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abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Saw Viet Cong and Savages yesterday at two separate shows. Both were awesome as hell. I was surprised and glad the audience was dancing hard to Savages, given they were playing at 1am. As usual when I see bands I like, I did end up sad that Savages didn't play one of my favorite songs (Fuckers), but it was made up for in how awesome the new songs they were trying out were.

Man, post-punk revival is really my favorite thing to happen to music ever :allears:

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abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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interpunct posted:

On an unrelated note, Courtney Barnett announced her first full length album and the video for the first single features her as the 2013 Clown of the Year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-nr1nNC3ds

This is fantastic and I'm simultaneously mad that no one told me about her until now & happy that someone told me about her before her concert tickets go on sale Friday :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcnIhzaDTd0

Also, count me as someone who was introduced to Modest Mouse through Good News, loved it and We Were Dead, and later learned to love their first three albums (I actually think I like their first one the most, weirdly enough? At least, I listen to it most often), but has been bored to tears by everything they've done since. It also basically just sounds like a more boring version of We Were Dead - same ingredients, but with all the spices removed.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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I just saw Screaming Females perform their new album live in its entirety. It's fantastic, and I'm really looking forward to hearing the rest of their back catalogue (I only learned about them last week).

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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thepokey posted:

For content, I have been a massive Sparks fan since I was a little kid, and been a Franz Ferdinand fan since the getgo, so, I'm pretty drat psyched about how much fun FFS should be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4o6WGgHEa8

I'm really excited about this. I like Franz Ferdinand a lot, even if they obviously have had one of the biggest post-debut dropoffs of any band out there (that last album was, well, not exactly memorable in any way), and I like Sparks a lot, so I hope this results in something cool+unique for both bands. Also, I really want them to announce some US dates in addition to their massive European tour, because what the gently caress :mad:

modestmusashi posted:

Is it just me or is Grimes really good poo poo?

Yeah, I came here to post her new track. It's an unfinished (though reasonably polished) demo from early 2013, but I could have believed it was more recent than that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9XKLqGqwLA

Also there's a new St Vincent track, which is nice. A cool day for surprise, low-key music releases http://pitchfork.com/news/58251-st-vincent-shares-teenage-talk-written-for-hbos-girls/

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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No idea where to post this (I guess it would also be in a world music thread?) but Yonatan Gat opened the Of Montreal show I saw tonight, and totally blew me away. His new album's streaming on Bandcamp; this track in particular is kickass: http://yonatangat.bandcamp.com/track/north-to-south

He and his band (a bassist and a drummer) were set up in a little circle in the middle of the general audience floor, which is a pretty cool way to do a concert! Smart move for an opener that is so different musically from the main act, definitely makes it look more like a spectacle. Was fun to watch people slowly figure out how the heck to groove to it

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Pablo Gigante posted:

Were you at the Webster Hall show too? Yonatan Gat was loving awesome. The crowd made me feel really old for some reason though.

Ugh, I'm 21 and that crowd made me feel old. Bunch of NYU kids who'd barely drank in their lives falling all over the place. Also the first time I've ever seen someone get ejected from a venue for being too drunk.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Here are some cool songs:

I saw Mourn on Monday and they rule. They're a bunch of kids from Barcelona who play really cool poppy punk stuff. Their album's really good, if short, but they already had 3 or 4 new tracks when I saw them, so I'm pretty optimistic they'll get a second one out soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgohc-pUtGM

Then I saw Lower Dens on Tuesday, and was totally blown away. They sounded way better than I expected live, though they had a few false starts as they tried to get their various instruments in order for their newer stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n78GkK7LC9Y

Also the first FFS song is out and it's pretty much what I expected, I'm looking forward to this album and hope they announce some American tour dates soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3V4KfeJBCQ

jiffypop45 posted:

SiriusXMU gave the relatively new PC Music label a pretty high talking up during their SXSW coverage. Anyone checked out their stuff? It's mostly poppy/electronic music with samples you'd expect from a Venetian Snares album.

I love PC Music. I feel like what they're doing is going to be pretty shortlived (see: vaporwave), but it's really fun right now. SOPHIE's stuff seems the strongest (mainly because it's the most club-friendly, BIPP is a goddamn banger), but it's all good across the board. I actually went through the trouble of downloading all of their releases and throwing them together in a playlist, and it's funny how it all feels like it could be by one or two people. It seems like a pretty cohesive sound. I really like Pretty Green by Spinee, which sounds like a song composed of only the build-ups from big EDM hits

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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incoherent posted:

New music: Talking he De Lux - Some day

https://soundcloud.com/innovativeleisure/de-lux-someday-now

Posted about these guys before, but they're back at with with new album/single. Man it sounds even more older than their first record.

Haha, I was listening to the opening and thinking "this sounds a little Heads-inspired, but not that much," and then the verses hit. Good lord, it'd be a shame if that vocalist was never in a cover band, he's such a dead ringer for David Byrne

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Speaking of Summer, the new Jamie XX album is streaming (with some cool visuals) and it's on-track to be my AOTY :allears:

http://pitchfork.com/news/59707-jamie-xx-streams-in-colour-as-visual-album/

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Slandible posted:

Just discovered Beverly and really digging their stuff. I'm getting a Dum Dum Girls/Smashing Pumpkins vibe from them. They come here next week and thinking about checking it out.

Honey Do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAG0EhVPUR0

I saw them open for Tops at a rad midnight show a few months ago. If you haven't heard them before, you'd probably like them, similar sound though a little more laid-back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOTG-5Yk5ec

Beverly (and Tops) were great live, definitely worth seeing.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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I saw Mourn yesterday. They're a great band, and the drummer handed me his setlist after the show, which is basically the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me, so I feel obliged to post about them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFjZPy3T_IU

They're also all scary young for how good the band is, like, "can't legally get into the venues they're playing in" young. I'm too young for bands to start making me feel old, dammit :(

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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interpunct posted:

Saw Chvrches tonight and their new songs sounded great. My hype level for this new album is intensifying. They were really sweet, too, because after their soundcheck they met all the people who were waiting outside the venue early. There were Popsicles, photos with the band, and autographs in store for the dozen or so people who were in line.

how the gently caress did you even get a ticket for that show I am so angry right now :mad:

going to be getting tickets for their SummerStage show when they go on sale tomorrow

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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so I saw an article today saying that Ezra Furman is playing a show near me today, and I hadn't heard of him before so I decided to check him out, and uh his newest album totally owns??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9vXu_IbTao

it's been a while since I've been this blown away from someone who was completely off my radar, dude has a loving voice. he also did a great LCD Soundsystem cover: https://soundcloud.com/bella-union/ezra-furman-i-can-change-lcd-soundsystem-cover/s-c0kVk

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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would like to update my previous post with a note that Ezra Furman completely totally owns live and you should see him if you get the chance

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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RedneckwithGuns posted:

I'm going to see Run the Jewels and I can't. loving. Wait.

Anyone seen them live? How are they?

I've seen 'em twice, they're good. Wear your least favorite shoes.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Dugong posted:

I think I'm going to get Bloc Party tickets tomorrow even though only half the band have left because I just want to relive getting swallowed into a circle of death and glass bottles during She's Hearing Voices circa 2009.

On one hand, they haven't released anything good since the first record, but on the other hand, that's a great loving record. Will be interested to hear your trip report, I think I'd pick up a ticket if they came through NYC since I haven't seem them live before

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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I'm only halfway in, but the new Empress Of album is fantastic: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2015/09/stream_empress.html

Catching her in Brooklyn on Sunday :)

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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abraham linksys posted:

I'm only halfway in, but the new Empress Of album is fantastic: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2015/09/stream_empress.html

Catching her in Brooklyn on Sunday :)

Update: she is very good live! Her set's a bit short, given she only has like half an hour of material to work with, but she has way more stage presence than I was expecting, and the live percussion makes it feel a lot more uptempo than the production on her album.

e: here's probably her best track, I think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLDCjV5TsYc

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 09:10 on Sep 14, 2015

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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interpunct posted:

Seeing Chvrches at Rough Trade in Brooklyn tonight! For SiriusXM subscribers, the show will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Eastern on Alt Nation.

Interested to hear how that is. I'm seeing them Tuesday in Central Park. I don't really feel like I'm missing out by not seeing them in a smaller venue; they kinda seem like outdoor festival-ish music.

This is a cool day for new releases. The new Disclosure album is so good! None of the songs stand out to the degree that the singles on Settle did, mainly because this album is generally slower and lower-key, but there's still some gems in here. The Miguel track in particular is fantastic. I'm actually kind of glad I was underwhelmed by the singles on this record and didn't get my hopes up too much, ended up pleasantly surprised by it. I hope their next record is a bit more uptempo, but this is gonna be some nice Fall/Winter chill music.

Also, the new New Order record is shockingly good. It's a bit too long (every track could shave a minute or two and nothing would be lost; these aren't exactly the 12" singles they used to make), but worth a few listens.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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cheese eats mouse posted:

If it is where I saw M83 in Central Park a few years ago (Summerstage) you're going to have a great time.

Oh yeah, I saw Disclosure there in 2013* (and Mastodon there in May, and Young Thug last week) and it's the best. Like a mini-music-festival without all of the awful parts, and actually a lot smaller than most outdoor theaters (around ~5000 capacity?). Plus because it's in Central Park all the shows end at like 10 which is way more reasonable than most.

Glad to hear CHVRCHES' new stuff sounds good live; I reckon I should listen to their album sometime this weekend. Was a bit turned off hearing that it was more of the same, but I do like their first singles well enough that I figured I'd give them a shot live.

* btw that Disclosure show is in the top 5 concerts I've ever seen, and had the RIDICULOUS lineup of Julio Bashmore and TNGHT opening, plus Sam Smith and Jessie Ware aahhh

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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why do bros like Alt-J

I actually am a big defender of Alt-J and never got why so many people seemed to despise them (Pitchfork) but if they have a secret huge bro cult following I guess that explains the hatred

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Speaking of bros, this CHVRCHES crowd :gonk:

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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that was a good show. they should put more bass in their songs because I'm listening to the new record now and it sounds way duller than it does live

maybe Peter Hook should join CHVRCHES. or whichever brother in Disclosure plays bass live. this seems to be the element they're lacking

e: I am actually angry about how much loving worse "Bury It" is on this record than it was live. Why is this production so goddamn sterile. Now I'm really glad I didn't end up buying the record at the show, because I'm not sure how many more times I'm gonna listen to this.

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 04:47 on Sep 30, 2015

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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I'm not looking forward to how obnoxious the crowd is going to be at the Franz Ferdinand+Sparks show I'm going to next week. Bunch of assholes who want to hear Take Me Out and ain't never heard Number One Song In Heaven before, gonna be the wooooorst

Also there was a couple in front of me at the CHVRCHES show who spent more time on Instagram than watching the show. I do not know why they were there.

Honestly I'm getting jaded enough I think I need to just get into music that doesn't attract anyone who isn't deeply, deeply into it

E: Also for real have we talked about how incredible this Disclosure+Miguel track is because goddamn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHJYOR3bC8M

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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uggy posted:

The best franz ferdinand song is auf achse.

you're off by one; it's Dark of the Matinee

e: also while we're on this topic Tonight is an extremely underrated record, though it took me a literal year after it was released to start appreciating it. I was mainly mad they ruined the single version of Lucid Dreams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__p_MbzZ6LE

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 23:40 on Sep 30, 2015

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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interpunct posted:

Hahah, someone filmed the part of the show where this one fellow asked Lauren Mayberry to marry him.

oh no I looked at the comments and well it's a good thing they haven't invented those Futurama suicide booths right now or I wouldn't be posting this

everyone is awful

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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why do I keep letting Bloc Party get my hopes up, this is some straight trash. the chorus is good but everything around it is the tackiest poo poo I've ever heard (those key changes, what the gently caress)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe7uutnarWE

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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There's a new Shopping album out and no one told me!! I haven't listened yet but this new video is pretty cool. Band owns, like someone resurrected Gang of Four

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8kkAl64I9s

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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I saw FFS last night. They did a fantastic set, playing a solid 2/3 of the album, plus Take Me Out/Do You Want To/Michael (YESSSSS) and Number One Song In Heaven/This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us/When Do I Get to Sing "My Way"?, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the crowd was as happy as I was to hear the Sparks tracks. They clearly had a lot of faith in the audience, since they didn't save Take Me Out for the encore.

Definitely worth seeing on this tour if you liked the album, or either band. Alex and Russell make great dueling frontmen, constantly trying to out-theatrical each other :3:

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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I'm seeing The War on Drugs at Radio City Music Hall and that seems like a good band to see seated.

I've also got an RSVP through Jukely to see them tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg, so I guess I can compare/contrast (though if the show tonight is good enough I'll probably StubHub my Radio City ticket anyways)

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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interpunct posted:

MHoW will probably be the better show, but I seriously can't justify paying $25/month for the chance to attend whatever shows Jukely happen to list. Plus, Natalie Prass is opening at Radio City. :allears:

MHoW is half empty and they're about to go on; this is super weird!!

And yeah I did Jukely to go see Young Thug at Central Park for less than an actual ticket; will probably cancel after this

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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they last year; it's on spotify and vinyl

i hope lcd soundsystem gets back together so james murphy shaves his beard tbqh

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/long-goodbye-live-at-madison/id869319713 :shrug:

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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interpunct posted:

I take back what I said about Jukely. I'm seeing Courtney Barnett at Baby's this Saturday, and that more than justifies their monthly fee. I'll probably cancel after I claim another show afterwards, though.

I don't have the +$10/mo reserve-further-in-advance plan, so I'm a little worried about not managing to grab a spot at that show. I had no trouble reserving a War on Drugs ticket, but that was at a twice-the-size venue.

I guess if I fail to get a ticket for that, I'll maybe grab a Disclosure ticket, since I wonder how the hell this would even work at MSG. They don't give out tickets in advance for most shows, just add you to the will call list, which I don't think MSG even has

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Having just seen them a couple weeks ago myself, DO THIS. They're so worth seeing.

I saw them a couple years ago in Central Park and they owned!! Just not sure about MSG is all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uC5RJIoeOE

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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interpunct posted:

Yeah, I recently signed up and used the $10 referral credit to upgrade just for Courtney. For the MSG show, you'll probably have to pick up a ticket in your name from Will Call at the box office. I'm assuming Jukely's allotment of seats will just be scattered throughout the 200s.

I forgot about it until just now and I got a Courtney Barnett ticket an hour after they went up for everyone :shrug:

I'm going to be very sad once more people start using Jukely, I reckon, but so far they've got so few users and what users they have seem super EDM-focused that it was super easy to get a spot for this and War on Drugs. Disclosure's still open too, so I suspect either they've got a really big block of tickets for that or people are waiting until after a Thursday/Friday show to pick up an RSVP for it, since you can only hold one spot at a time.

I'm actually seeing Neon Indian at Baby's at midnight that night, so I am super super excited to see two shows without moving between venues! I expect I will be obnoxiously drunk by the end of that night.

I'm also seeing We Are Scientists next week because it was a cheap show and I really just want to hear them play their first record but will begrudgingly give anything else they play a try

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Grimes is here y'all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv9YoYCKNoE

Album out Nov. 9, Janelle Monae is on a track: http://pitchfork.com/news/61760-grimes-releases-flesh-without-bloodlife-in-the-vivid-dream-video-announces-art-angels-details/

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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according to that pitchfork article it's gonna be on the album, heh

quote:

01 laughing and not being normal
02 California
03 SCREAM [ft. Aristophanes]
04 Flesh without Blood
05 Belly of the beat
06 Kill V. Maim
07 Artangels
08 Easily
09 Pin
10 Realiti
11 World Princess part II
12 Venus Fly [ft. Janelle MonŠe]
13 Life in the Vivid Dream
14 Butterfly

(these are extremely good track names)

I like Realiti more than the new track but it also had like months to grow on me so I dunno. Oblivion may be my single favorite song of 2012 though??

Also, I'm thinking, and this has to be the biggest event album left in 2015 unless Frank Ocean miraculously reappears, right

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 20:03 on Oct 26, 2015

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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I'm seeing her on the 16th, also for the first time, and pretty excited! Don't know how she is live, though. Expecting her voice to be completely drowned out by Terminal 5's usually-terrible acoustics, so I kinda hope she at least brings a cool stage show

e: an extended tracklisting shows "Realiti (demo)" is a bonus track on the CD version, and that "Realiti" is only on the CD and digital version (so, presumedly not the vinyl). weird!

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 20:15 on Oct 26, 2015

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abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010

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Ravenfood posted:

No idea whether this thread works, but Josh Ritter's live show is pretty loving sweet. He looks so drat happy to be singing and playing on the stage its infectious, and I liked the live version of most of his new songs more than the album.

one of my friends has been trying to sell me on Josh Ritter for the last like two years and for some reason I never really gave him a proper shot

so of course now, like four days after Josh Ritter played a tiny venue in Brooklyn, I am listening to Historical Conquests and realizing how loving good this dude is. Oh well. He's coming back and playing the Beacon Theater in February, and while that's infinitely larger, at least he seems like the kind of musician where it might be nice to sit down for once

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