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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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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 Mouldís 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, Iíve been listening to them a ton lately (because Iím using their music to soundtrack a D&D game Iím running... yes Iím a nerd).

Plus Iím trying to get into country music because Iím moving to Texas. Anyone got any good country (preferably alt-country, Iím 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 Iím trying to get into country music because Iím moving to Texas. Anyone got any good country (preferably alt-country, Iím 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 Mouldís 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, Iíve been listening to them a ton lately (because Iím using their music to soundtrack a D&D game Iím running... yes Iím a nerd).

Plus Iím trying to get into country music because Iím moving to Texas. Anyone got any good country (preferably alt-country, Iím 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
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, theyíd do a cover of the Pixies song.

Iíve 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. Theyíre getting a lot of press right now because Thurston Moore is involved with the release of their album. Iím 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 didnít 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 Iíd 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
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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

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