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    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    @ Warren

    Emusic has its release as April 7th, 2009. That could be an error though. Reissue maybe?
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009 edited
    I am shamed that I didn't realise Bomb The Music Industry had a new album, I feel like a bad fan.

    So far, the big one for me is Sonic Boom Six - City of Thieves, I only got my hands on the preorder yesterday, and it'll be a while till the actual CD arrives because they had printing issues, but it's really, really good, maybe not as good as Sounds To Consume, but the last song is absolutely lovely. It's possibly the strongest, but not surprising at all, I love SB6 so very much.
  1.  (5645.23)
    It's not yet out ( I think) but Alasdair Roberts Spoils has been the best thing I've heard so far this year. Miles ahead musically and lyrically of his previous mordant folk , it's strange , haunting , literate and occasionally funny.Good tunes too , laced with peculiar churnings and flickerings.

    I love an album where the most catchy chorus goes " Sterile rams and simulacra ". Roberts has his eye on the pop prize.
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    Mastodon - Crack The Skye
    Wolves in the Throne Room - Black Cascade
    Propagandhi - Supporting Caste
    Architect - Ghosts of the Saltwater Machine
    JG Thirlwell - Venture Brothers Soundtrack
    Telefon Tel Aviv - Immolate Yourself

    I would have put in the Decemberists new one, because most of it is pretty interesting, but those female vocals just grate on my nerves.
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009 edited
    the new fucked up isnt really this year, and if so, i get to count the SEX/VID-communal living lp, since that was right at the end of last year as well, and i listen to it constantly.

    the new GRAF ORLOCK lp-destination time yesterday-just came out, distros/record stores dont really seem to have it yet, but judging off the songs i have heard, i can pretty much guarantee i will like it.

    PROPAGANDHI-supporting caste lp - one of my lesser-liked of their albums, its still better than other things ive heard from this year.

    RUN WITH THE HUNTED-destroy all calendars ep-biased because i get to see them all of the time, but in this specific genre of sXe HC, its one of the best eps ive heard in the past few years. it doesnt help that that genre is incredibly stagnant...this will probably be my favorite record of this sort until the new MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD comes out.

    HATRED SURGE-isolated human ep-first song starts midtempo, then its just 5 songs of face punching by the best grind violence project currently going.

    other than that, the best "new" records ive heard are from last year, but took me a while to get ahold of. mainly german rocknroll retards, DEAN DIRG.
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    merriweather definately,
    and dan deacon's bromst
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    I'm only about halfway through it, but so far the new Isis album, Wavering Radiant, is pretty damn great. It's just what you'd expect it to be, and a little bit more.
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    some of my early 09 jams:

    filastine-dirty bomb
    killamanjaro darkjazz ensamble-mutations ep
    ghislain poirier-soca sound system ep
    joker/2000f-digidesign/you dont know what love is 12"
    dalek-gutter tactics
    mochipet-master p on atari

    i have missed a lot this year so far, been meaning to pick up:
    venetian snares-filth
    keef baker-pen fifteen
    marching dynamics-the workers party of haiti
    quemists-join the q
    dan deacon-bromst
    buraka son sistema-black diamond
    miss kitten & the hacker-two
    caspa-everybody's talking, nobody's listening
    two fingers-two fingers
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    @ Jeremiah

    Shit, I forgot the killamanjaro darkjazz ensamble ep. One of the best thing's to happen in music this year was emusic starting to sell Ad Noiseam stuff.

    I've been thinking about picking up the Filastine album; it's good?
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    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    pj harvey & john parrish - a woman a man walked by
    black lips - 200 Million Thousand
    manchester orchestra - mean everything to nothing
    & jessica lea mayfield - with blasphemy so heartfelt
  2.  (5645.31)
    fuck, i keep forgetting to grab that new pj harvey
  3.  (5645.32)
    Two old favourites released new albums that I'm really loving at the mo:

    Bat For Lashes - Two Suns


    Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    Releases i´m liking so far this year

    Local Stuff
    Stórsveit Nix Noltes - Royal Family divorces
    Eberg - Antidote

    Rest of the World (i.e. - Civilisation)
    pj harvey & john parrish - a woman a man walked by
    Lamb of god - Wrath
    Bat for Lashes - Two sons
    Torche - Healer - Across The Shields (EP)
    Zu - Carboniferous
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    @agitpunkt yeah its pretty good, i think i might like his first one a little more but i have been listening to the new one more than anything else this year, definately worth picking up.
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    Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career

    I really wanted to like it, but only one track ever really worked for me...
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    I would have put in the Decemberists new one, because most of it is pretty interesting, but those female vocals just grate on my nerves.

    I like it quite a bit. I think they succeeded at what they wanted to do with the last record, which was integrate guitar rock more deeply into their sound. I'm not certain I would like it as much if I weren't already a fan of theirs though.

    But oy, I do dislike Shara Worden (one of the singers on the record). I've seen My Brightest Diamond open for the Decemberists and DeVotchKa, and they were equally terrible both times.

    Other than that I've been busy catching up on a bunch of 2008 stuff, and haven't gotten very far into 2009, musically.
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    Dan Deacon's Bromst is excellent.
    so is Shogun Kunitoki's Vinonaamakasio.
    otherwise okay: Tim Hecker's An Imaginary Country, Mountains' Choral, Lithops's Ye Viols!; everything else has underwhelmed.
    but i, too, have been catching up on '08 and a lot of other things, and new music is suffering from it.
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    Has anyone heard the new Depeche Mode yet? I really haven't hear any opinions yet. Other than "shame on you" for having a peverse liking of them.
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
    Its been said many times, but Dan Deacon's Bromst is truly phenomenal and his performance with Teeth Mountain and Future Islands at the Orange Peel will most likely go down as my favorite show of the year.

    Also: Anamanaguchi Dawn Metropolis- wonderful chiptune goodness
  6.  (5645.40)
    damn, I didn't know Babyland had a new album out.

    it looks like it's not on iTunes yet either....AAAARRGH!