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ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

You guys were right talking about English Oceans. I've streamed it a few times now (it's right here for a limited time - http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/...ish-oceans.html) and it's drat good. I think its the best thing they've put out in a very long time.

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tank9900
Mar 27, 2004

English, motherfucker, do you speak it?

ColonelJohnMatrix posted:

You guys were right talking about English Oceans. I've streamed it a few times now (it's right here for a limited time - http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/...ish-oceans.html) and it's drat good. I think its the best thing they've put out in a very long time.

I really, really like Made Up English Oceans. I'm so excited to finally see them again in April. I saw Patterson Hood at one of his residency shows in Portland in January and wanted Cooley up there so bad at times, so I'm really excited to see the full band together.

JnnyThndrs
May 29, 2001

HERE ARE THE FUCKING TOWELS

Wow, those do sound good- the last couple albums haven't seemed to have much Cooley, and Hood was concentrating on telling stories and running on autopilot when it came to the music. These songs have a raw, crisp feel that I'm really liking.

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


Holy poo poo, I am loving this new Drive-By Truckers record.

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


It's really loving great. I don't know why it didn't grab me the first time I heard it a while ago but I'm all in after three or four spins. Not sure it has any one song that matches the best post-Isbell tracks ("Birthday Boy", "Checkout Time in Vegas" and "Daddy Needs a Drink", for my money) but I've forgotten probably half the tracks off The Big To-do and Go Go Boots and these are all sticking with me.

ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

They really should take their time more between releases. While English Oceans isn't SRO, DD, or TDS, I'd definitely put it right behind them. A really great album and I'm excited to see the tour come through STL later this month.

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Hardwood Floor
Sep 25, 2011



Not exactly new but here's some stuff you guys might dig.

The Devil Makes Three - Old Number 7

Legendary Shack Shakers - Blood On The Blue Grass

rxcowboy
Sep 13, 2008

I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth; fucked both a chick and her mom

I will get anal. Oh yes.

Just wanted to say thank you to this thread. I'm primarily a metal guy , never listened to DBT before but decided to look them up on youtube. Heard "women without whiskey" and loved it, it's scratching an itch I never knew I had. Where should I start in their catalog?

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


rxcowboy posted:

Just wanted to say thank you to this thread. I'm primarily a metal guy , never listened to DBT before but decided to look them up on youtube. Heard "women without whiskey" and loved it, it's scratching an itch I never knew I had. Where should I start in their catalog?

Standard answer is Decoration Day and The Dirty South. Southern Rock Opera precedes those and was their breakthrough but doesn't click for a lot of people until they hear something else. After the "classic" lineup the produced DD and TDS dissolves, the clear highlights are Brighter than Creation's Dark and this week's English Oceans, though the other three post-Jason Isbell albums all have their moments. The pre-SRO albums are widely neglected but absolutely worth a spin once you've burnt through the rest.

Mayor Dave
Feb 20, 2009


Against such abominations, we organize our defenses on the principle that one strong and able mind can shield the many.




Nickel Creek recently surprised everyone by announcing a new album and limited run tour. They've released two of the songs on YouTube and they still have the magic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JawK7QcEGKU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM3NGqNCnOc

The album comes out on April 1st, but it's not a joke.

nomapple
Apr 27, 2012


Any particular album I should start with if I want to check out Woven Hand?

rxcowboy
Sep 13, 2008

I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth; fucked both a chick and her mom

I will get anal. Oh yes.

So, Dirty South. That was a good album but holy gently caress that was depressing.

violent sex idiot
Mar 24, 2007

O Muhammad, I seek your intercession with my Lord for the return of my eyesight


nomapple posted:

Any particular album I should start with if I want to check out Woven Hand?

Blush or Consider the Birds

Paper With Lines
Aug 21, 2013

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!


Mayor Dave posted:

Nickel Creek recently surprised everyone by announcing a new album and limited run tour. They've released two of the songs on YouTube and they still have the magic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JawK7QcEGKU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM3NGqNCnOc

The album comes out on April 1st, but it's not a joke.

Those songs are rocking. Chris Thile is one thing, but I've also been very impressed with Sara Watkins' solo stuff.

Also, if the thread hasn't picked up on them, The Secret Sisters, whom are opening on the tour are also great.

AstroZamboni
Mar 8, 2007

Smoothing the Ice on Europa since 1997!

I've got my tickets for Nickel Creek w/ Secret Sisters in Denver on May 13th. I was lucky enough to see Nickel Creek twice (once in 2000 at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, once on their Farewell For Now Tour in 2007) and I'm really excited to see them back together.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


KICK BAMA KICK posted:

Standard answer is Decoration Day and The Dirty South. Southern Rock Opera precedes those and was their breakthrough but doesn't click for a lot of people until they hear something else. After the "classic" lineup the produced DD and TDS dissolves, the clear highlights are Brighter than Creation's Dark and this week's English Oceans, though the other three post-Jason Isbell albums all have their moments. The pre-SRO albums are widely neglected but absolutely worth a spin once you've burnt through the rest.

I disagree, Decoration Day and The Dirty South are great and should definitely be the next step, but I think SRO is the best way to get into them. Aside from the easily skipped spoken word stuff I think that's their most accessible album for the most part, or at least has the most songs likely to immediately hook someone, including the one that got him interested in the first place (along with which I'd throw in "Ronnie and Neil", "72 (this Highway's Mean)", "Let There Be Rock", "The Southern Thing", and especially "Zip City", which is still my favorite DBT track). And, anecdotally, it's the album that got me into them and was the first album that grabbed most DBT fans I know.

Mayor Dave
Feb 20, 2009


Against such abominations, we organize our defenses on the principle that one strong and able mind can shield the many.




AstroZamboni posted:

I've got my tickets for Nickel Creek w/ Secret Sisters in Denver on May 13th. I was lucky enough to see Nickel Creek twice (once in 2000 at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, once on their Farewell For Now Tour in 2007) and I'm really excited to see them back together.

Makes me jealous, by the time I heard about the reunion tickets had sold out in Oakland. I've seen Chris in concert 3 times, Sara 2, but never together.

nomapple
Apr 27, 2012


jsoh posted:

Blush or Consider the Birds

Only listened a couple of times, but I am totally in love with Blush Music now, so thanks.

10 Beers
May 21, 2005

Shit! I didn't bring a knife.



I'm going to recommend one of my new favorite bands, The Beef Seeds. They're a British folk band that do covers. A. British. Folk. Band. And they're awesome, and talented, and super fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scj1fIpIvjA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaXVW9a-wQ

10 Beers
May 21, 2005

Shit! I didn't bring a knife.



MourningView posted:

I've seen them when Ben got too drunk and couldn't remember a bunch of his songs but even that's pretty fun in its own way.

Haha, yeah! I work with a woman who is super good friends with them. They used to crash on her living room floor after gigs when they were started. Next time they come into town, I totally get to go backstage!

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003
"Mr. Phillips found old Johnny Cash when he was high, high before he ever took those pills, and he's still too proud to die.."

I think this belongs here:
https://mobile.twitter.com/tattedup...name=tattedup80

Even though I've been listening to DBT for over a decade I still have these weird holes of songs I've always skipped over. For some reason Zip City never really grabbed me so even though I'd probably listened to it dozens of times I'd never really listened to the lyrics of digested it until a couple days ago. Needless to say, it's been on a loop since then.

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

If anyone is interested, Jason Isbell will be on Marc Maron's WTF podcast tomorrow and Patterson Hood will be on Friday.
http://www.wtfpod.com/

Manatee Cannon
Aug 26, 2010



I haven't seen any love for the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit in here and that is a shame. Band name's kind of a mouthful though I admit.

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


More people from outside Nashville should be listening to Birdcloud sing songs about their pussies.

Cotato
Mar 25, 2002



I ran across this great bluegrass band browsing youtube a few months ago called .357 String Band. Unfortunately they are no longer together it seems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsOdzl7KiWE Down on a Bender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gc8B1eEFfk Ride Again

Really great stuff

safely sodomized
Mar 5, 2014


If any of yall ever go down to Galveston, just go to the Old Quarter to meet Rex Bell. He's always there and owns it. And he's the subject of this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioJizJ93DdQ

also kind of a weirdo but yeah. He's the guy shooting bb's with townes in Heartworn Highways.

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El Estrago Bonito
Dec 17, 2010

Scout Finch Bitch


You guys would probably like Tinariwen, country/folk/rock band from the Northern Sahara.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMUuuW13Fp8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFtmB2U3Clo

AstroZamboni
Mar 8, 2007

Smoothing the Ice on Europa since 1997!

Bonzo posted:

If anyone is interested, Jason Isbell will be on Marc Maron's WTF podcast tomorrow and Patterson Hood will be on Friday.
http://www.wtfpod.com/

Jason Isbell is loving amazing. "Southeastern" is one of the best albums I've heard in a long time.

The new Nickel Creek came out today. I've listened to it three times today. It's loving aces. Some of their absolute best work. Can't wait to see them in concert next month.

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003
"Mr. Phillips found old Johnny Cash when he was high, high before he ever took those pills, and he's still too proud to die.."

Bonzo posted:

If anyone is interested, Jason Isbell will be on Marc Maron's WTF podcast tomorrow and Patterson Hood will be on Friday.
http://www.wtfpod.com/

Both these interviews were excellent. Thanks for posting about it.

trilljester
Dec 7, 2004

"I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I'll have to see the video or something. Someone show me the video."


If you haven't checked out The Head and the Heart, their latest release, Let's Be Still is very very good.

My favorite tracks on it are these two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH56jnkmO9M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyn9kmuIwqA

The video for Another Story is amazing.

tank9900
Mar 27, 2004

English, motherfucker, do you speak it?

trilljester posted:

If you haven't checked out The Head and the Heart, their latest release, Let's Be Still is very very good.

My favorite tracks on it are these two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH56jnkmO9M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyn9kmuIwqA

The video for Another Story is amazing.

Their first album is one of my favorites, I absolutely love it. But Let's Be Still, while good, seems very repetitive to me. I've listened to it 6+ times through and maybe one song stands out, everything else kind of sounds the same (not a bad sound, just too similar). I was pretty let down. It's not bad, it just is nowhere near what I expected based off their debut.

skeemon
Aug 4, 2007

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How about The Silver Jews? I know most people would probably classify them as a lo-fi or indie rock band but so much of their music has an alt-country vibe. I discoveredAmerican Water in 2008 and have been on a Dave Berman kick ever since. I doubt that a day has gone by in the six years since that I haven't listened to a Silver Jews song.

crikster
Jul 13, 2012

start today

I think Steve Malkmus was in the Silver Jews. He showed some off his folky side on some of the Wowee Zowee song. If you watch the movie (or get the soundtrack) Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, you'll see the circle of new wave country alt bands. In my opinion Cat Power seemed a little out of place though.

skeemon
Aug 4, 2007

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crikster posted:

I think Steve Malkmus was in the Silver Jews. He showed some off his folky side on some of the Wowee Zowee song. If you watch the movie (or get the soundtrack) Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, you'll see the circle of new wave country alt bands. In my opinion Cat Power seemed a little out of place though.

Malkmus appears on several Silver Jews albums. The Silver Jews actually pre-date Pavement by a year or so, when Malkmus, Dave Berman and Scott Kannberg were all security guards at a museum in NYC. If you're at all interested in hearing the Jew's country side check out the albums American Water (w/ Malkmus) and Bright Flight. Bright Flight even has a cover of George Strait's "Friday Night Fever"

crikster
Jul 13, 2012

start today

It's amazing SM can be in a band and not be totally obnoxious. It's a love/hate thing I've got for him, because Spiral Stairs is the brain of the group and Malkmus is such a jerk on most of the Pavement recordings. But that's a crowd I immediately associate with the 90s slack college rock. I guess the 3rd guy went in a totally different direction with the Silver Jew band. I'd probably be most interested in Sebadoh style lo-fi 4-track stuff when it comes to that kinda indie thing.
Come to think of it, Lo-Fi dead&lost sounding basement tapes would be a cool approach to a gothic country-type style recording.

skeemon
Aug 4, 2007

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crikster posted:

It's amazing SM can be in a band and not be totally obnoxious. It's a love/hate thing I've got for him, because Spiral Stairs is the brain of the group and Malkmus is such a jerk on most of the Pavement recordings. But that's a crowd I immediately associate with the 90s slack college rock. I guess the 3rd guy went in a totally different direction with the Silver Jew band. I'd probably be most interested in Sebadoh style lo-fi 4-track stuff when it comes to that kinda indie thing.
Come to think of it, Lo-Fi dead&lost sounding basement tapes would be a cool approach to a gothic country-type style recording.

I can sympathize. Malkmus elicits feelings of both admiration and resentment from me constantly. Even his loving lyrics. He seems to have gotten a bit better after the first few Jicks records, though.

Anyway, are there any Robbie Fulks fans ITT? I found one of his records in a staff pick section of a record store in Boulder in '05 and have been a loyal supporter ever since. He does these kinda lame novelty songs on almost every record but when he gets down to being serious he is by far my favorite active alt-country artist. If you're looking for a place to start with his music I'd suggest his album Georgia Hard

RadioactiveKid
Aug 12, 2005

Gato Rebelde

skeemon posted:


Anyway, are there any Robbie Fulks fans ITT? I found one of his records in a staff pick section of a record store in Boulder in '05 and have been a loyal supporter ever since. He does these kinda lame novelty songs on almost every record but when he gets down to being serious he is by far my favorite active alt-country artist. If you're looking for a place to start with his music I'd suggest his album Georgia Hard

I first heard of him when a friend gave me his 13 Hillbilly Giants album, it's a neat collection of covers of old country songs. South Mouth and Country Love Songs are also good beginner albums to get into his music. I really dig his song writing, and he has a unique voice I can't really think of anyone that sounds like him.

Democratic Pirate
Feb 17, 2010



I've recently gotten into Corb Lund and Jason Isbell through Spotify and need to get into more of that type of music. I live in Texas so I should know more countryish stuff than I do.

Spotify recommended John Fullbright the other day and I'm digging the stuff on his profile.

Oh also Randy Rogers because I had a great time while I was hammered at a festival he played last weekend and he looks like my Grandpa minus a few decades.

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El Miguel
Oct 30, 2003


Democratic Pirate posted:

I've recently gotten into Corb Lund and Jason Isbell through Spotify and need to get into more of that type of music. I live in Texas so I should know more countryish stuff than I do.

Spotify recommended John Fullbright the other day and I'm digging the stuff on his profile.

Oh also Randy Rogers because I had a great time while I was hammered at a festival he played last weekend and he looks like my Grandpa minus a few decades.

Corb Lund is very good (especially live). Check out Hayes Carll, who sang on Corb's "Bible on the Dash" and is quite fine in his own right. Two other great Texas musicians to check out if you're unfamiliar with them are Ray Wylie Hubbard, who just gets better and better with every record, and Javi Garcia & the Cold Cold Ground, whose A Southern Horror is quite fantastic (though it's a bit on the hard side at times).

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nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

We've Got To Go Back


I am curious if I'm missing any good music of this type.

Currently I'm in to the following groups:

Hackensaw Boys - seen them twice last year, and with the right crowd it is like a hybrid punk bluegrass show.

Shovels & Rope - I have also seen them twice (second show was 2 weeks ago). Love their chemistry.

Steve Earle - the man who got me look again at so-called country music. Love his music, but I have found his live shows to be a little lacking. That said I was ecstatic to hear him play Ben McCulloch last time I saw him.

Carolina Chocolate Drops - we have been blessed here in Knoxville with them playing ever year around Christmas at the Bijou. I also get tickets to see them and OCMS in Johnson City at the end of this month.

OCMS - love their music, but never seen them live. I am blessed that I get to see them for the first time of all places in Johnson City, TN at my alma mater ETSU with CCD later this month.

Shooter Jennings and Hank III - I love the hell out of both of them, and while I've seen Shooter live I still need to catch Hank's live show.

Any other modern bands that would scratch that same itch? I would love to find another Bluegrass band like the Hackensaw Boys.

MourningView posted:

I disagree, Decoration Day and The Dirty South are great and should definitely be the next step, but I think SRO is the best way to get into them.

I agree. SRO got me into DBT.

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