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anyone fuck w/ this band? one of the first new indie bands in a few years to really catch my ear

their new EP is great, "fan the flames" and "button up" esp https://sheermag.bandcamp.com/

they're like the exploding hearts with shades of the go! team? i love it

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 May 2015 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

loved the first ep, excited to hear the new one

adam, Monday, 4 May 2015 20:40 (two years ago) Permalink

i love what i've heard so far

polyphonic, Monday, 4 May 2015 22:57 (two years ago) Permalink

good band. the shonky production makes parts of the new EP sort of remind me of Ariel Pink but I think they're better the more classic rock-y they are

pull blart, maul cops (DJ Mencap), Monday, 4 May 2015 23:30 (two years ago) Permalink

I dig both the 7"s. Just for curiosity's sake I'd like to hear what she sounds like without all the business on the vocals, but still - pretty fun.

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 00:03 (two years ago) Permalink

They sound like Royal Trux to me

polyphonic, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 00:07 (two years ago) Permalink

strong songs that are difficult to actually listen to

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 01:59 (two years ago) Permalink

It's just hard for me to not find the production choices to be a bit TOO affected. I'd like to see what it sounds like live. I remember when I first saw Purling Hiss live and it was like "holy shit, these songs are HUGE" - I'd only ever heard them as those lo-fier-than-lo-fi four-track fuzz sketch things.

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 09:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Once again doesn't ship to the UK (luckily a label here reissued the 1st 7"). Grrr.

Wandering Boy Poet, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 12:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah this was on the bandcamp thread
Love it

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 13:04 (two years ago) Permalink

This is way more Thin Lizzy meets Times New Viking than Ariel Pink

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 13:05 (two years ago) Permalink

probably true tbh, don't have them pegged as AP fans but I listened to the stream a few times and couldn't shake the comparison in my head

xp Static Shock who did the reissue are getting some copies of the new one I believe

pull blart, maul cops (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 14:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Don't really get this band, which is no big deal. I can see why folks dig them generally but the tempos and sound of it really don't work for me. Also, completely agree that the production choices seem really arbitrary/affected, they just don't suit the music they are playing at all. Maybe that is the point, but it really distracts and annoys me.

grandavis, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 14:04 (two years ago) Permalink

They sound like Royal Trux to me

― polyphonic, Monday, May 4, 2015 7:07 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ha I posted a link to the EP on the Black Bananas thread. I love Sheer Mag obviously.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 14:52 (two years ago) Permalink

daresay the production is a 'choice' to some extent but possibly not as much as some ppl might think, in that they seem to be from the DIY punk side of the tracks and record in crappy studios for pennies

if they end up on a bigger label and get handed an actual budget the results of that might be more telling

pull blart, maul cops (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 14:53 (two years ago) Permalink

All production choices are affected.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 14:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Not to belabor this point too much, but 12 years olds with outdated/secondhand gear/free stuff can make a higher fidelity recording than these Sheer Mag tunes. It is a choice.

grandavis, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 15:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Right, and so is paying thousands of dollars to get a clean studio sound.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 15:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Honestly I don't have much of a point but I have been thinking lately about how clean production is perceived as the "default" production style, and how this is tied to ideas about authenticity in rock music ... how it's saying "this is what this band really sounds like playing in a room, with no frills," but ultimately it's just as artificial/affected as slathering everything in fake tape fuzz, just more subtle about its artificiality. Nothing really to do with Sheer Mag but the critiques of their affected production brought it up.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 15:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Sure, and I am not against production values of any stripe, there are great no-fi/crummy recordings (made so deliberately) and great clean/expensive recordings (made so deliberately). I certainly was not trying to question their authenticity, I don't think that there is an "authentic" sound worth pursuing, whatever works works.

grandavis, Tuesday, 5 May 2015 16:24 (two years ago) Permalink

man i usually have very very little tolerance for lo fi production but i think the production on this ep is great. i think it makes the songs really, like, gooey? i really like it

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 5 May 2015 16:25 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

omfg this song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr2um9KXkgQ

WE WANT FET WAP (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 6 July 2015 19:28 (two years ago) Permalink

I used to frequent this karaoke night that the singer was always at and she basically sang every song like this, it was p rad

WE WANT FET WAP (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 6 July 2015 19:31 (two years ago) Permalink

this is the rare case of knowing what the band looks like making the music even better!

skip, Monday, 6 July 2015 19:47 (two years ago) Permalink

and that's a great story.

skip, Monday, 6 July 2015 19:48 (two years ago) Permalink

i think the production on this ep is great. i think it makes the songs really, like, gooey? i really like it

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:25 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

totally gooey

second ep is better than the first imo

flopson, Monday, 6 July 2015 19:55 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

please put out an album this year https://soundcloud.com/sheer-mag/cant-stop-fighting

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 9 February 2016 23:57 (one year ago) Permalink

feel like people who couldn't vibe with their earlier stuff because of production might be more into this one

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

another banger

flopson, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 02:40 (one year ago) Permalink

The production on the 2nd single particularly is a bit grating, imo. Not that they need glossy sound, I mean I hope they don't go that way tbh.

Looking forward to the new one. Was great to see them live before Xmas. And I got to see the singer sing along to Digital Octopus's eurodance version of What You Want as a bonus encore.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

think this should be shared with the class tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFyNrW5MKPA

drive me to a girly rave (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 20:07 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

new ep kinda-sorta out today via their bandcamp. or i mean i just got the bandcamp notice today, i dunno. street team!

digital only at this point. wilsuns rex lists the vinyl as "sold out", but that probly just means it ain't in yet. they're touring from march thru may, but it looks like the closest they'll get to maine is friggin' philly >:p

contenderizer, Thursday, 3 March 2016 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

yes

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 3 March 2016 20:17 (one year ago) Permalink

New video, too. v much in line w/ their aesthetic. I cannot wait to pick up the 7"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOt774ekroI

police patrol felt the smell of smoke and found that goat burns (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 3 March 2016 21:25 (one year ago) Permalink

It's def not sold out yet

police patrol felt the smell of smoke and found that goat burns (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 3 March 2016 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

what a cool band

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 March 2016 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

they are good

j., Saturday, 9 April 2016 04:16 (one year ago) Permalink

they are very good.

nostormo, Sunday, 10 April 2016 14:35 (one year ago) Permalink

they are very very good

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 April 2016 19:33 (one year ago) Permalink

i get to see them again this week! I'm stoked

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 April 2016 19:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Guys this band is so good and if they come to your city you have to have to have to see them. Their live show has just gotten better and better over the last two years

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 04:24 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

they're on seth meyers tonite

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 27 May 2016 00:03 (one year ago) Permalink

i am so so so so excited to see this

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 27 May 2016 00:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Seth Meyers? pretty punk rock!

alpine static, Friday, 27 May 2016 03:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Saw these guys supporting Royal Headache last year, they were awesome

badg, Friday, 27 May 2016 15:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Saw these guys supporting Royal Headache last year, they were awesome

― badg, Friday, May 27, 2016 10:15 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

goddaaammmn i wish i coulda seen that bill

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 27 May 2016 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

saw em at the baltimore show; seemed like they made some new fans that night. songs got kinda samey for me, but they still sounded good (and, anyway, they're so young).

(royal headache seemed like they might break up at various points mid-performance, which i of course was into.)

dc, Friday, 27 May 2016 16:33 (one year ago) Permalink

haha that's kinda royal headache's deal right?

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 27 May 2016 16:42 (one year ago) Permalink

they delivered!

dc, Friday, 27 May 2016 16:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh man, that Baltimore show was the least tense Royal Headache set I've ever seen. The singer actually seemed like he was in a good mood!

JRN, Friday, 27 May 2016 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

but he had all those unintelligible rants! he also said some anguished stuff to my friend in the men's room. seemed to be having fun by the end, though.

really loved the show.

dc, Friday, 27 May 2016 16:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah Royal Headache always seem to be on the verge of breaking up, here in NYC they had a different bass player for the second show and I assumed the worst but apparently the regular guy just had to go home early

badg, Saturday, 28 May 2016 13:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Seth Meyers? pretty punk rock!

― alpine static, Friday, May 27, 2016 4:55 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Is this an authentic cry of "sellout"?! Made me feel warm with nostalgia

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Saturday, 28 May 2016 20:47 (one year ago) Permalink

/Seth Meyers? pretty punk rock!

― alpine static, Friday, May 27, 2016 4:55 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink/

Is this an authentic cry of "sellout"?! Made me feel warm with nostalgia

It's like I'm 14 again hanging out at Hot Topic with a Dropkick Murphys back patch safety pinned to my hoodie

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 29 May 2016 00:18 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

wow this rules

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE8XwPkdN8U

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:25 (two months ago) Permalink

new LP coming in july: https://sheermag.bandcamp.com/album/need-to-feel-your-love

na (NA), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:33 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i was worried for this band to try to make the leap they're making right now, but hot damn the album's great

designer types, help me out: how would you describe their distinctive logo? i have no idea what to call it ... if it even has a style or whatever

alpine static, Sunday, 9 July 2017 20:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's just a pastiche of the bass drum head logo of every mid level Midwestern hard rock club band circa 83

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 July 2017 13:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is the album out? Love the 3 EPs

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 July 2017 13:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

album's streaming on NPR iirc and it should be out this week

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 10 July 2017 14:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i got an email that they shipped the vinyl over the weekend. so stoked for this!

cwkiii, Monday, 10 July 2017 14:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i know part of the appeal of this is the lo-fi production meeting up with hard rock gestures but i'd also love if one day they put out a record that actually sounded like secret treaties

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

anyway, this is great

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 10 July 2017 15:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

need to buy a transistor radio to shunt this thru somehow

j., Monday, 10 July 2017 18:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ok yeah this is so good

cwkiii, Friday, 14 July 2017 02:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Hm, I dunno. I was giving it a listen earlier this evening, had to stop after a few songs. I can see what they're going for but the parts were greater than the sum.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 July 2017 03:49 (one week ago) Permalink

good redcord. i wish the sound was a little dirtier, like the E.P's were.

nostormo, Friday, 14 July 2017 06:06 (one week ago) Permalink


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