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Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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rxcowboy posted:

Gotta hype Joy Formidable.


Thanks for this, I'm really liking this band, particularly Cradle. Real good sound to them I'd like to see them live now.

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Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Sinnach posted:

I really enjoy The Sea and Cake quite a lot. Real good Jazzy Pop outfit from Chicago. They came up to Northern California last December to start their most recent tour and put on a drat good show.

Perfect music to go driving along the coast to. Their last album "Moonlight Butterfly" I thought was pretty good (not their best, but still really good). If you were going to start anywhere, I'd say go for one of their last two albums (either "Everybody" or "Car Alarm")

Crossing Line off of "Everybody" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEr4EosItDg

Also thanks for that Washed Up vid! I'm def going to check out more of their stuff now!

I forgot about them, I think I saw them open for Broken Social Scene in 2010. They were pretty good if I remember correctly.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Crell posted:

Hey thread! I've got a lot of great music from here so here's another folk/indie/rock band that I enjoy quite a bit. They have female vocalist who is pretty awesome and create some pretty catchy songs. Two good ones are

A Song about California
Turn up the Stars

They're from somewhere in western Canada and put on a pretty great show!

Interesting sound, not particularly for me though. You got a weird definition of folk, they didn't sound at all like I expected based on your description. I'd have called them some sort of indie/jazz/pop band.

EDIT: Or maybe Ska/Pop. I don't know. Definitely not folk though.

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Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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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.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Y'all should be listening to Yuck:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz7vyrFhFE8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89UN...feature=related

and Mother Mother:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oIM3E6LyGQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50LShhlkTfw

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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BITCHTITS posted:

Mother Mother is great man, The Stand felt so fresh to me I just smiled after it was over.

They put on a really fun live show too, if they ever head through your neck of the woods, see them. Right now they're working on their fourth album and I'm excited for it!

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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BonoMan posted:

setlist

Pretty cool, I'm seeing them... um either sometime this summer or september, I can't remember now, whenever they're playing Brooklyn. So I'd be pretty happy with a setlist like that.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Pablo Gigante posted:

Strip mall venues are the weirdest loving thing. There's one in the Albany area called Northern Lights, I saw the Dresden Dolls there once and it was weird as hell

I saw An Horse and Cage the Elephant open for Silversun Pickups there (all great bands that everyone should try). I was extremely confused when my GPS took me there, especially since I had thought I heard it was an outdoor venue. Cool place on the inside, but yeah, weird as hell location.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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cheese eats mouse posted:

I never saw one. I love alt-country and country rock. You should check out Ha HA Tonka and Dr. Dog. I posted Tonka earlier, but here's some Dr. Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_RvcS0PDoA

Dr. Dog is amazing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XVVAIBBq-A

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Anyone else listen to Wintersleep?

Welcome to The Night Sky is a freaking great album in my opinion and I (finally) just got their 2010 album New Inheritors. Not bad but nowhere near as good as WttNS. The lead singers voice seems to have changed in the 3 years between albums which I'm not crazy about. Now I learn that there's another album that either just came out or is coming out later this year? Anyone listened to it yet if it's out?

Some vids from WttNS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8IGgBqIio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-iW0zL2LI0

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40aH...feature=related

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Anyone know whatever happened to Land of Talk? They released 2 cool albums, last one in 2010 and then nothing, no tours, no new music, and their website doesn't even exist anymore.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Gladstone posted:

I love Land of Talk, but I never got into their albums as much as the Applause Cheer Boo Hiss EP. I do wish they would release something new though.

I just worry cause the last thing I heard from them was Lizzie posting on their Facebook that she had to sell one of her amps. Maybe they couldn't afford to keep doing the rock band thing?

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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In It For The Tank posted:


Iron & Wine all sounds the same. You can start with any album.


First 2 albums sound the same, just a man and his guitar, but the newest album has a lot more energy to it and a much broader sound due to the poo poo-ton of backing instruments he included. I mean seriously, he used to be a man who used to just play stripped down acoustic stuff, and now he's touring with like a dozen other musicians, horns and bongos and poo poo. Pretty much Kiss Each Other Clean is a fantastic album, definitely in my top 10 of 2011.

His third album Shepherds Dog is also really good.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Elphiem posted:


Something to chill off with
The Joy Formidable - Cradle (Kyte remix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XL9JW6n6QQ

Gah, the vocals just do not work at all with the new beat, completely ruins it. That started off pretty cool too.

EDIT: Live version of the real song; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZhFL0hjjo. I really wanna see this band, too bad last time they were in NYC was the middle of my busy season at work.

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Epi Lepi
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lil mortimer posted:

If you like/love Super Furry Animals, listen to Cian Ciaran's Outside In. He's SFA's keyboard player and he sings songs like "Cabin Fever," "Walk You Home" and "Mountain." I can't get enough of the album. It's the next best thing to an actual SFA album or another Gruff solo LP. He's also got another one coming early next year, so I've got that to look forward to.

Did SFA break up? I know they haven't had an album since 2009 and they've all had a bunch of solo stuff but are they active as a band at all anymore?

Epi Lepi
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lil mortimer posted:

They aren't broken up, but they're definitely on hiatus. The thing is they're still all working with each other on their own individual projects. Both Guto and Daf play on Cian's album and Cian mixed songs for Guto's new band, Gulp. Gruff and Bunf are the two who've kind of gone their own way for now. Gruff is working on a second film in America at the moment and Bunf is doing all sorts of stuff that hasn't amounted to anything yet, but he's supposedly releasing a solo album on Daf & Cian's label someday.

Hopefully they get back together soon, but I'd be surprised if they have an album out before 2015.

I just really want to see them live. I feel like they'd be a really fun live show to go to.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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guppiehaus posted:

Anyone listen to the new Wild Nothing album? I'm liking it a lot as a chilled out dream pop album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNsW6OksF44

I feel like Tatum's really carved out his sound a lot more.

How does it compare to Gemini? I like that album but none of the songs in particular really stand out to me.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Serisothikos posted:

Seconding this: their live shows are incredible and Matt Thomas is a show in and of himself.

I missed them last time they were in NYC and I'm still sad about it. Stupid weekday shows, and right during my works busy season.

Hope they come back soon.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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So I know I'm 3 years behind the times but can I say that I absolutely love the AV Club's Undercover series? Great mix of bands doing a great mix of covers every year, I've found a bunch of new bands I want to try out from this series. I wish they put out mp3s of all the tracks because I'd love to have them on my iPod. Pretty sure I can use some sort of Youtube ripping program if I have to though.

The one bad thing is that before every video is a little Starbucks commercial but you can skip it right away so it's not a huge deal. Check out one of my favorites from this years series; Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater covering "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around":

http://www.avclub.com/articles/shar...-draggin,70683/

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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I'm a couple weeks behind the trend but fuuuuck Love this Giant is good! The packaging is really neat too, instead of a jewel case or a cardboard case it's a soft plastic pockety thing, and there's no real booklet, all the inserts are separate cards.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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MC Fruit Stripe posted:

People should talk about whatever bands they want, but I do wish there was more talking about them. The thread tends to be a stream of people posting local band they just discovered one after another. I'd love for someone to post a band and for there to be actual replies and discussion about them. Rather than just a stream of advertisements.

I'll start.

Father John Misty. Love him. Every Man Needs a Companion the strongest track on the album. Your thoughts?

Father John Misty covered my favorite band in the world for AV Undercover and did a great job of it so I'm going to have to buy the album eventually as thanks.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/who-...-realize,70700/

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Ignem Aeternem posted:

Hey, I'm having the chance to see My Bloody Valentine in February next year, I was wondering if anyone had seen them in recent years since they reformed, are they what they used to be? Or am I going to end up heartbroken that they didn't live up to everything I had hoped?

Also, sorry if this wasn't the right place to post it but I really didn't know where else to put it.

I saw them at All Points West festival in 2009 and I was honestly disappointed. They really are one of the loudest bands you'll ever see but instead of being awesome it was just painful. Maybe it's because it was outdoors but the mix was terrible, all you could hear was feedback. I remember thinking, "Oh now I recognize this track, but shouldn't he be singing right now?" and then looking up at the video monitors and seeing his mouth moving. It was like his mic wasn't even turned on.

My friend and I had to bail because it was just unenjoyable being in front of the stage, however we sat down halfway across the park and the volume was loud enough that we could hear clearly but not painful anymore and it was actually more enjoyable listening from far away. For some reason they went on before Tool headlined the night and I heard later that the feedback and noise made a bunch of people vomit.

Don't get too discouraged though, if the sound is mixed better than when I saw them and you make sure you wear earplugs there's a chance you'll enjoy the show.

e: Forgot what year I was at APW.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Anyone else listen to Asobi Seksu? Cute little dreampop band that I got turned onto a year ago by a friend of mine who saw them live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB2m...feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcsIYaQE7DE

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

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Does anyone else listen to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes? I have their debut album and I like it a lot, but I don't love it. How is the second album? I'm debating whether I should bother picking it up.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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cheese eats mouse posted:

I'm a hug fan! Second album is more laid back, slower style. Alexander hops on the Jesus train a little too much for me, but there are some great songs like "Man on Fire", "Mayla", "Child", and "All Wash Out." Give it a spin on Spotify at least. They said they have another one coming out this year I think.

Try to see them live if you haven't. Solid show with good vibes.

I actually worked as a production assistant at one of their shows in 2010. Great experience, they're such chill people. I have a lot of great memories from that show; it was an outdoor show in the summer and there was such a huge amount of positive energy that night. I remember watching the encore from on top of our production trailer next to the stage and Alex got almost the whole crowd to sit Indian style with him in the middle of them and sing along to one of their songs. I almost tripped into one of the Olsen twins walking around backstage that night.

I also got my favorite "I met someone famous" stories from then. After the show a coworker and I ran into Alex back stage and my coworker was like "Hey man congrats, great show" and Alex kinda didn't react so my friend kept walking. As I was passing him, Alex grabbed me and said "Man I hope he's not mad at me, I didn't mean to blow him off, I'm just really really high right now, please tell him I'm sorry." I thought that was just the funniest thing, and that it was super sweet that he was so worried that my co-worker was mad at him.

Epi Lepi
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Eurekapile posted:

Full album stream for Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law is up at rolling stone. Album comes out on the 22nd.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/n...emiere-20130116


Compared to their first album, it seems there is more variety to their sound here. And even more of the fantastic rock sound they had on the first album. It's really good.

Also, if they have a show near you, make sure you go, they are absolutely killer live.

Thanks for the link! Listened to the album twice and I agree it's good. Early standouts for me are Silent Treatment, Maw Maw Song and Leopard and the Lung.

I really want to see this band live! I had to skip them last time they were nearby as it was a weekday show during my busy season at work. They were opening for A Place to Bury Strangers, another band I want to see live, at one of my favorite venues so I was pretty sad that I had to pass on that show.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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Zaburino posted:

Check out Kaki King, that's her whole shtick.

John Butler is another musician who plays in that style.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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I know there's a couple other Cheap Girls fans in the thread so I wanted to post some links. Lead singer Ian had knee surgery earlier this year and to help pay his medical bills they put up an acoustic version of My Roaring 20's: http://quoteunquoterecords.com/qur063.htm

You can download it for free but there's also a paypal link to donate if you so choose.

They also put a live album up on their bandcamp which you can stream for free or download for 6 bucks: http://cheapgirls.bandcamp.com/

I haven't listened to the live album yet but the acoustic album is interesting. I'd say it's worth a listen but the regular album is definitely better.

EDIT: Acoustic version of All My Clean Friends is the highlight, I really need to learn the chords to this song.

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Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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I don't think anyone's mentioned that The Ocean Blue are releasing their first new album in 14 years. Cerulean is one of my favorite albums of the 90s and I hope the new one is just as good. Check out some of their old singles and the first one off the new album here:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archiv...ocean_blue.html

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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SouthLAnd posted:

So yeah, you know that new Phoenix single, Entertainment?

I think I might like this remix more than the actual song.
http://youtu.be/JcBjlT4ZpnA

There's a Dinosaur Jr version out there somewhere too and it's clearly the best version cause it's J loving Mascis.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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The SARS Volta posted:

His solo stuff, recorded under his surname, Milosh.


Considering Lisa Lobsinger's involvement in Broken Social Scene, here's the obligatory BSS family response (Metric, Stars, Land of Talk).

Land of Talk!

Really wish they were still active. Last thing I heard about them was the frontwoman trying to sell one of her amps through their facebook page and that was like 2 or 3 years ago.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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The SARS Volta posted:

Huh. Cloak and Cipher came out at in August 2010 so it's not that unusual they haven't done anything since. I know Liz Powell has had vocal problems in the past, though, so maybe that has something to do with it.

It's not unusual for no new albums to come out in that time frame but as far as I know they haven't done anything since then. No tours, no interviews, no social media interaction, nothing. It makes me sad as I didn't know about them until after their last tour.

Epi Lepi
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FactsAreUseless posted:

I think it's just a very different sound, because I don't really like any of his pre-Shepherd's Dog stuff except for a few bits of Woman King. I think Shepherd's Dog is his strongest album because of its diversity of styles and the much-needed addition of a rhythm section.

Kiss Each Other Clean is my favorite from him, but I haven't listened to the new stream yet. I forget which album was the first one, but whichever it is I find it incredibly loving boring. The lo-fi does it no favors either, but then I don't like lo-fi 9 times out of 10.

EDIT: Also, I saw him with a full like 12 piece band in 2011 and it was amazing hearing not only the stuff from KEOC but older songs reworked for a full band setting. Holy poo poo was that a good show.

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FactsAreUseless posted:

Modest Mouse played a new song at Coachella. Also debuting: Isaac Brock looking exactly like Win Butler.

Hahaha, you're right it's Win Butler with a drinking problem. They need to put out a new loving album already, We Were Dead just didn't have the staying power for me that their other albums have. No One's First was fantastic though.

Epi Lepi
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Outside of Dashboard I think it's the first half of the album that's worn out it's welcome the most for me. I generally like the Shins but James Mercer has the kind of voice that I need to be in the mood for so all of his guest vocals on that half put me off.

Epi Lepi
Oct 29, 2009

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So Yuck's beginning recording on their second album soon which is cool. What's not cool is they're doing it without their frontman Daniel Blumberg, begging the question of whether it'll be worth listening to and whether they'll keep old songs in their live act.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/...aniel-blumberg/

Anyone listened to his solo project Oupa? Is it any good? Is it anything like Yuck?

Epi Lepi
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MC Fruit Stripe posted:

But how do you have Yuck without someone strumming their guitar with their head moodily cocked to the side?

I mean, I don't believe a band needs to break up if one person leaves, but he seemed pretty integral. I'd expect a pretty wild shift.

The dudes voice was a major draw for me, and without it and without the double fuzz guitar onslaught it's really up in the air whether I'll dig their next album. I thought he was a major part of the songwriting too so who knows what differences we might get. Makes me really glad I saw them live back in 2011.

Epi Lepi
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appropriatemetaphor posted:

Here's The Babies - kinda like, lo-fi indie rock I guess. Fun story, when I went to see them live I parked next to Cassie Ramone and was like "hey" and she said "hey".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCFlWy1xM9o



I really dig the Babies, was going to see them this weekend in Brooklyn but I waited too long to get tickets and they're sold out. I saw them open for Yuck in 2011 and they both put on a great show.

Their first album is better than their second in my opinion but by no means is the second bad.

Speaking of Yuck, their ex-frontman just announced his new project; Hebronix. http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/...ew-song-unreal/

There's a stream of the title track from his new album, it's not as good as Yuck but not bad. A lot of the instrumentation sounds kind of thin to me but it's better than what I heard of his other project.

Dude should have just stayed with Yuck.

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Dirp posted:

Is it worth $36 to see Neutral Milk Hotel in 2013?

Or ever, I guess.

$36 bucks is cheap, if you like NMH then just go. Jeff still sounded good when I saw him solo last year, but I think I would have been really blown away if I saw the full band.

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Mr. Tibbs posted:

Just bought my tickets. I'm pretty excited for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, and Death Grips. I've already seen TVOTR, Deerhunter, and Foxygen and enjoyed all those shows as well.


Currently listening to the Camera Obscura stream. Very .

If you stay for My Bloody Valentine, wear earplugs. Even if you'd never consider wearing ear plugs to a show, wear them.

Also Yo La Tengo is awesome live (and in general) so try to catch them.

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