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    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008 edited
    So what are you listening to right now?

    New week's releases are up at at some point today, if they're not already - just choose a genre from left and click "magic mix" to stream excerpts from the new releases.
  1.  (1702.2)
    I just spent the last couple hours listening to an Aphex Twin styled mix on Pandora. Pandora is about the best thing I can use for music whilst at work. There was all kinds of good shit I wasn't previously aware of, but I was a bit too busy to take notes. Maybe next time...
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    System of a Down - Mesmerize
    Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead
    Trace - Black Widow (mixtape)
    Tool - Undertow
    Fischerspooner - # 1
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    Danielle Dax - Inky Bloaters and Pop Eyes
    (Fizzing Human-Bomb, in particular, is doing it for me)

    Evangelista - Hello, Voyager
    ( This has been described a "Gospel Noise", which I guess makes sense. The song on repeat now is "Truth is Dark Like Outer Space" which snarls and crashes in a really amazing way.)
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    Shining - Grindstone
  2.  (1702.6)
    Current 'Newest' playlist:

    The Accidental - Wolves : Tunng's man with The Fence Collective, if you were a fokey, you'd cream too.
    The Triffids - goodbye little boy: sometimes I'm glad I can swing dance. Now if only the horns would quiff.
    Lykke Li - Youth Novel: her whole album's sweetness, simplicity and the beginnings of something seductive.
    Mumford & Sons - they've only got one release and they would have to release it after I went to see them, wouldn't they? Either way, they're the kinda band that could play at your barn dance, your church then proceed to make as much riotous noise on stage as to warrant Satanist approval.
    Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit - Leftovers: young bloke, old voice - cliche? Sure sounds like it when you read what I just wrote but then it wouldn't be a cliche if it weren't true. Trust me, check out his mySpace, see him live and realise why folk used to be the preferred form of protest instead of punk.

    Current tunes on iPod:

    Everything I've got from the 90s and nothing else. This month [unless I'm on my laptop] is solely dedicated to the 90s and no, I didn't keep everything I owned in the 90s or I'd be listening to Hanson and realising I really do have far too much time on my hands. Nope, instead I've got a ridiculous amount of Tom Waits, Fugazi, Tool, The Hives, Nine Inch Nails & so much Misfits I'm practically growing jackboots from my long distant punk past.
  3.  (1702.7)
    so much Misfits

    wasnt that the 70s and early 80s? hahaha

    MARS VOLTA-bedlam in goliath cd (again. this is a verrrrry good soundtrack to the INVISIBLES i found out this weekend)
    COMBATWOUNDEDVETERAN- i know a girl who develops crime scene photos 12" (floridian chaos violence )
    NIN-with teeth 2X12" (the a side is also prime invisiblism sound)
    PANIC AT THE DISCO-pretty.odd. cd (poppier than the last album, too bad it has less bounce and party sound)
    HOLY MOLAR-dungeons and drag queens 10" (crazed sandiego emoviolence. for those that care, this band is pretty much just the locust with mark mccoy on vocals)
    LIARS-one sided 12" (snotty art rockers)
    GUYANA PUNCH LINE-direkt aktion 12" (more southern chaos violence!!)
    TRANZMITORS-teenage tragedy 7" (power pop oh yeah-ness)
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008
    I posted it at the end of last weeks listening thread, but I think since it came in so late it was basically ignored.

    But seriously, KAADA - Thank You For Giving Me Your Valuable Time is incredible, as is everything I've heard by Kaada so far.
  4.  (1702.9)
    I was introduced to Les Cappuccino this week by a very pretty girl. Since listening I have to say I can't wait to have dinner with her. :) I haven't bought any yet, but this and other Youtube vids of them are what I'm currently listening to til I find out if they're on iTunes or somewhere else that I can buy them.
  5.  (1702.10)
    currently a track called "things" by telephone jim jesus. i don't know much about them as of yet, but if this song is any indication, they deserve a much closer look. creepy slow noise, in that coil/dvoa kind of way.

    edit to add: track is available (legally) at
  6.  (1702.11)

    The Misfits released 6 albums in the 1990s, my friend. You might be thinking of when they recorded the albums as their first release was only in 82. Great choice on the Mars Volta for Invisibles reading. Their infinite jammin, Morrison's multiplicitous time strands - that's one trippy read and I for one like the sound of that combination.

    @ Val A Lindsay II

    Good God man! What have you unleashed on the world [or, at least, what has a very pretty girl made you unleash]!?!? They're fantastic and odd and using analogue instruments. ANALOGUE INSTRUMENTS. I'm so glad that Japan never really saw the death of the 60s in quite the same way we in the west did. They wouldn't look damn so damn Casanova [comic not tv show] cool if they'd seen it like we did. So, erm, in short - thanks!
  7.  (1702.12)
    The Misfits released 6 albums in the 1990s, my friend

    its cool, i know they released stuff then. i was just being a smartass, since no one i know even acknowledges later period misfits. but six whole records? wow. i didnt realize they were still beating the horse that feverishly. still snarky! also: im pretty sure their first record was a few years before 82, but as i am not a fan ( i prefer VOID and the DKs for early hardcore) i wouldnt know. when did cough/cool come out?
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008 edited
    Dub Trio - New Heavy
    A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Darkness at noon
    Black Keys - Attack and Release
    Bedouin Soundclash - Sounding a Mosaic
    The Haunted - Made Me Do It
    Explosions in the Sky - The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

    I'm feeling good.
  8.  (1702.14)
    Good call man. How could I forget cough/cool? I think it was 77 or maybe 78 but that was well played, I'll now have to set out onto the very many grimy interwub back alleys to see if I can find me a single release.

    You're right, VOID and the Dead Kennedys are way better and the fact that they made way for The Melvins is cooler than cool. I think I have an affiliation for The Misfits because they were one of the first hardcore groups I heard - like the first girl you kissed and kissed properly but know that she really wasn't all that interesting.

    They're still flogging the big dead one by the way, I think their last album was out in 2005 but it was truly unremarkable.

    [edited to include new entry] I saw Hawk and a Hacksaw the other month, they were brilliant. I recommend to no end.
  9.  (1702.15)
    nice! i am just a hardcore snob. and that kiss analogy is fucking spot on- there are a number of records that i have that same affair with that i just KNOW they arent good, but i still cant let go. i feel like our brains just lined up in a slightly creepy manner...
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    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008 edited
    Monthly emusic just came through and I was happy to see that they had added some old Birchville Cat Motel releases. BCM is by far one of my favorite drone/noise/blissout guys, right up there with Matthew Bower and Yellow Swans.

    Birchville Cat Motel - Beautiful Spec Triumph
    Birchville Cat Motel - Curved Surface Destroyer
    Yellow Swans - Drowner Yellow Swans

    Also I keep coming back to that High Places 7" collection. It is dreamy pop goodness.
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2008 edited
  10.  (1702.18)
    Its retro time again!

    Songs For The Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
    Mit Gas - Tomahawk
    Powertrip - Monster Magnet
    The Very Best of the Stone Roses
    Six - Mansun

    @ Agitpunkt
    Danielle Dax! God, that takes me back. My Own Favourites - Big Hollow Man, Daisy and Cathouse.
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
    Heh.. I just got Nightwish's Dark Passion Play (along with Century Child, the other of theirs I've been missing.) Been avoiding it because I knew there was no way the new chick could fill Tarja's place exactly, and I was right, but I decided having a full Nightwish discog was worth it. And it's a good album, when you get used to her voice... A bit different, but not bad exactly. Although Marco Hietala and Tuomas Holopainen's vocals are the better, now, not overshadowed by Tarja. Tuomas really wrote a beautiful album here. Bye Bye Beautiful and 7 Days to the Wolves in particular are very good bits of Nightwishy Nightwish.

    What else have I been listening to? Uh.. When i'm not hitting up the Nightwish, it's been mostly randomwalk through my library, settling on a lot of older stuff mostly. Def Leppard, Sisters of Mercy, Roxette... Whatever catches my attention.
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2008
    John Zorn - The Dreamers