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cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



anathema72 posted:

I've been really into a six piece band called Alpine lately. The group has two female vocalists, with a somewhat ethereal sound, which just hits me the right way.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou0x5LfNy50

Just picked up their album on your recommendation, and I'm really enjoying it. Cheers!

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cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



monny posted:

I think this belongs here (hopefully!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIAq3SmYb1c

This is the first single from Lorde, a young artist from Auckland, New Zealand - and when I say young, she's only 15. I have been playing the hell out of her EP this week, and I think it's pretty solid :yaycloud:

EP and singles available here for free. Free!

Holy poo poo this is good.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Kraxis posted:

So over the last week or so I've heard a couple of songs on the radio by Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hammer who have recorded a bunch of songs from the Child Ballads collection. Which is pretty cool as if you had parents like mine you grew up with Fairport Convention and Pentangle and the like who regularly recorded traditional songs that Child wrote down. Plus, being American their voices sound very different to the versions I'm used to.

Anyway, they're super cool and you should check their version of Tam Lin and Geordie

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago. Love the version of Tam Lin.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Neeb posted:

One of my favourite bands from my own country (New Zealand), The Phoenix Foundation, are putting out a new album on april 26 and the Guardian has put it up for streaming: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/apr/15/album-stream-phoenix-foundation-fandango

Seems to be a natural progresison from their last album which was pretty stellar in my book, especially the title track, 'Buffalo':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5rh4LR4dbI

Their video for 'Bright Grey' sums up the band perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaIA7zKzWlE
Ooh, awesome. I caught them at Laneway back in January, and really enjoyed the new stuff they played. Can't wait to get home and check out the stream.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



The Lonely Wild's album dropped the other day. I quite enjoyed it. Much the same "Ennio Morricone meets Arcade Fire" sound as their EP, so if you listened to that, you'll know what to expect.
http://thelonelywild.bandcamp.com/

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



My favourite British indie band, The Indelicates, just released their fourth album, Diseases of England.

The first single, Class, was released late last year, and they've released another handful since. I haven't listened to it enough to be able to tell if it's as good as their previous albums, but I've really enjoyed it so far.

cptn_dr fucked around with this message at 06:23 on May 8, 2013

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Looks like Little Boots released a new album about a week back. Only given it one listen, but I don't think I enjoyed it quite as much as her first one.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies




This is pretty rad. I'm enjoying it a lot.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



MelancholyMark posted:

The Chvrches album The Bones of What You Believe is now streaming on NPR. Everyone listen to it!

Goddamn this is good.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Zochness posted:

Seconding this, they are really great. Got to see them live this weekend up in Michigan, it was a fantastic show, I highly recommend it. Lauren Mayberry :allears:

I should be seeing them early next year, and I can't wait.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



psychoJ posted:

Searched the thread and I didn't see any mention of her, but today I discovered Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. She relies pretty heavily on her vocals and lyricism, which are both really, really good. It's like she infuses country inspired lyrics with indie rock instrumentals. Her album, Ripely Pine, is pretty long but I feel that it doesn't have much filler to it, if any at all.

Lady Lamb is fantastic. I'd love to see her live.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



I'm off to The National next week, and Okkervil River a few weeks after that. And I caught Daughter, Savages and CHVRCHES on Monday. Been a hella good summer of music.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Action Serious posted:

Yep, a good january summer.

Yes, those things we get in some places that aren't America.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Going to see Okkervil River tonight, and I'm super stoked. I haven't seen them before, so I'm really really excited.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



"Huey Newton" might be my new favourite St Vincent song. Goddamn.

Edit: Also, the Chelsea Wolfe/ King Dude track that recently dropped (on my phone, so I can't link it) is seriously loving good.

cptn_dr fucked around with this message at 22:16 on Feb 19, 2014

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



I fell in love with Trouble Will Find Me after seeing most of it performed live. Goddamn, that really brings the songs to life.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



I had the chance to see Chris Knox a couple of weeks back, but I missed it. It'll be a while before I get over that. :smith:

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Carloman is rad as hell.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



A local band, Oslo Brown just released a video in support of their first ep. I like 'em. They're chill.

http://youtu.be/SSwyGGnHOfc

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Saw St Vincent for the second time tonight. Annie Clark is a sexy guitar playing robot.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



I saw FlyLo tonight, and now I think I'm enlightened.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



The new Murder By Death just came out. Haven't had much of a chance to listen to it properly yet, but I've enjoyed what I've heard so far. Plus it came with a kick-rear end shirt thanks to Kickstarter.

https://murderbydeath.bandcamp.com/album/big-dark-love

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



bows1 posted:

I had the pleasure of seeing Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play a private show last night and everyone should definitely check them out. The dudes voice is absolutely amazing. Album drops in May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts2aARA1dwQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s55IghLo4eQ

Holy gently caress. That blew me away.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Anthonie Tonnon is a local singer-songwriter who's about to release a new album, which is available for streaming here:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/music/news/article.cfm?c_id=264&objectid=11408916

He writes quite literate narrative-based songs, that he describes as "long-form ballads". He's kind of difficult to pin down, but I first saw him opening for Okkervil River, where he performed, among other things, a cover of The Mountain Goats' "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton", so if you like either of those bands, I can recommend him.

Edit:

Neeb posted:

Courtney Barnett put out a new tune from her debut album


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

This album is gonna be absolutely killer judging by this and the first single:

Pedestrian At Best

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

I think Pedestrian at Best is the best track she's ever done. Goddamn. And if you ever get the chance to see her live, don't miss out on it. She's fantastic.

cptn_dr fucked around with this message at 11:02 on Mar 3, 2015

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Saw her a couple of months back. Also agree.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



RedneckwithGuns posted:

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

Anyone seen them live? How are they?

They're really loving great. I'm really annoyed I missed them last time they were in New Zealand.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Modest Mike posted:

i've been a Metric fan since the Old World Underground days and i find the new one pretty lackluster. I really like a handful of songs, The Shade, Cascades, and a some others but overall seems not great. For context i thought their last album Synthetica was was really good. Maybe i'll come around to it tho. I too am very interested to hear their next album which they say is completed and is mostly analog acoustic instrumentation.

Yeah, I'm not liking it as much as Synthetica, but given how much I loved Synthetica, that isn't too surprising. Hopefully it'll grow on me, though.

I'm about halfway through at the moment, and I'm really digging it so far.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Nothing on the new CHVRCHES album is grabbing me in the same way that Science/Visions did on the first album, but other than that, I think it's pretty good. Can't wait to see them in January.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



cheese eats mouse posted:

I think I've mastered the silent but deadly bitch glare to people chatting during quiet songs. I didn't pay for a ticket to hear your commentary.

How to Dress Well, Best Coast, even a loving Decemberists show. Shut the gently caress up people.

One of my least favourite experiences was when a couple of r/atheist types would shout poo poo out every time Nick Cave mentioned God.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



The Lonely Wild's new album just dropped. I've always heard them described as Ennio Morricone meets Arcade Fire. I'm really digging it.

https://thelonelywild.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-white-light

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



T Bowl posted:

This story made me laugh and I feel no sympathy at all:

http://pitchfork.com/news/61661-joanna-newsom-spotify-is-the-banana-of-the-music-industry-it-just-gives-off-a-fume/


I wonder if she's at all bitter that when you search her name on Spotify it links The Muppets soundtrack.

Yeah man, gently caress musicians for wanting to make a living.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Dodecalypse posted:

Kishi Bashi just put out a recording of some of his songs, as backed by a string quartet. It's also a live album so idk if that's yall's thing or not but it's good. Here's a stream.

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/album-preview/kishi-bashi-string-quartet-live

Also if you get a chance, see him live. His entire show is like 75% improv with a loop pedal and it is pretty amazing to see

This is super good

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



My favourite album (that nobody else listened to) of 2015 was Elevator Music by the Indelicates.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Slandible posted:

I am pumped to see Courtney Barnett. Her, Florence, and Savages all kind of popped up this week. Time to drop money on tickets 4 months out.

They are all pretty great. Savages and Courtney Barnett are especially rad.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Just picked up Plum Green's latest EP, Karma. Reminds me of a slightly more delicate-voiced PJ Harvey.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



TheIndividual posted:

Feels like I'm the only person outside of Australia that notices this, but The Drones have a new album coming out in March, and from the two songs released so far it's gonna be right on up there with the best of the year.
Ooh, awesome! I See Seaweed was loving wonderful. (And I'm also out of Australia, though NZ barely counts)

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



Goddamn, Julien Baker is lovely. Reminds me a little of Anais Mitchell, as well as aforementioned Torres.

Gonna have to buy every album she releases from here on out.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



abraham linksys posted:

savages are so loving good live y'all

their records are good but their live shows are just in a whole other stratosphere

Yeah, they're loving great. I caught them a couple of years back, and really hope I can see them again this year.

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



UnknownMercenary posted:

Went to both the Montreal and Toronto shows for Courtney Barnett. I had lovely balcony seats for Toronto but I was able to get right up to the stage at Montreal. Am I weird for enjoying the live show more than her albums?



Nah, I've pretty consistently enjoyed her more live.

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cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



NPR posted a new track of Kishi Bashi's upcoming album.
https://soundcloud.com/joyful-noise-recordings/kishi-bashi-cant-let-go-juno

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