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LtTennisBall
Apr 5, 2009


Schremp Howard posted:

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.

All of the bands listed here are incredible. I mean, they're almost all punk/rap (except Cloud Nothings, though Attack on Memory definitely has some emo/Wipers sounds to it), but people should check all of them out anyway.

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Whodat Smith-Jones
Apr 15, 2007

My name is Buck, and I'm here to fuck

York_M_Chan posted:

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

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

Bowerbirds are from Raleigh, NC, which actually has a really kick rear end indie music scene along with Durham and Chapel Hill. I think if you like Bowerbirds you'd also probably like Megafaun a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrjdWfIZ4fc

Justin Vernon from Bon Iver moved down to Raleigh from Wisconsin with the guys from Megafaun when they were all in a band called DeYarmond Edison. The band broke up, Justin's girlfriend dumped him, he got sick with mono, and then he moved back to Wisconsin and recorded his first album, much of which was written in North Carolina. The other three guys stayed behind and relocated to Durham and continued on as Megafaun. I think they're just as compelling as Bon Iver and in some ways are a little more interesting. And if you enjoy pop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CBBdOk4Qic

The Love Language are also from Raleigh and make some ridiculously awesome, catchy music and are label mates on Merge Records with Arcade Fire/Superchunk/The Magnetic Fields/Wild Flag/M. Ward/Spoon/Wye Oak/too many other great bands to mention. I'll stop ranting about North Carolina bands now.

Also came here to warn everyone about the new Beach House record. I've had the privilege of hearing it in advance. If you're into them, you will be very, very pleased.

Toadstrieb
Apr 14, 2011


Schremp Howard posted:

Cloud Nothings at Brillobox on April 3rd



Awesome, off to buy tickets.

Edit: Or perhaps not. drat their strange website.

2nd Edit: Nevermind!

Toadstrieb fucked around with this message at Mar 21, 2012 around 01:07

Kalos
Dec 9, 2011

Only as cool as your hair.


Vashti Bunyan is an artist I've been listening to a lot recently. She's got this beautiful haunting voice that just never gets old. Nothing too complex about the sound, but it all works together to create something that's I just keep playing.

Pretty strange career too, after her first album failed to take off, she got discouraged and gave up on the whole thing. Over the next 30 years, she gained a cult following and copies of the album became a collector's item. After figuring out that people actually liked her poo poo, she started recording again.

ineptmule
Dec 3, 2005

Not suited, just booted.


I've listened to Diamond Day a lot over the last ten years or so, but never got round to checking out her newer stuff. You've reminded me about her - thanks!

EDIT: There's a record that my girlfriend picked up in a second hand store a few years ago that we both forgot about - Fields - Everything Last Winter. I put it on the other day on a train journey and I actually really liked it (the first few tracks at least.)

Apparently they split up not long after that album, but I'm wondering if anybody knows what their members went on to do or if there are any good bands that are a bit similar.

ineptmule fucked around with this message at Mar 22, 2012 around 00:18

Benadryl Brownie
Aug 18, 2005

Haway les gars


Sort of a crossover from the punk/hardcore thread maybe, but Plan-it-X and Defiance Ohio related act Nana Grizol is pretty solid. I guess you'd call it twee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxC-UQcqdfo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhnwETzUQ6w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzL-seezx5Q

And in a totally other direction (not sure it even belongs here), but everyone should listen to Lightning Bolt. EVERYONE.

IT'S LOUD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQRt5E-JJfg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efSwcRW1X-Y

Akbar
Nov 22, 2004

Hubba-
Hubba.


Lipstick Apathy

Whodat Smith-Jones posted:

Bowerbirds are from Raleigh, NC, which actually has a really kick rear end indie music scene along with Durham and Chapel Hill. I think if you like Bowerbirds you'd also probably like Megafaun a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrjdWfIZ4fc

Justin Vernon from Bon Iver moved down to Raleigh from Wisconsin with the guys from Megafaun when they were all in a band called DeYarmond Edison. The band broke up, Justin's girlfriend dumped him, he got sick with mono, and then he moved back to Wisconsin and recorded his first album, much of which was written in North Carolina. The other three guys stayed behind and relocated to Durham and continued on as Megafaun. I think they're just as compelling as Bon Iver and in some ways are a little more interesting. And if you enjoy pop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CBBdOk4Qic

The Love Language are also from Raleigh and make some ridiculously awesome, catchy music and are label mates on Merge Records with Arcade Fire/Superchunk/The Magnetic Fields/Wild Flag/M. Ward/Spoon/Wye Oak/too many other great bands to mention. I'll stop ranting about North Carolina bands now.

Also came here to warn everyone about the new Beach House record. I've had the privilege of hearing it in advance. If you're into them, you will be very, very pleased.

Nah man, the Triangle scene is awesome. I'm pumped to see Lost in the Trees play their show at the Cradle on 4/20. Album release party every day.

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


Benadryl Brownie posted:

And in a totally other direction (not sure it even belongs here), but everyone should listen to Lightning Bolt. EVERYONE.

IT'S LOUD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQRt5E-JJfg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efSwcRW1X-Y

LB is easily one of my favorite bands ever. A lot of my friends are turned off by them, but I love just how raw their sound is. I've followed them a lot over the years, and I don't think they really have any weak records. They're one of the few bands I've regretted not seeing live, maybe one day they can play in my kitchen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvu3...feature=related Sound Guardians is the leading track in their latest album and it starts off a great foot. I'm not keen to much of the album as others, but there are some great tracks there.

schweens
Jan 14, 2011

kakarot ain't got shit on me


I don't know if they've been mentioned in this thread, but Hospitality is amazon's deal of the day, making their album(it's awesome, buy it) only $3.99.

http://www.amazon.com/Hospitality/dp/B0071T66E2

Two of my favorites from the album:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q699Ivz_S2U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GJiUBGOsr8

Cervixalot
Jul 1, 2008



A couple songs i've really been digging lately.

I came across the first, Foxes, through related YouTube videos, and really enjoy what i'm guessing will be her/their single, Youth:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6veyzC2Mi2I

I also recently came across Frankie Rose's Interstellar album, which is excellent all around. Stand out track for me is Know Me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIfxIKg_0Z0

Another great track I found through Pitchfork is Lemonade - Neptune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOKLixnjADY&ob=av2n

And finally, another cool artist I came across on YouTube but know little to nothing about- Snowmine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIqqcjMzavM

hoped.so
Aug 14, 2004

it is never too late to give up your prejudices

Christoper Del Rosario is some kid who writes and sings his music. Hes a nobody but the music is great.

http://soundcloud.com/christopher-del-rosario

Nitevision
Oct 5, 2004

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I hope you all already know about Highlife. Technically a one-man-band composed of Sleepy Doug Shaw from the collaboration White Magic, Highlife is a moniker which has produced only one recording so far, an EP called Best Bless:

But it's one of my favorite collections of music. It's mainly Shaw singing and playing layers of fingerpicked guitar against stomping drums in a Brooklyn homage to the titular West African "highlife" genre of music. It's somewhat abstract and built on repetition, but never wanders into electronic regularity, and instead I get this sense of cyclic emotion from the three main songs of the EP, like it captures the loops of devotion and delusion that people fall into. I might be far too into it, but check it out.

http://youtu.be/GOp9SBe8m7g
http://youtu.be/Qp65RAQUZJw

Moon Atari
Dec 26, 2010



Canned Ferret

Possibly everyone already knows about Wild Beasts since they've been gaining in popularity lately, but I haven't seen them mentioned anywhere around here and they are too good not to share. The closest act that I can think to compare their sound to is probably Elbow, but with more of an electronic feel. The latest album Smother(2011) is the best place to start; I recommend listening to it in order as the concept/story it tells is vital to enjoying it. It has a theme of dark, obsessive love that makes me think of Lolita (although that may just be because I read it recently).

Here are some of the standout tracks from the album:
Bed of Nails
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZaevasFRUg&ob=av2e
Loop the Loop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r07W...feature=related
End come too soon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv1RRV_Iov8

Schremp Howard
Jul 18, 2010

What attitude problem?

Since they have just 89 listeners on last.fm, I'm going to assume people haven't heard of Coo Woo, but you should all give their album a listen. Surfy post-pop? I'm terrible at genres, but this is awesome.

Ace944
Jan 28, 2009


I found this band awhile ago can last.FM has them as indie rock/dream pop
DulceSky-Life as we Knew http://youtu.be/ZvrV3ALAwkU

What do you guys think?

Sinnach
Dec 10, 2003

Mathematical.


NPR is streaming the new M. Ward album that comes out in a couple weeks: A Wasteland Companion

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/25/14892...on?sc=fb&cc=fmp

Transistor Radio is still one of my all time favorite albums. I am about 4, 5 songs in and it's sounding incredible. So far track 3(?) is my favorite, Me and My Shadow.

JohnnyWarbucks
May 8, 2007


Can anyone recommend any good beach/surf pop bands like Tennis, Best Coast, and Wavves? I'm really digging Cape Dory and am hoping there's more out there like them.

Also, Kishi Bashi's new solo album is available for download right now from http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/ even though the physical album doesn't get released until April. Really good stuff, but my favorites are one's he's already released on YouTube like Manchester, Bright Whites, and It All Began With a Burst.


lockeandthemachine posted:

Christoper Del Rosario is some kid who writes and sings his music. Hes a nobody but the music is great.

http://soundcloud.com/christopher-del-rosario

Thanks for sharing, nice songs. Kinda reminds me of Tom Brosseau.

JohnnyWarbucks fucked around with this message at Mar 26, 2012 around 15:48

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

When life gives you lemons DANCE DANCE DANCE!

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JohnnyWarbucks posted:

Can anyone recommend any good beach/surf pop bands like Tennis, Best Coast, and Wavves? I'm really digging Cape Dory and am hoping there's more out there like them.
Hmm, would you put Beach House in this group? They have 3 very highly regarded albums, and their 4th is coming out, and people who have listened to the leak are putting it on the short list for album of the year.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

Now let me teach YOU a lesson


I looked up the surf pop tag to see which of my bands fit it, so not really sure if these exactly fit in but: Dum Dum Girls, Les Savy Fay and No Age?

Also since you list Wavves maybe try some other noise pop bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sleigh Bells, The Men, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and so on?

LtTennisBall
Apr 5, 2009


Japandroids just released a new track, and it absolutely owns. You can stream in here.

Also, I saw Cloud Nothings in Boston last Sunday. They absolutely ruled, and if they come through your area you should see them because seriously, they were excellent.

rockamiclikeavandal
Jul 2, 2010



Schremp Howard posted:

Since they have just 89 listeners on last.fm, I'm going to assume people haven't heard of Coo Woo, but you should all give their album a listen. Surfy post-pop? I'm terrible at genres, but this is awesome.

This is great, thanks for the heads up. It reminds me of Minus the Bear.


Do you like 80s-esque British bands? These guys are pretty well known in England, but I don't think they've gotten much love here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcp8SE_FxBg

rockamiclikeavandal fucked around with this message at Mar 28, 2012 around 01:13

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


This Oneohtrix Point Never is strangely amazing to listen to. I listened to it on a late night drive home this past weekend and it created such a weird atmosphere, basically giving me tunnel vision as I listened to it.

At first I really hated it, thought it was pretentious glitchy nonsense but after giving it 2 more tries I'm actually really liking it. I felt the same way about James Blake's album last year but it grew on me and now I love it.

Anyone else gave it a listen? The wikipedia page on how it was made is kinda interesting, and every reviewer gave it high marks.

quote:

Replica is described as a song cycle based around lo-fi audio procured from television advertisement compilations. Lopatin says, "[It] has as much to do with environmental, broadcasted, and club sounds as it does with more direct musical influences." [14] The cover is an illustration by Virgil Finlay from the pulp magazine Weird Tales. It depicts a vampire looking at himself in a mirror.[15]

Schremp Howard
Jul 18, 2010

What attitude problem?

M83 added more dates and is coming to Pittsburgh in August. Tickets go on sale Friday, so giving a heads up to the locals here. I can't wait to be done with school and get back to working 40 hours a week so I can actually have money for all of these things.

dik-dik
Feb 21, 2009



Lblitzer posted:

This Oneohtrix Point Never is strangely amazing to listen to. I listened to it on a late night drive home this past weekend and it created such a weird atmosphere, basically giving me tunnel vision as I listened to it.

At first I really hated it, thought it was pretentious glitchy nonsense but after giving it 2 more tries I'm actually really liking it. I felt the same way about James Blake's album last year but it grew on me and now I love it.

Anyone else gave it a listen? The wikipedia page on how it was made is kinda interesting, and every reviewer gave it high marks.

I'd stumbled on Replica before, probably from Pitchfork or something, and I listened to maybe 10 minutes of it before putting it away. Now I've looked it up again and I must say it's growing on me.

Kalos
Dec 9, 2011

Only as cool as your hair.


drat, I didn't realize tickets for the shows near me were on sale, and now they're sold out. M83 is a really cool live show.

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


MC Fruit Stripe posted:

Hmm, would you put Beach House in this group? They have 3 very highly regarded albums, and their 4th is coming out, and people who have listened to the leak are putting it on the short list for album of the year.

Just wanted to say that I listened to these guys as a result of your recommendation, and they are extremely good! Are the other bands mentioned by JohnnyWarbucks similar in sound/quality? Any other bands of a similar genre you would recommend?

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


dik-dik posted:

I'd stumbled on Replica before, probably from Pitchfork or something, and I listened to maybe 10 minutes of it before putting it away. Now I've looked it up again and I must say it's growing on me.

Yeah it's definitely an album I can't listen to unless I'm in the mood for some really atmospheric stuff. Think I might listen to it again tonight and zone out with it playing loudly.

Mt. Modular
May 18, 2006



I almost feel like the entire Italians Do It Better collective deserves their own thread, but I've been a bit obsessed with them lately. The timing couldn't be better, of course, with the just-released new Chromatics album Kill for Love. Is anyone else absolutely in love with this right now?

If not, go here and listen to some of these amazing songs (and then buy the album immediatley):

http://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel

JohnnyWarbucks
May 8, 2007


thehoodie posted:

Just wanted to say that I listened to these guys as a result of your recommendation, and they are extremely good! Are the other bands mentioned by JohnnyWarbucks similar in sound/quality? Any other bands of a similar genre you would recommend?

I listened to Beach House's latest album and thought it was pretty good! I will have to check out their others as well.

In comparison to Best Coast and Tennis, I would say Beach House is fairly heavy while the others are very light and poppy (at least based on what I've heard from them, which is not a lot).

Nateron
Mar 9, 2009

What spit?


Lblitzer posted:

This Oneohtrix Point Never is strangely amazing to listen to. I listened to it on a late night drive home this past weekend and it created such a weird atmosphere, basically giving me tunnel vision as I listened to it.

At first I really hated it, thought it was pretentious glitchy nonsense but after giving it 2 more tries I'm actually really liking it. I felt the same way about James Blake's album last year but it grew on me and now I love it.

Anyone else gave it a listen? The wikipedia page on how it was made is kinda interesting, and every reviewer gave it high marks.

I put this album on my ten best last year just for the atmosphere it creates. It is a great album but like any other sample heavy modified "IDM" it needs a place, it's a great night album and a great Google maps album (throw it on while you browse the world, it works great). While driving to it can really throw you for a loop blending the lights of the outside world with the auditory chamber you're riding in.

I do have a few criticisms though, it's way to short and his other albums are nowhere near as composed as Replica. If you brushed it off before definitely give it a try.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



JohnnyWarbucks posted:

Can anyone recommend any good beach/surf pop bands like Tennis, Best Coast, and Wavves? I'm really digging Cape Dory and am hoping there's more out there like them.

You may like Teen Daze:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHEpoMalW4c

And I don't think anyone mentioned it, but Real Estate is pretty great too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KtoZT7Nxbo

They're both more like Tennis and Best Coast than Wavves.

Yoshifan823
Feb 19, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


Oh god, next month is so loving exciting. New Beach House, Best Coast, and Teen Daze, all within 8 days of each other.

Also, you sound like you have very similar tastes to me, JohnnyWarbucks, so I'll recommend Girls and Telekinesis as well.

edit: And Cults. It's really poppy in comparison to all of the others, but gently caress it's so catchy.

Yoshifan823 fucked around with this message at Apr 2, 2012 around 19:21

Waverhouse
Jun 8, 2009

A highly sophisticated simpleton.


So I've been turned on to the Avett Brothers, and I really like their album Four Thieves Gone, but when I go to look for more stuff it looks like their stuff gets less banjoey and more sappy with time.


I was hoping someone could recommend some folk bands that have some solid banjo/harmonica stuff, or just some more upbeat folk stuff in general. I like the weird punk/folk sound the Avett Brothers had and I want more of that, but my own forays into the genre (never listened to folk stuff before) aren't turning up a whole lot.

Benadryl Brownie
Aug 18, 2005

Haway les gars


LtTennisBall posted:

Japandroids just released a new track, and it absolutely owns. You can stream in here.

Also, I saw Cloud Nothings in Boston last Sunday. They absolutely ruled, and if they come through your area you should see them because seriously, they were excellent.

Oh hell yeah. This Japandroids track rules.

jacksonchan
Jun 29, 2005


Waverhouse posted:

So I've been turned on to the Avett Brothers, and I really like their album Four Thieves Gone, but when I go to look for more stuff it looks like their stuff gets less banjoey and more sappy with time.


I was hoping someone could recommend some folk bands that have some solid banjo/harmonica stuff, or just some more upbeat folk stuff in general. I like the weird punk/folk sound the Avett Brothers had and I want more of that, but my own forays into the genre (never listened to folk stuff before) aren't turning up a whole lot.

Here are a few suggestions:

Andrew Jackson Jihad - definitely punk/folk
O'Death - bluegrass/punk/folk
Frontier Ruckus - banjo folk/rock/bluegrassy
Of Monsters and Men - Icelandic, male/female vocal harmonizing

thehoodie
Feb 8, 2011


Yoshifan823 posted:

Oh god, next month is so loving exciting. New Beach House, Best Coast, and Teen Daze, all within 8 days of each other.

Also, you sound like you have very similar tastes to me, JohnnyWarbucks, so I'll recommend Girls and Telekinesis as well.

edit: And Cults. It's really poppy in comparison to all of the others, but gently caress it's so catchy.

I want to second the Cults recommendation, they are loving awesome. I enjoy Girls too, actually. Never heard of Telekinesis, though, will give them a listen, as well as everything else people have recommended within this genre.

Lumius
Nov 24, 2004
Superior Awesome Sucks

Pandercakes is a smallish (im guessing by facebook page) pop band from Columbia , SC. They have one (free!) album so far titled "Paint by Numbers". They have a thick sound but not muddled . Anyway listening to it is much easier than reading my poor description so this is the title track of the album
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdP-...&feature=relmfu - its catchy as heck!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6l5...&feature=relmfu - another song that represents them well

Another great Columbia artist is Matt Cothram who leads coma cinema and elvis depressedly and is involved with some other side projects as well. His Coma Cinema stuff reminds me a lot of Elliott Smith. Elvis Depressedly is similiar stylistcally but utilizes more "noise , especially his album "save the planet kill yourself" which is very shoegazey.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5fx...feature=related - is from an earlier album
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpR...feature=related - is off his more recent album , blue suicide.

Two links from his side project elvis depressedly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dORuv4klic - sorta similiar to his coma cinema stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFGA...feature=related

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

Now let me teach YOU a lesson


Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly & Bryce Desnner (from The National) did a thing together, and you can see the concert on this channel on youtube, its neat: http://www.youtube.com/user/LysWantTwo

Whodat Smith-Jones
Apr 15, 2007

My name is Buck, and I'm here to fuck

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/08/14986...art-sweet-light



New Spiritualized. It's amazing.

Whodat Smith-Jones fucked around with this message at Apr 9, 2012 around 23:22

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LtTennisBall
Apr 5, 2009


Whodat Smith-Jones posted:

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/08/14986...art-sweet-light



New Spiritualized. It's amazing.

I meant to come in here and post this, but just to reiterate: this albums owns.

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