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    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    Courtesy of the Post-Rock thread elsewhere, I have been trawling through the downloads page for Neurot Recordings and have discovered Harvestman and Grails. Also Clogs popped up on the thread which sound promising so far. Sample tracks from Airbourne (ACDC throwbacks with gurning faces of an Aussie-based McFly) and Cavalera Consipracy on RoadRunner are making me smile for different reasons.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    God is an Astronaut
    Explosions in the Sky
    This Will Destroy You
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    @hmobius, Grails are fantastic, have seen them live i think twice now in london, astounding both times.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    I'm now listening to a band called The Veils, which I stumbled across while looking for more Nux Vomica stuff (they have an album by that name). I think I might like them even better.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    Finally tracked down a copy of Bettye LaVette's new album, The Scene of the Crime.

    This is pretty intense shit.
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
    Discovered Explosions In The Sky this morning. Think I just found a new favourite band.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008 edited
    Mix of singles and albums this week, retro to get me through a long line of digital coloring I've needed to get done:

    SEVERED HEADS "Retread" EP: Great remixes from the most accessible period of this weirdo Australian synth-pop band's career, highlighted by the stellar single "All Saints Day".

    Music from "Flight of the Conchords": God, I'm hooked on these guys, always making me laugh out loud, especially their brilliant piss-take on Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls" called "Inner City Pressure". Here it is:

    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: "A Bunch Of Stuff" EP: Whole bunch of remixes from their "Sounds of Silver" CD. Good stuff, improves most of the tracks, in my opinion.

    SHRIEKBACK "Jam Science": God these guys were good in their prime. "Oil and Gold" is my fave album of theirs, but this one is the best dance album, with both "Mercy Dash" and "Suck" as standout tracks.
    Not from "Jam Science", but here's "Nemesis" from "Oil and Gold":

    BLANCMANGE "Mange Tout": Sorry, more 80's synthpop, but I never apologize for loving these guys; what a weird mix, and one of the few bands to buck the "synth music = icy cold detached" equation. Watch them here:
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
    Sorry, one more that came up on the shuffle of the iPod:

    Classic, and if you look carefully, you can see how they do these crazy shots with a custom camera rig.
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008 edited
    i've been listening to lots of noisy stuff:

    an italian pop/IDM band called Silence is Sexy (not to be confused with the Canadian band of the same name), Kettel, Cakebuilder, AUTOCLAV1.1, It-clings with Pneumatic Detach, The Fiery Furnaces, and .......

    The Postal Service, because happy sounding songs with depressing lyrics make me laugh.
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2008
    Re: My earlier post

    I am now listening exclusively to The Birthday Massacre's Walking With Strangers album. Because it makes me happy inside.
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    It's cold and about to snow in the south of it's time to wheel out the back catalogue of Boston shoegaze Velvets-with Horlicks dreampop faves Galaxie 500. Glorious. Cold weather matches icy guitar indie very well , so Asobi Seksu and The House of Love are on rotation too...
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    On this gray rainy cold day, i'm listening to DeVotchKa and The Birthday Party.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    more clicks, whirs, clanks and other random noises:

    Phylum Sinter
    Veterans of Future Wars
    Apollyen Sun
    the Synthetic Dream Foundation
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2008
    sunn o)))
    tony levin
    the mars volta
    hot chip
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2008
    Ohh... Airbourne. Nothing new or intelligent but so damn good. I remember seeing them on Channel V for the Big Day Out live special and going "That's fun. I'll get their album when it comes out.." Two years later they were smart enough to do some proper advertising, otherwise I would of forgotten.

    Just saw Battles at the Big Day Out, so I bought the album today. I do like it, but it's one of those CDs I just have to listen "one more time" to fully get.. It's interesting.

    I also bought Ween's new album, but it's for a girl I really like who I haven't seen in three months who is returning soon from a working holiday. I so badly want to open it, but I'm being good.. :P
      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2008
    The new Cat Power, which, on first pass, is a bit meh.

    The rather excellent Yeasayer album.

    That new Nick Cave single/video.
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    just got an insanely noisy emoviolence 7" by a band called ROBIN WILLIAMS ON FIRE. pretty good, not great.
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    SURF CHAMPLERS - Champloo A Go Go (Okinawan Surf Music)
    • CommentAuthorvg
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2008
    Frightened Rabbit.

    (and thanks, whoever on this site mentioned it on the last listening thread. appreciated the recommendation.)