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really good sheryl crowe-core (riyl: land of talk, courtney barnett)

https://sopharela.bandcamp.com/

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2415750108_16.jpg

flopson, Friday, 15 September 2017 23:45 (two years ago) link

this is really nice, thanks for sharing! hits the spot

flappy bird, Saturday, 16 September 2017 21:27 (two years ago) link

so good, right?

need to get Brad on this

flopson, Sunday, 17 September 2017 18:25 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGBxa9bAbo8

flopson, Sunday, 17 September 2017 18:53 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouem6cFXJvA

flopson, Friday, 19 January 2018 05:32 (two years ago) link

good song

flappy bird, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:24 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm six songs into Clean so far and wow it's amazing

josh az (2011nostalgia), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 08:49 (two years ago) link

It is. I'd been kind of lukewarm on her stuff previously, but "Skin" has been life-changing on this particular Friday.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 March 2018 01:08 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

so far i'm liking this less than Collection, as a front-to-back listen. some of the slower soft ones don't drive me wild and there are too many of them. love the taut garagey of 'your dog', 'last girl', 'cool' (which are the best songs she's ever written imo). incredibly talented songwriter

flopson, Monday, 26 March 2018 05:42 (two years ago) link

She’s great but I think this “band name” is a really poor choice, at least for an artist of her style. Maybe for a zany teenage punk band or something.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Monday, 26 March 2018 16:18 (two years ago) link

i agree. i'm not normally a "can't get past the name" person - in fact it always annoys me - but Soccer Mommy is not a good choice here.

alpine static, Monday, 26 March 2018 19:06 (two years ago) link

I'm ALMOST past the name "Car Seat Headrest" (a band I love)... lol

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Monday, 26 March 2018 19:10 (two years ago) link

Collection had a lot of modest pleasures, but Clean is a huge leap forward. She really leveled up everything for this one; better songs, more surprises, striking production.

Evan R, Monday, 26 March 2018 19:16 (two years ago) link

I like her but honestly if I hadn't stumbled across her video, I would've never checked it out based on the name

tinnitus the night (Ross), Monday, 26 March 2018 19:18 (two years ago) link

name rules fyi

flopson, Monday, 26 March 2018 21:46 (two years ago) link

more surprises, striking production.

i don’t like the hard stereo pan in the opener

flopson, Monday, 26 March 2018 21:47 (two years ago) link

She and her band are playing dates w/Liz Phair, which almost seems a little too "on the nose" for a pairing... probably good exposure, tho

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:27 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Name is good, I was wrong. Where should I start with her music ?

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Sunday, 15 April 2018 16:38 (two years ago) link

There’s only two albums, no?

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 15 April 2018 16:53 (two years ago) link

3 albums and some EPs i believe

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Sunday, 15 April 2018 16:55 (two years ago) link

Clean is such a good record

done and dusted (Ross), Saturday, 28 April 2018 14:59 (two years ago) link

Heavy Mirah vibes

done and dusted (Ross), Saturday, 28 April 2018 15:04 (two years ago) link

Still maintain a lot like Mirah. Love it

done and dusted (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 05:10 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

great record

Ross, Friday, 10 August 2018 16:05 (one year ago) link

yes. been listening to it a lot this week.

geoffreyess, Friday, 10 August 2018 16:22 (one year ago) link

same, not sure why but like it hits the spot - rocks out, has lots of nice mellow tracks-chill rockers

does not lose the momentum, which is kinda a problem i have with the snail mail record - too many slow tracks near the end deflates the balloon

dj screwed (Ross), Friday, 10 August 2018 16:24 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTc1w32Vbeo

this new one is really pleasant

ufo, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:53 (five months ago) link

I wish I heard some of the piercing sadness of Clean in the new songs, but will withhold judgment until I hear the full album -- maybe she's releasing the stuff that sounds different first, trying to avoid getting pigeonholed.

"Circle the Drain" is catchy but I'm not crazy about that super-clean production style, which for some reason (???) makes me think of the second Third Eye Blind album.

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 15:16 (five months ago) link

way to get me to listen to this bernard

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 15:21 (five months ago) link

wonderful song

I have not yet begun to fart (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 16:19 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Really loving this album.

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 1 March 2020 01:26 (four months ago) link

so good. serious mary lou lord vibes on a few songs too.

akm, Sunday, 1 March 2020 01:51 (four months ago) link

I like a lot of the melodies and stuff on this album, but the energy is so down across the entire thing. I miss the louder, chunkier moments that bubbled up on Clean.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 1 March 2020 04:35 (four months ago) link

My initial impression is that I like it a lot, but I need to give it some time.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 1 March 2020 05:00 (four months ago) link

I love this

circa1916, Sunday, 1 March 2020 14:08 (four months ago) link

Not sure how much space I have these days for this type of music , but this is really great. I would have lapped it up 25 years ago

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 15:38 (four months ago) link

Surprised by the small number of posts in here. Clean was a favorite.

This one can be a bit slow paced (feels like side A could use a couple of 3 minute tracks to get this thing moving) but I really like the tunes. Nice melodies that recall Phoebe Bridgers / Jay Som / Japanese Breakfast / Snail Mail.

Indexed, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 18:13 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

i haven't heard any of her other music but this album is great

J0rdan S., Sunday, 21 June 2020 08:42 (two weeks ago) link

"circle the drain" is quite easily one of the best indie rock songs of the year, "night swimming" and "yellow is the color of her eyes" are also knockouts. both surprised and not to find out that the producer she worked w/ also did the last war on drugs record -- this album is shimmery and enveloping in a similar way to me. generally i just love the textures throughout.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 21 June 2020 08:51 (two weeks ago) link

she's a very direct and efficient lyricist, love that kind of writing. "gray light" has some incredible lines

J0rdan S., Sunday, 21 June 2020 08:58 (two weeks ago) link

I really like "Royal Screw Up" but my daughter assures me that it's because I tend to like songs of that type

assert (MatthewK), Sunday, 21 June 2020 09:00 (two weeks ago) link

ready to fight over this album

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 June 2020 07:07 (one week ago) link

No need, it's a good one

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 07:47 (one week ago) link

swam back to the shoreline
and found that all you left me was a note
i read it slow
you said that you had loved me
but you knew that you would end up on your own
a sinking stone

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 June 2020 07:50 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oji9RtJkNu4

the gentle fog of noise enveloping her in this performance ._.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:00 (one week ago) link

i want someone who's following a dream
someone like me
who feels the air inside their body running free
i want the breeze

well the moon is in the water
and i'm dancing with the current and my clothes
are on the beach
you stay with the earth
cuz you don't understand why i would wanna freeze
the irony

we learned to dance, and i was swaying all alone
you're stiff as stone
you lock your heart up in a place i'll never know
the distance grows

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:31 (one week ago) link

Loved this album until the lockdown put me in a different headspace.
Still, first time in ages an indie rock record has grabbed me like this, in much the same ways as those of my youth (ok boomer)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:31 (one week ago) link

Ya I'm with you baaderonix -- I was super-excited in the run-up to the album release,really looking forward to seeing her play later in March to kick off the spring concert season, and then.....

I guess my attachment to the record must have been a superficial one, because it got sloughed off as totally as a snake's shed skin. Except that's not an accurate metaphor, because the self that emerged is smaller than the one I had before.

Anyone listening to the singles series she's been releasing?

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:07 (one week ago) link

One of these songs sounds like "Lose Yourself"

billstevejim, Sunday, 28 June 2020 20:52 (one week ago) link


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