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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
445 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2017 :  09:31:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trout Mask Replica. I'd somehow got to the age of 52 and never heard it. Well, I have now and... well I think I like it.

Also as per Bill Goodman above, Regina Spektor. Not normally my kind of thing but her newest album is addictive.
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Arm Arm Arm
= Cult of Ray =

998 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2017 :  16:53:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Better Living Through Chemistry live by Queens of the Stone Age:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wjJ1ZUDwOo
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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3322 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2017 :  08:35:43  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've started reading the book by Roger Shepard about Flying Nun (the record label) so have started listening to some of the bands. I live 40km from where it all started, but the whole Flying Nun thing skipped me in my years of youth, so catching up now.
I've started slow, so just sticking with The Clean, which I'm really really liking, and The Gordons, which I also really like, but not quite as much as The Clean.
The Clean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tf1wzg4rdE
The Gordons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zvvyyg9Wz4



all i can say, thank god for polio! brian

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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

604 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2017 :  13:09:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hitting New Orleans next week so been loading up on my jazz and R&B. A lot of Clarence Frogman Henry, Professor Longhair etc.
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1935 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2017 :  11:48:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As far as Flying Nun bands go, in addition to The Clean and The Gordons, anyone who likes Frank Black/Pixies should also check out The Chills, The Verlaines, Tall Dwarfs, and The Bats.

The Dead C had a release or two on there. Their work is decidedly not for everyone, but undeniably unique. Their new album, Trouble, is actually quite excellent for those who like noise and free improvisation.

I am properly listening to This Heat's first record. I really got into Deceit about 7 years ago and totally overlooked this album. I can't believe it was released in 1979. Seems so ahead of the game.



My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
646 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2017 :  06:24:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been listening the Feelies 1986 album The Good Earth, sounds like it could have been released anytime, sounds so fresh.

If you haven't heard them I recommend them highly. For comparison's sake like a mix of jangly 80's REM and the Velvet Underground.


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benji
> Teenager of the Year <

New Zealand
3322 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2017 :  19:02:59  Show Profile  Visit benji's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TarTar

As far as Flying Nun bands go, in addition to The Clean and The Gordons, anyone who likes Frank Black/Pixies should also check out The Chills, The Verlaines, Tall Dwarfs, and The Bats.

The Dead C had a release or two on there. Their work is decidedly not for everyone, but undeniably unique. Their new album, Trouble, is actually quite excellent for those who like noise and free improvisation.




I actually had got a Verlaines cd out from the library the day before you posted this, and I've given that a few spins and it's really good.
The Chills are definitely on my to-do list right near the top, and will work my way through the others in time. Am very conscious of not being a wham-dam-thank-you-mam kinda guy with this....




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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1935 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2017 :  17:52:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Feelies' Crazy Rhythms is an absolute classic. Their other records are great too.

The Chills collection Kaleidoscope World has some fantastic tracks. The Clean anthology and the Tall Dwarfs' Hello Cruel World and Fork Songs are musts, too.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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Arm Arm Arm
= Cult of Ray =

998 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2017 :  08:08:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TarTar

The Feelies' Crazy Rhythms is an absolute classic.



There was a time I listened to that album a lot..! I had the version with Paint It Black at the end.

"...Perpetual Nervousness...Fa Cé-La..." It was a lot of fun to listen to.

cheers
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Discoking
= Cult of Ray =

Belgium
705 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2017 :  00:35:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i only know crazy rhythms. don't know any of their other albums.
good stuff, indeed.


it's educational
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1935 Posts

Posted - 02/02/2017 :  09:50:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you ever watch the movie Something Wild with Ray Liotta and Melanie Griffith, it's pretty weird because The Feelies play the band at their high school reunion and they play songs from Crazy Rhythms.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
646 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2017 :  11:53:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Feelies have a new album out this month on the 24th. Think they're playing around north east area in April too. Would love to see them but they don't tend to travel/tour outside the US.

And on the subject, anyone who has the chance to go to an upcoming Miracle Legion show should definitely go.



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Srisaket
= Cult of Ray =

Thailand
293 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2017 :  22:49:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spacemen 3 - never realized how good they were.

Fiery Furnaces - thanks to whoever it was who recommended them.

And, sorry to lower the tone, but loads of early 70's stuff as well: Hawkwind, Amon Dul, Can etc.
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1453 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2017 :  16:26:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really like the new New Pornographers song high ticket attractions..new album
In the spring.....really getting into the latest album from car seat headrest....also started listening to the mountain goats beat the champ album and I'm not into wrestling..super cool concept album!


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

374 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2017 :  04:31:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doing a lot of Julee Cruise lately, gearing up for Twin Peaks season three

I Float Alone
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1935 Posts

Posted - 03/02/2017 :  06:13:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy by Gong has been getting a lot of play on my turntable lately. Classic albums: Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg, and You. I posted about Gong on here YEARS ago and it was met with a fairly lukewarm reception. Give it another go, y'all.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
445 Posts

Posted - 03/09/2017 :  09:54:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cardiacs - Sing To God. One of my all time favourites, a double album that came out in 1996 but I only discovered it a few years ago. Barely a week goes by when I don't stick it on. Utterly glorious, giddy, sprawling madness.

The Sea Nymphs - On The Dry Land. Cardiacs spin-off band's second album from 1992, unreleased until last year. A quieter, pastoral version of Cardiacs really. Just great though.
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The Holiday Son
= Quote Accumulator =

France
1970 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2017 :  01:16:06  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm 10 years late but I just discovered The Wombats' debut album and it's insanely good !
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

374 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2017 :  03:19:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob Dylan Triplicate
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
445 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2017 :  09:36:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dutch Uncles - Big Balloon. They sound very Sparks/XTC influenced to me & very 80's in places. Good stuff anyway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH6VtGYThZY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yESNfq0_1xw


Edited by - OLDMANOTY on 04/05/2017 09:44:15
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2017 :  07:24:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm shuffling all my Daniel Johnston songs today. I'm in one of those moods.


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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

374 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2017 :  01:06:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

374 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2017 :  07:23:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And now I've just discovered A Taste of Honey by the same group.

Love that early psychedelica
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Gramoul Zlu
- FB Fan -

France
22 Posts

Posted - 06/16/2017 :  10:03:42  Show Profile  Visit Gramoul Zlu's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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)
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pot
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2370 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2017 :  22:39:39  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBpMXuzHR3I
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pot
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2370 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2017 :  11:47:12  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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.

Anyway this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=608BLWdT_OI

"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

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsBdHXfCP04

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh7NcYILxRs

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p.s you can stream the new Waxahatchee album now

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/10/534316416/first-listen-waxahatchee-out-in-the-storm

I strongly recommend it. They just get better every album. I could listen to Katie Crutchfield ooohing all day. In fact I just did.





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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

374 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2017 :  13:09:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keeping with my theme of being late to the party, I just discovered Asphalt Orchestra's cover of Surfer Rosa.

Unreal

How sick is that version of Bone Machine?!

If somehow like me you missed it, check it out

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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
646 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2017 :  02:51:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Edited by - Stevio10 on 08/02/2017 23:50:24
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

374 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2017 :  06:56:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wicked Lady "Ship of Ghosts"

Listen to the last 2 minutes to get the idea
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pot
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2370 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2017 :  05:39:57  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
New album out now from Dinosaur Jr frontman's new band Sweet Apple. This track is instantly likeable, feat Mark Lanegan and Robert Pollard?)

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

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMLAQMpzf8Y

Edited by - pot on 08/11/2017 05:43:34
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ccuadros
* Dog in the Sand *

Chile
1312 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2017 :  12:13:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi guys! Lately i was listening dead cross, Amazing álbum
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pot
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2370 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2017 :  05:25:48  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3VAnlPwNu0

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ8Z4-SCd9Y



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pot
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2370 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2017 :  13:19:57  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McK5th1FVbU

You need to also listen to the album versions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXC-VJQ_Z8Q

Lots of circus and Fleetwood Mac.
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pot
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2370 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  13:18:41  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
More women.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uf1n1wUfxE#t=26.581333

Edited by - pot on 08/28/2017 13:19:44
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
445 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2017 :  12:11:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard. Cheesy but fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-i1XZc8ZwA

Amazing XTC show 1980 - they sounded better live than on record imo. Listened to this a lot lately.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUoQgIoKWhQ

Been revisiting the Frank Black Francis album. I love this version of Into The White.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J68AUZ_u_fc

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