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BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

The new Ramona Falls, Prophet, is really good by the way.

It comes out tomorrow, but I got my digital download just a minute ago from my pre-order.

It's been up for streaming on Stereogum for the past week or so though. Check it out:

http://stereogum.com/1009241/stream-ramona-falls-prophet-stereogum-premiere/album-stream/

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BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Just saw Wilco in Jackson, Mississippi and I was impressed. That was my first Wilco centric show (I've seen 'em a couple of times in festival settings) and I was amazed. The few times in festivals they typically have received a tepid welcome and it's sort of a "ok play and get off" feeling.

I was actually afraid of that happening here because regardless of how bad we actually like people to play here, Mississippi crowds are generally very subdued. But the crowd went loving NUTS. I mean it was just ridiculous and you could generally tell they thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't think I've ever seen Jeff Tweedy smile that much in a 3 hour period. I think there was like 3 encores. It was ridiculous and awesome.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

BITCHTITS posted:

What was their set list like? I really want to get myself to one of their shows.

quote:

One Sunday Morning
Art Of Almost
I Might
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
One Wing
You Are My Face
Spiders (Kidsmoke) (acoustic arrangement)
Impossible Germany
Capitol City
Handshake Drugs
California Stars
Born Alone
Laminated Cat (aka Not For The Season) (electric arrangement)
Via Chicago
Whole Love
Wilco (the song)
Box Full Of Letters
Hummingbird
A Shot in the Arm
..
Dawned On Me
Jesus, etc.
Heavy Metal Drummer
I'm The Man Who Loves You
..
Red-Eyed and Blue
I Got You (At The End of the Century)
Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Hoodoo Voodoo (w/ bass/guitar/keyboard tech Josh on cowbell)

Copy and pasted from their Facebook feed.

Kinda wished they would've played Misunderstood, but otherwise an awesome show. (And the tech on cowboy was hilarious at the end...he was struttin around with no shirt on. Felt like something from Almost Famous).






As far as new music...just came across these guys last night while watching HBO's "Girls."

The Echo-Friendly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y2b7FyaynC0

They only have two songs out I can see right now (at least on Spotify). Good stuff though.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Just discovered a group called The Drums through an errant song identification session. I was in the mall trying to Shazam (or the WP equivalent) a song I could barely hear. It was misidentified due to low volume, but The Drums came up instead and I totally dig 'em!

They're on Spotify.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Indie Rocktopus posted:

I'm listening to the new Japandroids record and it's fantastic. There's a deeper streak of melancholy/nostalgia to the vocals and lyrics but the guitar is still absolutely gorgeous. The Onion AVClub review mentions this might be their last album, which is a shame - but two great records and a flameout feels more appropriate to the band's ethos than a long slog through mediocrity.
http://www.avclub.com/articles/japandroids-celebration-rock,76966/

Yeah it's pretty drat good. It's also on Spotify for those wanting to hear it!

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Epi Lepi posted:

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=JvbMmVKhkRA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40aHqhd8xPY&feature=related

Thanks for this. Never heard of 'em, but I'm enjoying it.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Ramona Falls is my current indie darling. Intuit is much better than their sophomore effort, Prophet, but both are slow burn albums. Listen for two weeks, wait three months, come back to 'em.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Traitorous Leopard posted:

Heck yes

Another choice track from that same album (couldn't find a Youtube link)

http://theweeks.bandcamp.com/track/altar-girl

Not bad. Sounds like early Kings of Leon... not quite as good, but still good.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Epi Lepi posted:

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.

The Live version of "Whirring" from that set is incredible. It just turns into an 8 minute complete loving rock out piece.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Has anybody mentioned Divine Fits? Spoon, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs supergroup.

Whole album is on NPR.

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/12/158451432/first-listen-divine-fits-a-thing-called-divine-fits

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

SuperiorColliculus posted:

This album is incredible, and somehow manages to sound like all the best parts of a Spoon album and all the best parts of a Wolf Parade album while simultaneously sounding like something else entirely.

And it's on Spotify now!

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

ThatsMyBoye posted:

I was surprised at how much I liked this and how well they seem to work together. It's more Spoon than Wolf Parade, which might help it be a little more accessible, too, I guess?



Yeah it actually grew on me the 3rd or 4th listen. Enough to go buy it via AmazonMP3.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

cheese eats mouse posted:

Anyone recommend any bands similar to Phantogram?

I've been digging on MS MR lots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brJozYDT0Ts

This is good stuff, but goddamn the new single every monday is pissing me off. Just release it already!

Although it is cool how they're releasing an official remix with each track plus the stems to remix your own.

http://msmrmusic.tumblr.com/

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Traitorous Leopard posted:

So I posted these guys a few months ago, and they've since released a new album, so check it out!

The Weeks - Gutter Gaunt Gangster

http://theweeks.bandcamp.com/

Is this a Mississippi group? I noticed you have a Dan Mullen avatar and the first song mentions Mississippi and then I noticed the cover for Rumpsringa....which I saw in the "local" section at my local record store.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Traitorous Leopard posted:

Yes sir, they got together at Delta State I believe. They're based out of Nashville now.

Ah..DSU. I made some Fighting Okra commercials for them this year! Fun stuff.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Mr. Tibbs posted:

It is only one song, but Kishi Bashi's new Christmas single is pretty magical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6B2-TPoZHk

If you'd like to buy a copy of that song, it is available here as a pay what you want for charity drive. Money goes to funding music education.

I'd like to thank this thread for introducing me to Kishi Bashi some 20 pages ago. 151a is one of my favorite album releases of 2012.

My office mate introduced me to Kishi Bashi and I loved him/it from the start.

Then he came to my town, that gets no good musical acts ever, and did a quiet not very advertised show in a little old rundown theater that got a makeover for The Help.

Nobody told me and I missed it. Bah.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

^^^^ drat that's some good stuff. Never heard of them. Thanks for turning me on to them!


Oh hey there. Kishi Bashi "Manchester" Buzz Session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBctONb102o

Stop making me question my sexuality!!!!!

BonoMan fucked around with this message at 04:45 on Dec 12, 2012

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

http://pitchfork.com/news/49301-listen-the-strokes-new-song-one-way-trigger/

Oh my god, new Strokes song is so loving terrible

Sounds like they've completely abandoned their whole garage rock aesthetic and have turned into twee pop or some poo poo.

I heard the Strokes had a new song and I got really excited, but this is just not what I wanted to hear at all.

Good on them for trying something new. That's such a rarity nowadays. I love the Strokes and that song isn't my favorite (but I wouldn't trash it either), but I'm glad they're at least trying to evolve.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

ThatsMyBoye posted:

New Strokes single might just redeem a bit of faith

http://stereogum.com/1259602/the-strokes-all-the-time/mp3s/

It's so much better than One Way Trigger but now I'm confused about what this album is going to be like.

That song is straight up boring as all get out though. It's just utterly completely unmemorable.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

TheAbortionator posted:

M83 is scoring a movie that comes out in month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6nzGfMla-k

So far Im pretty excited about it despite the fact of Tom Cruise being the lead.

Did not realize he was scoring the Oblivion soundtrack. That turned it into a definitely must see for me.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

the new Phoenix is out on Spotify today. And, upon first listen, it's pretty forgettable. I'll have to listen to it a few more times though.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

OG KUSH BLUNTS posted:

Check out "Dear Bo Jackson" by The Weeks on Spotify. It's really good.

The Weeks is a southern folk rock group out of Mississippi

I think The Weeks are really good, but I probably wouldn't classify them as "Southern Folk Rock." Or maybe my view of folk rock is just too narrow.

Anyway I'm disappointed I've never seen 'em. I live in Mississippi and we have a pretty good track record for our good homegrown bands making lots of rounds around the hotspots of Mississippi before making it big, but I hadn't even heard of them until they did indeed hit it "big."

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert with The National:

http://www.npr.org/event/music/190382702/the-national-tiny-desk-concert

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe


I mean... that sounds EXACTLY like Phoenix. Like I thought a joke was being played somewhere.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

The National made a film about their 2010 tour. Well, kind of. Just watch the trailer.

http://mistakenforstrangersmovie.com/

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

gandlethorpe posted:

In more "Royals" news, this kick-rear end video came out recently.

And yeah, these are the same guys who did the "Somebody That I Used to Know" on one guitar video that became huge right before the song itself became huge.

Pretty cool and creative. I'd love to hear the actual recording though, because I seriously doubt that's the audio recorded from that actual session.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

"White Lighter" by Typhoon got released today. I hadn't really heard of them, but caught a snippet on NPR. Really loving good. I'm only 3 songs into the new album, but they're worth of the price of admission alone.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

FactsAreUseless posted:

I just hope the new Arcade Fire album is less bloated than The Suburbs. It's not a bad album but it's probably five tracks longer than it needs to be. This single is a good sign, though. Mountains Beyond Mountains was the best track on The Surburbs, and this track reminds me a lot of that one.

(Also, for everyone who didn't like Neon Bible, try skipping the first and last tracks. The album instantly gets better.)

Neon Bible is a fantastic album. And The Suburbs was definitely too long. So.. in conclusion. I agree with you.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Megazver posted:

It's like Arcade Fire decided to make a disco song, then it turned out to be three minutes long so they played it two more times.

Yeah, it's really repetitive. Good song, but no need for it to be that long if it's not going to go anywhere.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

FactsAreUseless posted:

Isn't disco long and repetitive by its nature? It's dance music. Repetitive is sort of its thing.

Oh come on that's a bit of a stretch. It's disco influenced...not a disco song. Plus most disco songs are fine at 3 or 4 minutes.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Vogon Poet posted:

I started listening to Typhoon a couple months ago because I saw them on the upcoming shows calendar of my favorite venue and thought they looked interesting. Now White Lighter is my favorite album of the year so far. It kind of reminds me of Funeral, not that the band is aping Arcade Fire's sound, but the orchestration, group vocals and cathartic moments in the music give me similar vibes. They are also fantastic live. It was funny watching them squeeze all eleven members including two full drum sets onto a tiny stage.

Yeah I posted White Lighter in here the day it came out. And, not having heard of Typhoon until I heard them on NPR, that album has not left my cd player since then.

Protocol7 posted:

White Lighter competes with Wondrous Bughouse for my favorite album of the year.


Whoa, listening to this for the first time too and it's awesome.

BonoMan fucked around with this message at 15:02 on Oct 10, 2013

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Nadir posted:

I am in love with this song.

Andrew Bird never fails

I don't know...it just kind of feels like Generic Andrew Bird song #48. It's not a terrible thing, but I feel no growth in there.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

How am I just discovering Future Islands? That is some good chill poo poo.

edit: anddd they're loving doing like four shows all around me in March. Hell yes.

BonoMan fucked around with this message at 16:21 on Dec 31, 2013

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

incoherent posted:

Future islands is the best-poorly-kept secret.

dat voice.

So good. I went and bought their entire catalog on AmazonMP3. Digging all of it so far. Except the mix on the albums isn't that great and his voice gets overpowered really easy by the instrumentals.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

And that video is amazing.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Epi Lepi posted:

If I like Gotye's Making Mirrors, but only really love the singles from the album will I like his other albums or that other project he has?

Probably not... his style varies so much on each song that a lot of people find it hit or miss. I tend to like it though.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Real Name Grover posted:

For the Elliott Smith fans among us:


http://pitchfork.com/news/53748-elliott-smith-goes-edm-as-mike-doughty-shares-unreleased-collaborations/

I love Smith as much as any disillusioned 30-something but these are so, so, so bad. I broke out laughing at "Dogs."

I got through about... 20 seconds of all of them combined? Wow.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

ThatsMyBoye posted:

Here's an infectious, high-energy electropop song off the debut album of a group called Ed Zealous. It isn't a single, but it stands out above the ones that are, to me:

http://edzealous.bandcamp.com/track/147

So.

Bandcamp STILL doesn't have volume control because?

Anyway good song!

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Just discovered Volcano Choir. Bon Iver/Vernon's sorta pre-Bon Iver still kinda side project. Gonna have to say it's straight up better than most Bon Iver stuff. Really good.

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BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Oliver Reed posted:

It's almost been a year since The National's Trouble Will Find Me was released. What do you guys think of it relative to their earlier releases? Favorites on it include Don't Swallow the Cap and Pink Rabbits.

I consider Alligator (The Geese of Beverly Road got me into the band) and Boxer to be of equal quality in my mind. I'd put High Violet a hair below it with Trouble Will Find Me at the same level. I like Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers but it doesn't resonate as strongly as the other four. I'd need to listen to the self-titled again to judge it properly.

I'm pretty in line with you although I'd put Alligator above Boxer a bit (I think it's easily their best album).

Self titled is just...I could never get into it at all. Trouble Will Find Me is still good but even after a year I still feel like the songs just don't go where they could. They almost want to take off at times, but never leave the runway.

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