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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 - 06/25/2019 : 16:01:43
Nobody for Berman then?

Owning Beneath I anticipate will

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZKMa-ByLBQ
pot Posted - 06/25/2019 : 07:17:23
David Berman is back apparently, with a new album and a new band called Purple Mountains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZKMa-ByLBQ

He's my favourite Jew of all time. Of the band the Silver Jews that is anyway. Last time he released an album I was in Holland, living on a chicken farm.

Also,

BROADCAST

aka Trish Keenan. Been going since the early 90's apaprently, yet unknown to me until today when Radio 6 played one of their songs. Very Stereolab, but more lo-fi/indie/experimental and less acid jazzy. Well worth a listen to all their albums. I just did the full back catalgoue on Spotify, not a bad way to kill another afternoon in the house with a gammy leg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYI5bhiebUw
Bedbug Posted - 06/24/2019 : 16:47:05
You want it darker Leonard Cohen
Bedbug Posted - 06/23/2019 : 03:45:12
Should start a best fan video thread

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyh5v_GizaY
pot Posted - 06/22/2019 : 00:34:34
Can some explain this to me? a hip hop song by Frank Black & Ike Ellis that just came up on my Spotify release radar. Clicking the link on Frank Black takes you to Frank Black the alt-indie rock stalwart's Spotify page. p.s. this song is shit and I'm only listening to it because it said it was by Frank Black

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDPQH5XvTy8
Bedbug Posted - 06/21/2019 : 09:38:37
Atom Heart Mother for the millionth time
danjersey Posted - 06/08/2019 : 16:48:58
ben folds five
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9jwrTYwBNE
Bedbug Posted - 06/03/2019 : 09:24:08
Today I learned that "Dream On" is an Aerosmith song (thanks to office radio).

I always thought it was Led Zeppelin or the Stones or somebody.

Annoying song to say the least.
Stevio10 Posted - 06/02/2019 : 04:48:18
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Originally posted by TarTar

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Originally posted by Stevio10

Ultra Vivid Scene - nice song featuring Kim Deal from 1990, hadn't heard this before.

https://youtu.be/1DCjSShu_VA





I remember reading a review that said this song mimics the melody of Big Star's "September Gurls" so closely that Alex Chilton should get royalties for the song.

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



Heh I hear the similarities! Alex Chilton could (and probably should have) received Royalties from pretty much every indie rock band such was his influence
TarTar Posted - 05/30/2019 : 18:06:38
quote:
Originally posted by Stevio10

Ultra Vivid Scene - nice song featuring Kim Deal from 1990, hadn't heard this before.

https://youtu.be/1DCjSShu_VA





I remember reading a review that said this song mimics the melody of Big Star's "September Gurls" so closely that Alex Chilton should get royalties for the song.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
pot Posted - 05/29/2019 : 08:47:24
New Two Door Cinema Club song is quite catchy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yVZoz36yA
Bedbug Posted - 05/22/2019 : 04:46:04
All Night Party by the Gleaming Spires
Troubles A Foot Posted - 05/20/2019 : 04:28:46
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Originally posted by pot

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Originally posted by Troubles A Foot
and this one, which is more punky:

https://uraniumdaughters.bandcamp.com/album/fertile-virgin

I've had "Lucky Day" in my head for two days



Lucky Day is a good song. Never heard them before, I like them.

Lucky Day reminds me of an old punk classic, but I don't think it's a cover?




It's not a cover, she talked to me about writing the song.

Yeah it's really damn catchy...almost every single one of her songs is really catchy! She's the first new artist I've gotten into in literally years.
danjersey Posted - 05/20/2019 : 02:59:28
Matthew Sweet, Where you get love
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XEcL7cmquUY
Stevio10 Posted - 05/19/2019 : 23:48:29
Ultra Vivid Scene - nice song featuring Kim Deal from 1990, hadn't heard this before.

https://youtu.be/1DCjSShu_VA

danjersey Posted - 05/11/2019 : 11:15:59
Men At Work, Overkill
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RY7S6EgSlCI
pot Posted - 05/10/2019 : 22:43:35
quote:
Originally posted by Troubles A Foot
and this one, which is more punky:

https://uraniumdaughters.bandcamp.com/album/fertile-virgin

I've had "Lucky Day" in my head for two days



Lucky Day is a good song. Never heard them before, I like them.

Lucky Day reminds me of an old punk classic, but I don't think it's a cover?
Troubles A Foot Posted - 05/10/2019 : 18:49:52
I interviewed this woman for my podcast, and I have to say I got incredibly into all of her bandcamp music:

https://uraniumdaughters.bandcamp.com/music


I would say highlights are this EP

https://uraniumdaughters.bandcamp.com/album/when-pigs-fly-2


and this one, which is more punky:

https://uraniumdaughters.bandcamp.com/album/fertile-virgin

I've had "Lucky Day" in my head for two days
Jeepster Posted - 05/09/2019 : 10:10:55
Really been enjoying all that alt country that was recommended to me. Thanks a bunch for those. Otherwise I've been listening to a lot of Chrome, Scott Walker, Kristin Hersh and all her projects, Julian Cope and stuff like that. And lots of old post punk. I'm trying to start my own band to play a few local shows over the summer so I'm studying up.

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Bedbug Posted - 05/06/2019 : 04:38:45
L7
Bedbug Posted - 05/03/2019 : 23:32:34
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Originally posted by pot

Dearie me, Sting and Shaggy? Is it a wind up? lol Pass...

How about... the new Lamb album is quite good? especially this track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb7C9ZKmz4Y

And I've had the new Mountain Goats album on repeat for the past few days, it's very good. I think I like it more than previous albums I've listened to so it might be their best album ever. It's really laid back, and well produced. Reminds me of Silver Jews and Dire Straits, and maybe a little bit of FB & the C's...





Also, I needed something to balance out Olivelawn, didn't I?
Bedbug Posted - 05/02/2019 : 09:11:07
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Dearie me, Sting and Shaggy? Is it a wind up? lol Pass...

How about... the new Lamb album is quite good? especially this track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb7C9ZKmz4Y

And I've had the new Mountain Goats album on repeat for the past few days, it's very good. I think I like it more than previous albums I've listened to so it might be their best album ever. It's really laid back, and well produced. Reminds me of Silver Jews and Dire Straits, and maybe a little bit of FB & the C's...





Hahaha, pot you often crack me up.
pot Posted - 05/02/2019 : 09:02:21
Dearie me, Sting and Shaggy? Is it a wind up? lol Pass...

How about... the new Lamb album is quite good? especially this track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb7C9ZKmz4Y

And I've had the new Mountain Goats album on repeat for the past few days, it's very good. I think I like it more than previous albums I've listened to so it might be their best album ever. It's really laid back, and well produced. Reminds me of Silver Jews and Dire Straits, and maybe a little bit of FB & the C's...

Bedbug Posted - 05/02/2019 : 08:20:34
Sting and Shaggy have a nice little diddy called "Don't Make Me Wait" if you haven't already heard it. You may like it.
pot Posted - 04/30/2019 : 12:05:11
New Mountain Goats album seems pretty good (so far) I can only vouch for the first five songs as yet.
Bedbug Posted - 04/26/2019 : 06:55:26
quote:
Originally posted by pot

I do now



I thought you might.
pot Posted - 04/24/2019 : 05:15:22
I do now
Bedbug Posted - 04/24/2019 : 02:43:49
Does anybody like Olivelawn?
pot Posted - 04/15/2019 : 10:48:24
Really digging the new Camila Sparksss album. I didn't know she even did her own solo work. She is in the Swiss-Canadian avont garde indie band Peter Kernel (who I am also massive fans of)

https://open.spotify.com/album/4JobCnueEDjlkwvPmRLeJO

Interestingly, after I posted my Cardigans album cover parody on Instagram and tagged @emmerdale the soap one of the actresses from Emmerdale started following me on Instagram. I didn't realise until recently (because I'm also a fan of the soap Emmerdale (Farm) that has been running wince 1972 that the band chose this title for their debut album because they are also fans!
Bedbug Posted - 04/15/2019 : 05:17:55
The office radio is tuned to Pearl Jam station all day, so I'm listening to that. Never really understood this band or got into them at all, though I am friends with some fanatics of the band.
pot Posted - 04/13/2019 : 03:14:37
Happy record store day



danjersey Posted - 04/10/2019 : 17:50:56
https://youtu.be/YtzgwNDZAs4
out of the Americas
danjersey Posted - 04/08/2019 : 18:57:33
Grateful Dead
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NLo8AyR9woA
And
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DbbsJrLDHbY
johnnyribcage Posted - 04/08/2019 : 12:33:48
And being a Dead fan is kind of a warts-and-all proposition. For all the excellence, there are plenty of examples of trainwreck shows, out of tune guitars or cringeworthy singing here and there depending on how much coke was flowing backstage, etc. It's a rabbit hole. A really rewarding one though.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
johnnyribcage Posted - 04/08/2019 : 12:30:26
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Originally posted by Bedbug

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Originally posted by johnnyribcage

Ive been on a very deep Grateful Dead kick the last couple years. And King Crimson always does it for me. If youre not sure where to start with the Dead, maybe look for To Terrapin live in Hartford May 77. Its available on most streaming services I believe. Also Cornell from May 77, and anything from Europe 72.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.



Way back in the 80s I was friends with several heads who always made me mix tapes or gave me bootlegs of shows, some of which they had been to. I thought the music was cool enough, but at the time I was into P Enemy and the B Surfers and the RHC Peppers, so it wasn't necessarily my deal. Years later there are plenty of their tunes that I dig. I'll have to try those two shows you mentioned.



Yeah man, check it out! They are kind of a weird nut to crack. Not many folks listen to a couple things and get hooked right away. It takes awhile. If you can catch a show for either one of the really good tribute bands (like Dark Star Orchestra) or the Dead & Co (some of the surviving members plus John Mayer... yeah, that John Mayer. I know, I know...) it can help get you in the groove. In any case, those ones I recommended are examples of about as good as they got live, short of being there originally of course.

Actually, a great staring place may be the recent multi part documentary, Long Strange Trip, that is currently streaming on Amazon Prime if you have that. It's an extremely well done doc that will give you an excellent overview.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.

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