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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.
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    The new Tortoise album, by the way, is unlistenable shit.
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009 edited
    This is not new, but I'm listening to material available at's Internet Archive (partly for research reasons) under the 78RPM & Cylinder recording category.

    What I'm listening to as we speak: Gus Reed, Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep (1908)

    The audio section (which includes a Greatful Dead collection, live concerts, radio shows, etc) gets updated pretty regularly. All the files can be embedded.
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    I bet there's some fine old blues lurking in there... must have a poke around sometime, thanks.
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    this weekend:
    DEAN DIRG-raus! lp (greasy german rocknroll)
    HIS HERO IS GONE-monuments to thieves lp(finally caved and re-bought this...never lending anyone music ever again)
    DISTILLERS-sing sing death house lp
    FAILURES- s/t 12" ep (like japan and dekalb created a high speed monster)
    LIARS-fins to make us more fish-like 10"
    HENRY FIATS OPEN SORE-patmos or bust 7"
    PROPAGANDHI-supporting caste
    J CHURCH-the horror of life (always)
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
    I've been playing a lot of 90s era heavy hardcore bands. Back then, the really heavy hardcore bands got ignored by hardcore's "mainstream" (if that term's ever really applicable to the hardcore scene), where you couldn't get attention unless you sounded like either Earth Crisis or Youth Of Today, so they all ended up in the same subset of the scene as the chaotic and "emo" bands of the time (which sounded nothing like the emo bands of today--think Rites Of Spring, not MCR). So there are a lot of bands who simultaneously sound like moshy, metallic hardcore and yet have the feel of angst-ridden, emotional music for depressed teenagers. Since I'm still a depressed teenager at heart regardless of whether I'm over 30 or not, I come back to bands like this a lot.

    Specifically, these are the bands/records I'm talking about:

    Unbroken - Life. Love. Regret./It's Getting Tougher To Say The Right Things
    Disembodied - Diablerie/If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead/Existence In Suicide
    Groundwork - Today We Will Not Be Invisible Nor Silent
    Ascension - Abomination
    Acme - To Reduce The Choir To One Soloist
    Undertow - At Both Ends
    Coalesce - A Safe Place/"Give Them Rope," She Said
    Converge - Unloved And Weeded Out/Petitioning The Empty Sky
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    Julianna Barwick - bit obsessed with the ep FLORINE, which is on eMusic.

    Also, Jah Wobble & The Chinese Dub Orchestra, because I've always had a soft spot for old Wobble.
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    man, did you go to burning fight in chicago? it was like all of those bands...i saw some pictures and it was fucking HUGE.
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    CKY - Carver City... really fucking good.
    Jimmy Eat World - Futures
    The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
    Saxon Shore - Be A Bright Blue and The Exquisite Death Of Saxon Shore
    William Elliott Whitmore - Animals In the Dark
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
    This week/Month I have been listening to...

    Aesop Rock - Water. One of the better tracks never to be released on a widely available album. Saying that, it's one of the better tracks he's ever done.
    Calexico - Carried to Dust. I love this album. It just puts me in a great mood.
    Flying Lotus - Los Angeles. Great electronica stuff. Makes my head feel wonky.
    The (International) Noise Conspiracy - A New Morning, Changing Weather. I should have gotten into this band years ago. Hindsight is a bitch.
    My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges. - 'Highly Suspicious' makes me laugh. Laugh lots. Out loud.
    Explosions in the Sky - The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place. Because I'm spending a lot of money to see them play Sheffield in Sept.
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
    Just got Viv Stanshall's "Sir Henry" Peel sessions

    Happy boy

    • CommentAuthorSinoj
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
    Last few days have been a mishmash of music that's been on Supernatural, so lots of AC/DC and Zeppelin. Furthermore, I would rank You Shook Me by Led Zeppelin among my top five songs I would like to see a striptease/lapdance performed to.
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009 edited
    The (International) Noise Conspiracy - A New Morning, Changing Weather. I should have gotten into this band years ago. Hindsight is a bitch.

    that album is a nice middle place between the more rockin/garagey earlier stuff and the afterwards with more motown/soul influence in the jangly poppy rock.

    either way, yes, that band is great. live, ive seen them play huge stages and packed rooms of 100 people with the same command and swagger. dont miss em if you get the chance.
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    Trembling Bells " Carbeth" and ( still ) Alasdair Roberts " Spoils" for that British folk thing.

    Almysto ,because I'm trying to remix them , and they're really good. It might end up sounding like British folk though.

    @ Warren I liked one long song on "Millions Living...", and everything else by Tortoise I've not got on with at all.
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    Just got Viv Stanshall's "Sir Henry" Peel sessions

    I love those.
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    Phonogram music: Le Tigre, Los Campesinos!, Long Blonds, Pulp etc.

    Gillen got me on to Kenickie as well. He should have mentioned SOMEWHERE that they were Lauren Laverne's band. I've been in love with her since she headed the drivetime slot on XFM, back when I was 15 and getting into music with guitars.

    Naturally, Kenickie are awesome.
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
    This week, so far:
    TAPE: Luminarium
    PINK FLOYD: Animals
    And lots and lots of CHARLIE PARKER.
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009 edited

    If I want your opinion, then I'll thrash it out of you
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
    Nothing new (to me) to report, but ...

    Last week, it was nearly all old and new thrash metal:
    Death Angel
    Municipal Waste

    So far, this week it's been a bunch of drone and doom since I'm preparing to give a training and, for some reason, I find it soothing to have it reverberating around in my head when I'm trying to concentrate.
    Sunn 0)))
    Graves At Sea
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
    @joe.distort I knew about the Burning Fight show but could not afford to go. Will definitely be purchasing the book as soon as I get paid on Friday, though.

    I think that whole thing is part of what got me listening to those bands, also, though some of it is just the mood I've been in lately. I saw footage of a few of the sets on too, and they were awesome, so that also fired me up a bit.