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T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Conduit for Sale! posted:

So the new Grimes video is um... well, I don't really want to say it because I mean look at my avatar, but... it's kind of a little bit terrible.

I loved all her other videos, but this one is just so dumb. Boucher said she wants to make a video for every track on the album, and I just hope when she gets to Be a Body she doesn't gently caress around.

Her first video is awful too, I loved the "night music" video though.

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T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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guppiehaus posted:

Wild Nothing is coming out with a new album next week (8/28). Here's a single from Nocturne called 'Shadow': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnRLPaYXvoU

Craft Spells, did no one mention that they released an EP 'Gallery' about three months ago? I haven't seen any talk about it in this thread, but they're worth an extra reminder. Here's 'Still Left With Me' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07h_jB63L64.

For any of you into chillwave music check out Sunrom. A friend of mine showed me their song 'Le Sable' and I've been hooked (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXRr514m5fM)

That Craft Spells EP is decent, even more bedroom sounding. I also think the Wild Nothing album a decent amount but not nearly as much Gemini.

I will check out the Sunrom stuff cause I am a huge sucker for the Chillwave sound and will be said when it's imminent quick demise is complete.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Conduit for Sale! posted:

I like the parts where she's just dancing and messing around but then all the parts with the chick with pink dreads and skin colored costume with fake metal bits make me want to not watch the video ever again.

I think her former love of Nu Metal is starting to take its place in her own image.

That video is balls, intentionally campy doesn't always mean it's ok to be campy.

That video is a perfect example.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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I didn't think the new Grizzly Bear was very good after a couple of listens, but I think it needs time.

This has been a running theme for me this year though, a bunch of artist I've loved in the last half decade have put out new albums that seem completely underwhelming to me.

I must really be getting old.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Behold! A Elk! posted:

I realized about a few days ago that Belle and Sebastian accidentally became my favorite band. Does anyone have any recommendations in the style of "if you love [band] then you'll love [this band/these bands]"? I need more. I have everything they have released.

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

Camera Obscura.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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The new Tame Impala is fantastic, best album I've heard all year.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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The first Tennis album was so good, and the second one was pretty bad. Make sure you listen to the first one if you haven't heard them.

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Feb 6, 2006

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appropriatemetaphor posted:

I wouldn't say it was bad, just kinda more of the same with the first being way better.

But I didn't really listen to it that much to be honest.

Yeah, the same as the first one sound wise, but as far as hooks and songwriting, much poorer.. aka not very good.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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ThatsMyBoye posted:

The new Local Natives drops this week, and it's absolutely worth your time. My favorite release of the month.

Two solid singles in Breakers and Heavy Feet, some really pretty moments in Three Months and Mt. Washington, and a really strong second half as a whole. Top marks and all that.

I agree, it's not as catchy on the whole, none of the songs top the highlights of Gorilla Manor either. It seems more... dark, and laid back.

However, that doesn't mean it isn't interesting and enjoyable. I like it a lot and some of the songs are great, slow building tunes that are a pleasure to my ears. It's really good.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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The band Beach Fossils just posted, and deleted about ten minutes later, this amazing gem of indie rock absurdity.

quote:

Music journalism/criticism is for college kids who just discovered there is more to music than Top 40 and need somebody to hold their hand when it comes to forming an opinion. "Baa!" says the sheep. Wake up or get out! The critic has an enormous and comfortable space to rot away behind the computer screen while the artist works their fingers to the bone, traveling the world for a decent and honest living. Don't follow the herd. Either get a lobotomy and become one with the masses or believe in what you love and think for yourself.


This to me was too funny/ridiculous to not post it. The best part is the fact they deleted it like some E/N bullshit within ten minutes. Classic.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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guppiehaus posted:

I wouldn't be surprised if Payseur wrote this. I love Beach Fossils, but I'll admit Clash The Truth was underwhelming, whiny, and almost made me feel like I was back in my high school post-hardcore, 'deep' music phase. Disappointed to see them reacting like this to the mediocre, and rightfully so, reviews.

Yeah same with me. I liked the first lp enough, and thought the What A Pleasure EP was great start to finish. I could barely make it through Clash The Truth.. I thought it sucked.

I met them once after they played my college's free spring concert held every year (At a bar the other band they were touring with played at later that evening) and got the elitist vibe from them quiet a bit. (The DIIV and Heavenly Beat guys were still in the band and there as well.)

Also, anyone who invalidates the opinion of other's in that manner is one huge tool. The part about making an "honest living" touring across the world was a joke too. He acts like it isn't loving awesome doing such, just stupid.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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New Washed Out single, I am excited.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJILRWBKnQ4

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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That second song was on FIFA and I think I thought it was phoenix.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Jagwar Ma released their debut LP, and it hasn't really seemed to hit that much with people yet, even though it's a lot better than some stuff that gets way more hype/praise.

It's a trippy, catchy ride. It has this old psych vibe to it, but then it throws you for a loop with crazy electro influenced sounds. One song will sound straight up indie psych, and the next will sound like it's taking influence from LCD Soundsystem. Vibes ranging from Tame Impala to Cut Copy, yeah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM0xpCi8IdY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgjqhGjUIb0

Listen to these.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Real Name Grover posted:

:eng101:Indie Rock/Pop/Folk/Electronic Trivia:eng101:

Q: What band released their first official* EP 10 years ago today?

We're getting old, kids.

* Yeah, I'm not counting OK Calculator

I'll never forget visiting Philly and going to some church basement shortly after its release, seeing them, and not knowing who they were (there for another band). I never realized at the time how big they would blow up either. Ah memories.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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New Man Man single:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI1PWcTe0W4

I personally like it a lot, but I like catchy things and don't always expect artist to sound the exact same album to album. The video is neat too. Here is hoping the album is as good as this song.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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New Chvrches album is great, throwing that in there as well.

Saw Local Natives on Monday, go see them if you like them at all.. they sound amazing live, great band.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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thehoodie posted:

So the new St. Vincent album is floating around out there, and holy gently caress is it good. Pretty much every song is brilliant, and so completely unique. Will definitely be blasting this on repeat for a while. It gets better every time. drat.

Yeah, it's great. She really has a nack for production.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Saw St. Vincent last night in DC. Adding to the praise yet again, she was great. Her music was fabulous live and sounded in many ways more powerful than the albums. She made it fun and interesting to say the least and it was one of the best, more surprisingly good shows I've been to in a long time.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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incoherent posted:

A very restraint future islands. I don't think people are getting the real experience seeing it on letterman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgkq_1ZTVNM

Dude does brings it at every show. In another universe, future islands is metal as gently caress.

That video is literally the same performance as Letterman with dim lighting.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Nobody Interesting posted:

This is great but why don't the audience put those drat phones down :ughh:

Need to start confiscating those things at the entrance.

Which what was loving awesome about St. Vincent's show I saw. A computerized voice comes over the PA right before she starts all whimsical like and says PLEASE DO NOT FILM/KEEP YOUR PHONE IN YOUR POCKET. ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT LOOKING AT VIDEO OF IT LATER.

It was awesome and NO ONE pulled out their phones to shoot/record during the set.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Alvvays (pronounced always) debut album is really good. It's loud rock pop, reminds me of the first Dum Dum Girls album and stuff like that, but more catchy.

It's up at First Listen on the NPR website, also so is the new Jenny Lewis which is great too.

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/13/329491975/first-listen-alvvays-alvvays?autoplay=true

My favorite song I think is "Party Police".

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Yeah been loving it so far, really good album. I guess it's just to be expected from them though.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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The first two Interpol albums are great, the rest of their poo poo is boring with maybe 1-2 songs scattered through all that material that are actually decent. Sad from me as well, I was obsessed with them at the end of high school.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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The critics seem to love hating on Alt-J when their readers seem to still love the gently caress out of them.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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uggy posted:

I'm not a critic and I don't think they make good music. Sometimes people disagree about what they like!

I was simply saying that Alt-J is not a popular one with the critics but most of the indie hipster kids seem to love them. Some people don't like it who aren't critics though? no loving way..... :rolleyes:

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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uggy posted:

There are lots of bands that are poorly reviewed that have legions of fans. I don't think alt-j is any different than them. Sam smith might already be more popular and his album tanked with critics.

I wasn't trying to be a dick, I just don't know what point you were originally trying to make.

Sam Smith isn't a creditable source of what I am saying, I am talking the indie realm, where people usually follow the critics reviews... Of course the critics are going to pan the next Britney Spears album, the next thing Miley Cyrus does, Sam Smith (his music is good but it's not indie at all), etc, etc.

My point is Alt-J is a unique band doing some weird things and are very much the type of band critics normally blow a load over, they don't however, and all the indie kids still seem to eat it up and not let their opinion be dictated by a metacritic score... which isn't always the case.

I guess that was my point?

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Chamberk posted:

You know, as an fan of indie rock, I sure do like waiting for reviews to tell me what I think.

Yep, most indie rock fans I know. Just wait for the Pitchfork BNM tag and go at it.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Something tells me the main reason they have got back together is.....


Yes, you guessed it, Portlandia.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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The new Father John Misty album is fantastic. If you like the folk stuff, it's a must listen.

It makes sense to me now why J Tillman left Fleet Foxes to focus on this stuff.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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New My Morning Jacket song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE3DgcECSn8

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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New Vetiver is around, I like it a lot, more of the same mostly but that's fine in my book.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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It will probably be boring as hell, that type of music gives no life to the crowd too.. if it's more than $20, bleh.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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https://soundcloud.com/active-child/mercy-1999

New Active Child song from new LP coming in June, I like it.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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My Morning Jacket's new one leaked, I like all the songs that are on it more than the two released so far, its really good.

I will try to see them sometime this summer, I've seen them 7 or 8 times starting in 2005 and haven't since 2012 so it would be nostalgic yet fresh at the same time.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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jiffypop45 posted:

I bought the first Straylight Run album a few weeks ago. I know why emo isn't a mainstream genre anymore. Thankfully nostalgia was enough to save that one.

Ebbs and flows, also, children are what made emo/pop punk big, today would be no different. You are just older and less simple with your music taste.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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Joanna Newsom's shtick got really loving old really fast and i'd be amazed if people actually listened to her music for an real length of time past release.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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rear end Catchcum posted:

I have never listened to her. I have one friend who thinks her album Y or whatever is one of the best records ever made. what do you think her sctick is?

Listen to her singing and you'll get it. The music itself is very orchestral and lush usually and she bases it all around the harp, however her singing gimmick to me personally gets old real quick. To each their own.

T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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FactsAreUseless posted:

Good, unnatural positions are awesome. Vocalists should be weird.

Should be? Hmm, I don't think that makes very much sense. And no, no one 'naturally' sings the way she does, especially if they are a fully grown person.

She's just overrated as hell is all I am saying and her voice is nails on a chalkboard to me, gently caress the lush arrangements otherwise.

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T Bowl
Feb 6, 2006

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FactsAreUseless posted:

"Boy, I sure do like indie music, but only if everyone sounds normal, like Coldplay, or Mumford and Sons."

Indie music is the norm now.... so what's your point? It's not some ultra creative genre mostly, it's formulaic music based on traditional rock.


Thanks for putting words in my mouth, do you listen to black metal? Do you like the guttural growls? Man you must listen to Maroon 5 if you don't.

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