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Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Jack's Flow posted:

The Xx are going to release their 2nd album on the 7th, and I can not wait. They are streaming the whole thing online right now.

http://coexist.thexx.info/

I just found this thread because I was looking to see if anyone had posted about this yet :D

I'm listening to the stream now, and it's really drat good. I think I'm about halfway through.

This seems like an album that would be fantastic to listen to while driving through a city you're completely unfamiliar with. Being completely out of your element, but completely at ease. That sort of thing.

edit: Actually, this is hands down one of the best albums I've heard all year. God drat.

Rageaholic fucked around with this message at 21:44 on Sep 4, 2012

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Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


guppiehaus posted:

I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper is getting ready to release a new album. I think the best way you could describe them is psychedelic synth rock. If you're a fan of Broken Social Scene then you might find them up your alley. Their songs are often pretty repetitive but they're fun to listen to if you don't take them too seriously :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwfYvYZwI5Y

I wouldn't compare this to Broken Social Scene at all, but it's really good and very retro sounding. I dig it, though this song could improve by being shorter.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Not everything after :colbert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NzRBegzk8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkZ0duEd3Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osS3qosoP_U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahJTjui-5qc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpKf7UmejUk (poo poo, the album version of this one isn't on YouTube...I like that version more)

I agree they've been kind of hit or miss since Source Tags, which was one of those rare perfect albums in my eyes, but they've also put out a lot of songs that I've liked since then.

Rageaholic fucked around with this message at 10:01 on Dec 2, 2012

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Lost Songs is half really amazing and half totally forgettable.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


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

Oh my god, new Strokes song is so loving terrible :smith:

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.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


BonoMan posted:

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.

Yeah I guess it's cool that they're stepping out of what they're used to, but I don't want to listen to them anymore if they're gonna sound like this from now on.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


thehoodie posted:

Yeah the Strokes have never been afraid to move into new territory. Look at the transitions between Room on Fire and First Impressions of Earth, and from that to Angles. Unfortunately, changing their sound hasn't really worked out for them all that well. This sound is atrocious.

I was just talking with a friend about this. First Impressions was great. Angles was completely forgettable. But at least they still sounded like The Strokes while doing it.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Going to see Pinback live tonight :D Never seen them before, but I've been listening to them for like...5 or 6 years. I'm not really sure what to expect, but I'm excited. I hope they play some of the classics instead of mostly material from the new album. The new album is decent but pretty forgettable.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


The SARS Volta posted:

They're great live they "speed up" a lot of their catalog to make it more concert-friendly.

Yeah, they were pretty good. They played literally every single song that I wanted to hear. Some of those I didn't think they'd play, and some I had forgotten I even wanted to hear, but then they kept surprising me by pulling out song after song that I've loved for years and then some of the new stuff as well. You were right about the speeding up. I noticed on a few songs, like Non-Photo Blue was played at what sounded like 125% speed for example.

The audience kind of sucked though. I got a lovely spot in the back. I could see just fine, but lots of people around me were either talking over the music, looking down at their phones the entire time, only cheering when Penelope was played, etc. I don't get why some people go to shows if they're not into the music, and that seemed to apply to like half the audience tonight :confused:

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


interpunct posted:

Well, to be fair, that pretty much sums up every general admission live concert experience.

I guess so. Guess I just don't notice it because I'm usually standing in the front row for shows. It's really evident in the back, though :ughh:

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Zen Guy posted:

One of my favorite indie bands The Hush Sound stopped being on hiatus and released one of their new songs via the AV club. It sounds pretty different from their previous stuff but I'm still digging it.

Oh man, I didn't know what happened to them but I figured they had broken up or gone on hiatus or something. The only album of theirs I have is Like Vines, but I really dig it. I didn't hear anything about them after a while. I didn't even know they'd released an album in '08.

This new song is different. It's not bad at all, but it's not particularly good either. The reason I liked Like Vines so much is that, while they sounded like other similar bands at their core, they had this style that set them apart from their peers, and in many cases, put them above the rest. I'm not feeling that so much with this one.

I'll reserve judgement on the album until I hear the whole thing, though.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


New Phoenix album is pretty good, I think. It's no WAP, but that album hit it out of the park. This one's got more standout tracks (Entertainment, SOS In Bel Air, Trying To Be Cool, Chloroform, Bourgeois and Oblique City) than weak tracks (The Real Thing, Bankrupt!, Drakkar Noir and Don't). The title track is weird as hell and totally ruins the flow of the album, though. What the gently caress were they thinking with that one?

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


I saw Washed Out like...2 years ago? And they were just okay. I really dig the albums, but yeah, seeing 'em live is a pretty different experience than just listening to the albums, which I normally like when bands do that, but it didn't work out that well in this case. Thinking back on it, it was a pretty forgettable show.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Oh gently caress yeah, finally! And they won't just be sheet music?

That single's pretty cool. If the rest of the album is akin to this, it's going to be pretty experimental and different than Modern Guilt. Which is cool, because I really dig his more experimental stuff. I also really dug Modern Guilt, but it's been long enough that I want to hear something different from him, and that single proves that I will.

Rageaholic fucked around with this message at 18:53 on Jun 4, 2013

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT



Hahaha holy poo poo, that's not Phoenix? :stare:

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


What the gently caress :psyduck: That's weird as hell but unironically awesome. I wish I could download their album. Contra's available as a free download on their Bandcamp though, and you know I'll be downloading the poo poo out of that.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT



:stare:

This should be used in all ska bands :lol:

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Miltank posted:

Don't know if this has been posted yet but I guess Arcade Fire is announcing something at 9pm on 9/9. Arcade fire is like my favorite band so I am like freaking out.
Did you see this from earlier today?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i2wp3GkNrg

I'm guessing it's an album teaser.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


I'm listening to it now, and drat, this is really good :stare: I can't wait to hear the direction of the rest of the new album.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


ThatsMyBoye posted:

I'm getting a red X over the button after I click play. Has it been removed?
If that one doesn't work, try this one that I just found:
http://kvnsbstn.com/post/60584132906

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


stoops posted:

the single is officially out

https://www.justareflektor.com/
But you can only view it through Chrome? Hahaha, what?

I'm on Firefox and it doesn't do anything for me. There's no play button or anything.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Rilo Kiley chat, huh? This has always been one of my favorites of theirs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASAX4ZYLqag

Also, I saw this Arctic Monkeys cover of the new Drake single earlier and I really dig it. They do the original justice while making it their own.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvA3q0ZU-NQ

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


I haven't heard their new album yet, but I've had their album Hello Avalanche for a few years and really dig it. I always thought their song Truck was a perfect short little song, kind of like Fell In Love With A Girl by the White Stripes. Different genres of music, but yeah. Truck is just long enough to present a complete thought but not any longer than it needs to be. Just a very succinct song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDeTv12mulo

For something sort of similar, I'd recommend checking out El Ten Eleven if you haven't already. They have quite a few albums, so there's no shortage of material if you get into them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl7OMC4o-2c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAMtZEPMs3A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaJxGtI4GvM

Rageaholic fucked around with this message at 07:43 on Sep 19, 2013

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


So I'm watching this Arcade Fire special thing after SNL last night which I DVRed. It's so confusing. Based on what I'm hearing here and what they played on SNL, I don't think this album is going to affect me nearly as much as The Suburbs did, but it'll still be good.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


I really hated Sleigh Bells' abrasive sound at first, but once I came around to it, I really came around to it. Once it clicked for me, I absolutely loved it. Though I can still understand why people don't like it.

I still have yet to hear their new album.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Real Name Grover posted:

If anyone feels like getting sentimental (or just listening to great music by a guy who left us far too soon), tomorrow (10/21) is the 10th anniversary of Elliott Smith's death.

:smith:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2bRVGOweRw:unsmith:
Aw man, it's been a while! :smith: I remember reading a copy of The Big Nothing that a friend lent me probably 6 or 7 years ago.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Surprised no one posted about this, but Arcade Fire played Colbert Report tonight as "The Reflektors". It was pretty weird, since at first all you could see was these giant papier mache heads of Colbert, John Stewart, and I'm guessing a couple guys from the band:

and then the camera panned over to them playing, and they're all dressed in these Western-style jackets. The song sounded really great, though. I'm pretty excited for this album :D

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


I set up a thread for Reflektor because there's already been a lot of chat about it in here and I know there's only gonna be a lot more :)

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3576625

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Dogs sounds like some 10 year old's first song which contains Elliott Smith samples for some reason. Oh my god, this is amazing :allears:

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


The new Beck album Morning Phase is out there and I'm a little over halfway through my first listen of it. It's decent. It's not my favorite Beck album, none of the songs I've heard so far sound like they beg to be listened to again, and this probably wasn't worth waiting 6 years for. It's not bad, though. Just not great either.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


carrion kit posted:

Does anyone still have a copy of the Mike Jones version of You In Reverse?
Hahahah, I still think about that from time to time and laugh. I've told a few friends about it and they didn't believe me :allears:

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Jesus Christ. I'm listening to Sun Kil Moon's Benji for the first time and it's so depressing :smith: Previously my only SKM experience was his Modest Mouse cover album Tiny Cities, which made a lot of the songs it contained sound a lot more bleak and brooding than the originals did. And I never had any experience with Red House Painters, so this is the first time I'm hearing any of his original material, and it seems like the same applies to his originals. This album is full of truth and vivid imagery but most of it just feels so unforgiving. Those living, those dying, having sex, developing friendships, relationships with family members...it covers a lot of bases and even some minutiae about those themes, but most of them seem to end so horribly. Like there's barely any happiness anywhere to be found in anything.

If I ever feel like killing myself, this is probably the album I'll put on.

I want to say it's a good album. It's well done for sure. I just don't think I'll be able to listen to it very often at all because of the subject matter.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Conor Oberst announced his new solo album "Upside Down Mountain" is coming out on May 20th and he released the first single "Hundreds Of Ways" too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpyNydatVwQ
He's also touring the US:

quote:

05-08 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
05-09 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05-11 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
05-13 Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
05-14 Orlando, FL - The Beacham
05-16 Gulf Shores, AL - The Hangout Festival
05-17 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
05-22 Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury
05-23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05-24 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05-25 Munhall, PA - Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead
05-27 Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
05-29 Chicago, IL - Metro
05-30 Chicago, IL - Metro
05-31 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
06-01 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
06-02 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
06-04 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
06-05 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
06-06 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
06-07 Lexington, KY - Buster's
07-29 New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield
Unfortunately he's not coming here :(

I saw him with the Mystic Valley Band in like 2008 after their album came out and that was pretty fun.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


:nws:
Video for Good Sex, the first single from Kevin Drew's upcoming album Darlings.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Yeah I'm not feeling that song too much but not all of Kevin Drew's solo material is bad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okRiv-RvSPs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtdnaDwEKSs

It's kind of samey, but if you're a fan of BSS then he definitely has at least a few tracks you're bound to like.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


If you want to laugh/cringe, Kevin Drew released another single from his upcoming album: Mexican Aftershow Party

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Yeah, wow, that absolutely sounds like Bon Iver, at least vocally :stare: And I like it!

But if that's the route they're taking, it's certainly more exciting than what they've been doing for the last several years. I hope it's not just a one-off. If the rest of the new album doesn't sound like this, that would be pretty strange.

Also, I don't think this got posted yesterday, but The Horrors have a new song out called I See You:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0jkdTvl9s

Rageaholic fucked around with this message at 21:18 on Feb 25, 2014

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


LionArcher posted:

Coldplay just released another song from the album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PvBc2TOpE4
So I guess the Bon Iver vocal thing was indeed a one-off?

This song's cool, though. I like it. While it doesn't sound like Bon Iver, it doesn't sound like a generic Coldplay song either.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Real Name Grover posted:

The first Gorillaz LP came out 13(!) years ago, but last night was the first time Damon Albarn, Del the Funky Homosapien, et. al. have gotten together to do "Clint Eastwood" live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P81eqDpdp8

Snoop is there, too, just because.
This is loving incredible :swoon:

Although I wish Del's parts had been louder. He was kind of obstructed by the bass.

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Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


God I loved their first album so much. Some of the tunes on there were among the catchiest I've ever heard. I remember playing that album for my parents who grew up in the 50s/60s and they loved it too.

I haven't listened to it in a few years but now I think I need to do so again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy7SvZQfeBM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxDN49gQoBY

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