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dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 2 January 2017 18:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes it's shameful but I've started a list:

So far:

The XX - Say Something Loving
Brian Eno - Reflection excerpt (this actually counts as a 2017 album not a song but spotify has it as an excerpt so...)

Actually 2016 singles but full albums get released this month

Grouper - I'm Clean Now
Ondatropica - Lazalypso

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 2 January 2017 18:41 (four months ago) Permalink

see you in a month or so

my hangover is a time machine (seandalai), Monday, 2 January 2017 18:49 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm gonna mention the new Krallice even though it was released on December 21

Dinsdale, Monday, 2 January 2017 19:25 (four months ago) Permalink

Moka, are you saying there's a new Grouper in 2017?

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Monday, 2 January 2017 19:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes! And if these two are any indication it will be the best thing she has released since 2007.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 2 January 2017 20:57 (four months ago) Permalink

Updated playlist to include new jesus & mary chain, cafe tacvba and Ibibio Sound Machine

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Where is there word that a new Grouper album is confirmed for 2017?

Evan, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:30 (four months ago) Permalink

Insider intel.

Well, not really... I was sure I read about it somewhere but I've been searching and I can't find anything... maybe I suck and I'm wrong and I just got you excited over nothing.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Great news! So the new LP is called I'm Clean Now, or are you referring to the single?

flappy bird, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:50 (four months ago) Permalink

I looked thoroughly online but see no reference to a LP. Hoping for one of course :)

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 20:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Great news! So the new LP is called I'm Clean Now, or are you referring to the single?

― flappy bird

She released a 7" with two new songs (I'm Clean Now / Headache) called Paradise Valley on Dec. 21st. New LP is a rumor that apparently I started because I can't find any info about it so... noone know if there's actually a new LP coming up or what its name is.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 21:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Contains a sample of The Path:

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Ralph MacDonald samples starts around min 6.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:15 (four months ago) Permalink

Also a more recent remix:

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:19 (four months ago) Permalink

new-old Elliott Smith song "I Figured You Out" is stunning:

flappy bird, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:42 (four months ago) Permalink

that Ouija b's is real, raw.. give it a spin round the block, absorb the details (relish the trough)

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Saturday, 7 January 2017 04:35 (four months ago) Permalink

New Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood collab song "Tears on fire" is catchy as hell, chorus is jarring on first listen but the whole thing has grown on me. Probably my favorite thing he's been involved in years.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:20 (four months ago) Permalink

I gotta say I kinda love the v balearic new Jens Lekman song

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:23 (four months ago) Permalink

I gotta say I kinda love the v balearic new Jens Lekman song

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.)

The album is great.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:09 (four months ago) Permalink

2017 so far: the Brian Eno album, Laster - Ons vrije fatum (black metal) and the Kevin Hufnagel EP The Protected Shards.

oh and this track from the upcoming Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche album:

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 22:11 (four months ago) Permalink

the black crowes thread bump got me to pull out their greatest hits tonight. i'm a few american domestics deep and thoroughly enjoying it.

i've also been playing the sheer mag ep from last year and some select lee hazlewood.

dynamicinterface, Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:51 (four months ago) Permalink

what does "a few american domestics deep" mean?

niels, Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:50 (four months ago) Permalink

He's presumably talking about beer, not domestic disturbances.

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:58 (four months ago) Permalink

makes sense

niels, Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:12 (four months ago) Permalink

2017 faves so far

Mark Eitzel, "An Answer"
Julien Baker, "Funeral Pyre"
Kehlani, "Undercover"
Julie Byrne, "I Live Now As a Singer"
Laura Marling, "Wild Fire"
Jens Lekman, "What's That Perfume You Wear?"

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 13 January 2017 01:58 (four months ago) Permalink

My top 1 of the year so far:

Headphone Jack (seandalai), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:02 (four months ago) Permalink

I haven't been too keen on recent Paul Weller but this one is him at his soulful velvety best imo

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:06 (four months ago) Permalink

you're going to have to do better than "at his soulful velvety best" to get me to listen to Paul Weller...

Headphone Jack (seandalai), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 01:00 (four months ago) Permalink

I had to come up with's a nice track if you like smooth, lush 70s soul. Sounded perfect strolling in the countryside yesterday morning

An Alan Bennett Joint (Michael B), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 01:50 (four months ago) Permalink

I have just been listening to that Senyawa album from late last year, I think. It is totally out there world music drone type gear with some marvellous Tibetan throat style chanting vocals.

calzino, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 14:34 (four months ago) Permalink

i really like this SACRED PAWS - Strike a Match debut

Mordy, Saturday, 28 January 2017 16:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Very much enjoyed the new Temples (not the mathrock one) single "Strange or Be Forgotten" -- kinda Super Furry Animalish. I guess they were playing it live last year but recorded it this year...

Frobisher, Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Kehlani - SweetSexySavage
Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Neil Cicierega - Mouth Moods

frogbs, Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Real Estate - Darling
Dam-Funk - Your House
Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever - French Press
Echaskech - Twich

pointless rock guitar (Michael B), Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Man. The new Julie Byrne album just knocks me off my feet, every time. Whispery folky singer-songwriter so good I've not heard since the last great albums by Julie Doiron or Laura Veirs ~ and both have been a while. So stark, so gorgeous.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Aimee Mann - Goose Snow Cone
Japandroids - North East South West
Japandroids - True Love and a Free Life of Free Will
Japandroids - Midnight to Morning
Japandroids - In a Body Like a Grave

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Have you heard Julie Byrne's live cover of Photobooth by Death Cab? She takes it to another level... there's something about her performances which really gets to me and I usually hate that emo lyrics + folk guitar combo.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 31 January 2017 18:29 (three months ago) Permalink

She recently showed up on my release radar, enjoyed it but couldn't figure out if it was the kind of singer songwriter material the world has plenty of already

niels, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 19:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Hell no. She's really something else. Give her a shot.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 19:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Julie Byrne's "Prism Song" was one of my favourites from 2014, so cool to be reminded me of her now. Will need to check the album out :)

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 07:58 (three months ago) Permalink

I like her but I wouldn't say she's something else, I'm just a sucker for that kind of stuff (Alela Diane, Marissa Nadler etc.). I prefer Rooms With Walls and Windows but this one is solid too.

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 1 February 2017 08:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Have you heard Julie Byrne's live cover of Photobooth by Death Cab?

I think you're thinking of Julien Baker.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 11:08 (three months ago) Permalink

now there's a unique singer songwriter!

niels, Wednesday, 1 February 2017 13:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Hah I was thinking Julien Baker. I love her.

I also like Julie Byrne but yeah I was actually talking about Baker.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 17:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm not much into emo lyrics but her singing is very genuine so I'll buy in... also she's such a good guitar player! I'm yet to hear a live performance of her where she doesn't have a great tone on her guitar.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 17:45 (three months ago) Permalink

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

A couple days ago I thought I wasn't even going to be able to get through the album (LM is pretty outside my usual) but then I came back to it the next day with Wild Once, which really clicked; then came back around and listened to the whole thing.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 13 March 2017 02:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah it's outside my usual as well Rudipherous, tbh I like songs like "Soothing" and "Gurdijeff's Daughter" more than the other ones I've heard, which probably makes it clear I'm not familiar with her.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 13 March 2017 02:50 (two months ago) Permalink

"Gurdjieff's Daughter" is my favorite song of hers. Maybe it is Laura Marling for people who aren't into Laura Marling. I've always wanted to like her though. She always seemed really solid, just making types of music I don't listen to much.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 13 March 2017 03:05 (two months ago) Permalink

"Gurdijeff's daughter" is like a really solid Pretenders homage IMO

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 13 March 2017 03:08 (two months ago) Permalink

"Gurdjieff" definitely one of her catchier tunes. It's not my favorite on "Short Movie" any more though. That honor would go to the lovely "Easy". Of the three albums I have by her, they all have there fair share of keepers.

o. nate, Monday, 13 March 2017 03:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Mordy mentioned them upthread but the Sacred Paws album is great in an 'Electrelane play Vampire Weekend' kind of way. I really like the final track 'Getting Old'

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Sunday, 26 March 2017 22:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Out of curiosity, how much overlap is there between the Linda Catlin Smith and Charli XCX crowds?

pomenitul, Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:08 (two months ago) Permalink


Seiho - Un/Real

especially "Inmost."

Is there a Spotify playlist for this thread this year or did forks get sued?

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Actually it's just UNREAL, no slash. Slash on the cover confused me.

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:44 (one month ago) Permalink

confused himself I bet

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Thursday, 30 March 2017 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

The recent Linda Catlin Smith album on Another Timbre is frikkin' gorgeous.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 2 April 2017 07:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Enjoying these from the first trimester.

Saagara - 2 (Instant Classic is the best label)
Blanck Mass - World Eater
The Necks - Unfold
Ronika - Lose My Cool
Lusine - Sensorimotor
Clap! Clap! - A Thousand Skies
Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai

Sanpaku, Monday, 3 April 2017 05:29 (one month ago) Permalink

oh nice didn't know about new Lusine

ciderpress, Monday, 3 April 2017 13:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I am enjoying the new Orchestra Baobab album.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 3 April 2017 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Q1 favourites:

monotony, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:35 (one month ago) Permalink

My Q1 favorites - (top 30 but it shoudl actually be a top 50 as I always end up with a top 200 every year)

Anna Wise - Coconuts
Ariel Pink - Tears on Fire
C Duncan - Sibling
Calvin Harris - Slide
Elliott Smith - I figured you out
Fazerdaze - Lucky Girl
Grouper - I'm Clean Now
Hoops - Rules
Julien Baker - Funeral Pyre
Jens Lekman - What's that perfume you wear?
Lana del Rey - Love
Laure Briard - Les pins des landes
Little Dragon - High
Lusine - Ticking Hands
Megabog - TV MAC
Molly Burch - Try
Nite Jewel - 2 good 2 be true
Sacred Paws - Everyday
Sir - New LA
She Devils - The World Laughs
Slowdive - Sugar for the Pill
Spoon - Can I sit next to you
Superorganism - something for your m.i.n.d.
Tei Shi - Keep Running
Ten Fe - Another Way
Tennis - My emotions are blinding
Thundercat - A fan's mail
Woods - Love is love
The XX - Replica
Yaeji - Noonside

And a spotify playlist (I'm almost at 100 tracks atm and I said before I try my best to keep it down to 200 per year so I might need to cut down some in the following months): a través

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 04:37 (one month ago) Permalink

is forks not appropriating these tracks in a spotify playlist for his person gain ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

*personal gain?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 15:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Would you?

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I only just started listening to that Saagara album, it is top notch. I was aware of Zimpel and like his stuff, but didn't realise he had a project with an Indian orchestra.

calzino, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Reminds me of Broadcast

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 6 April 2017 01:45 (one month ago) Permalink

lol I'm trying to get my 2017 playlist to 1000 by year's end

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 April 2017 01:48 (one month ago) Permalink

xp: Zimpel is half the story, the last 3 albums have been with electronica producer Mooryc.

Sanpaku, Thursday, 6 April 2017 21:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Finally got my 2017 playlist off the ground.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 9 April 2017 03:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh those two are excellent! A couple of brilliant tracks I had missed.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 10 April 2017 01:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Specially liking yours JF:.. heavy on the outsider pop and r&b... Where do you find all those songs in the first place? Most of these are very off radar for me but have great production.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Monday, 10 April 2017 01:31 (one month ago) Permalink

revisiting Loud City Song, feels more relaxed

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 10 April 2017 03:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Where do you find all those songs in the first place? Most of these are very off radar for me but have great production.

Lots of going back and getting up to speed on new tracks from artists I've liked in previous years, plus a fair amount of rabbit holing on Spotify itself. I wish I still had time to scour blogs, but a) I don't and b) so many blogs are just dumping grounds for free PR mp3s or soundcloud links now.

Oh, and also soundcloud. Rabbit holing on there is usually productive.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 10 April 2017 04:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Juana Molina - Cosoco

(I thought it was already on this thread.)

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 14 April 2017 03:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Doughnuts Hole - Otono no Okite

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 16 April 2017 20:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Mike WiLL Made-It – Ransom 2

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Monday, 17 April 2017 03:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Megumi Hayashibara/Shiina Ringo - Imawa no Shinigami

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 17 April 2017 04:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm enjoying H. Hawkline's new song.

He's like a poppier, more high-strung Cate Le Bon, which makes sense since she plays on all his albums and he plays on all her albums (and they play in each other's live bands).

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 17 April 2017 14:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Young Marco's compilation on his own Safe Trip label, Welcome To Paradise (Italian Dream House 89-93) is highly recommended. The vinyl's long sold out (although is getting reissued I think) but you can get both volumes digitally for just £8 on Amazon

groovypanda, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Paramore - Hard Times

(has already grown on me in 24 hours)

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

it's good!

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe a tetch more trop than i need outta them but it's summery and fun

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:38 (one month ago) Permalink


Anna Wise - The Feminine: Act II

Also, pretty sure this will ascend to and remain in my top 3 once released in May:

Quantic & Nidia Góngora - Curao

behavioral sink (Sanpaku), Friday, 21 April 2017 02:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator

nomar, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I just listened to this ^ over the weekend and it's fantastic. More "streamlined" I guess than her older stuff, but more in my wheelhouse.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Listening to it now, and am enthusiastically on board.

o. nate, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:47 (one month ago) Permalink

she should be blowing up. i think she's only been mentioned a handful of times on ILM. Thermo iirc is a big fan.

nomar, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 01:11 (one month ago) Permalink

they're solid live.

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 19:52 (one month ago) Permalink

My singles

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 April 2017 17:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

March & April favourites:

ANONHI - Paradise EP (all of it, but especially the title track and "Jesus Will Kill You")
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble - "Undying Love For Humanity", "Love Captive", "Galactic Emergence"
Goldfrapp - Silver Eye LP
Nicki Minaj - "Regret In Your Tears"
T Q D - "Hold Me"
Devon Sproule - The Gold String LP <—her best yet?
Otoboke Beaver - "Love Is Short"
Angel Haze - "Candles"
Only Girl - "Fortune"
Betty Who - "Blue Heaven Midnight Crush"
Machinedrum - "U Betta"
Ondatrópica - Baile Bucanero LP
No Joy - Creep EP
Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson - "Symphony"
Pye Corner Audio & Faten Kanaan - "The Darkest Wave"
Pye Corner Audio - The Spiral EP
Kendrick - "LOYALTY" (ft. Rihanna), "PRIDE"
Trina - "Tongue Song"
Charli XCX ft. cupcakKe - "Lipgloss"
Tove Styrke - "Say My Name"
Maya Vik - "Beyond"
Arca - s/t LP
Sarah Angliss - Ealing Feeder LP (video for 'A Wren in the Cathedral')

Jeff W, Sunday, 30 April 2017 12:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Digging this new Chastity Belt track from their forthcoming LP:

o. nate, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Amber Mark - "Can You Hear Me?"

(Listening to the rest of the album for the first time now.)

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 13 May 2017 15:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Brian Ellis - Mirror Mirror

sexualing healing (crüt), Thursday, 18 May 2017 02:15 (one week ago) Permalink

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