75 Dollar Bill

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Couldn't find a thread. This from their upcoming third album is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d41_RKWvqKw

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 07:37 (four months ago) link

Looking forward to this. Great band. Saw them with the expanded lineup and it was an amazing show. I'll probably pick up the cassette-with-download version.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 12:51 (four months ago) link

That track is great. Huge fan of those first 2 records, will def be picking the new one up. They pair well with Horse Lords in my mind

One Eye Open, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:09 (four months ago) link

love this band, ready for this. i've only ever seen them in the duo configuration and they made a considerable racket.

adam, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:18 (four months ago) link

timely thread, I just picked up Wood/Metal/etc on LP

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 16 May 2019 16:47 (four months ago) link

I posted this on a Pazz & Jop poll thread in 2017:

Interestingly to me, NYC rock band 75 Dollar Bill whose guitarist learned how to play North African style from Mauritanian guitarist Jeiche Ould Chighaly, got 14 album votes, while Chighaly's band with singer Noura Mint Seymali only got 4 votes. I guess those folks who like 75 Dollar Bill don't like North African vocals, just instrumental guitar and drum sounds. The 75 Dollar Bill Band is instrumental and has longtime New Yorker Rick Brown on percussion.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:20 (four months ago) link

Someone responded that 75 had a better publicist

curmudgeon, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:22 (four months ago) link

yeah when i like a band i always make sure to seek out that band's guitarist's guitar teacher's band

adam, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:30 (four months ago) link

Che is just dialed in and has been at it for a while; talented solo musician and visual artist as well

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:31 (four months ago) link

che's style is definitely mauritanian derived but 75DB brings in plenty of other elements — no wave, minimalism, free jazz, probably plenty of other things I don't know about.

tylerw, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:47 (four months ago) link

My second and third P&J Singles, re 2016 releases:
75 Dollar Bill, "Cummins Falls" (Thin Wrist)
75 Dollar Bill, "I'm Not Trying To Wake Up" (Thin Wrist)
Only gave Seymali's 2016 album Arbina an Hon Mention (not an official P&J option o course, but blogs still come in handy for gratuitous judgments),because I thought her vocals weren't as effective without so much of the dynamic voice-guitar dialects of 2014's Tzenni, which I def did Top Ten.
Judge for yourself: https://noura-mint-seymali.bandcamp.com/album/tzenni
Arbina is still pretty remarkable, maybe I was wrong:
https://noura-mint-seymali.bandcamp.com/album/arbina (but still think the previous alb is more interesting/relevant re guitarrrrrrrheadz)

dow, Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:10 (four months ago) link

fucking spectacular band, everything they do is great

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:34 (four months ago) link

Weren't they one of the last bands to play at Other Music? If not the last one, on the last day they were open.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

newest one is great, first side retains the fuller band arrangements while adding some subtle and effective production flourishes. second side is more old-school two piece stuff but it rips. probably their best work

global tetrahedron, Monday, 8 July 2019 17:58 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

yeah mayne

j., Friday, 9 August 2019 18:27 (one month ago) link

was home alone yesterday and turned the new one way the hell up — really great record. love this band.

tylerw, Friday, 9 August 2019 18:29 (one month ago) link

heard about 15 mins of their Union Pool free set last weekend and idgi

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 18:34 (one month ago) link

i'd check this one out and if you still dgi, then you dgi: https://75dollarbill.bandcamp.com/track/cuttin-out

tylerw, Friday, 9 August 2019 18:38 (one month ago) link

love this new record, esp. the title track, "trance-inducing" is probably a shopworn term by now but I think it applies

sleeve, Friday, 9 August 2019 18:41 (one month ago) link

sounds really good loud

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Friday, 9 August 2019 18:43 (one month ago) link

yes

sleeve, Friday, 9 August 2019 19:03 (one month ago) link

just blasting out I Was Real after a few beers - love it!

calzino, Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:19 (one month ago) link


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