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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
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    There's this new wave of lo-fi awesomeness buzzing about, and I'm getting more and more obsessed with it.

    My favorite ever is Best Coast (which is a girl from another band called Pocahaunted that is also pretty cool)

    But there's also The Drums, The Trailer Trash Tracys, Washed Out (sorta), Julian Lynch (sorta), Veronica Falls, and then of course there's all those "girl" bands that I've found I like the least of the whole trend, but you know, the Dum Dum Girls, the Fungi Girls, the Vivian Girls.
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      CommentAuthorjoe.distort
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009 edited
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    ^and the BLANK DOGS which are the "big deal" right now. HOMOSTUPIDS are kinda part of that too, but they bring a lot more rockin-ness along for the ride (also not all of their recordings are similar)

    only music i have listened to this week is the FAILURES lp and an old tape with some DESCENDENTS and NEW BOMB TURKS
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      CommentAuthorCassandra
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
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    I may have spent the housekeeping in the Rough Trade tent/shop at Green Man. I have mostly been listening to:

    Sweet Baboo - Hello Wave (bitter and sweet and witty)
    Andrew Bird - Weather Systems (what that man can do with a violin..)
    The Pictish Trail - Secret Soundz (folk and electronica - a Fence Collective stalwart)

    whilst trying to think of 25 interesting things to cook with tinned tomatos and dried beans.

    Mmm, festival record buying.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
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    Faith No More kick. Boyfriend recently bought all of their (Patton) albums, so I've been giving them the try I hadn't bothered giving before.
    Also:
    El-Creepo!- s/t (Todd Smith, formerly of Dog Fashion Disco, doing a solo album that sound like a less-pop-heavy Polkadot Cadaver.
    Tub Ring- Zoo Hypothesis
    Metallica- Load (both of which are good for early morning, to-work driving)
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
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    Auchleistas - What You Will
    Ash Ra - New Age of Earth
    David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
    High Wolf - Gabon
    Mount Kimbie - Sketch on Glass EP
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2009
     (6701.26)
    i've been listening to Bowery Electric's Beat repeatedly, and today someone's 8tracks mix reminded that Grouper is awesome.
    i'm also still down with that Telefon Tel Aviv album somebody mentioned. i can't believe dude's touring.
    and i've been singing this ridiculous song pretty much every time i find myself in silence. oh man. so irritating. (and now that i've gone and hypem'd the track, i have to listen to the bajillion remixes. balls!)
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    The Golers or maybe it's just "Golers", i'm not %100 sure. a hardcore band who's namesake is the Golers, a notorious backwoods clan of introverts found guilty of incest (definitely worth looking up if you've never heard of these folk). most songs are about the Goler family. (ie. "new age fern sniffers", "south mountain style", "french kiss the dairy cow", "basil (the luckless seal)". these guys ooze talent, and some other stuff too.
    It's kind of disturbing how well-known that family is. Back when the story was first becoming known, there was a story on CBC (one of three channels we could get in Atlantic Canada at the time), and I swear everybody in all of the area happened to have their sets tuned to that channel that night. I think I heard my first Goler joke within a couple days of that.



    In lighter news, I'm listenin' to the new Mastodon - Crack the Skye. Fucking love this album right now.
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009 edited
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    But there's also The Drums, The Trailer Trash Tracys, Washed Out (sorta), Julian Lynch (sorta), Veronica Falls, and then of course there's all those "girl" bands that I've found I like the least of the whole trend, but you know, the Dum Dum Girls, the Fungi Girls, the Vivian Girls.

    I've been listening to the Washed Out EP (tape, whatever) non-stop for the last two weeks. I wouldn't exactly lump it together with Best Coast and the Vivivan Girls, but it's one of the best things I've heard this year.
    I kind of ignored the Dum Dum Girls, but the latest Vivian Girls album sounded much too samey compared to the first one. The Best Coast tape was, I felt, a total disappointment after those fucking brilliant early songs (Sun Was High, Something In the Way).

    Also,

    Girls - self-titled
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    ENDLESS BLOCKADE/WARZONE WOMYN split lp (droney sludge vs violence)
    RINGERS-hurry up and wait lp (still! so catchy, like the plague)
    THE FALL-country on the click
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    Every Time I Die - Hot Damn!/Gutter Phenomenom/The Big Dirty has been on constant loop for me today. I just love the fact that there sounds like there is something seriously wrong with this band, but just before you work it out they drop a bigger riff or a heavier breakdown or a melodic break that throws you. Love it.
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      CommentAuthorbrycemidas
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    ETID's Last Night In Town was one of my favorite records in highschool, if you haven't heard that one I highly recommend it.

    Punch Drunk Punk Rock Romance
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      CommentAuthorizenmania
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009 edited
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    Have discovered that eMusic is FULL OF LIES. Specifically, since I saw them at Bumbershoot last year, I have searched for Man Man a couple times, only to get back a "We apologize but we don't have albums by Man Man at this time." LIES. Today the Man Man EP popped up on my "recommended" list, and I discovered they also carry two full albums. The artist search still returns nil, but a search for the album titles (Six Demon Bag and The Man In A Blue Turban With Face) reveals the truth.

    So now I am listening to these mad percussive bastards. While the records don't capture the delightfully focused insanity of the live show, they are their own kind of entertaining, with vague overtones of latter-day oom-pah Tom Waits.
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    Spinnerette - Spinnerette
    Broken - Soulsavers
    I Care Because You Care - Aphex Twin
    No More Stories - Mew
    Streetcleaner - Godflesh
    Songs The Lord Taught Us - The Cramps
    Torment And Toreros - Marc And The Mambas
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      CommentAuthorbrycemidas
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    @izenmania - God damn do I love Six Demon Bag. I saw Man Man play in Minneapolis a couple years ago and they completely demolished my mind. Awesome.

    Also, has anyone noticed this genre called "tropical" ? It's vaguely happy sounding noise/pop and appears to only be released on cassette? I seem to not be able to get enough of it lately. I just stumbled across this project called "SHAHS". Yum.
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
     (6701.35)
    @brycemidas Last Night In Town is a great album. But I dig the vibe on the last three better. There's just something about them.
    Mostly I'm getting ready for the new album, 'cause I get the feeling it's going to make my head explode.
    • CommentAuthorTC-Cork
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    John Zorn - Six Litanies for Heliogabalus
    Faith No More - Album of The Year
    Polysics - Karate House
    Interpol - Antics
    Job For A Cowboy - Ruination
    Melt-Banana - Cell-Scape
    Bear Vs. Shark - Right Now, You're In The Best Of Hands
    The Godfather Soundtrack
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      CommentAuthorizenmania
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    The Baseball Project - basically like another Minus 5 album (which is to say it's Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck and other musicians), except that all the songs are about baseball, with titles like "Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays" and "Ted Fucking Williams". Pretty solid, especially if you've got a handle on the history they're singing about.
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    @bryce theres a whole bunch of cassette only stuff happening right now. its like people in every underground genre decided to go backwards on purpose as a FUCK OFF to most folks. its pretty amusing, and i like their ideas...but the ebay prices on this shit is retarded. every noise/thrash tape coming out of the tampa scene is like an instant fucking e-flip, and some of these YOUTH ATTACK distributed tapes hit over 75 bucks.
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      CommentAuthorbrycemidas
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    @alex
    True. The last three have been more riff-heavy and yell-y rather than screamy like Last Night in Town. Gotta love that breakdown in "Ebolorama".

    @joe I am aware of the trend towards cassette releases (when i was on the east coast I could hardly get away from the damn things, I don't have a tape player in the MidasMobile so I ended up with all these tapes and nothing to play them on).
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    Stuff I forgot to mention earlier:
    Self- Subliminal Plastic Motives (I've been listening to this album for years, but just now got around to buying it. I used to be a loser who copied her brother's cds, yes.)
    Caestles- We Have Built A New God (I can never remember who posted the download, and preliminary searching for the thread has failed, but I had to d/l it again to replace a scratched copy. Love it.)

    And I experimented w/ looking though this Wikipedia category and downloading albums that looked interesting. Ended up w/, so far:
    Defiance, Ohio- The Fear, The Fear, The Fear (Got a good chance to listen to it on the way home from work. File quality from the free d/l sucks, but the music is a lot better than I expected. It's going on my "to buy when I have money" list.)
    Girl Talk- Feed The Animals (Way late on this. Interesting listen, nothing I'd play everyday, though.)
    Harvey Danger- Little by Little... (I loved "Flagpole Sitta" when it was popular. This is good, too. Still need to finish a full listen-through.)