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    So what are you listening to right now?

    New week's releases are up at - just choose a genre from left and click "magic mix" to stream excerpts from the new releases.

    -- W
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    Well, first and foremost, Rush. Mostly "Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987", but also all of the cheap LPs that I've picked up for 25 cents here or a dollar there over the years, including "2112", "Permanent Waves", "Moving Pictures" and "Fly By Night". This is entirely the fault of a pretty fascinating article about them in the most recent Rolling Stone (the one with Obama on the cover). And to think I used to hate Rush.


    Orchid - Chaos Is Me; Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!, and Self-titled
    Khanate - Self-titled
    The Wipers - Youth Of America; Over The Edge

    I really need to find some new music. Lately I've just been playing the same stuff over and over again.
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    old songs what i done.
    the rifle volunteer
    silversun piclups
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    Oh man, Silversun Pickups, that's a great call. I should get that CD back out when I get home.

    Also, I just remembered another thing that should be on my list:

    American Music Club - Mercury
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    I have challenged myself to listen to all the Prom concerts (or at least as much of them as I can stand) and tweet about them as they stream down. One down, 75 to go.
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    THE BLACK PARADE IS DEAD! live cd/dvd- its got a sweet show from hoboken where they played the only venue smaller than where i got to see them in march (since probably about 04)...the crowd is wack, but thats the ideal venue for them.
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    Forgot about Firewater's new album shortly after it being mentioned on their MySpace ages ago. Remembered briefly every time someone's mentioned them here, but not for long enough to grab it. Finally got the thing today. Firewater's one of those bands that never makes me think about tomorrow -- it's all memories and sentiment, and I couldn't tell you why. It's not a band I keep active on my playlist, not since Summer NYC, really. Still, they've grown since the last album, and it's a good listen.
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    Frankie Normal Warsaw Stubbs, formerly of Leatherface and Pope, has an amazing song on his MySpace. Which he now will let you download.

    Frankie Stubbs - My Heart is Home
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    oh, also been listening to some Commit Suicide for Loose Change! EvolutionsquadXII Attack the Gas Station.

    mmmmm, drone.
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008 edited
    American Music Club - Mercury

    AMC is one of the great sadcore bands from San Francisco. I really miss going to see them when they played while I lived there. Wondering how their new album holds up.

    Looks like they're playing GB/IE this September. Tour Schedule.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    Oh whoa, I didn't know they had a new album out! I just found it on wikipedia--"The Golden Age". Came out in February, apparently. That's another new thing to check out ASAP. Thanks for mentioning it!
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    Don't forget that proper crying requires beer to cry into.
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008 edited
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    World/Inferno Friendship Society

    Best of (as chosen by me)
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    I've been listening to Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Angles all day long. On repeat. I know it's not quite new, but man.

    I'm dim to new bleeding edge music. More like. Clotting/scarring edge.

    Recent listening overall found on I encourage others to jump on - it's cool for tracking what you've been listening to over time. And if you join the Whitechapel group you can be represented in the zeitgeist.

    I never got into AMC. Red House Painters/Mark Kozelek fan as far as sadcore goes. But I avoid that. Too much salty beer.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    Heh, hearing that term "sadcore" thrown around weirds me out because in my mind anything with "-core" on the end is a subgenre of "hardcore", which AMC and RHP are decidedly not.

    That said, I think there's room for both Marks (Eitzel and Kozelek) in anyone's life. Or, well, there is in mine.
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008
    Curtis Mayfield- CURTIS


    Fleetwood Mac- LIVE (must be Summer, and I'm nostalgic for my teenage years again because I've been busting out the Mac a lot lately. Actually, I only listened to the two studio tracks, "Fireflies" and "Farmers Daughter", which I downloaded today; the live tracks on this album are kinda blah.)


    Howard Kaylan/Mark Volman- THE PHLORESCENT LEECH AND EDDIE

    ...aaaand that's about it. Haven't listened to so much lately.

    Used to listen to (as well as play on the radio) American Music Club quite a bit in the early 90's. Good to hear Eitzel's still plugging away...
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2008
    Listening to chamber music by Alan Hovhaness. A sadly overlooked composer.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2008
    This week I've been playing the soundtrack to Phantom Dust (Xbox) loads.

    Although says my weekly number 1 is Mithras. Guess I played it at work quite a bit.
    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2008
    I've dived into Leonard Cohen. Because I've given into pressure. Sadly it's still not the best thing I've ever heard. His lyrics are good, and I quite like the first three-four albums, but there's little variation and his synth period is horrible. Besides from that I've been listening a lot to some of the bands/artists I saw at Roskilde Festival in Denmark: Neil Young, a New Zealand reggae band called "The Black Seeds" and Mogwai.