Ohhhhh, listening to "Be a Body" in headphones, yes, there is the lisp. Never noticed that before! Am I a 21st century male who cares only about her artistic ability? Yes. Does that make it any less adorable? Nope.

MC Fruit Stripe fucked around with this message at Mar 2, 2012 around 07:11

Sinnach
Dec 10, 2003

Mathematical.


Conduit for Sale! posted:


So I went look for some of Grimes stuff (which is fantastic by the way!) and wound up looking at the related videos and Sleep Party People was one of the videos.

I am kinda flipping out right now because I'm trying to find a place that sells their cd, because holy poo poo! He (they?) has his first album up on his Soundcloud and I've been listening to it for a good hour or so now. I've had this song on repeat for a while now; I'm Not Human At All - http://youtu.be/aFUzvbkEvRk

I may have to bite the bullet and import their new album when it comes out in a month or so.

Conduit for Sale!
Apr 17, 2007



MC Fruit Stripe posted:

She is loving brilliant. I didn't even realize she had a lisp, to be honest. That just makes her even more endearing. The first track of the new album just grabs you immediately, and is still my favorite. It's like this strange companion to Bon Iver's Beth/Rest, in that "no, seriously, are you SURE this isn't a song from 1986?" vein, just coming from a different angle. It's like mall pop for hipsters. The first track is the best, and the rest of the album doesn't disappoint. It was good enough to make me pick her up previous album (Geidi Primes), but I've not gotten around to that, yet.

e: Ohhhhh, listening to "Be a Body" in headphones, yes, there is the lisp. Never noticed that before! Am I a 21st century male who cares only about her artistic ability? Yes. Does that make it any less adorable? Nope.

I didn't notice it until I saw some interviews of her. It sort of colors her overall singing too, even when she isn't θing. I think she consciously uses it to her advantage too, in that she's trying to sound childish at times (well most of the time).

Also, she just released a video for Oblivion, which is possibly my favorite track from Visions - either that or Circumambient. http://www.vevo.com/watch/grimes/oblivion/CA21O1200026 ( some naked dude butt)

I dunno if the video works for me. I get the juxtaposition between her surroundings and the lyrics of the song but holy poo poo I just got to the end and it all works for me now. The ending really brought it together.

Grimes is officially my new obsession. Also I want to point out all the Dune references in the Geidi Primes track titles. And the title of the album for that matter. Fuckin

Conduit for Sale! fucked around with this message at Mar 2, 2012 around 18:18

COUNTIN THE BILLIES
Jan 8, 2006

by Ion Helmet


Conduit for Sale! posted:

I didn't notice it until I saw some interviews of her. It sort of colors her overall singing too, even when she isn't θing. I think she consciously uses it to her advantage too, in that she's trying to sound childish at times (well most of the time).

Also, she just released a video for Oblivion, which is possibly my favorite track from Visions - either that or Circumambient. http://www.vevo.com/watch/grimes/oblivion/CA21O1200026 ( some naked dude butt)

I dunno if the video works for me. I get the juxtaposition between her surroundings and the lyrics of the song but holy poo poo I just got to the end and it all works for me now. The ending really brought it together.

Grimes is officially my new obsession. Also I want to point out all the Dune references in the Geidi Primes track titles. And the title of the album for that matter. Fuckin

That's a great video.

Eurekapile
Jan 9, 2008

they don't mind when things aren't what they seem

Lblitzer posted:

They're playing with A Place to Bury Strangers in a few months here in Minneapolis and I can say I'm rather excited to go see them, I'm usually not a fan of female fronted rock bands but they look promising. APtBS was amazing when I saw them 2 years ago, definitely a band who can rip your ears off.

I'm seeing this show too! I've seen Joy Formidable and APtBS and I know they're excellent live. March 23rd in Cincinnati is Joy Formidable, APtBS, and ExitMusic. I wanted to bring up the second opener because they are also really good. So far they only have an EP and a single, check it out.

ExitMusic is a husband wife duo, and the wife, she plays Angela in Boardwalk Empire. I know that face

So I'm really excited for that concert.

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


Those of you who like indie pop/rock acts with a chick vocalist you should check out Field Mouse. Also, I'm pretty sure the guitarist is a goon though I don't know his username. I found out about this band when he or another member posted a thread about their album last year or the year before. Check out one of the tracks from their album You Are Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JftIndZHbZ4

They've released a couple new songs over the last few months but I haven't had a chance to listen to them yet. The album is really solid though.

Mt. Modular
May 18, 2006



In regards to Grimes, yeah, I love the new album too. "Genesis" and "Oblivion" are two songs that I just can't stop listening to and I love the rest of the album too. The fantastic houseboat story really just adds to her appeal too.

http://pitchfork.com/news/45488-the...l-read-all-day/

Alain Perdrix
Dec 19, 2007

Howdy!

The debut album from Trust came out a few days ago, and while I wasn't a fan of theirs at first, their new material is actually pretty solid. They're based in Toronto; one half of the band is Maya Postepski, who has been Katie Stelmanis' right-hand woman for a long time and is currently in Austra.

http://youtu.be/U7G5RYaULtw

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

Now let me teach YOU a lesson


The new Miniature Tigers album is almost out, they are a pretty good indie pop/rock group and you can listen to their new album here:
http://www.spin.com/articles/first-...-mia-pharaoh-lp

They seem to be taking somewhat more of an electronic twist to their usual mix of indie pop with some more experimental songs. Anyway check it out, I dug it.

Also @ Field Mouse, is it me or does this sound a lot like a modern The Field Mice? Maybe its the name.

Davincie fucked around with this message at Mar 4, 2012 around 01:11

rockamiclikeavandal
Jul 2, 2010



Retro Stefson -Qween

Best hangar based video of the year. So far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnkNK8C3TYM

Vastakaiun
Apr 16, 2008



St. Lucia is an up-and-coming artist who's released four songs over the past year, and I've loved every one to death. His newest one is available to listen over on Spinner.com, hopefully followed by his debut album sooner rather than later.

His first single, which charmed me instantly, is also available to listen on his Bandcamp page, if you want to hear more.

I've never heard pop music so perfectly suited to my taste. And for once I get to say I was a fan from the very start.

guppiehaus
Sep 13, 2010


There is not enough music in the world to ever satisfy me.

Here's some poo poo I've been listening to lately:

Mean Jeans, Ramones style punk rock. I absolutely love this type of music and if anyone can give me a heads up on stuff like this and Jeff The Brotherhood I'd love you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_2N4c0p4zU

Screaming Females, is just one female and two guys. She can loving solo like a motherfucker though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm9M5N35G8k

Brave Irene, if you're a fan of Tennis you might dig this band. Nice pop rock with heavy synth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHx7zs9835U

Also, this hurts me to say it, but Tennis's new album is kind of a disappointment. It's got that same awesome sound but their songs don't feel... as inspired? The tracks from Cape Dory were loving audio gold whereas only a couple of tracks from Young & Old really catch my ear. Petition and Traveling are definitely two of my favorites though.

I also saw Starfucker this past weekend and it was an AMAZING show. They might be pasty white kids (really nice btw, signed my poster ) in pastel shorts and surrounded by a crowd of obnoxious teens, but they know how to loving rock out. If you haven't heard of them, do yourself a favor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldABOh4IrJ8

I'm super stoked to see Slow Club this weekend too! Will post back after the show and maybe add some pics and signed poo poo? (let's hope so!)

I'll post more later after I sift through some more music.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.

Listened to the new Magnetic Fields on Grooveshark.

They're my favorite band. I'm seeing them in a few weeks. This new album is awful.

Most of the songs feel like nails on a chalkboard from the first measure. None of them seem to have that flow I like and seem to plod along. Maybe I need get used to it, but I don't feel like there's anything here I'm going to be listening to in a couple months.

It seems like even the best bands fall victim to the effect of first few albums being better than the latest ones. I only like 2 songs each from the last 2 albums before this latest one. Contrast this with their first 2 albums having nothing but personal hits for me.

Really hope their set is only a few songs from this album.

/sperg rant

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004


skooma512 posted:

Listened to the new Magnetic Fields on Grooveshark.

They're my favorite band. I'm seeing them in a few weeks. This new album is awful.

Just listened to it and I quite enjoyed it. It's not great, but more or less on the same level as "Realism" for me. Immediate standout is "Quick!" and the closing one is also really nice. I think it'll grow on me, too.

I'm surprised you like "i" better than "Distortion", though, I think the latter is miles better.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.

Glare Seethe posted:

Just listened to it and I quite enjoyed it. It's not great, but more or less on the same level as "Realism" for me. Immediate standout is "Quick!" and the closing one is also really nice. I think it'll grow on me, too.

I'm surprised you like "i" better than "Distortion", though, I think the latter is miles better.

Quick! is probably one of the only gems. There are a few that have a little potential. Hopefully it sounds better once I get home so can use my headphones and maybe have a drink.

"i" has a couple good ones, same as Distortion. It seems like with every album, I think more and more that the 90s were their golden age.

Glare Seethe
May 15, 2004


skooma512 posted:

It seems like with every album, I think more and more that the 90s were their golden age.

I don't think anyone will dispute that, really. I guess personally I don't think the decline is that dramatic, though, particularly since I put "Distortion" up there with the 90s stuff and that's pretty recent still.

I think in this album and the last one there's a bit of influence from the "Showtunes" album he did a few years back. Some of the songs seem a bit, 'mechanical' I guess I would say. I'm not sure how to explain it but I'm getting similar vibes from them as I did from that album. Like, the songs have a purpose and they serve that purpose well, but outside of that purpose they're not engaging enough.

For example "You Must Be Out of Your Mind" is a great, great song and classic Magnetic Fields as far as I'm concerned, but then on the same album you've got "Painted Flower", which is more of an exercise in songwriting than anything else. It's silly to say this about the guy who wrote "69 Love Songs", though, since so many of those were deliberate genre exercises, and that didn't stop them from being wonderful.

So basically yeah, I don't know. This did get me to listen to some 69LS songs which I haven't in a while. "Underwear".

Paperback Writer
May 1, 2006



Davincie posted:

The new Miniature Tigers album is almost out, they are a pretty good indie pop/rock group and you can listen to their new album here:
http://www.spin.com/articles/first-...-mia-pharaoh-lp

They seem to be taking somewhat more of an electronic twist to their usual mix of indie pop with some more experimental songs. Anyway check it out, I dug it.
The first two tracks bummed me out because that's not the Mini Tigers I've grown to love at all. But if they wanna explore that route, I'm not going to hold it against them. Thankfully it REALLY picks itself, love it.

I actually saw them this week and it was a really short setlist with the songs I mentioned above and only like 2 songs that weren't new, but it was still enjoyable. Terrific band, so underrated.

Paperback Writer fucked around with this message at Mar 9, 2012 around 06:17

Dancin Fool
Mar 4, 2009


Here is a first taste of some of Sufjan's latest collaborative efforts:

s /s / s - Bear & Claw EP - Museum Day

Sufjan Stevens & Rosie Thomas - Hit & Run Vol. 1 -Where Were You?

I really like both. Looks like he's continuing the electronica/synth/auto-tune direction.

DonnyOsmond
Nov 3, 2004

The flesh of fallen angels!

Paperback Writer posted:

The first two tracks bummed me out because that's not the Mini Tigers I've grown love at all. But if they wanna explore that route, I'm not going to hold it against them. Thankfully it REALLY picks itself, love it.

I actually saw them this week and it was a really short setlist with the songs I mentioned above and only like 2 songs that weren't new, but it was still enjoyable. Terrific band, so underrated.

I know what you mean about the new Miniature Tigers. FORTRESS was really good, I thought.

Also, that new Beach House track is awesome and I think the album is going to be great.

Akbar
Nov 22, 2004

Hubba-
Hubba.


Lipstick Apathy

Epi Lepi posted:

Those of you who like indie pop/rock acts with a chick vocalist you should check out Field Mouse. Also, I'm pretty sure the guitarist is a goon though I don't know his username. I found out about this band when he or another member posted a thread about their album last year or the year before. Check out one of the tracks from their album You Are Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JftIndZHbZ4

They've released a couple new songs over the last few months but I haven't had a chance to listen to them yet. The album is really solid though.

Yeah, their guitarist fronts The Age of Rockets, which had a pretty cool last album with "Hannah". I stumbled onto them after seeing that they had a Tegan and Sara cover on the album. After I downloaded the album from bandcamp, the frontman friended me on Facebook. So at least he's friendly? No idea if he's a goon.

E: Lost in the Trees have an album coming out later this month, and are on a national tour right now. Go catch them because they are wonderful. Here's one of their newest tracks (Red) and one of my favorite oldies (Fireplace).

Akbar fucked around with this message at Mar 9, 2012 around 06:48

CestMoi
Sep 16, 2011



Does anyone have any stuff that sounds like Los Campesinos!'s first album? Nothing they have put out since then has quite the same happy, jumpy, fun as stuff like You! Me! Dancing! and Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats and I just want more WOOO in my music.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

Now let me teach YOU a lesson


CestMoi posted:

Does anyone have any stuff that sounds like Los Campesinos!'s first album? Nothing they have put out since then has quite the same happy, jumpy, fun as stuff like You! Me! Dancing! and Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats and I just want more WOOO in my music.

I actually asked a very similar question a while ago and the recommendations I got and really liked were Fight Like Apes (definitely my favourite), Japandroids, The Mae Shi and Johnny Foreigner. I was also recommended early danananananaykroyd, attack! attack! and tubelord but haven't gotten time to check them out yet.

Davincie fucked around with this message at Mar 10, 2012 around 00:31

rockamiclikeavandal
Jul 2, 2010



Here's a cool band I've been digging lately. I'm pretty bad at describing bands but thankfully there are youtube commenters:

a barely literate youtube commentator posted:

OMG SPECTOR SUCKS! bringing back the 80's? so original NOT. A band of turds do make lovely music with cliche lyrics. BRAVO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Rbfbx-3rU

Otep
Mar 22, 2003
SEVAS TRA

guppiehaus posted:



I also saw Starfucker this past weekend and it was an AMAZING show. They might be pasty white kids (really nice btw, signed my poster ) in pastel shorts and surrounded by a crowd of obnoxious teens, but they know how to loving rock out. If you haven't heard of them, do yourself a favor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldABOh4IrJ8


Did you happen to see them at the free show at USC? That show was really enjoyable. Also yes, Starfucker is amazing!

EDIT: Non-topic but is your name related to like the guppy houses that are all in southern California?

Back on topic! The Drums are such an amazing band I heard a song from this thread and I can't recommend them enough.

Otep fucked around with this message at Mar 11, 2012 around 11:11

quastenflosser
Sep 7, 2011


Can anyone recommend anything that sounds like Boy and Bear? They're an Australian group that to my uneducated ear sound like a more folky New Pornographers. Check out Rabbit Song and their cover of Fall at Your Feet. Rad stuff. Are there any other indie groups that use didgeridoo that I'm unaware of?

Islands are playing in town tonight but it's 21+

Victorkm
Nov 25, 2001



Davincie posted:

I actually asked a very similar question a while ago and the recommendations I got and really liked were Fight Like Apes (definitely my favourite), Japandroids, The Mae Shi and Johnny Foreigner. I was also recommended early danananananaykroyd, attack! attack! and tubelord but haven't gotten time to check them out yet.

I took the advice from earlier on Fight Like Apes and Johnny Foreigner and loved them both.

Other Twee stuff you might be into: Architecture in Helsinki's second and third album(the first Is way more low key and the latest is much more poppy)

Toadstrieb
Apr 14, 2011


I am pretty surprised to have not seen a single mention of CHAIRLIFT, though I hope absence here is evidence of ubiquitous love. If not, they're...I'm not very good at this...a synth/electro duo with female vocals and an 80s/new wave (kind of) sound? That description doesn't begin to do justice to their artistic ability, but to me, they sound like the perfection of the recent wave of nostalgia for fast, passionate songs with hooks that are distinct while sounding like old hits, like the best music of a whole decade, imported from a slightly different alternate universe. Within two weeks, they have eclipsed the competition on my most played list. The album is a 10/10 for me, and a top 5 of my young life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayb1oEwRKDA&feature=fvst
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFAV...feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acz3...feature=related

Also, seeing St. Vincent live on May 7th (anyone been one of her shows? How was it?). If there are any goons from the 'Burgh in this thread, http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/e...?utm_medium=bks .

brrrger
Feb 4, 2006


Toadstrieb posted:

I am pretty surprised to have not seen a single mention of CHAIRLIFT, though I hope absence here is evidence of ubiquitous love. If not, they're...I'm not very good at this...a synth/electro duo with female vocals and an 80s/new wave (kind of) sound? That description doesn't begin to do justice to their artistic ability, but to me, they sound like the perfection of the recent wave of nostalgia for fast, passionate songs with hooks that are distinct while sounding like old hits, like the best music of a whole decade, imported from a slightly different alternate universe. Within two weeks, they have eclipsed the competition on my most played list. The album is a 10/10 for me, and a top 5 of my young

Even though I really disliked Chairlift's first album, their new album is probably my favorite of 2012 so far. Wrong Opinion, Met Before and Sidewalk Safari are fantastic songs, but almost all the songs are really good. So in other words, even if you hated Chairlift's last album, at least give this one a chance.

oneof3steves
Oct 25, 2007

Sgulp

In terms of Grimes her split EP with d'Eon, Dark Matter, is much more like Visions than either of her previous albums. d'Eon is mediocre, but the Grimes songs are great.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

Now let me teach YOU a lesson


Chairlift is cool, but I don't really feel I can judge them fairly due to all the fake 80's nostalgia they dig up?

Also Boy&Bear guy, I assume you know Fleet Foxes? They (FF) always sounded like a more popular and somewhat boring version of them to me.

And the new Imagine Dragons EP is really good Y'all

concerned mom
Apr 22, 2003

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

I saw Yamantaka//Sonic Titan on the weekend not knowing anything about them. It was an amazing experience! I'm not really sure how to describe them but it was kind of like really bassy and noisy performance art.

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

Are we allowed to post Grooveshark links here?

Schremp Howard
Jul 18, 2010

What attitude problem?

No Age's show in Pittsburgh last night was absolutely killer. So much sound for a two-man band. They played some new stuff too, the next album is going to be great for sure.

Paper Jam Dipper
Jul 14, 2007

by XyloJW


rockamiclikeavandal posted:

Here's a cool band I've been digging lately. I'm pretty bad at describing bands but thankfully there are youtube commenters:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Rbfbx-3rU

I hate the gently caress out of that guys face but I love the song.

Commerz
Oct 27, 2008



Check out my mates bros new EP, its an Australian band called 'rainy day women'. The genre is indie pop I think.

http://rainydaywomen.com.au/

Commerz fucked around with this message at Mar 14, 2012 around 08:51

Toadstrieb
Apr 14, 2011


Schremp Howard posted:

No Age's show in Pittsburgh last night was absolutely killer. So much sound for a two-man band. They played some new stuff too, the next album is going to be great for sure.

Where'd you see them? I'm really only familiar with Altar Bar in terms of decent venues in Pittsburgh (decent as in attracts "big" names), but I'm always looking for more, so.

Toadstrieb fucked around with this message at Mar 16, 2012 around 13:03

ARE THOSE MY SPERMS
Sep 22, 2008


Loves You


Davincie posted:

Chairlift is cool, but I don't really feel I can judge them fairly due to all the fake 80's nostalgia they dig up?

Also Boy&Bear guy, I assume you know Fleet Foxes? They (FF) always sounded like a more popular and somewhat boring version of them to me.

And the new Imagine Dragons EP is really good Y'all

Imagine Dragons is amazing, me and my buddy used to always go see them in Provo when they were just "a local band." I'd see the lead singer at school sometimes too.

All around great music... I love Radioactive and On Top of the WOrld

cubicle gangster
Jun 26, 2005

magda, make the tea


Not sure if this is the right thread for them, but is anyone going to Xiu xiu tonight in london? I'm planning on going on my own if I cant round anyone up.

Their new album is awesome.

http://grooveshark.com/!/album/2012+Always/7625099

York_M_Chan
Sep 11, 2003



I had not heard of Bowerbirds until their new album The Clearing, but I love them now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77O4zH8ICjk

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Schremp Howard
Jul 18, 2010

What attitude problem?

Toadstrieb posted:

Where'd you see them? I'm really only familiar with Altar Bar in terms of decent venues in Pittsburgh (decent as in attracts "big" names), but I'm always looking for more, so.

They played for University of Pittsburgh's radio station WPTS's spring show on campus in Oakland. I'm a student that DJs there, so it was pretty sweet. We also had Man Man here in the fall.

Other cool stuff coming up in Pittsburgh (at least on my list, not necessarily all indie) includes The Menzingers at Roboto on the 22nd, Cursive at Mr. Smalls on the 28th, Cloud Nothings at Brillobox on April 3rd, Spraynard at Roboto on the 4th, Shabazz Palaces at Shadow Lounge on the 8th, and Bomb the Music Industry! at Ormsby/Screaming Females at Roboto on the 9th.

Schremp Howard fucked around with this message at Mar 16, 2012 around 23:42

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