WHAT. IS. INDIE. Rolling 2012 Indie Thread

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Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Keith Canisius used to be one half of Rumskib (if you remember who that is). Now he's doing some solo things that sound like this...

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

'this time its our high' was p alright i probably posted abt it on the chillwave thread

0010101 (Lamp), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've heard some of his more recent-ish solo stuff, but "Great White Shark" is less than a month old so I thought I'd open with that. :)

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is the thread title meant to be followed by 'WHERE DID IT COME FROM?' or is it something else?

if, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's open to interpretation, but I like the "where did it come from?" idea.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whelp, we're getting old:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/11/lincoln_centers_4.html

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lincoln Center's American Songbook 2012 Season (Thurston Moore, tUnE-yArDs, Bill Callahan, Keren Ann & more)

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lieutennant Deng? Ugh, fire this guy.

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, lol wrong thread

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like the trailer trash tracys record, at the least it is loads more interesting than best coast.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

only the deng part was wrong thread, if that's not apparent

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

the coppertone 7" on nna from last year really kills

HOOS steen is it anyway? (Lamp), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was all wait i don't remember a coppertone single on not not fun then i realised you said nna

i agree

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

liking diagrams (sam genders ex-tunng) album & EP a whole lot

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

sounds like tunng

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love love love the siamese twins demo/EP, partic 'ascension' which reminds me of v early velocity girl

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

electricsound have you heard the herbcraft record on woodsist?

HOOS steen is it anyway? (Lamp), Monday, 16 January 2012 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have, i didn't really get into it though save for the last track

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

n/a at the end of the 2011 thread:

New Cloud Nothings seems good after one listen, a little more aggro than their last one but still catchy.

aggro is good. the drummer sounds pretty sick, too.

j., Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

albini production is always good for drummers. i still really like that album. not sure what makes them so good when they're doing a pretty standard pop-punk think but whatever it is, it works.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dunno either. they seem very contemporary while also obviously 90s-reminiscent. but without the distasteful preciousness or insipidity of marquee indie music of the past 10 years. they actually sound like a rock band.

j., Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think new Cloud Nothings is great, and easily the best thing they've done.

monster_xero, Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it rules

Z S, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it rules

Z S, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, sure does *whistles*

Z S, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i only just learned of The Magic Theatre album from 2010 which is like first three Scarlet's Well albums with a dash of the bugaloos. very nice. strange, mainly considering it is two from ooberman who were more often than not, not very good.

keythhtyek, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

The new Bears record is okay, a couple of great songs, sails a bit close to the Shins and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart in places.

Yeah Yeah Bohney (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 20 January 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Polica has been releasing great songs that seem to only be getting local acclaim. They have a similar sound to bands like Phantogram or Grimes, but have not gotten as much attention as either

monster_xero, Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Cloud Nothing album is fucking fantastic, just right up my alley.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fun. - "We Are Young" ft. Janelle Monáe

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

hear that on KROQ on the way home tonight and is sort of catchy

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like the ramshakle quality to the Cloud Nothings. Doesn't all work, but the short, sharp songs tumbling over each other, none outstaying their welcome, makes for good, fun listening.

The new Sleigh Bells track, "Comeback Kid" is pretty good too. One of their more Lush-esque type songs.

DavidM, Saturday, 28 January 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the long run I think I may prefer last year's Cloud Nothings album but the new one will be an album of the year contender all year.

fun is so much better in theory than in practice - the songs are just not good, especially the melodies - and like the new weezer albums, make those old Format albums seem worse in retrospect. "Tonight we are young"? That's supposed to be a hook?

skip, Saturday, 28 January 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh ooh there's a new A Place to Bury Strangers ep!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would have had no idea Janelle was even on that Fun song were it not for the video.

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Sunday, 29 January 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loving the Porcelain Raft album released this week.

musicfanatic, Monday, 30 January 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

^i've been enjoying their EP a lot so looking forward to the LP

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Monday, 30 January 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

love this so gd much

the parable is the parable of the (Lamp), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like lots of that album, but felt that partic track to be one of the weaker moments. 'minor keys' is probably the high point of that record for me

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was turned off by the singer's delivery for the most part but i think the disaffected and louche way he sings this gives it an ironic twist that really fits w/how sloppy and teenage the whole track is. like hes practically rolling his eyes on the 'uh-ohs' in a really bratty but appealing way

the parable is the parable of the (Lamp), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw Big Troubles supporting Ducktails last year, they weren't bad at all.

two lights crew (seandalai), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

new beets album is good while sounding exactly like everything else they've ever done. not sure how they can keep recording the same song over and over and keep having it be good.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a nice new Nada Surf album that sounds just like all the other nice Nada Surf albums, if you're into that sort of thing:

skip, Thursday, 2 February 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

new liechtenstein album is really nice, no departure from the last one so if you liked that you'll like this

flagsteban postez (electricsound), Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man I actually thought the Nada Surf album was boring as fuck and borderline terrible, and I've generally been a fan. The entire album is just like one plodding tempo and never gives you any reason to care.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i use to be a Nada Surf fan but Lucky did nothing for me, i might seek this one out

Bee OK, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

new liechtenstein album is really nice, no departure from the last one so if you liked that you'll like this

Just came in the post yesterday.

emil.y, Thursday, 2 February 2012 11:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone heard of this band called Old Monk? their album is pretty enjoyable, in a steve malkmus poppy prog style. but no jams, all short songs.

mizzell, Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

lyrics and voice are malkmus-y too.

mizzell, Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Liechtenstein album is sweet, judging by the first half. Had forgotten what a doozy of a track 'Meantime' is. I got the split tape with Twinkle Twinkles as well, really liked one track of theirs.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 3 February 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heartless Bastards forthcoming LP is streaming on NPR atm. Seems a bit more restrained than 'The Mountain'. Reminds me a little of White Denim 'D'. I do love her voice tho.

pandemic, Friday, 3 February 2012 12:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn, I'm snoozing on my Liechtenstein fandom here. A new LP and a split tape? Argh and Discogs lists another CDR as well! *slaps self

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Friday, 3 February 2012 12:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Django Django are fun and interesting but lacking any real emotional impact on initial exposure. Anyone else listening to them?

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 4 February 2012 08:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

on initial listen I'm underwhelmed by the Liechtenstein album. They don't make knock you over the head music but the first album had a bit of an edge that's missing this time around. maybe it just needs a few spins.

skip, Saturday, 4 February 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

being the best of the group of look blue go purple aping bands(slow down tallahassee, vivian girls, etc...) still doesn't make liechtenstein very interesting.

keythhtyek, Saturday, 4 February 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

'nakagawa' on the latest new lines EP is the most beautifully done broadcast ripoff i've heard

regal xenophobe (electricsound), Saturday, 4 February 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is new frank and walters album out this month. the younger me hidden inside is jumping up and down. the single is 'indie love song', how topic appropriate. this performance makes me feel old though-

keythhtyek, Saturday, 4 February 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Django Django album kept reminding me of Gomez. Quite liked some of it though.

if, Sunday, 5 February 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been tracking Django Django for a couple years waiting for this album, though now that it's arrived I'm not in any hurry to hear it.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 5 February 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

The reviewer in The Guardian was raving over Django Django and gave it *****.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Sunday, 5 February 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

new Caveman album on fat possum is not special or unique in any way yet i'm really really enjoying it

all apart and no pull (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

sometimes standard dreamyish indie can be just the ticket

all apart and no pull (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm underwhelmed by the Liechtenstein album. They don't make knock you over the head music but the first album had a bit of an edge that's missing this time around.

not enough reverb this time i reckon

all apart and no pull (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I found nothing at all interesting on that Django Django record.

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Veronica Falls are gonna be in DC Wednesday night. Can't decide whether I like their retro UK postpunk sound or not.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I found nothing at all interesting on that Django Django record.

I really enjoyed it albeit in a sub XTC manner. There are some fantastic songs on there.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was briefly obsessed with Django Django's "Love's Dart" / "Storm" 7" but so far the album seems pleasant but not too exciting. All the tracks have sounded good popping up on random play, though.

Schleimpilz im Labyrinth (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The two Liechtenstein tracks on the split tape with Twinkle Twinkles are great, would've boosted the album a little.

Seeing Still Corners and My Sad Captains on Friday, two bands I've not seen for at least 3 years maybe, but really enjoyed last time out. Am intrigued to see how they've grown. Only heard the odd Still Corners thing despite them getting tangiably more of a big deal recently.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

the latest MSC album is not bad, i've been enjoying listening to it a lot but nothing really sticks quite like their first album, which is a shame

still corners seem more overrated every time i hear them

meat o.d. (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

nothing really sticks quite like their first album, which is a shame

getting this a bit with the 2nd standard fare album too, though that is growing on me quite fast

meat o.d. (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Django Django seemed pretty Beta Band-esque to me, but not really in a way that felt like it was filling a gap in my life that's been empty since 2004 or whenever.

Feel like what I've read about Standard Fare is something I'd like, but have not heard them yet. Is early Delgados anywhere near what they sound like? I could do with some of that.

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess they're a little early delgados-ish?

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you're new to them i'd direct you to the debut album first

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

How well known are they now? I don't really keep up with the indie press so it's difficult for me to gauge how much attention they're getting.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're not as big as allo darlin'

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hm, the first video I found on Youtube (Fifteen (15)) sounded like how I think the Long Blondes sounded, maybe it's just a similar lyrical sentiment or something. Norman Records' review of the 2nd SF album almost had me throwing money at it but I was distracted by something else. I could probably grow to like it, I guess.

There's an indie press? SF seem like a band I could've seen maybe 20million times at various nights put on by friends of friends in the past couple of years but often I can't be bothered showing up. I don't know if there's an actual POPBAH-next level to step up to anymore, but the fact that I'm actively checking them out suggests they might be getting there.

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Allo' Darlin' I guess would be getting onto the Camera Obscura tpe of net level?

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeez the one post I put that doesn't get a ton of xpost warnings is the one full of typos.

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

well if you use last.fm as a guide - and i often do - they've got a long way to go

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've known the singer for years. It's still a little bit strange for me to see people talking about them on ILM. Their reviews have tended to be positive, as far as i can tell, but i've never been sure how much attention they're picking up in the wider world.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

some nice things out on hozac today. bare mutants 45 sounds like crystal stilts. the radar eyes LP is v nice too

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

camera obscura were the new belle and sebastian for a bit, allo darlin' seem more the new heavenly. they've supplanted a dormant pipas as the great white hope. i rather like them but i don't see them signing with 4ad until the 4th album. i think their new one is out soon right?
i agree with jim on still corners, it is exceedingly pretty but insubstantial. they might be better with a singer instead of a coo'er.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think their new one is out soon right?

next month i think

hilare appendage (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to the single 'capricornia', her personality moved back in the mix, maybe this will be more of a band record? has a bit of the lucksmiths nostalgic geography thing going while sounding more 80s jangly than they have before. sadly they are not playing near here on their US tour.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Might pick up Cloud Nothing's at lunchtime.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cloud Nothing's what?

hilare appendage (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 08:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

fancy way of saying nick is now on a diet

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 10:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be curious to hear what you think of that Cloud Nothings Sick, I'm head over heels for it myself.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, on Carpark and P-Fork likes 'em.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like they rawk

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which is good

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Veronica Falls are more twee than I said above, but not annoyingly so.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wasted Days off the new Cloud Nothings is The Shit. Another fine Albini sound-engineering jobby.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I quite like that Allo Darlin' track, was a little different than expected.

The new Standard Fare album took a while but proved itself a grower. First three tracks awesome from the go though. They are so great live.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although it is difficult to stop oneself from substituting 'Danzig' for 'Dancing'.

emil.y, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Quite liking this new Wedding Present track. More than the "You Jane" single anyway.

http://www.omgrecords.com/2012/news/feeds/spin-feeds/first-spin-hear-the-wedding-presents-new-heartbreaker-youre-dead/

DavidM, Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

god, that cloud nothings

j., Friday, 10 February 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Steve Albini played Scrabble on Facebook almost the entire time [we were recording]. I don't even know if he remembers what our album sounds like."

curmudgeon, Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

love that quote

flopson, Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have been known to play WWF during sessions :( but usually only while the band warms up

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

^going to check out Standard Fare's album based on above.

Been listening to Chairlift's newest a ton the past two weeks. Not every song is a keeper, but more than half are fantastic.

musicfanatic, Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there a rolling goth thread? the new Soap & Skin mini-lp is excellent. she's still so young. which are the other great austrians in pop/indie music? apart from Falco of course.

keythhtyek, Monday, 13 February 2012 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, that thread was a bit lonely.

keythhtyek, Monday, 13 February 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm kind of love with this as it's really beautiful, sisters from Sweden:

Bee OK, Thursday, 16 February 2012 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am maybe the only one here looking forward to the new Walkmen album (produced by Phil Ek)

lost dion/tomita collab (blank), Thursday, 16 February 2012 03:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emmylou is amazing, probably my most listened track of the year, though I'm slightly ashamed about it

skip, Thursday, 16 February 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

another excellent cats on fire song from their new album unveiled. 'a few empty waves'. album out in march.

keythhtyek, Friday, 17 February 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

the guardian on polica, glad to see them breaking out of mpls, good people

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/17/new-band-polica

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 February 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Go Polica! I will always root for local bands to do well on the national stage.

monster_xero, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Finally listening to this Cloud Nothings.

This is exactly like the kind of cd I would've bought in 1995 for $2 in a cut-out bin because it looked neat or was on a cool label, and then I would listen to it once and never again. There's really no meat on this bone.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 17 February 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I couldn't disagree with that more, I've listened to that about 10 times so far and I keep going back for more. Its fantastic.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, um I kinda expect to be in the minority re: Cloud Nothings.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 17 February 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think it's as good as the earlier stuff

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

any thoughts on the terry malts lp on slumberland?

too many tracks from the singles imo but a fun black tambouriney kinda vibe prevails

the majestic ned? (electricsound), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Liking this new 2:54 song. Kind of Lushy, kind of Warpainty.

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 24 February 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the Terry Malts on one listen all through, not had chance to absorb it quite yet though.

Tunabunny were ridiculously good the other night, looking forward to digesting 'Minima Moralia' in full now I've finally got a copy.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 25 February 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

not really feeling Terry Malts, too much Ramones sound and not enough Ramones hooks.

skip, Sunday, 26 February 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I figured out Terry Malts sounds like Smoking Popes vs. Jay Reatard.

Also, I've decided that Memoryhouse is one of the lamest "cool" bands going right now.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 February 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just noticed that the press release for the Lincoln Center thing way upthread claims that Bill Callahan has earned the nickname "the John Wayne of indie-rock." I've never heard that, and can't find any reference to it aside from press releases. I wonder if Bill Callahan is trying to claim the nickname "the John Wayne of indie-rock."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 26 February 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've decided that new slumberland is just not for me. apart from the lodger I am not much for anything they have released in their new incarnation. it's all pretty decent but it doesn't seem like anything that bears repeated listening. but then i don't like anything on captured tracks either and everyone loves that stuff so maybe it has all passed me by.

keythhtyek, Monday, 27 February 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

for me CT has put out a lot of very very good records but nothing classic yet.

surprised you don't like gold bears and sea lions. seems like they'd be up your alley.

‎~=(,,_,,):3 (electricsound), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought the neverever ep was trash. cannot stand her voice anymore.

‎~=(,,_,,):3 (electricsound), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, I've decided that Memoryhouse is one of the lamest "cool" bands going right now.

i thought their earlier stuff was really lovely, but the hype is out of control and i would say that sub pop is not the label for them.

‎~=(,,_,,):3 (electricsound), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have to agree - the LP does not live up to the promise of (the first release of, smdh) The Years. Also, why keep "Heirloom" for the LP but discard "Caregiver"?

Simon H., Monday, 27 February 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah gold bears, i liked them. and of course i am looking forward to allo darlin but they aren't really a slumberland thing. but i listened to the devon williams and big troubles and it was meh. the new princeton record is pretty nice for rich guys making posh pop, one might have minor flashbacks of the push kings which may not be a good thing for many people. i think i may only like the lodger records because they remind of sneaky feelings.

keythhtyek, Monday, 27 February 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, um I kinda expect to be in the minority re: Cloud Nothings.

― Johnny Fever, Friday, February 17, 2012

I still haven't made up my mind. I like some of 'em of it, but yep it sounds so 1995 and even 1985 at times. I need to listen a bit more and decide what they do or don't add to those sounds

curmudgeon, Monday, 27 February 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

that 2:54 song is grebt!

I have one thing to say: "Roxanne Shanté" (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Free Time!" by Pinkunoizu yall. i want this band to catch on

caulk the wagon and float it, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pitchfork and the Washington Post love synth-pop indie entity Grimes. I have not given it a listen yet. Anyone? Or maybe they're for a different thread?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Grimes/Claire Boucher thread

mizzell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

A new Keith Canisius ep just popped up, sooo good!
http://keithcanisius.bandcamp.com/album/save-the-sharks-ep2

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't remember if i mentioned them but i've been digging Cue Fanfare a lot lately, though their current release was from last year. similar to the likes of ashby, birdie etc but without so much of the loungey tinges that unpleasantly colour much of the marina groups that they loosely resemble

gobbie billespie (electricsound), Thursday, 1 March 2012 06:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for the canisius tip, enjoying that EP.

skip, Thursday, 1 March 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.faber.co.uk/work/how-soon-is-now/9780571243907/

^ could be good, could be shit, who knows?

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 2 March 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Worth documenting perhaps, but could do without another rehash of the Tony Wilson/ Alan McGee/ Geoff Travers Stories TBH.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 2 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, looking at the guy's blog, I think that might be the bulk of it.

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 2 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 2 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thank you so much to whoever nominated this song in the 2011 tracks countdown - has turned into one of my three or four faves from the whole year:

skip, Friday, 2 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

p sure that is the most indie pop thing ever made

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

that whole single is great imo. so much better than their previous thing free loan investments

gobbie billespie (electricsound), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lies and slander. It is pretty good though

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Favourite Roger Gunnarsson thing is The Garlands, but that Pushy Parents EP is 100% gold.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 3 March 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I have the Garlands split single with someone and it's great, got it when they played London Popfest a couple of years ago

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 3 March 2012 09:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goddamn I wish I was 16 and could get fucked up to that Clound Nothings.

Mule, Monday, 5 March 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Besides being a great Godz song, they're a great Chicago band who just released their self-titled album. "Miracle" is on it, though this is technically from the single from last October.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 08:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

They're like a fuzzy hybrid of The Bats and Outrageous Cherry.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 08:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

after that description i was actually disappointed to find out i'd already heard of them

their LP is really good

some crap (electricsound), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 09:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

new amy linton song--

http://soundcloud.com/av-linton/big-ocean

banjos. it has been alleged that she is making an aislers set album on her own again.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 11 March 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

the new megaphonic thrift album on club ac30 is a thing of shoegaze beauty

Delia Derbyshire's Complete Moog Cookery Course (electricsound), Monday, 19 March 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

marty donald demo-

http://soundcloud.com/lost-and-lonesome/last-leaves-the-nights-you

sounds a lot like the lucksmiths obviously. new band 'last leaves' with 3 of the 4 lucksmiths and a new drummer.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you actually like it?

groanland (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

(not a trick q)

groanland (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah. is that the wrong answer?:) i like everything marty though. besides, it's a demo, i am sure when they finish it it will be free jazz skronk and beats.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha no not wrong, but yeah it's probably my least favourite song of his thus far. will be v interested to see how it goes with the full band treatment. choosing to sing his own songs was an interesting idea

groanland (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

feeling this and playing it a lot lately:

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude's voice is a dealbreaker imo

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude's stupid face is a dealbreaker imo. i should have listened to it with the browser minimised.

trimdon orange explosion (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have been trying to figure out who he sounds like and it finally it me, it's Jónsi from Sigur Rós.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

it hit

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's not it. He sounds more like a sleepy Antony Hegarty.

i should have listened to it with the browser minimised.

I did that.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like Kermit.

Evan, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

the new Lotus Plaza record (Deerhunter) sounds pretty good to me, esp. considering the fact that im not a Deerhunter fan

nostormo, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

this Megaphonic Thrift album is better at Imperial Teen than the new Imperial Teen album.

skip, Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

new single by The School not bad, a bit less of a drag than the non-single tracks on their album. but the opening track is lifting part of the melody of something else and i'm struggling to put my finger on it

and she really needs to lose the fucking autotune

dieter bummer (electricsound), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

music sounds like tramway, it's ok.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like "give you the ghost" by polica a lot

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 29 March 2012 09:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

the newest klaus & kinski record is really very nice. seems as if they don't get much credit for being kinda great. they churn out the records too.

keythhtyek, Friday, 30 March 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to the compilation the rainyards put up on bandcamp. fantastic. in spite of having a friend that was obsessed with summershine once upon a time I was completely unaware of their goodness.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is a thing of absolute beauty.

titanius sterlingsmith, fancyman of corwood (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is. it reminds of rick menck/paul chastain but better than that. papa topo's mini-lp is lovely as well, it is like the school record I was hoping for, in spanish of course.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha. i really disliked oso panda but the follow up single was good, so i'm interested

titanius sterlingsmith, fancyman of corwood (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

when they buried oso panda in their next video it was cute. apparently they are like 19. they sound almost cosmopolitan now compared to oso panda. the milkyway influence.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tomboyfriend, from Toronto, off of their new EP "King of the Animals"

Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Friday, 6 April 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

'motoring' by toy is the best track of the year so far for me

scumulator (electricsound), Monday, 9 April 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

surprised more people haven't tried to emulate the newish Sonic Youth albums - great template for a young band.

skip, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

'sleepyhead' off the new strawberry whiplash album is a cute little MBV rip

scumulator (electricsound), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Novella EP on italian beach babes like a better Slumber Party. lovely.

real 69 for my sham friends (electricsound), Thursday, 12 April 2012 05:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

might not be the right thread

Bee OK, Thursday, 12 April 2012 06:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love the newer Novella stuff. Pretty good live too. Although 'Don't Believe Ayn Rand' has a chorus that I can't help but mishear as 'cheese, sausage roll' (it's 'she's lost control).

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 15 April 2012 12:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

that toy track is pretty good but gosh they are an awkward looking bunch. straight out of my junior high school talent show. be better without the intro.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 15 April 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

heard a new Allo Darlin' track on the radio yesterday. Sounded pretty good. Anyone heard the album?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pitchfork gushed over it. Usually their acceptable definition of indiepop is something turgid like summer hymns so that review is a surprise.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

i disliked the opening single (though liked the b-side) and slumberland/fortuna pop have yet again conspired to ensure i can't get it off emusic so i don't think i'll be hearing it in a hurry

real 69 for my sham friends (electricsound), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

i love them. i am sure i will love the album when i hear it.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 02:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

going to go see them live in a week or so!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 03:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

listening now, more substantial production, still utterly charming, smart and terrific. my one tax refund splurge.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

ah i just worked out that school song 'never thought i'd see the day' rips the melody from 'let your freak flag fly' by the hummingbirds

real 69 for my sham friends (electricsound), Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

ringo deathstarr pledge drive

62% of their goal in under 2 days. these guys have some pretty serious fans.

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wonder why...

emil.y, Friday, 20 April 2012 02:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

i pledged, but only for the demo package. the 'make us cover a song of your choice' option went in like 15 minutes

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

i would have made them do i kill everything i fuck fwiw

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ha, good choice. Though I doubt the ilxor's cover of that could ever be bettered.

I'd have made them cover 'I'm a Terrible Vacuous Imbecile Who Uses My Body to Sell My Mediocre Records'. I'd have to write it first, obviously.

emil.y, Friday, 20 April 2012 02:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

of this story i am thankfully unaware. dandy warhols related?

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

ok now i know. seems.... pointless.

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Weird Dreams "Choreography" album is a total joy, tasty indiepop goodness

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 06:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

i wonder if elizabeth darlin' has been listening to the hummingbirds a lot for this latest record

the sunno)))boys (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

have i already raved about rex or regina on this thread? their ep is utterly gorgeous

the sunno)))boys (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

is this thread title a lfo reference?

The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sennen are about to realese their third album, produced by David M. Allen (Cure, Depeche Mode, Chameleons):

Bee OK, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

dope.
http://youtu.be/cEQHHk0Zh7U

UnderControl, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm really that Sennen song, i liked their last album but this sounds nothing like that. interested in hearing this album now.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cool song til the vocals come in

poxen, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oberhofer "HEART" is pretty good, debut album this month.

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is very relevant to my interests

Straight From the Harp - Dancing Slow

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 06:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

good song.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

loving the Now, Now album so much

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 06:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

woo some stuff i produced is coming out on two of my fave tweeish indie labels ^_^

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 22:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Congratulations. I actually went and looked up Summer Cats on Slumberland's page to see if that was what you were doing, but they are listed as past artists and I can't think of any other tweeish Melbourne bands.

svend, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 02:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

it does involve at least one summer cat

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 02:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is there any news from SULK? Still really enjoying their two singles and would love to hear more. Their website doesn't seem to hint at much more than touring at this point.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

they finished recording their album a few weeks ago, not sure if it's going to be self-released like the singles or if they're approaching labels..

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

turns out the cats on fire album is vastly better than their earlier stuff. pretty nice.

the aower of aussy (electricsound), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

i agree. although, i think all of their albums are pretty nice. the lovesliescrushing reissue or first issue of their early recordings or whatever is really gorgeous.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

wtf @ this sub-lucksmiths drivel that allo darlin are passing off as lyrics

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hmmm...it' s pretty great actually.

keythhtyek, Friday, 11 May 2012 01:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

i hate the lyrics on this record. they're genuinely awful.

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

I tend of swing between cringing and loving Allo Darlin' lyrics. They're more of a guilty pleasure than most stuff I regularly listen to. The first album had its bland out moments but could still frequently make me feel giddy. Haven't given the newie much time.

Anyone here diggin' Joanna Gruesome? Their EP, and new track on a split on Art Is Hard Records are pretty great.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 11 May 2012 08:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

tbf it's really only two songs that piss me off lyrically - "europe" and "tallulah".. they come across like the typical expatriate australian who believes they've 'outgrown' their country and the people in it, while the whole album steals completely from the go betweens, the lucksmiths and the hummingbirds.

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's always australians who write these sort of dreadful lyrics, i can never work out why.

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really like 'Tallulah', I think it's more an age thing rather than an expatriate thing. She's late 20s and feels like her life's path has been determined. I don't think it's particularly disparaging of Australia (in so far as I've noticed anyway).

I like the increasing Go-Btwns influence, that's what makes 'Capricornia' one of the best things they've done whilst being less playful than some of their previous singles.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

isn't 'tallulah' about finding a small piece of home anywhere? almost a recognition that even though she's far away, australia is always a part of her and the bit 'and i wonder if you'll wanna go over there with me, when i'm finished over here' seems like pining for home. she hardly seems the type to get worked up over.

the school album is ok but i am starting to think that 'let it slip' was a one off moment of pop perfection, they are capable of cute but not much more.

keythhtyek, Saturday, 12 May 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

this isn't really new, but i think i had heard a couple of citizens! songs before and they didn't appeal at all (i'm remembering them being very kitsune-y, which generally has a maximum of two minutes' appeal for me), yet this i'm liking a lot.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 14 May 2012 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm really enjoying the lissy trullie lp

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 03:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

kinda like a nu-gemma hayes without the folkiness

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 03:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

holy shit the new purling hiss track 'lolita' is (a) studio recorded and (b) fucking great

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

picked up the new School album, it's definitely better than the non-EP tracks on the debut album but they still haven't bettered those first two releases. though this album makes me think it's still possible, one day..

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 23:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Caught them live last night, they had a couple of stand-in members including the always-a-pleasure incongruously metal looking drummer. Were very good.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

grass widow album their best yet

hamburglr (electricsound), Thursday, 31 May 2012 05:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

This would probably fit equally well in the goths thread, but since I started this one I'll put it here:

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 05:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

new Orca Team album is pretty darn lovely

tempus fuggerit (electricsound), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

if u like indie pop innit

tempus fuggerit (electricsound), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

diiv album quite a bit better than expected, based on the not-as-good-as-beach-fossils singles

no bongs tomorrow (electricsound), Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Totally adore Orca Team, had the pleasure of putting on their first UK show and they were extremely good. They combine their influences supremely and Leif has a fantastic voice too.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 22 July 2012 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't like the name, though on Friday I saw Haiku Salut who I'd avoided because I thought their name made them sound like some sort of 'Allo Darlin ukulele fest, but it turns out they're actually great. I feel pretty foolish.

useless chamber, Monday, 23 July 2012 09:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Haiku Salut are lovely. I still have a soft spot for their previous band The Deirdres who I know were way over the twee line for a lot of people. Seeing Haiku Salut on Thursday, have only previously seen them through a church window at Indietracks, looking forward to it hugely.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Monday, 23 July 2012 23:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ugh, the Dierdres were awful. But yeah, HS seem a lot better. Still holding out for being able to watch a full gig inside the venue before I make up my mind properly...

emil.y, Monday, 23 July 2012 23:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or, uh, Deirdres.

emil.y, Monday, 23 July 2012 23:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

I had no idea they were the Deirdres, no wonder my twee-senses were tingling.

useless chamber, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm really liking the new Lorn album, 'Ask The Dust'

laid back late night ambient, a little dark in places, a lot smoother than the first one, which I also liked.

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 14:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

HELP, trying to pin down an indie song I heard on local radio saturday morning. kind of highlife/jonny marr-esque guitar riff, chorus is something like "dont try something unless youre careful" (at least thats what it sounds like). im thinking its a well known indie act (thought it was two door cinema club but tis not) as the local station wouldnt play anything too obscure.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Monday, 30 July 2012 13:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

can't get enough of the asteroid #4/peter daltrey album. gonna be top 3 for the year for sure

we know about this ---˃ (electricsound), Friday, 10 August 2012 06:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

no really. his best record since 'tangerine dream'

we know about this ---˃ (electricsound), Friday, 10 August 2012 10:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

stagnant pools album is pretty good slackery shoegaze, picked it up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised

the dilettante escape plan (electricsound), Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7283
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17061-swearin/

i like this swearin' record, don't know whether it goes here or in the 'underground' thread.

j., Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

by the sea's "dream waters" single is utterly beautiful, it's like a lost john head classic

fuckmeat zydeco (electricsound), Monday, 24 September 2012 22:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

By The Sea are a treat to watch play as well, btw - there are rather a lot of them and they seem to have one guitarist whose job it is just to go "ding!" every now and again.

Tim, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

the new Chris Cohen record, though not making anything new, is very nice and pleasant

nostormo, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Haven't heard the album yet, but this is sorta perfect.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 30 September 2012 13:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Sweater Girls album is some kind of indiepop perfection! Was just coming here to post to that effect as well. Great to fall in love with a band from the first two 7"s then find the album's better than you hoped for.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 30 September 2012 15:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Actually yeah, I wasn't entirely sure about them from the singles but on first listen the album is really really good.

emil.y, Sunday, 30 September 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, i dug the 45s but they've cleaned up REALLY well

adam bandit (electricsound), Sunday, 30 September 2012 23:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Outside World tape on night-people is squarely hitting all the right early 90s indie buttons. ace.

ian curtis e. bear (electricsound), Sunday, 7 October 2012 01:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

umm hows late 80s is this !?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wcf6iQDWPEo#!

oh, and so is the song.

mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

doh ..

mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Minus the video, that doesn't sound very retro at all. Very Englishy Vampire Weekend imo.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

That is one hell of an ugly band.

Eyeball Kicks, Friday, 12 October 2012 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Side 2 of the Sweater Girls LP is amazing!

skip, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 00:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

fear of men 7" on too pure is just so. fucking. great. lock for one of the best singles of the year

bansplain (electricsound), Friday, 19 October 2012 02:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

bansplain (electricsound), Friday, 19 October 2012 02:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

five new releases from hozac this week, five great power pop / garage records!!

people's temple LP is really really good, games not half bad either (reminds me a lot of the gentlemen jesse lps tho)

biased gaffe patrol (electricsound), Thursday, 8 November 2012 04:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Liking this Cold Pumas album, good and krauty but in quite a spiky sort of way

Albert Crampus (NickB), Thursday, 8 November 2012 17:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/veronica-falls/teenage

veronica falls still sound like veronica falls (tho somewhat cheerier), fine by me.

fun facts about human waste (Merdeyeux), Monday, 12 November 2012 17:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

can't get enough of the new people's temple LP at the moment. it sits somewhere between back from the grave and early flying nun. if that even begins to make sense.

site nuances (electricsound), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Melodys Echo Chamber album is cracking, like a fuzzier, more rocking Broadcast.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dunno if this is the right place for this, but it's quite lovely.

Windsor Davies, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

There's no Cloud Nothings thread, so I guess I'll post this here: I think Attack on Memory might be my album of the year pick, and I'm trying to come to terms with that since it seems silly to to throw my vote to this inconsequential little faux-punk album in a year that had so many big, important, great albums. But if I'm honest with myself, I listened to Attack on Memory more than any of them, and that might have to be the bar

Evan R, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

FIDLAR -
please explain me the hype, cause there's nothing new going on around here:

nostormo, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

HOOKS FOR DAYS. I hate everything about this band but the hooks. The hooks are enough.

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

granted, Cheap Beer is not their hookiest song

i dunno, man, they just have it, if you ask me

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

by the sea album meets expectations

luvverly

site nuances (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Finding great stuff so late in the year always throws me off, but this is great stuff.

Indoor Voices : http://indoorvoices.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-ep

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 December 2012 06:23 (1 year ago) Permalink


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