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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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TarTar Posted - 03/21/2019 : 16:56:41
Margaret Glaspy EMOTIONS AND MATH (2016)
U.S. Girls IN A POEM UNLIMITED (2018)
The Glands THE GLANDS (2000)


My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
TarTar Posted - 03/21/2019 : 16:55:06
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug
Dude, this thing is crazy. Been listening to it all day. Walk around the city listening to this, it will mellow you out as only noise can.

Great recommendation tartar!



Glad you like it! They've been going for over 30 years with that sound now. I would recommend checking out their album THE WHITE HOUSE too.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
pot Posted - 03/19/2019 : 08:08:41
Jessica Lea Mayfield

There's only three I can think off. I don't know anyone called Jessica who isn't a musician.
Bedbug Posted - 03/19/2019 : 08:07:30
quote:
Originally posted by pot

As a general rule anyone who is called Jessica or any of the variations of that are awesome musicians.

Comeback Kid was so overplayed... but Seventeen: that's got a nice Americana vibe to it that strike a cord with the 17 year old 80's kid in me.

New Jesca Hoop album in pipes too, woooooh



First name that comes to mind is Jessica Simpson? Or Rabbit.
pot Posted - 03/18/2019 : 11:22:08
As a general rule anyone who is called Jessica or any of the variations of that are awesome musicians.

Comeback Kid was so overplayed... but Seventeen: that's got a nice Americana vibe to it that strike a cord with the 17 year old 80's kid in me.

New Jesca Hoop album in pipes too, woooooh
Bedbug Posted - 03/18/2019 : 09:52:11
quote:
Originally posted by TarTar

The new album by The Dead C, Rare Ravers, has been sounding great to my ears lately. If you don't dig noise/sound experimentation along those lines, the new Jessica Pratt and Sharon Van Etten records are both good experiences.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor



Dude, this thing is crazy. Been listening to it all day. Walk around the city listening to this, it will mellow you out as only noise can.

Great recommendation tartar!
pot Posted - 03/14/2019 : 15:19:56
New Drahla^^

This film The Favourite has really got me into classical music again, something that's not really happened to me since the 90's (when I played classical guitar a bit as well)

But the soundtrack is really rather good. You often to put these things to the back of your mind and not appreciate them with film music. But it's got a really nice early classical music feel to it. I guess anyone who a brainiac will now all the classics.

Tthe harpsichord is such an underrated and underused instrument. I suppose they're expensive and rare these days, but I'm sure we could make more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUE6bMxOZpI
pot Posted - 03/14/2019 : 09:45:54
Drahla just released a new song from their imminent first full album release. One of the most interesting new indie bands about these days. I'll be moving them to the top of my bands to see live this year list (it's not a very long list sadly)

Love the guitars on this, and the vocals

(song kicks in after a minute or so)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsdBVsR4qFE
pot Posted - 03/05/2019 : 11:22:26
I've got no time for people who turn their back on people on the basis of (as yet?) unsubstantiated allegations.

Don't know much about Ryan Adams other than if you add an extra letter then you get Bryan Adams, who I'm a big fan off (apart from his latest one) basically all the 80's ones. Sure I saw Ryan Adams on Glasto TV a few years, playing live and I thought his music was OK. Quite commercial, but it had a good country vibe to it.

Don't know about Jacko either. My best guess is he was a schizophrenic, and his wealth allowed him to live as he pleased: so he stuck his head in a bucket of acid, got a pet monkey and went to bed with other people's chidren- that's not normal behaviour. And as a musician I thoguht he was pretty mediocre in my opinion so who cares.

There lived an old man in my town last year, he went to church and looked after his poor old maw. Now his house is boarded up and he lives somewhere else, under police protection because three young girls told the people he asked them into his house for sex, allegations which he denies. I know the family who spawned these tell-tale tits and I wouldn't trust any of them as far as I could throw them, and they are also charged with turning up at his door one night with a vigilante mob and filming it and putting it live on facebook. I don't know the story but word on the town is the old guy didn't do anything other than try to be nice to these girls.

New Golden Filter EP is quite good! Listened to that today.
Stevio10 Posted - 03/05/2019 : 04:36:42
You may want to disregard the Ryan Adams recommendation going by recent allegations made about him.

But I suppose that's a whole separate debate over whether you can separate art from the artist. It's kind of hypocritical to call for artists to be boycotted for their actions when much of the industry is celebrated for its sex drugs and rock n roll. But some things are less forgivable than others especially if the allegations are to be believed.

Anyway he's always been a bit of a dick in spite of making a few decent albums. What do you guys think on the whole thing? Also Michael Jacksons music being banned by the BBC




Jeepster Posted - 02/28/2019 : 12:09:12
Thank you all so much for those alt country recommendations! I'm really enjoying what I've heard so far.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
danjersey Posted - 02/27/2019 : 17:25:14
https://youtu.be/2fdj1AfFVa4
Glasgow
MMMike
Bedbug Posted - 02/24/2019 : 00:23:42
quote:
Originally posted by pot

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Just listened to What Difference Does It Make by the Smiths for the first time in 30 years. Great song.



How is that even possible in this day and age?



I know, odd isn't it?

I bought the Peel Sessions on cassette tape in 89 or 90, didn't know much about the Smiths at the time. Listening to that song the other day brought me right back there.
pot Posted - 02/23/2019 : 12:37:20
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Just listened to What Difference Does It Make by the Smiths for the first time in 30 years. Great song.



How is that even possible in this day and age?
Bedbug Posted - 02/23/2019 : 11:45:20
Just listened to What Difference Does It Make by the Smiths for the first time in 30 years. Great song.
danjersey Posted - 02/22/2019 : 10:49:55
Sports
https://youtu.be/GSOmBae8MGw

right about now
fanatics
pot Posted - 02/21/2019 : 22:34:55
I second Giant Sand
Stevio10 Posted - 02/21/2019 : 13:01:46
quote:
Originally posted by Jeepster

Bob Mould痴 new album Sunshine Rock is really great and obviously something that would appeal to any FB fan. The lyrics are really fantastic. And funny that Stevie should mention Calexico, I致e been listening to them a ton lately (because I知 using their music to soundtrack a D&D game I知 running... yes I知 a nerd).

Plus I知 trying to get into country music because I知 moving to Texas. Anyone got any good country (preferably alt-country, I知 liking that the most) recommendations?

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.



Calexico are great, been listening to them since Hot Rail came out. Before Calexico the 2 main guys were in Giant Sand, check out Chore of Enchantment and Glum, great albums.

As for country, the very best in my opinion is Townes Van Zandt. To Live is to Fly is one of my all time favourite songs, he has a lot of great albums. In turn he mentored Steve Earle who is worth a listen, Copperhead Road is his most well known but I Feel Alright is my favourite of his. Also his son Justin Townes Earle is pretty good too - Harlem River Blues is a great album.

For more alt country check out Uncle Tupelo, after they split Jeff Tweedy went on to form Wilco and the other guy a band called Son Volt. The talented and much travelled Rich Gilbert played on a few Uncle Tupelo tracks.

The Handsome Family are another of my favourites, husband and wife duo - Singing Bones is my favourite album of theirs - though they're best known for doing the intro music to True Detective season 1.

Also worth checking out Green on Red, Chuck Prophet, the Bottle Rockets, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Whiskeytown and the old 97's to name a few more.
pot Posted - 02/21/2019 : 12:30:42
quote:
Originally posted by Jeepster

Plus I知 trying to get into country music because I知 moving to Texas. Anyone got any good country (preferably alt-country, I知 liking that the most) recommendations?

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.



Texas has a good indie/grunge/shoegaze scene I think.

True Widow are from Texas. Not really alt-country, more shoe grunge but I think there's a country music influence that comes through.

Also,

Ringo Deathstarr

Both probably due for new albums soon...

As for alt country I'm sure you'll find loads if you just go there and go to a roadhouse or something.
Jeepster Posted - 02/21/2019 : 11:41:06
Bob Mould痴 new album Sunshine Rock is really great and obviously something that would appeal to any FB fan. The lyrics are really fantastic. And funny that Stevie should mention Calexico, I致e been listening to them a ton lately (because I知 using their music to soundtrack a D&D game I知 running... yes I知 a nerd).

Plus I知 trying to get into country music because I知 moving to Texas. Anyone got any good country (preferably alt-country, I知 liking that the most) recommendations?

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
Stevio10 Posted - 02/19/2019 : 05:03:11
Revisiting the Evan Dando album 'Baby I'm Bored' from 2003. Great album, love the songs with Howe Gelb, Joey Burns and John Conventino of Giant Sand / Calexico fame.

Must be hard being a Lemonheads fan, I see they've just released Varshons 2 - an album of covers - 10 full years after their last release - Varshons, also a cover album!
TarTar Posted - 02/15/2019 : 18:29:55
The new album by The Dead C, Rare Ravers, has been sounding great to my ears lately. If you don't dig noise/sound experimentation along those lines, the new Jessica Pratt and Sharon Van Etten records are both good experiences.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
Bedbug Posted - 02/13/2019 : 03:58:12
bounce by brasstronauts
coastline Posted - 02/06/2019 : 13:48:30
I recently rediscovered Bright Eyes' "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" (from 2005, the same year as FB's "Honeycomb"). Can't stop listening to it for the last few weeks.


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tisasawath Posted - 02/03/2019 : 01:22:27
cue some lazy Sunday music, too lazy to mind if it's semi-derivative
Dumbo Gets Mad - Indian Food https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23GiDfWuCfM
pot Posted - 02/02/2019 : 11:04:30
Never listened to Fairport Convention much, but I'm a big Richard Thompson fan. His early stuff with Linda is some of the most beautiful folk music ever recorded. I'm making it my business to get me a ticket to one of his concerts next time he plays a gig in Scotland.

Not sure I'd class has latest album as his best ever/return to form that it's being hailed as. It's alright but his previous recent ones have been better. I thought Dream Attic was a pretty solid album, and it came with acoustic versions too. And more recently he rerecorded all his old classics in some double album release, good stuff.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 02/01/2019 : 21:02:58
I Like Fun is a remarkable album. They had (in my opinion) a bit of a rough time in the 2000s (I think too much kids stuff maybe distracting them), but since 2010 they really got great again. I love Join Us, Glean, and I Like Fun especially. Plus the "bonus" compilations (ie songs left off those albums) like Phone Power and Album Raises New And Troubling Questions and My Murdered Remains are full of their best material in their whole career. It's a bit baffling to me what makes a proper album and what doesn't though.
TarTar Posted - 02/01/2019 : 16:24:44
I really like TMBG's last album, I LIKE FUN. I hadn't really kept up with them since the late nineties but just happened to give that one some time and remarkably it felt like they hadn't changed at all in 20 years but not in a bad way. Took me back.

I've been really digging a lot of British and Irish folk rock from the sixties/seventies lately. Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Incredible String Band, Dr. Strangely Strange, Bridget St. John, Forest, Shelagh McDonald, John Martyn, Albion Band, the Woods Band, Pentangle, Fotheringay... there is so much of it beyond Tim Buckley, Nick Drake, and Vashti Bunyan, which are the three names people bring up a lot. That stuff is great too though.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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?
A: Debasement.
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

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