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magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


I, Butthole posted:

I prefer how Short Stack basically used the same press release to state their split this morning.

Short Stack broken up? I think I can hear the clouds of good music heaven opening up to the angelic sounds of 100,000 crying fangirls.

I, Butthole posted:

DZ Deathrays are streaming their debut album on Rdio a week before release, starting today. It owns: http://www.rdio.com/#/artist/DZ_Dea...Bloodstreams_1/

Have you seen their film clip for No Sleep? It has Arj Barker in it and pays tribute to Paul Simon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyNJ-2tH2O0

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I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


magic pantaloons posted:

Have you seen their film clip for No Sleep? It has Arj Barker in it and pays tribute to Paul Simon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyNJ-2tH2O0

Yeah, it's an awesome video clip. Just got back from SXSW/CMW were I saw them about six times and was also on tour with them doing some video stuff a while back; I might be bias, but I loving love their stuff.

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



The Church are an amazing band, and I buy all the releases I can from them. However, I would argue with the OP that Unguarded Moment was nowhere near their landmark album. They will live on forever on 80's compilations for "Under the Milky Way", which is ok because Starfish is a wonderful slice of shoegazey pop. "Reptile" is still deadly. I kick myself for not making a trip to NYC to see them a few years back, and I heard they've recently been doing shows of the Whole Album Start to Finish flavor. I would commit unspeakable acts to see Priest=Aura live. That is one of my favorite things.

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


hatelull posted:

The Church are an amazing band, and I buy all the releases I can from them. However, I would argue with the OP that Unguarded Moment was nowhere near their landmark album. They will live on forever on 80's compilations for "Under the Milky Way", which is ok because Starfish is a wonderful slice of shoegazey pop. "Reptile" is still deadly. I kick myself for not making a trip to NYC to see them a few years back, and I heard they've recently been doing shows of the Whole Album Start to Finish flavor. I would commit unspeakable acts to see Priest=Aura live. That is one of my favorite things.

They played Homebake last year, which is a music festival comprising only of Australian and New Zealand acts for an all ages crowd in Sydney.

Maximum Sexy Pigeon
Jun 5, 2008

We must never speak of this!

Jet broke up

Headline: "Aussie band splits after running out of other people's songs to sound exactly like."

Hobo Erotica
Apr 13, 2007

Come on now

Not enough hip hop in this thread. Here's one I prepared earlier:

Aussie hip hop that is not about beers and bbqs:

Hermitude - Your Call (feat. Urthboy & Elana Stone)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmu-VC35PuA

Luka Lesson - Please Resist Me (2011 Australian Slam Poety Champion) Skip to 2:20 for some of the best rhyming flow I think I've ever heard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrP_WYqLWqY

True Vibenation - Work, Work, Work Feat. Alphamama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFF4ZZhgneg

Urthboy - Modern Day Folk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZdrhSj1y6g

Astronomy Class - A Brighter Tomorrow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkhTHpYWXZ0

Bliss n Eso - Coastal Kids (pretty cool extreme sports film clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfLa32K74Zw

Botanics - Simpatico
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKhdwEWRilk

Daily Meds - No Time Left
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT68XYZExmY

The Herd - Only 19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns82tHhJOr0

The Tongue - The Punch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mI5V8j2yQc

Sketch The Rhyme - a hell of a lot of fun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii-3YhnuHsk

Hobo Erotica
Apr 13, 2007

Come on now

And John Williamson hasn't been mentioned yet:

Just a Dog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV3cL_dZeM8

A flag of our Own
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwNYkHIjFrY

Old Man Emu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZLx4Os8TBs

well why not
Feb 9, 2009



Has anyone mentioned The Presets yet? Let me:

They're an electronic/rock/dance band that basically won Australian music in 2008. Here's a youtube of playing the ARIAS (our grammys, basically).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxV7F3Pum6E

The song is called 'My People'. It inspired WIll.I.Am to make more electronic styled music. It's also a protest song about refugees. Seriously! Australian electronic music had kind of a weird renaissance starting 2006.

Here's another track, again, Live, but a little less of a lame crowd:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66bQLdVNZBc

well why not fucked around with this message at Apr 4, 2012 around 12:17

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


The Presets' show at Sound Relief a couple of years back was amazing. There was a loving off huge storm raging when they came on and people went mental. Also: 1) The singer's wife/girlfriend/partner/whatever is outrageously hot and 2) their daughter is as hell. Sat next to them at a Japanese place on King St and she spent the entire time making faces at me and my friend. True story.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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I DEMAND IT


As much flack as the Presets got locally after a while (because My People was everyfuckingwhere) I still adore their live show. It's stupid fun to dance to.

A Good Username
Oct 10, 2007



02-6611-0142-1 posted:

Disembowelment were one of the pioneering death/doom bands, they only have one album but it's classic and excellent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr4jNutSDUE

The drummer and guitarist have a new band called Inverloch that have a CD coming out soonish. On first listen it's pretty good deathy doom.

A stream is available here.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/04/0...dusk-i-subside/

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


Shenadigins posted:

And John Williamson hasn't been mentioned yet:

Just a Dog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV3cL_dZeM8

A flag of our Own
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwNYkHIjFrY

Old Man Emu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZLx4Os8TBs

I was obsessed with John Williamson when I was 7 years old because I was on a road trip with my family up to Far North Queensland and the only music that we played were John Williamson tapes. After we came back home, mum bought me tickets for one of his shows playing at the local RSL and I ended falling asleep midway through the gig. Then I started losing interest.

First concert I ever went to (if you don't count going to see The Wiggles as a 3 year old).

Now I'll just post Crocodile Roll because you didn't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqnIXn7DuM8

Hobo Erotica
Apr 13, 2007

Come on now

magic pantaloons posted:

Now I'll just post Crocodile Roll because you didn't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqnIXn7DuM8

Is it just me or do you not tend to find this kind of humour and creativity in American country music. I mean John Prine is cool but JW just has such a more diverse range. Sure he can be overly soppy and sentimental some times but his good songs are just great.

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


Hobo Erotica posted:

Is it just me or do you not tend to find this kind of humour and creativity in American country music. I mean John Prine is cool but JW just has such a more diverse range. Sure he can be overly soppy and sentimental some times but his good songs are just great.

To be honest, I hate country music in general like a lot of other people but at least JW has humour in his work. All these contemporary Australian Country Music stars poo poo me to tears. Nothing will ever beat Slim Dusty though.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


magic pantaloons posted:

To be honest, I hate country music in general like a lot of other people but at least JW has humour in his work. All these contemporary Australian Country Music stars poo poo me to tears. Nothing will ever beat Slim Dusty though.

Look into Wagons.

http://wagonsmusic.com/

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


I, Butthole posted:

Look into Wagons.

http://wagonsmusic.com/

I've heard of them, never listened to them. Maybe I'll try them sometime.

Creature
Mar 9, 2009


I picked up a seashell to illustrate my homelessness.
But a crab crawled out of it, making it useless.


Count Chocula posted:

When I first moved here I met a girl at O-Week. She took me to the campus concert. Dave McCormack opened, and I loved it. George (Katie Noonan's band) were so bad I ended up leaving. At the end of the night I found Dave and hugged him.

A few years later he gave me Darren Hanlon's number, which I used to challenge him to pinball at 3am. He never responded.

Dave's awesome. The first time I met him he hugged me for having a large face. Also he's known to have hurtled through the Brisbane CBD singing along out of a car window to his first solo album.

magic pantaloons posted:

I, Butthole posted:

Look into Wagons.

http://wagonsmusic.com/
I've heard of them, never listened to them. Maybe I'll try them sometime.

This may explain - The DC3 - Henry loving Wagons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA7igqDDLMw

Damien from The DC3 used to be in TISM. As explained by 'I Was The Guy In TISM'. They're great live if you ever get a chance to see them, but like TISM, their performances are rare.

Speaking of rare performances, someone else who never loving tours these days is Pinky Beecroft. There's already been some mentions in this thread of Machine Gun Fellatio, but after their (not so amicable) split in 2005, Beecroft went off and did his own stuff, releasing 2 albums - Somethin' Somewhere Better and Pretty Black, as well as writing a fairly forgettable telemovie about zombies at a rock festival in Sydney Harbour. Anyway, he's pretty cool and very friendly (unless you're a creepy stalker type - he has a few of those).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIUQpQUv4VM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0NH1jCxI2E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki1PDAUdZRg

Bubble-T
Dec 26, 2004

You know, I've got a funny feeling I've seen this all before.

Snowman were definitely one of my favourite Australian bands of recent years, pretty sad that they couldn't keep it together over in Europe. Their drummer played until he looked like he was about to die every time they did a gig.

I think it's a shame The Jezabels didn't release Prisoner as a single because it's easily the best track on the album of the same name, instead I got sick of hearing endless summer all year .

CaptainYesterday posted:

Jet broke up.

Turn that frown upside-down

Shunkymonky
Sep 10, 2006
'sup

Joe Mckee of Snowman is touring his solo stuff, I saw him recently in Sydney. It's... not very good. Think of all the really slow bits on Horse Rat and the Swan, reduce it down to one person and remove any semblance of melody or excitement. I'll still probably buy it though...

DC3 on the other hand are absolutely fantastic and I had a great time at the tiny club where he played set by both Root! and DC3. I really think that songs like "Danni from Dan Murphys" and especially "Back to Mine" are the best and most honest 'Australiana' songs of the last few years. It's definitely an improvement over the last releases of TISM.

On the subject of Pinky Beecroft, when he was starting his solo work I remember hearing a song called "I like films about morons" on TripleJ and could never find it again. Does anyone know if it exists in any form somewhere?

screaden
Apr 8, 2009


I'm going to plug my friend's band (a band I was in for a time from it's inception, but other stuff forced me to re-prioritise). Aside from my connections to them, I legitimately think they are an excellent band which I reckon local goons will like.

They're doing an EP launch on friday night at the Cherry Bar in Melbourne. They put on a good show.

Here is the BandCamp if you wanna give it a listen. I would suggest "Gouge Out A View" as a starting point.

http://magicbones.bandcamp.com/

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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I like Wagons on record but they're too jokey live. Try Dead Letter Chorus, who make alt country that's just as good. Don't get them confused with Dead Letter Circus.

The lead singer of the Rumjacks got arrested for domestic violence. I've supported them for ages and I didn't know how bad he was but I still regret it.

On the bright side my current favorite Australian band, Wil Wagner and the Smith Street Band, are playing The Fest this year! It's a massive punk festival in Florida that should get them new fans. If you're in Melbourne check out their Old Bat residency.

Sydney's glory comes from Royal Headache getting the national tour support for Black Keys. Can't wait to see them at Dig It Up this weekend. Anyone else going? Hoodoo Gurus, Sonics and Died Pretty will be amazing.

Creature
Mar 9, 2009


I picked up a seashell to illustrate my homelessness.
But a crab crawled out of it, making it useless.


Shunkymonky posted:

On the subject of Pinky Beecroft, when he was starting his solo work I remember hearing a song called "I like films about morons" on TripleJ and could never find it again. Does anyone know if it exists in any form somewhere?

'Films About Morons' is just one in a long line of songs he's never released. Same goes for 'Rock Boots', for which he even did a video but it was only screened once at its launch show. There's also an entire album of electro pop he recorded with 3K Short (ex MGF bandmate) that he's been sitting on since at least 2008.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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I might still have a bunch of Pinky Beecroft EPs at work I can send out. The whole Australian humor in music thing reminds me of one of my favorite articles:

http://m.theage.com.au/entertainmen...1001-160hm.html

It's Bernard Zuel explaining how self-conciousness prevents Aussies from being pure rock stars. I thought Nick Cave was the rare exception but even he has his moments where I suspect the joke is on me. Or Brenden Suppression from Eddy Current, who never seemed fully comfortable.

I'm typing this from the Beach Road Hotel, watching somebody try and sound like Jeff Buckley. For some reason.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

MURALI



You guys can keep Shihad it's fine.

I don't think anyone has mentioned Foetus yet and he(Jim Thirwell) is pretty amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1aNC7tmGfs

edit: Gave Nail a listen in honour of my post and it really is brilliant. Foetus is to Nine Inch Nails as Nine Inch Nails are to Marilyn Manson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4lHWn7t_y0

Ratios and Tendency fucked around with this message at Apr 19, 2012 around 23:20

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


Gotye currently has the #1 single in America.






There should be a Belgian flag emoticon as well.

magic pantaloons fucked around with this message at Apr 20, 2012 around 05:23

Morning Bell
Feb 23, 2006



Illegal Hen

screaden posted:

I'm going to plug my friend's band (a band I was in for a time from it's inception, but other stuff forced me to re-prioritise). Aside from my connections to them, I legitimately think they are an excellent band which I reckon local goons will like.

They're doing an EP launch on friday night at the Cherry Bar in Melbourne. They put on a good show.

Here is the BandCamp if you wanna give it a listen. I would suggest "Gouge Out A View" as a starting point.

http://magicbones.bandcamp.com/

The Magic Bones are indeed great, and very nice people too, so I'm seconding this recommendation. My band's played with them a few times and it was consistently awesome.

screaden
Apr 8, 2009


Morning Bell posted:

The Magic Bones are indeed great, and very nice people too, so I'm seconding this recommendation. My band's played with them a few times and it was consistently awesome.

Hey cool! Someone else does know who they are, didn't expect that. Can I ask which band you are in?

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


Having seen them a bunch of times at SXSW and now their home tour, I can definitively say that POND is better than Tame Impala by like, a million. And the new album owns.

Shunkymonky
Sep 10, 2006
'sup

screaden posted:

I'm going to plug my friend's band (a band I was in for a time from it's inception, but other stuff forced me to re-prioritise). Aside from my connections to them, I legitimately think they are an excellent band which I reckon local goons will like.

They're doing an EP launch on friday night at the Cherry Bar in Melbourne. They put on a good show.

Here is the BandCamp if you wanna give it a listen. I would suggest "Gouge Out A View" as a starting point.

http://magicbones.bandcamp.com/

CD in the mail, God I love bandcamp. Thanks!

screaden
Apr 8, 2009


Shunkymonky posted:

CD in the mail, God I love bandcamp. Thanks!

No worries, glad you liked it enough to buy it!

Dodoman
Feb 26, 2009



A moment of laxity
A lifetime of regret


Lipstick Apathy

A Sound Mind
My friend bought their CD on the street at random one day and they turned out to be quite good. Mix of orchestral music with alternative rock. A few of the stand out tracks are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvJ1knUddbQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fP0aDKiU9k

Bandcamp

I think they've split up though.

thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

Let me start off with a basket of chips. Then move on to the pollo asado taco.

I'm obsessed with The Bombay Royale currently from here in Melbourne. They just released their debut album last week, but are one of the best live acts you'll see around. They mix Surf rock with Bollywood soundtrack style tunes, an 11 piece band with classically trained singers that sing in Hindi, world class musicianship. But really don't take themselves seriously with crazy cheesy 70s Bollywood action film inspired costumes and names like "The Kung Fu Dentist" "The Bandit Priest" "The Railways Mogul"

They got an album launch coming up at the Hi Fi bar in Melbourne next month, last time they played a gig there they had Indian DJ's, Bollywood dancer chicks, these awesome Indian drummer guys and then every so often huge 12ft costumed Ganesh Elephant God things would wander into the crowd and dance. Total party atmosphere.

Worth taking a few minutes to check. A live track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXFC7YArcLw

and a studio track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR2M...channel&list=UL

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Was anyone else at Dig It Up yesterday? I hate to say this, but after a day of amazing music the Hoodoo Gurus were a bit of a let down. Most of the other garage acts on the bill emphasized simplicity and directness, but the Gurus seemed twisty? Off? It's hard to describe. Or maybe it's just impossible to follow The Sonics, The Fleshtones, and Steve Wynn.

Straight Arrows and Royal Headache were fantastic as usual, of course. I dare anyone to go to a Royal Headache show, watch Shogun bounce around the stage, and not smile.

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


Count Chocula posted:

Was anyone else at Dig It Up yesterday? I hate to say this, but after a day of amazing music the Hoodoo Gurus were a bit of a let down. Most of the other garage acts on the bill emphasized simplicity and directness, but the Gurus seemed twisty? Off? It's hard to describe. Or maybe it's just impossible to follow The Sonics, The Fleshtones, and Steve Wynn.

Straight Arrows and Royal Headache were fantastic as usual, of course. I dare anyone to go to a Royal Headache show, watch Shogun bounce around the stage, and not smile.

They're supporting The Black Keys when they're coming to Australia in October. I didn't get to see them at the BDO in 2011 when they pulled out. I wonder if there's still tickets for the Newcastle show.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Obligatory-is-anyone-heading-to-Splendour-post

magic pantaloons
Jan 9, 2012

Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?


I, Butthole posted:

Obligatory-is-anyone-heading-to-Splendour-post

No. Too poor to go to Splendour even though I want to see At The Drive In.

bowmore
Oct 6, 2008




Lipstick Apathy

Shittest line-up since Splendour has started. I'm too poor anyway.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


bowmore posted:

Shittest line-up since Splendour has started. I'm too poor anyway.

yeah man, coldplay and kanye over fukken at the drive in and jack white

**~~~~gently caress the haterz nicki minaj erry day~~~~**

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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I, Butthole posted:

Obligatory-is-anyone-heading-to-Splendour-post

Nah, only bands I like are Shins and Jack White, and I'm nervous that they may have strayed from their roots. And they've both announced sideshows.

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Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

Sipping harsh elixir,
the ice above us melting fast


I dont get festivals. its like a concert, only there is more people there that arent there to see the band you like, and everything is expensive.

i only went to soundwave this year because it was as if 15 year old me wrote the lineup and it was financially smarter to go to that than all the sideshows. that and i missed tickets to the steel panther gig at the enmore (who the gently caress thought THAT would sell out?)

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