Not Pop Not Indie Shambhala 2018 Thread

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Didn't see one of these for this year yet...

maura, Friday, 2 February 2018 13:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

The new album by Thea & the Wild is out today! It's much more synth-heavy than its predecessor but Thea's voice sounds gorgeous and there are a couple of exquisite moments. I love the synth strings all over the place, like on this track:

http://soundcloud.com/propellerrecordings/thea-the-wild-when-a-kiss-becomes-a-habit

maura, Friday, 2 February 2018 13:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

^ Gave this a cursory listen last night before bed. Need to hear it a couple more times, but it sounds so good.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 February 2018 17:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

<3

http://soundcloud.com/amazon-music/jay-som-hot-bread

Evan R, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

Coupla new ones I've been listening to throughout January...

New Shack - "Ways and Means"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfSHyiQ0eLg

Mt. Si - "911"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV_Jtcpi8Bk

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

This one's a little more jangly/guitar-based than what I'd normally submit for this thread, but it's too retro minded to squarely fit in either the pop or indie category, so shambhala it is!

Hatchie - "Sure"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uITI4DkVRL8

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

i don't remember how i came across this artist and i'm not sure if it fits precisely in this or any other thread but i would be interested to see what other people think of faith marie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEGGgnO4_2E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQGi1swBuM

the core of it is an emo/evanescence type vibe surrounded with swirling and unpredictable layers of spoken word and string arrangements, on one level it seems like something fairly accessible it would be easy to imagine teenagers in the suburbs listening to but on another level every creative decision she makes feels like a sharp left turn that i can't imagine anyone else making

a lot of people i've showed this stuff to really viscerally disliked it but i come back to it a lot

james brooks, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

Put me in the viscerally dislike column, but variety is the spice of life.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

Not sure exactly where to place this on the genre spectrum, but shambhala is a big enough tent...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsiNPEkCI5E

L I M - "Rushing Guy"

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 03:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

Karolina Linowska - a candidate for Poland's Eurovision, sorta like a lower-key Margaret Berger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYx_-orw5Y

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

love the Hatchie and New Shack - thanks Johnny!

sean gramophone, Monday, 5 February 2018 15:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

More on the pop side of the spectrum, Priest (formerly "X Priest X") have a new song and I think it's their best since "Samurai"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ue0fJPT8RQ

daavid, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 04:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'm also digging some tracks off the new Club 8 album, which sounds quite a bit darker than usual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4R_PX1CI0c

daavid, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 04:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

Bump for release of ionnalee's Everyone Afraid to be Forgotten
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3924196904_10.jpg
.

About half has been aired, the new stuff is of similar quality, and I suspect in decades to come we'll look back on iamamiwhoami/ionnalee as among, if not The, top tier electropop ouvre of this decade.

Acanthonus armatus (Sanpaku), Friday, 16 February 2018 21:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

I started it last night, but 15 songs seems like too many songs. I'll finish it up sooner or later (it's v good so far).

Johnny Fever, Friday, 16 February 2018 21:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

I would not have thought of her for this thread but I think the new Natalie Prass single qualifies

https://open.spotify.com/track/4dKJcoLARSjlKvAXlh1lfu?si=-p2JOnEMS06gmXiLCIfnAw

Simon H., Friday, 23 February 2018 12:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

doesn't seem to be available here yet but I did find a preview and if she's going sophisti-pop for this album I'm thrilled

ufo, Friday, 23 February 2018 12:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

There was some talk about Gwenno's new track on the Pipettes thread but, sadly, she doesn't have her own thread.

Anyway, this is excellent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rCeygWexyA&list=PL6zyXmG5g9xFuARtqGh8DhCkJW3rSCZ2Y&

daavid, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

That didn't work. Let's try again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rCeygWexyA&t=6s

daavid, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

I give up :/

daavid, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

hello shambhala 2018! maybe this will be the year that I actually keep up with this thread!

kinder, Monday, 26 March 2018 17:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

The new Onuka album, MOZAЇKA, is out now. Only took them four years to follow up the debut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_T2NuswgO8

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 March 2018 20:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

is there a spotify playlist yet?

kinder, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

New Hatchie

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

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 April 2018 03:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nice track! Just saw this was song of the week on Popjustice.

daavid, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

She seems focused on a very particular late 80s/early 90s shoegazey jangly sound ...somewhere between The Ocean Blue and The Sundays. Maybe with a little Lush mixed in.

daavid, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

To further turn this into the unofficial Hatchie admiration thread, here's "Sleep"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icad1HjrmXs

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh I didn't realise she was in Babaganouj, they're great and so is her solo stuff

ufo, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

I didn't either!!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

Snail Mail is so good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d91Qn8QUks&feature=youtu.be

Evan R, Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

La Force is Ariel Engle (sometime of Broken Social Scene, Feist's solo band, and always of AroarA), one of Montreal's best singers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obi4CRQfnag

sean gramophone, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:11 (seven months ago) Permalink

<3 this

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

have we talked about Børns on these threads yet? Maybe counts as pop idk

kinder, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

Børns is def not my thing, but this seems like an okay place for him.

similarly, I can't decide if Clara La San goes in rolling pop or rolling R&B or somewhere else, but I'm really digging the mixtape she put out at the end of the last year, so here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHoS-XS3LeU

sonically in the same universe as someone like Tai Shi with production assistance from Jam City.

fffv, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

Clara La San sounds great.

I've been quietly enjoying quite a few things in this thread this year. Was moved to create a Spotify playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/user/empeecee/playlist/3HP9TlJPG2JsPsglIIWFYz?si=p5M9c-veSdGp-58tO-acKg

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

the whole Hatchie EP is great! i mean nothing revolutionary but very solid dream-pop

ufo, Friday, 25 May 2018 16:04 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

reiterating maura's post way upthread: thea & the wild album is excellent shambhala

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 30 June 2018 22:32 (five months ago) Permalink

the new ep by eleanor k (formerly kyiki) is under the radar but very promising; this in particular gets really, really good around 1:30

https://soundcloud.com/eleanor-k/make-love-21

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 1 July 2018 03:26 (five months ago) Permalink

Is there also a 'shambhala' video genre? Shining a torch round a carpark in New Zealand seems pretty shambhala.

Chelsea Jade – "Laugh It Off"

sbahnhof, Friday, 13 July 2018 22:50 (five months ago) Permalink

saw Hatchie tonight and she was really excellent. she played the whole ep plus a few new ones (that were great) and did Kylie's Some Kind of Bliss too

ufo, Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:28 (five months ago) Permalink

this song by Sleep Thieves is both great, dramatic/atmospheric as fuck, and doesn't run out of ideas like so many similar tracks do

https://soundcloud.com/wearesleepthieves/aching-bones-v2wav

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 27 July 2018 22:11 (four months ago) Permalink

I just watched the Netflix queer teen comedy Alex Strangelove, whose soundtrack is like a treasure trove of this (sub?) genre, with MUNA's "I Know a Place" and Kristen Kontrol's "Show Me" being the tracks I immediately recognized in the film. Someone on Spotify made a playlist of all 52(!) used in the film, and while I'm guessing a good chunk of it isn't really Shambhalesque at all, it might at least be worth a scan through:

https://open.spotify.com/user/6dp7y24g7740qwd98gmq1swl7/playlist/4k9Lkn8QMuSjYkZfzRFsrR?si=1fXoqeX-Qz-OYVgWUCVy9A

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 21:01 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I could swear there was a rolling 2018 ambient/ethereal music thread but I can't find it. I've been obsessively listening to Mary Lattimore's newest this week at work. The whole album is great, but I could listen to the opening track for days:

https://youtu.be/-K3Ldh92ta0

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 13:19 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhoAmuc7cvo

i love the guitar tones on this

maura, Monday, 24 September 2018 14:12 (two months ago) Permalink

YES! I've been tracking her for a couple years. I'm psyched for the album.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 24 September 2018 14:31 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIjY-_gsMq8

really like this

as far as shambhala albums go this year, I liked Mozaika by Onuka quite a lot, and I want to plug WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA - Galapagos to anyone who hasn't heard it, they're the best pop group in the world right now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_epnF4YjQo

ufo, Friday, 5 October 2018 04:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I already posted something upthread, but this is my fave track from Priest's "The Lost Lions" EP. I'm getting some Washed Out vibes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vGHEc41eLw

daavid, Monday, 8 October 2018 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

My Brain On Love by Young Dreams has in 2018 given me constant cravings to hear it and constant vague dissatisfaction when actually hearing it. I can't think of many other songs like that. I therefore can't say whether it's great or not, but you should probably give it a go and decide for yourself

https://youtu.be/P_b9aCyTuRM

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Actually I'm quite enjoying it today. I think as long as it sticks to that chorus it's good, and it does stick to it a lot

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

the eliza shaddad album is lovely btw

maura, Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:53 (one month ago) Permalink

That Young Dreams track that imago posted made my weekend.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 11 November 2018 23:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't know if this belongs here, but it's good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsPj51alaQ0

daavid, Monday, 12 November 2018 21:41 (one month ago) Permalink

xp yeah I listened to it about 8 times in a row and decided it's one of the songs of the year - how was I ever ambivalent?

imago, Monday, 12 November 2018 21:46 (one month ago) Permalink

the Young Dreams album is pretty enjoyable

I really like Sir Babygirl's run of singles this year, looking forward to her album next year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0c71QCx4ug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9RFqosc_90

ufo, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 23:58 (one month ago) Permalink

We found a worse artist name than Mr. Twin Sister.

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:02 (one month ago) Permalink

man the breakdown halfway through My Brain On Love is so good

ufo, Sunday, 18 November 2018 13:26 (one month ago) Permalink

new stealing sheep album out in april!! first track is a jam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv9avX54KAo

maura, Friday, 30 November 2018 13:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh that's good! ty

imago, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New Teen album due in March. Their pastiche is so amped-up that it stands apart from other similar bands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVjjMbbq8TA

tangenttangent, Monday, 3 December 2018 21:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TEEN's debut single "better" is one of my favourite pieces of music from the past 5? 10? years

so it makes me sad to say: this song sucks

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 16:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TEEN's entire Love Yes album was kind of incredible and yeah this is nowhere near that level

imago, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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