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Jose Jones 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.



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Troubles A Foot Posted - 01/21/2019 : 16:46:01
I've been listening to a lot of They Might Be Giants, which is nothing unusual for me, but what is unusual is now I'm doing it as part of a podcast I started with a friend called Don't Let's Start: A Podcast About They Might Be Giants.

https://anchor.fm/dontletsstart

Me and my friend both being obsessed with Frank Black, he comes up quite often already in the few episodes we've done. I work uhhh super hard on this show (it's not so much a "two dudes chat" show as it is a dense docu-podcast about the band's history, plus...two dudes chatting), so if anyone has any interest, or KNOWS any fans of theirs, I'd be extremely grateful for any support!


Also I've been listening to Laura Cantrell.
Bedbug Posted - 01/20/2019 : 00:03:40
Smokey Robinson has been my jam lately.
Bedbug Posted - 01/09/2019 : 09:16:00
Cake
Stevio10 Posted - 01/06/2019 : 19:42:33
If you need more of a Wipers themed fix, frontman Greg Sage has a couple of solo albums bit the best is 'Straight Ahead', really good album. J Mascis covered On the Run during some live performances if I remember correctly.
pot Posted - 01/05/2019 : 05:10:52
Just been going through the catalogues of The Golden Filter, really nice synth pop band from London. Recommend all of their albums. One track in particular is a complete rip off of the synth line from Messages by OMD song but I can't remember which one it was now. I'll let you know. They sound like a lot of old 80's synth bands, but it's OK because they do it so well. Check them out if you like synths!
Jeepster Posted - 01/01/2019 : 09:25:57
I've been listening to the Wipers a lot lately after Stevio10 recommended them a while ago. Great stuff.

I've also been listening to some old prog and kosmische Musik after reading a book about sci-fi themes in music from the late 60s to early 80s. It's called Strange Stars by Jason Heller, and while it isn't a very good book, it recommends some interesting music.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
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pot Posted - 12/31/2018 : 08:27:18
Hootenanny!

It's hogmanay and time to listen to Scottish folk music, like The Corries!

I recently had a few whiskies and had a look at some old Corries clips on YouTube, and was surprised to learn that (despite what I thought) one of them (Ronnie Browne) is still alive!

Roy Williamson was the main talent behind the band though, one of the finest folk singer songwriters. Interestingly, he died on 12th August 1990, one day before the release of Bossanova.

Another interesting fact about Roy Williamson (that I didn't know until recently) was that he wrote the de facto Scottish national anthem: Flower of Scotland. This clip of the original version is particularly interesting. I don't know what the stringed instrument he is playing but it sounds a bit like a sitar, in fact there's definately something quite Indian about this whole clip.

The Corries, Flower of Scotland (original version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiyLuv3GSs4
Bedbug Posted - 12/19/2018 : 08:05:03
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

I just think it's a super lame name for a band.

Then again, didn't the stones just lift their name from Dylan's song?




I'll give, oh, the Rolling Stones a pass, but yeah, it absolutely baffles me when bands just take something from another musician as a band name. Sometimes a movie or TV reference works, SOMETIMES, but mainly I'm always like....do you not want to show the world some semblance of original thought as your first impression?

The one that really enrages me is the band called "Twin Peaks." I hate them so much.



Thanks for reminding me about them.

I've never acknowledged their existence before today.


Troubles A Foot Posted - 12/19/2018 : 07:08:22
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

I just think it's a super lame name for a band.

Then again, didn't the stones just lift their name from Dylan's song?




I'll give, oh, the Rolling Stones a pass, but yeah, it absolutely baffles me when bands just take something from another musician as a band name. Sometimes a movie or TV reference works, SOMETIMES, but mainly I'm always like....do you not want to show the world some semblance of original thought as your first impression?

The one that really enrages me is the band called "Twin Peaks." I hate them so much.
Jeepster Posted - 12/18/2018 : 16:31:44
Gouge Away are pretty good. If they had a sense of humor, they’d do a cover of the Pixies song.

I’ve been listening to the recent debut album, Sistahs, by the London post-punks Big Joanie. Very atmospheric pop songs with minimalist punk instrumentation, and really well-written, memorable lyrics. The Breeders are one of their main influences and they have (very lo-fi) covers of Doe and Wave of Mutilation on their old EPs. They’re getting a lot of press right now because Thurston Moore is involved with the release of their album. I’m excited to see what they do next.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
Bedbug Posted - 12/18/2018 : 06:39:50
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

I just think it's a super lame name for a band.

Then again, didn't the stones just lift their name from Dylan's song?



I correct myself, the web tells me it was from a Muddy Waters track.
Bedbug Posted - 12/18/2018 : 06:38:14
I just think it's a super lame name for a band.

Then again, didn't the stones just lift their name from Dylan's song?
vilainde Posted - 12/18/2018 : 05:04:42
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug
Their name is Gouge Away but wiki says their influences are Nirvana etc (not Pixies ironically)



I wonder if Nirvana were influenced by the Pixies. Someone should ask the question in an interview.


Denis
Bedbug Posted - 12/17/2018 : 23:58:08
Am I the only one who didn’t know there is a band called Gouge Away?

Their name is Gouge Away but wiki says their influences are Nirvana etc (not Pixies ironically)

Anybody into this band? Worth a listen?

Gotta be honest their name already turns me off. But I’d be glad to be wrong.
Bedbug Posted - 12/17/2018 : 23:51:53
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot

Ween fan over here. I saw Aaron Freeman live solo rock show, would love to see Ween one day.



Sweet! You totally should!
Troubles A Foot Posted - 12/17/2018 : 12:26:05
Ween fan over here. I saw Aaron Freeman live solo rock show, would love to see Ween one day.
Bedbug Posted - 12/17/2018 : 05:32:40
As usual, Ween did a great job this weekend. One of the best live shows you'll see. If you never got to see the dead or Floyd, ween might be the next best thing.

One of the best bands ever methinks.
Stevio10 Posted - 12/15/2018 : 23:53:16
Polaris live show now streaming on Spotify, awesome show, awesome band (Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, Dave McCaffrey) - going to have to watch The Adventures of Pete and Pete now! The song Hey Sandy sounds a bit like a slower Debaser instrumentally.

https://open.spotify.com/album/1GldCqszLxq7q8ElCnbVTw?si=6SE66N6oTs6M0NFq5ciD2A


https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/04/the-timelessness-of-pete-pete-polaris-mark-mulcahy.html

moonruler Posted - 12/12/2018 : 09:10:37
Missed them in my town last summer. Heard it was a great show.

Sometimes their lyrics make me uncomfortable, in an amusing good kind of way, but I am definitely down with the brown.

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Bedbug Posted - 12/11/2018 : 06:24:06
Going to see Ween this weekend.

Anybody else down with the brown?
pot Posted - 12/10/2018 : 10:27:54
Dunno if she's doing the sounds as well as the vocals, didn't say on the radio today. Kids are so technology aware these days though so wouldn't be suprised, and I hope she does. I actually thought this was Inka Upendo song, reminds me a lot of her style. Already posted it but here it is again https://open.spotify.com/album/402nggvJyrCo8Cu2guHOHY
pixiestu Posted - 12/10/2018 : 08:45:05
quote:
Originally posted by pot

The future of pop music right here, from an 11 year old girl going by the name of This Elegant Gull

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1YGlJYoh4HJ1LOcicxwg4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjXa7LPNsBA


I really like this!


"The arc of triumph"
Bedbug Posted - 12/10/2018 : 08:14:44
Not bad
pot Posted - 12/10/2018 : 02:30:36
The future of pop music right here, from an 11 year old girl going by the name of This Elegant Gull

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1YGlJYoh4HJ1LOcicxwg4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjXa7LPNsBA
Stevio10 Posted - 12/03/2018 : 04:52:53
Listened to the new Smashing Pumpkins album, must be the first album of theirs I've listened to in 20 years (since Adore). And somewhat to my surprise it doesn't suck. Production sounds decent, Corgans voice holds up and some nice riffs. Not revolutionary but not bad.

Jeepster Posted - 12/02/2018 : 15:13:15
Listened to Brainiac while baking cookies today, which was fun! They were such a unique and creative band. Plus there's a Pixies connection- Kim Deal produced one of their EPs.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
danjersey Posted - 11/30/2018 : 11:05:33
I see on their website Viagra Boys are coming to the United States in March. I hope they survive until then. and then afterwards of course too.
Bedbug Posted - 11/27/2018 : 12:12:28
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

I see what you did there and frankly a band with a name like that has it coming



If I told you that that was a typo would you believe me?
danjersey Posted - 11/26/2018 : 08:15:17
I see what you did there and frankly a band with a name like that has it coming
Bedbug Posted - 11/26/2018 : 07:55:47
I dug that Viagra song, are they coming popular?
danjersey Posted - 11/25/2018 : 20:06:43
quote:
Originally posted by vilainde

quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

Sports! by Viagra Boys
Just heard this driving



Oh yeah! Check the video too, it's pretty good. I heard about them a few weeks ago too. And just noticed that I missed them in Paris last month...

Denis




Yes, the video is good, and I need to get out more.
Bedbug Posted - 11/23/2018 : 05:33:30
Apple Music finally added FMRM this week, so I'm listening to a lot of that.
vilainde Posted - 11/22/2018 : 02:50:39
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

Sports! by Viagra Boys
Just heard this driving



Oh yeah! Check the video too, it's pretty good. I heard about them a few weeks ago too. And just noticed that I missed them in Paris last month...

Denis
Bedbug Posted - 11/22/2018 : 01:51:33
Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella
Perry Como
danjersey Posted - 11/21/2018 : 07:55:30
Sports! by Viagra Boys
Just heard this driving

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