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||Posted - 06/23/2009 : 15:13:01
i'm so thrilled about some albums lately, but i don't want to make a new topic for each one, so here's the list:
DEERHUNTER - microcastle
i just discovered this a couple months ago, and it's easily one of the best albums i've ever heard. i can't stop listening to it!
THE HANDSOME FAMILY - honey moon
beautiful, nearly flawless album. rennie sparks never disappoints. great summer night album.
ANIMAL COLLECIVE - merriweather post pavillion
haven't stopped listening to this one since january. endlessly wonderful.
they were the heroes of old, men of renown.
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||Posted - 01/14/2018 : 22:34:43
Stuart Maconie had these guys in the studio last night for a session, on the Freak Show.
Xylouris White. New album coming out soon. Can't find the track they played last, but this one is nearly as good.
||Posted - 01/13/2018 : 02:03:54
Today I have listened to some Del Shannon and then some Cheap Trick. Love Shannon - all these really bitter songs made into something tremendously fun.
||Posted - 01/12/2018 : 11:39:33
I'll have some of that black willow in my pipe, smooth..
Loma. New album coming out soon as well
||Posted - 01/12/2018 : 05:05:52
Kyle Craft is back with a new album. This new track sounds just as good as anything on his 2016 debut album Dolls Of Highland, an album I'd strongly recommend and music that I think would resonate with FB fans. Music to drink whisky to.
||Posted - 12/09/2017 : 06:19:49
This new indie band from Leeds called Drahla are pretty cool, pronounced Dray-la. She does the whole talky singing thing well, they call it lo-fi.
Sound quality on this this live set is a but muffled but it's still worth watching.
||Posted - 11/21/2017 : 06:18:29
For all you wEEn fans like myself, there is an amazing quality upload of an amazing show 11-3-17 at Stubbs Austin.
This is amazing stuff, and shows how amazing wEEn continues to be 100 years later.
||Posted - 11/20/2017 : 11:24:33
The Holydrug Couple
||Posted - 11/18/2017 : 14:17:44
Bent Knee - Land Animal. Really liked their album 'Shiny Eyed Babies' from a few years ago.
Protomartyr - A Private Understanding. New to me this band - the album this is from reminds me of early 80's post punk/gothy stuff, but sounds fresh.
||Posted - 09/18/2017 : 17:30:44
this, and how it pounds
||Posted - 09/14/2017 : 09:52:18
On a more obscure folky note, radio 6 played a live set by Rab Noakes from 1971 last night, and it was bloody good!
I've never heard of him either, but apparently he's as old as my mum and his birthday is one day before me and he was born in Fife. Has written some songs in the past for Gerry Rafferty and also worked with Lindisfarne.
Nice to hear a country folk musician from Scotland. Reminds me a bit of John Denver? A Long Time Ago is a nice track from that live BBC iPLayer recording.
He's doing a few small gigs around scotland in the coming weeks, wish I could get along to one of those!
Does a good Bob Dylan cover as well.
||Posted - 09/14/2017 : 09:35:34
Dream Wife are touring Scotland next month. Wish I coud get to Glasgow and see them, I like them more than Pussy Riot and by coincidence I actually had a dream about them the other night.
Rainbow tank grrl is my favourite. She's quite a good punk guitarist, lots of angry dykes at the end.
||Posted - 09/13/2017 : 18:09:39
Parquet Courts, St. Vincent, Lost Boy, Kurt Vile
||Posted - 09/12/2017 : 02:48:15
Incidentally, linking the last two posts together, Deerhunter have a song that recalls No 13 Baby. The outro anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mBSOtdOjoc
||Posted - 09/12/2017 : 00:06:12
I am about to check out The Orwells -Terrible Human Beings.
Track 5 is called Black Francis, and is about the main man.
Viva la Loma Rica, in the lyrics refer to No. 13 Baby.
I didn't know this, I really must read The Pixies' Doolittle (33 1/3).
Posted - 01/14/2003 : 23:40:23 Show Profile Email Poster
Originally posted by DruggedBunny
Viva, don't wan't no blue eyes, la loma, I wan't brown eyes
That's not complete without "Rica"! I have a bootleg where he explains that "Viva la Loma Rica" is the name of some game the kids play way down south, meaning "long live the rich hill". Which makes no sense. I can't find any reference to this game on the internet either... :/
James L Boyd.
at a concert i saw WAY back when.. (1990, one of his rare solo shows) he explained that line in No. 13 Baby as thus:
he said that when he was living in Torrence or wherever (in the South Bay) as a kid, there was a gang called V.L.L.R. which stood for Viva La Loma Rica, which means long live the rich hill.. but that he didn't know what that meant either.. but he said there was spray paint everywhere that said Viva La Loma Rica etc..
anyway.. that's what he said. never heard it was a game.
||Posted - 09/11/2017 : 10:42:46
I went back to the OP and saw the first recommended music was from Deerhunter.
Had never hear of them.
Especially the song Nothing Ever Happened.
||Posted - 09/03/2017 : 06:29:24
It's quite sad though actually, I just remembered. Their latest album is a bit different to their previous ones, and the reason is apparently Jamie had an accident not so long ago and slammed his hand in a car door, I think it was his left. Broke some fingers and now he sadly can't play as well as he used. I think it was touch and go for a while as to whether or not The Kills were ever going to play again. That's a real bummer like, as anyone who has seen them play live prior to that will know the guy was an oustanding garage blues guitarist and had his own unique style. Now he can still play, but it causes him some pain and he'll never be as good.
I broke my right pinkie ten years ago and it's never been quite the same, but luckily for me it's the only finger I don't need to play classical guitar. That said though I've not picked up the guitar in years and can't play anywhere near as good as I used to anyway.
||Posted - 09/03/2017 : 06:15:46
Nice stories! I think I came across Cheap and Cheerful on hypem (remember that?!) and was instantly hooked. I've only seen them live once - they were supporting the Stooges in Dublin about ten years ago. I felt a little sorry for them because they were sandwiched between Stiff Little Fingers and Iggy and weren't really the right filling. I still enjoyed them but everyone else seemed a bit bemused. Could see Alison looking a bit sheepish in between songs. Sad because I'm sure she was thrilled beforehand to have the chance to share a stage with Iggy.
||Posted - 09/03/2017 : 05:42:33
The Kills are a top band and still bringing out good albums. Seen them live three times, first time was supporting Franz Ferdinand in Leicester in 2004, before anyone (including myself) had even heard of them. I wouldn't say I was a fan of FF much but I got a free pass into that gig as a guy I worked with's dad did some building work for the guitarist's mum or something. Anyway, I was instantly sold on The Kills' performance that night and made it my immediate goal to acquire a recorded version of them. Took me ages to get a copy of their first album though, and every record shop I asked about them resulted in the same conversation- Do you have the new album by The Kills? The Killers? No, The Killzzz..
Anyway, the following year when I was living in Nijmegen in Holland they played Doornroosje, and man what a gig that was! Jamie Hince was making some crazy garage blues sounds on the guitar, and acting up well to the kind of psycho image the band had adopted. That night I made friends with a Dutch girl who was the resident photographer there, and got go backstage and stuff and meet the band. I had to work the next day so I left soon after their set, but later on when I met this again she told me that she was hanging out with them at the bar afterwards, so if I'd stayed I'd have gotten to meet them and drink a beer and smoke a joint with them, and now so many years later they are like mega-rockstars! Ah well..
I also saw them a third time in 2008 in Melkweg in Amsterdam, on the Midnight Boom tour, by which time they had pretty much made it big. The venue was absolutely packed out and I couldn't get very near the front, and I didn't really feel that they had the same energy live as they did the first two times I saw that.
||Posted - 09/03/2017 : 04:38:52
Stuck on the Kills' Midnight Boom earlier. Great wee album with lots of short punchy rock songs. Mosshart is a good vocalist. They're one of those bands that are just pretty damn solid.
I guess my most recent discovery is Moondog courtesy of some book on 'the best music you've never heard'. He's fucking phenomenal. Never heard of him before the book. He was a blind man known as the Viking of 6th Avenue because he used to hang around New York dressed as a viking with a full on huge beard. H'art Songs have been in constant rotation - it's an album of his more "lullaby-esque" songs and it's full of gems. Enough About Human Rights, Do Your Thing, I'm This I'm That and Choo Choo Lullaby are all brilliant. And then there's a song off another album called Invocation that's just twelve minutes of some horn sounds blasting over and over and it's probably the most motivating song ever put together. Genius.
||Posted - 09/01/2017 : 12:11:31
King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard. Cheesy but fun.
Amazing XTC show 1980 - they sounded better live than on record imo. Listened to this a lot lately.
Been revisiting the Frank Black Francis album. I love this version of Into The White.
||Posted - 08/28/2017 : 13:18:41
A beautiful princess called Fiona Apple.
Got into her 2/3 years ago when she released her last album, which was very good, as are all her albums. Quite experimental as well.
She has a very nice smoky, husky late night jazz bar over the piano voice. Also can warble like a little bird. Subtle and emotive. I love the tits off her.
Not sure if she has new stuff coming out or not, but it should be about time.
||Posted - 08/24/2017 : 13:19:57
Anyone heard of Kyle Craft?
His debut album last year was very good. Good sing songwriter, from the heart produced album. Better than Ed Sheeran.
You need to also listen to the album versions.
Lots of circus and Fleetwood Mac.
||Posted - 08/16/2017 : 05:25:48
Susanne Sundfør is back on the scene so just visiting some old clips on YouTube, this live performance from 2015 is well worth a look.
25 minutes in for Accelerate and Fade Away if nothing else, from her 2014 album Ten Love Songs.
Also Radio 6 just introduced me to the Welsh flower that is Gwenno Saunders, formerly of The Pipettes. Her solo album features songs written and sung by her in her native Welsh tongue and lends itself well to the style of music. This one called Chwyldro is Welsh for Revolution. Very nice Stereolab sound.
||Posted - 08/12/2017 : 12:13:38
Hi guys! Lately i was listening dead cross, Amazing álbum
||Posted - 08/11/2017 : 05:39:57
New album out now from Dinosaur Jr frontman's new band Sweet Apple. This track is instantly likeable, feat Mark Lanegan and Robert Pollard?)
This one's quite rockin' too. Got a bit of a twisted sister feel to the whole video, but it's just straight down to earth grunge rock of the Foo Fighters variety. Must say I definately prefer the rawer, less produced sound of this though.
||Posted - 08/04/2017 : 06:56:12
Wicked Lady "Ship of Ghosts"
Listen to the last 2 minutes to get the idea
||Posted - 08/02/2017 : 02:51:08
Enjoying the recent Mark Mulcahy album The Possum in the Driveway.
Less in common with his previous album from 2013 and more of a continuation of his previous solo work.
If I had to describe the overall sound, soulful vibes meets depressed carnival clown in 70's era middle of nowhere.
Edit: Or maybe that's the album's artwork subtle influence.
If that makes any sense. I recommend it, one of my favourite singers/front man/solo artist.
||Posted - 07/28/2017 : 13:09:43
Keeping with my theme of being late to the party, I just discovered Asphalt Orchestra's cover of Surfer Rosa.
How sick is that version of Bone Machine?!
If somehow like me you missed it, check it out
||Posted - 07/13/2017 : 11:47:12
And Torres is/are back with a new single and album on the way.
Really like this song, it's deep. She seems to be doing St Vincent better than St Vincent is these days. Annie Clarke's new song New York finds me with disappointment, I think she should play the guitar more again.
"I got Hard
In your Car
In the parking lot
Of the masonic lodge"
Whatever that means. Interesting ending to the video as well :-P
Got to say, and I said this at the start of the year when Laura Marling and Jesca Hoop had their new albums out that women are apparently owning music this year, well for me anyway. There has been a notable amount of great new music this year coming from women.
I also discovered Feist earlier this year, America's PJ Harvey. This song is quite powerful and evokes strange emotions in me that I don't understand, I can't really put my finger on it. Nice bit at the end with Jarvis Cocker explaining how long a century is in seconds, and getting it wrong lol
Check out some of her older stuff and live clips on YouTube, lots of stuff I've apparently missed. Easy to do when there's so much great music around these days.
p.s you can stream the new Waxahatchee album now
I strongly recommend it. They just get better every album. I could listen to Katie Crutchfield ooohing all day. In fact I just did.
||Posted - 07/08/2017 : 22:39:39
Waxahatchee are back with a new album out on friday. Sounding a lot like Throwing Muses/The Breeders these days.
Originally formed by Katie Crutchfield, started off more acoustic and was later turned in to a full indie band with her twin sister Allison Crutchfield. Sound familial?
||Posted - 06/16/2017 : 10:03:42
Beach House all the way. Fell in love with one of their latest songs, "Somewhere Tonight" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTwQvRNWrI8
Also, as Twin Peaks returned recently, this other video might interest some people here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS6duOoxctw (directed by Eric Wareheim from Tim and Eric)
||Posted - 06/14/2017 : 07:23:24
And now I've just discovered A Taste of Honey by the same group.
Love that early psychedelica
||Posted - 06/09/2017 : 01:06:35
I know I'm only 40 years late to this, but I just discovered "Dig a Pony" by the Beatles.
I now have a new favorite Beatles song of all time.
||Posted - 05/04/2017 : 07:24:00
I'm shuffling all my Daniel Johnston songs today. I'm in one of those moods.
If all you see is violins, then I make a plea in their defense.
||Posted - 04/05/2017 : 09:36:40
Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon. They sound very Sparks/XTC influenced to me & very 80's in places. Good stuff anyway.