Brad Nelson emo thread compendium, Bradnelsonesque emo, and bands that if you squint your ears seem to fit

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for future buying binges

thread of foxing on the occasion of their 2018 extremely warped and fragmented emo album nearer my god

thread of the best band ever which is joyce manor

I think flopson and kevin k and simon h started a few of these threads and I'll have to investigate when I have computer and internet.

bamcquern, Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:07 (two years ago) link

lol

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:17 (two years ago) link

crying: beyond the fleeting gales

now, now: saved (2018)

these ones are important

ufo, Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:27 (two years ago) link

also the 1975 thread of course

ufo, Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:28 (two years ago) link

i haven't listened to the now, now record in months and at least five songs from it are still interchangeably in my head

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:29 (two years ago) link

this seems like as good a place as any to plug the fantastic new Dead Sara EP, which in its newfound slickness and maaximalism kinda reminds me of recent FOB. pls disregard the anti-Trump song which is uncharacteristically horrible (both musically and lyrically)

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 23 September 2018 19:43 (two years ago) link

they are low-key one of the best bands going and they seem to be having a perennially rocky go of it

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 23 September 2018 19:50 (two years ago) link

Yah love that ep

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Sunday, 23 September 2018 20:24 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Not emo, but reading your enthusiasm for Number Girl I'm curious if you (Brad) ever heard of a band from LA called further? They are very similar in a lot of ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pb2w9vH2Jk

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:26 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

the album i'll show you stronger by pronoun seems to me like solid bradnelsoncore. RIYL the japanese house, now now

https://open.spotify.com/album/3fZqYNIujM9DnW0tOqeIPe

monotony, Thursday, 30 May 2019 05:31 (two years ago) link

No one should sleep on last year's Fred Thomas album, which takes an incredible turn on the last few tracks to some sort of Tim Hecker-y ambient emo netherzone

Simon H., Thursday, 30 May 2019 16:49 (two years ago) link

yo do u guys like this band martha

flopson, Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:59 (two years ago) link

the album i'll show you stronger by pronoun seems to me like solid bradnelsoncore. RIYL the japanese house, now now

https://open.spotify.com/album/3fZqYNIujM9DnW0tOqeIPe

― monotony, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:31 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh hey! thanks monotony, you were so right, i'm fucking obsessed with this record

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:00 (two years ago) link

oh wow the pronoun album rules

ufo, Thursday, 6 June 2019 02:18 (two years ago) link

all the overlapping vocals at the end of "temporary tantrum"!

ufo, Thursday, 6 June 2019 02:19 (two years ago) link

yeah loving this

Tim F, Thursday, 6 June 2019 02:20 (two years ago) link

those spotify links...

Dan S, Thursday, 6 June 2019 02:23 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

i finally got the foxing record

is have a nice life bradnelsonesque?

bamcquern, Friday, 8 November 2019 17:07 (one year ago) link

i don't really like them at all but i can see how they would be

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 8 November 2019 17:21 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

i have a playlist called 'songs brad nelson has described as best in the world' and thought there was a thread for it (because where else would i get it?) so i guess this will have to do

"cloud city" is like... the best song i've ever heard

― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:25 PM (one hour ago)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 23:50 (eleven months ago) link

poll of songs i have described as "the best song in the world"

do we have enough to do a second one?

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Thursday, 25 June 2020 01:23 (eleven months ago) link

lol

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 25 June 2020 01:50 (eleven months ago) link

yeah that's not even close to all of them

then there's teh albums of the year

j., Thursday, 25 June 2020 04:27 (eleven months ago) link

tyvm!

mookieproof, Thursday, 25 June 2020 05:16 (eleven months ago) link

it's like hyperbole, by j0rdan s. but also there's great music at the end of it

mookieproof, Thursday, 25 June 2020 05:19 (eleven months ago) link

would follow playlist

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 25 June 2020 05:41 (eleven months ago) link

seven months pass...

I don't know where else to go, I can't tell what is good or bad anymore, I need help.

I figured Brad has strong opinions and I need someone like that to tell me if this extremely 90s band lost to time is very good or very bad.

I've been weirdly obsessed with this song in particular. Let me know if I'm crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YcIL-pykP8

Evan, Thursday, 4 February 2021 17:24 (four months ago) link

Also sorry if this was the wrong place to ask

Evan, Thursday, 4 February 2021 21:05 (four months ago) link

not at all, not even i understand this thread. never heard of mrs. svenson in my life but that song sounds great imo. good drummer

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 21:11 (four months ago) link

They never really came to be as I understand it. Some demos and an album that ended getting aborted in 1995. It's so of its time, but I am totally addicted to the hook.

Evan, Thursday, 4 February 2021 21:17 (four months ago) link

Disclaimer: I know this looks like a pathetic way to pitch my/my friend's band or something promise no affiliation. Just had to share

Anyway thanks for weighing in.

Evan, Thursday, 4 February 2021 21:52 (four months ago) link

listen i still have a video of a friend's band's set from eight years ago bc they never ended up recording any music and i loved their songs so much, i inherently get it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:00 (four months ago) link

So much good music unrecognized out there...

But hey always fun to discover and dig it up again from the corners of the internet or wherever. A lonely exercise though (like geeking on "Mrs Svenson" of all things in 2021)

Evan, Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:11 (four months ago) link

my son's pediatrician is Dr. (Mr.) Svenson ... i will have to ask him about this next time we see him

alpine static, Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:22 (four months ago) link

Ha! wouldn't that be something. Have him send me one of their old demo tapes.

Evan, Thursday, 4 February 2021 22:26 (four months ago) link

on the subject of songs loved by a very small number of people that I think might appeal to people who would open this thread, one of my very favorite songs, written and performed by a local band who opened for snail mail here and appeared to be about, well, snail mail's age:

https://baldbritney.bandcamp.com/track/loser-pigeon

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Friday, 5 February 2021 00:36 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Hi Brad. Back with another obscure 90s act. I'm getting increasingly restless about being the only fan of this band on ilx and I thought of you, mainly because when listening to this album in particular (for the millionth time in my life) I was reflecting on how it shares a sort of similarity with bands like Hum or Deftones for their own dreamy angst rock thing, though with pop-punkier roots. Maybe you'll like it. I might even start a thread for them and hope that people get curious due to their (now) unfortunate name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C_a3t6RefA

Evan, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 14:50 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

uhhhhhhhhhhh this freakin rules thank u whiney

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 02:22 (two weeks ago) link

the amount of tool in this is just the right amount

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 02:34 (two weeks ago) link

gonna tell my kids this was greta van fleet

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 02:38 (two weeks ago) link

lol

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 02:40 (two weeks ago) link

everybody listen to this record it's rad as hell

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 03:01 (two weeks ago) link

that cover art is awesome

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 03:22 (two weeks ago) link

half way in and I'm loving this so far.

gman59, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 17:03 (two weeks ago) link

Separately last night I told Brad that this song by some Welsh 17 year old would suit and I stand by that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1SRvQg32-0

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

Frightened Rabbit vibes, there, and I don't *think* it's just the accent?

alpine static, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

ok wow the one Whiney linked is Tool as hell so far

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 22:50 (two weeks ago) link

nvm for the last while it's reminded me more of peak era Pumpkins b-sides

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:11 (two weeks ago) link

you're on the trip

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 23:18 (two weeks ago) link

this is this year's Hum album isn't it

imago, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 07:45 (two weeks ago) link

what have they actually achieved on 'last of the painted hills', my word

imago, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 07:52 (two weeks ago) link

if it's epic-length rock odysseys ye seek for the love of david listen to the new fucked up

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:37 (two weeks ago) link

imo everybody get out of this thread and enter the poppy thread

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:49 (two weeks ago) link

for me its this years SLIFT

gman59, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:52 (two weeks ago) link

not a bad shout. LOTPH is SUCH a badass alt-rock move

will check out the poppy thing in a bit

imago, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 15:16 (two weeks ago) link

wait what is this year's Slift? and this year's Hum? rhododendron? fucked up? poppy? y'all are moving fast and bouncing around.

alpine static, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

think everyone's talking about rhododendron

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

no one is talking about fucked up but me tbc

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:16 (two weeks ago) link

one of these days i'll get around to that three hour fucked up EP

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:19 (two weeks ago) link

Fucked Up rules so hard

alpine static, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:25 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah wait is "this years SLIFT" supposed to be Fucked Up or Rhododendron? Because I could really use a 2021 SLIFT in my life. The former I'm waiting for my physical copy to get here, the latter is new to me.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

the latter

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

Year of the Horse otoh is this year's Aqualung

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks Simon. Bummed I missed out on that huge pressing of 10 copies though, lol

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 16:39 (two weeks ago) link

sorry, I should clarify. played through the rhododendron last night and thought it was SLIFT-y at times. it's also king crimson at times and refused and smashing pumpkins and hum. it has a lot going on but was a lot of fun. after it ended I felt a lot like I did when I finished the Slift album, it was a psychedelic journey through space but was always rockin'

gman59, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

Frightened Rabbit vibes, there, and I don't *think* it's just the accent?

Wait, which accent? Hmmm... I'll maybe keep an eye on this child nonetheless

The Rhododendron bisnes mildly too widdly for me, Fucked Up obviously immense, yeah maybe I tolerate the widdle in certain contexts...

Jonathan Hellion Mumble, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 19:45 (two weeks ago) link


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