Rolling Post-Punk Thread

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Last year I added a post-punk/dark wave/goth genre list to my year-end summary, as a lot of new bands have been coming up, and a lot of old ones making new albums. My list for 2013 is shorter, and I'm sure I'm missing stuff, so hopefully some folks can add recommendations here.

2012
Merchandise – Children Of Desire (Jagjaguwar)
Deep Time – Deep Time (Hardly Art)
The Nightingales – No Love Lost (Cooking Vinyl)
And Also The Trees – Hunter Not The Hunted (Resurrection)
Killing Joke – MMXII (Spinefarm)
Big Joan – The Long, Slow Death Of Big Joan (Blood Red Sounds)
New War – New War (Fast Weapons/Sensory Projects)
Evans the Death – Evans the Death (Slumberland)
O.Children – Apnea (Deadly People)
Wymond Miles – Under The Pale Moon (Sacred Bones)
Pins – Luvu4lyf EP (Bella Union)
Breathless – Green To Blue (Tenor Vossa)
Viv Albertine – Vermilion Border (The Cadiz Recording Co.)
Kevin Hewick – All Was Numbered (Hacienda)
Talk Normal – Sunshine (Joyful Noise)
Grass Widow – Internal Logic (HLR)
The Soft Moon – Zeros (Captured Tracks)
Pop. 1280 – The Horror (Sacred Bones)
Ceremony – Safranin Sounds (No Emb Blanc)
Wymond Miles – Earth Has Doors EP (Sacred Bones)
Negative Fascination – Silent Servant (Hospital)
Paul Banks – Banks (Matador)
Savages – I Am Here EP (Pop Noire)
The Monochrome Set – Platinum Coils (Cherry Red)
U.S. Girls – Gem (Fat Cat)
The Futureheads – Rant (Nul)
Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense (PIAS)
The Wake – A Light Far Out (LTM)
The Distractions – The End Of The Pier (Occultation)

2013
Savages – Silence Yourself (Matador)
Beastmilk – Climax (Svart)
PINS- Girls Like Us (Bella Union)
Weekend – Jinx (Slumberland)
The KVB – Immaterial Visions (Cititrax)
Girls Names – The New Life (Slumberland)
Pop. 1280 – Imps Of Perversion (Sacred Bones)
The Exploding Boy – Four (Drakkar)
Flaamingos – Flaamingos (Felte) | Bandcamp
Merchandise – Totale Night EP (Night People)
Still Corners – Strange Pleasures (Sub Pop)
Iceage – You’re Nothing (Matador)
The Julie Ruin – Run Fast (Julie Ruin)
Wire – Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag)
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty (Sargent House)
Esben And The Witch – Wash The Sins Not Only The Face (Matador)
New Model Army – Between Dog & Wolf (Eagle Rock)
Gauntlet Hair – Stills (Dead Oceans)
TV Ghost – Disconnect (In The Red)

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Persuade me this isn't Wire + a load of creatively-bankrupt shitmerchants, please

VENIET IMBER (imago), Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:32 (four years ago) Permalink

At some point, when it's not fucking Xmas, I'll write about more of them (you can find words about the top four in my summary), but anyone who already have their minds made up can fuck off and troll somewhere else.

Anyone know the status of Post-Punk magazine? http://postpunkmagazine.com/. I was going to chip into their fundraising campaigns, but the magazine supposedly slated to come out last Spring never did, and updates stopped appearing in October.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

(need to hear that Killing Joke album, before AINYC gnaws my nads)

VENIET IMBER (imago), Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:44 (four years ago) Permalink

definitely wanna hear the Julie Ruin record

imago you should know And Also The Trees, they are old school also

sleeve, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:59 (four years ago) Permalink

The Total Control LP was a fave of mine that fits.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Wha, no Factory Floor?

doug watson, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 20:07 (four years ago) Permalink

If you have Iceage, you might as well do Vår (No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers).

Michael Train, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 21:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Cellular Chaos ‎- Cellular Chaos
Yvette - Process

maarten, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 22:38 (four years ago) Permalink

There was a bunch of albums that I kind of slated as postpunk that I'd yet gotten around to listening to so I really can't complain they weren't included: new Fall and Pere Ubu, Howling Hex, Fists, Ricarda Cometa, Parquet Courts...

Some of this stuff was covered in imago's time travel thread

quarterpayne mcrapp (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Imago himself seems awfully smitten w something called Blanche Blanche Blanche; no idea if that's postpunk or not

quarterpayne mcrapp (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Viv Albertine album was cool; surprised Wobble and Levene album didn t make ur list fnb. I was p into that for a minute

quarterpayne mcrapp (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Blanche Blanche Blanche are great. It's useless to try to parse exactly what is/isn't post-punk though. Parquet Courts record is great...it's a bit more of an 80s college rock vibe. Mission of Burma, The Embarassment, Dream Syndicate, the Feelies maybe.

dan selzer, Thursday, 26 December 2013 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

It isn't useless. Not any more or less than talking about any other genre. I personally put Factory Floor in my electronica list but it could apply here. Looks like Henge Beat (2011) is the newest by Total Control? I hadn't heard it before, so thanks. I like the Vår. Cellular Chaos and Yvette are more noise rock, though there's some no wave influence I reckon. I heard earlier Blanche Blanche Blanche stuff and didn't think of them as post-punk but the latest does kind of fit.

I liked Wobble's Psychic Life (2011) but Yin & Yang didn't grab me so much, but am re-listening. Anyone know of Lydon tried at all to get them on board for the PiL album? I was also not so much into the Fall album, as it felt like a significant drop in quality from Ersatz G.B. (2011) but it does have moments, of course.

Additions for 2013:

Wax Idols – Discipline & Desire (Slumberland)
Blanche Blanche Blanche – Breaking Mirrors (Wharf Cat)
Suuns – Images du futur (Secretly Canadian)
Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers (Sacred Bones)
Sisu – Blood Tears (Mono Prism)
17 Pygmies – The Book Of Isabel, Part I (Trakwerkz)
The Fall – Re-Mit (Cherry Red)
Ruby Pins – Ruby Pins (M’Lady’s)

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Cellular Chaos and Yvette are more noise rock, though there's some no wave influence I reckon.

Haven't heard Yvette - but there is def. no wave influence in Cellular Chaos. One of the songs on the record has a guitar part that is very early DNA-like, but then the song goes somewhere totally different.

people who care abt anti-hipster discourse (sarahell), Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Ruby Pins is one of the members of Grass Widow + a couple other dudes iirc?

people who care abt anti-hipster discourse (sarahell), Sunday, 29 December 2013 01:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I really need to give the Suuns a proper chance sooner or later

Quarterpayne McRapp (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 December 2013 02:56 (four years ago) Permalink

It's useless because it's endless. Factory Floor is post-punk? I know post-punkers like it, it's cool stuff. There are post-punk influences...but there are post-punk influences on 50% of the noise-inflected lo-fi outsider techno of the last year or two.

dan selzer, Sunday, 29 December 2013 04:26 (four years ago) Permalink

That's the beauty of it. It's endless, but some of us are still left wanting more, and arguing over what actually satisfies the post-punk itch. So no, Factory Floor doesn't scratch mine, but it does others.

About Ruby Pins, AMG says "Inspired by dreams her friends had about her, Grass Widow drummer Lillian Maring started this dream-like solo project in 2010."

Keep 'em coming!

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 29 December 2013 08:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Ian Crause-The Vertical Axis, new one post-Disco Inferno
Lust for Youth-Perfect View, house and minimal synth/new wave inflected lo-fi stuff
Regal Degal-Veritable Who's Who, 2012 release, krautrocky/psychedelic/art-rock through an early/mid 80s post-punk filter

dan selzer, Sunday, 29 December 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Makthaverskan - Makthaverskan II (Luxury, 2013)
http://thekvb.bandcamp.com/album/immaterial-visions-2

Swedish band, sometimes veers from the darkness to sunny indie pop, but mostly in a good way. Has been burrowing into me.

Neon Lights - LA✝E (ACNL)
https://neonlightsgroup.bandcamp.com/album/late

Spanish post-punk/dream pop.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 4 January 2014 17:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Correct Bandcamp link for Makthaverskan - http://makthaverskan.bandcamp.com/album/makthaverskan-ii

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 4 January 2014 17:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Big love for Shopping here too

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 4 January 2014 22:33 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

loving the hell out of makthaverskan, thanks for posting abt it

hacka's f5 key (electricsound), Sunday, 26 January 2014 03:35 (four years ago) Permalink

they are kinda post punk so i'll just mention that desperate journalist are wonderful and by some measure my favourite band of the moment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BbpviG9sWk

hacka's f5 key (electricsound), Sunday, 26 January 2014 05:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Surprised not to see INVSN mentioned here:

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

Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I can’t say I would describe either of those as post-punk myself.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 30 January 2014 19:13 (four years ago) Permalink

like it or don't, i guess

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Thumbs up on both Desperate Journalist and INVSN. Of course they're post-punk! So far I'm as excited about them as Shopping. I'm not surprised they were missing because I knew I was missing stuff, hence this thread. So thanks! Also, I failed to include Holograms in my list, despite the fact that I had the damn album! That's what happens when you try to sort through nearly a thousand albums in a year.

Desperate Journalist - Cristina EP (Fandango, 2013)
Holograms - Forever (Captured Tracks, 2013)
INVSN - INVSN (Razor & Tie, 2013)

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:04 (four years ago) Permalink

http://open.spotify.com/user/1212496385/playlist/1dnm1NSN7nxrCtdLhdfz99
spotify:user:1212496385:playlist:1dnm1NSN7nxrCtdLhdfz99

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I like Housewives. They're a bit no wavey

http://fauxdiscx.bandcamp.com/album/housewives

paolo, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:31 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm not seeing Spray Paint mentioned ... Digging both their records today along with the Glaxo Babies re-issues.

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 1 February 2014 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

faux discx have been kicking a lot of goals of late. not post punk, but the virginia wing ep they put out is v v riyl for broadcast fans

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Saturday, 1 February 2014 22:25 (four years ago) Permalink

similar to the desperate journalist/makthaversan suggestions

http://spite-house.bandcamp.com/

ep from early '13, great live band too that don't play out nearly enough

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Sunday, 2 February 2014 22:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Housewives are pretty good, remind me a lot of Six Finger Satellite who I think are a bit better.

Spite House sound like they've got a great record in them, too.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 3 February 2014 14:29 (four years ago) Permalink

http://dekoder.bandcamp.com/track/pleasure

flopson, Monday, 3 February 2014 15:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Hrm, so Dekoder released an album, but are only streaming a track and not selling it on Bandcamp, Amazon or anywhere else. No label, no info on RYM, Allmusic, Wiki, etc. Good times!

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 18:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Write em a letter!

Drugs A. Money, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Ştiu Nu Ştiu

appear to be some unsigned kids from Sweden, doing post punkish stuff on the heavier side, almost dipping into metal (their upcoming album is I think mixed by Kurt Ballou)

"Ultra Silvam" was a dark horse favorite of mine last year

https://stiunustiu.bandcamp.com/track/ultra-silvam-2

check out "Borta" too

a chance to cross is a chance to score (anonanon), Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Heh, I did! The page is misleading in that "Pleasure" is not an album, but a teaser for Flowers To Blossom not due out until May on Chaos Rurale. You can, however, get their first album, Between The Waking And The Dying (2012) for $5:

http://chaosruralerecords.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-waking-and-the-dying

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:34 (four years ago) Permalink

kylesa - ultraviolet

my favorite post-punkish album of 2013 by some margin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlbC-hk25Aw

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Thursday, 6 February 2014 17:50 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Listened to Ava Luna. Eh, they're just ok--Gang of 4 guitars on first cut, Dirty Projectors vocals on some cuts.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 March 2014 12:22 (four years ago) Permalink

It came out early last year and I'd sort of forgotten about it by the time the year-end lists started appearing, but I was reminded this morning how much I liked Crime & the City Solution's comeback - American Twilight. Not exactly in line with the type of post-punk represented by a lot of the above but I don't know what else you'd call it.

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early rejecter, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Let's try that again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8kpy15K14k

early rejecter, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:33 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Dot Dash - Half​-​Remembered Dream (Beautiful Music, 2013) - D.C. band with former members of bands including Julie Ocean, Swervedriver, Youth Brigade, Velocity Girl, etc. Their third album.
http://dotdashdc.bandcamp.com/album/half-remembered-dream

Feeding Fingers - The Occupant (Tephramedia, 2013) - Formed in U.S. in 2006, relocated to Salzburg, Austria. Fourth album.
http://feedingfingers.bandcamp.com/album/the-occupant-2

Eagulls - Eagulls (Partisan, 2014) - Leeds band has been getting attention earlier this spring. EP here, and full-length on Spotify etc.
http://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/eagulls
http://open.spotify.com/album/74KGur0bkIgnKWP2IXCe0g

Cosmic Thoughts - Cosmic Thoughts (2014) - UK post-punk, debut out May 5
http://cosmicthoughts.bandcamp.com/album/cosmic-thoughts

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:21 (four years ago) Permalink

hardly a big deal but i don't think any of dot dash were in velocity girl

denial plan (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:04 (four years ago) Permalink

also does anyone else feel the eagulls album isn't quite as amazing as the buzz around them would have you believe? it's not bad but far from special

denial plan (electricsound), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 08:05 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I saw Beastmilk was touring with this band. This is good stuff, how did it not come up earlier in this thread? Help me out here!

Cold In Berlin - And Yet (Candlelight, 2012)
Cold In Berlin - Give Me Walls (2010)
https://coldinberlin.bandcamp.com/album/give-me-walls

Lower - Seek Warmer Climes (Matador, 2014) - New release from Danish band.
http://www.cmj.com/reviews/lower-seek-warmer-climes/

Protomartyr - Under Color Of Official Right (Hardly Art, 2014) - From Detroit, last album was promising, this hasn't made much an impression yet, need to relisten.
http://protomartyr.bandcamp.com/releases

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Total Control - Typical System (Iron Lung)
http://hengebeat.bandcamp.com/album/typical-system

Dan Selzer faves from Melbourne released their new album this week! MTVIggy recommends "for fans of Tubeway Army, The Chameleons, Magazine, Merchandise." You can also vote for them as artist of week - http://www.mtviggy.com/blog-posts/artist-of-the-week-vote-for-your-favorite-9/. The album is kind of all over the place and even less focused than Henge Beat (2011), but from their synth punk ("Glass") to Fall/Kraut drones ("Black Spring"), it all works. I forgot to mention before they also have a great collection of singles from Feb '13 on Bandcamp - http://hengebeat.bandcamp.com/album/7s

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 28 June 2014 13:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Wall
Untitled
(Wharf Cat Records)
Release Date: 4/28/2017
Formats: CD/LP/Digi

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/512ec1a7e4b08130491d3482/512ec1a7e4b08130491d348e/58a5d33eff7c50c87f2db0e7/1487262538023/WCR069+WALL+UNTITLED+COVER+FRONT.jpg?format=500w

http://open.spotify.com/album/4Ufl5qNKBfh2BsgNvUP5O8
http://wharfcatrecords.bandcamp.com/album/untitled

This is the debut and also last full-length album from the NYC band who broke up several months before the release of Untitled. Although I am "the metal guy" at The Agit Reader, I reviewed the album...

New York has changed a lot since the halcyon days of No Wave, but Wall isn’t having it. The band wears its influences like a badge of honor, rekindling memories of the city before CBGB was an overpriced clothes boutique, when Alphabet City was a genuinely scary place, and when the heartbeat of the city pumped blood through innovative artists rather than price them out,

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 28 April 2017 18:42 (one year ago) Permalink

This is pretty good. I guess it's noise psych, but feels pretty post-punk to me:

The Gluts - Estasi
https://fuzzclub.bandcamp.com/album/estasi

Looking forward to this:

Algiers - The Underside Of Power (Matador) June 23

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 5 May 2017 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

It doesn't seem Sneaks has been mentioned. One gal and a drum machine. I checked out some other songs I didn't like as well as this one, but for 1:56 she really nails the ultra-minimalist vibe of Oh-OK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rinFWMZUGE&feature=share

I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Friday, 5 May 2017 17:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Dammit.

I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Friday, 5 May 2017 17:45 (one year ago) Permalink

I like Sneaks. Didn't realize they have a new one already.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 5 May 2017 20:25 (one year ago) Permalink

feeling like clearance (from chicago) should be here. does anybody like them?

sounds a lot like the embarrassment !

https://clearance.bandcamp.com/

budo jeru, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Embarrassment? First track I heard was "No Glance You Took" from their last album, and it was 100% Pavement. Basically a Pavement tribute band. "Owner/Operator" from the last single is an improvement, some nice jangly guitar work. It gives me hope for their next album.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 13 May 2017 15:36 (one year ago) Permalink

i heard the 7" first and liked it.

then i checked out the album and found that it sounds very different and not nearly as good.

i don't like pavement and consequently don't listen to them very often. re-listening to "death travels west" rn and maybe the embarrassment isn't the best comparison? idk i just like that 7"

budo jeru, Saturday, 13 May 2017 23:14 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

crack open a room temperature Hansen's and get into these flat-style worms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISN3oz_94bE

del griffith, Saturday, 19 August 2017 03:12 (one year ago) Permalink

That last one is nice. Bit of a ringer since it's from 2013, but I'd never heard of it, so it's new as far as I'm concerned.

o. nate, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 01:02 (one year ago) Permalink

whole label was new to me!

and technically anything that's come out after 1983 or so is "new" post punk far as i'm concenred

dan selzer, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:28 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

In my year-end piece, there were a couple good punk and hardcore albums too, but it's mostly post-punk:

http://fastnbulbous.com/lucky-17/#breakdown

Punk, Post-Punk & Hardcore
Punk and its subgenres feel like a natural reaction to the current horrific political environment. Does music make a difference? Not always directly, but it’s a therapeutic escape valve, an important vehicle to express righteous leftist rage. Sure, there’s been a couple instances of right wing punk bands, but fuck them. Wet Lips are fresh out of the Melbourne queer punk scene. While they have every reason to be angry, their music expresses more proud defiance, such as the opening track “Shame,” refusing to feel shame. This can be even more powerful, especially in the context of a supportive, close-knit scene (they founded Wetfest for female and LGBTQIA+ performers, which completed its third year) to help people feel safe being themselves in an otherwise toxic, hateful world. Of course it helps that their raw, scruffy songs rock in a way that reminds me of Sleater-Kinney at their most ecstatic 20 years ago. Bassist Jenny McKechnie also fronts Cable Ties, which features a more rhythmic post-punk style. London’s H.Grimace is unpolished but talented. Another Australian newcomer is RVG. While I included them in the jangle pop list below, I made an exception to put them in two lists because I’m so damn excited about ’em. These women give me hope.
Protomartyr have been winning over fans and critics seemingly exponentially the past couple years. Their existential angst is balanced by pretty sophisticated, adult lyrics framed with dark, gnarly arrangements that sound like no one else. While Joe Casey’s vocals are not terribly melodic, his delivery is infinitely more interesting and involving than Sleaford Mods. Interestingly, only a few other bands are getting much attention, mainly Priests and Idles, with Algiers slowly getting a bit more due in year-end lists this past week. Clearly there’s many others deserving of a listen. | Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/user/1212496385/playlist/4ZCGjirhP9aYrWtwjMjwRc

1. Algiers – The Underside Of Power (Matador)
2. RVG – A Quality Of Mercy (Our Golden Friend/Island)
3. Male Gaze – Miss Taken (Castle Face) | Buy
4. Wet Lips – Wet Lips (Hysterical)
5. H.Grimace – Self Architect (Opposite Number) | Buy
6. Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent (Domino)
7. Cable Ties – Cable Ties (Poison City)
8. B Boys – Dada (Captured Tracks)
9. Grave Pleasures – Motherblood (Century Media) | Buy
10. Drab Majesty – The Demonstration (Dais)
11. Orion – Orion (Cool Death/Paradise Daily)
12. INVSN – The Beautiful Stories (Dine Alone) | Buy
13. Rips – Rips (Faux Discx)
14. The World – First World Record (Upset the Rhythm)
15. Desperate Journalist – Grow Up (Fierce Panda)
16. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)
17. Bonnie Doon – Dooner Nooner (Bonnie Doon)
18. Nicole Sabouné – Miman (Century Media)
19. WALL – Untitled (Wharf Cat)
20. Peter Perrett – How The West Was Won (Domino)
21. Duds – Of A Nature Or Degree (Castle Face) | Buy
22. Century Palm – Meet You (Deranged)
23. Death Of Lovers – The Acrobat (Pias)
24. Snapped Ankles – Come Play The Trees (Leaf)
25. Savak – Cut-Ups (Ernest Jenning)
26. Omni – Multi-Task (Trouble In Mind)
27. Sneaks – It’s A Myth (Merge)
28. Taiwan Housing Project – Veblen Death Mask (Kill Rock Stars)
29. Feature – Banishing Ritual (Upset the Rhythm)
30. Downtown Boys – Cost Of Living (Sub Pop)
31. Pregnancy – Urgency (Lost And Lonesome/Emotional Response)
32. Document – The Void Repeats (Document)
33. The Cowboy – The Cowboy Album (Fashionable Idiots)
34. Makthaverskan – Ill (Run For Cover)
35. ISS – (Endless Pussyfooting) (State Laughter)
36. Flesh World – Into The Shroud (Dark Entries)
37. Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights (Rise Above) | Buy
38. Idles – Brutalism (Balley)
39. Code Orange – Forever (Roadrunner)
40. Converge – The Dusk In Us (Epitaph)

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 07:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

Awkward semi-self promotion:
https://vukovarbrutalisthouse.bandcamp.com/album/the-clockwork-dance

Maybe wise to start with this single.

Dan.S., Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

Nice Swiss post punk

https://maraudeur.bandcamp.com/album/maraudeur-2

Michael Train, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

And North Carolina:

https://acidetchrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/macho-city

Michael Train, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

And Germany, though this was 9/16

https://pisse.bandcamp.com/album/kohlr-benwinter

Michael Train, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:06 (nine months ago) Permalink

That Downtown Boys album is excellent. Produced by Guy Picciotto!

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

17. Bonnie Doon – Dooner Nooner (Bonnie Doon)

Ahhh I know them sorta! Cool band, cool album.

Simon H., Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

A couple nice entries from the Bandcamp year-end list:

Agent Blå – Agent Blue (Luxury) - Swedish post-punk and dream pop, better than Makthaverskan, nearly as good as Desperate Journalist, just more shambolic production along the lines of Orion.
https://agentbla.bandcamp.com/album/agent-bl

French Vanilla – French Vanilla (Danger Collective) - L.A. minimalist art punk with saxophones, plus a song about Carrie!
https://frenchvanilla.bandcamp.com/album/french-vanilla-2

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 15 December 2017 17:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

Spiritual Cramp – Mass Hysteria EP (React!)
https://reactrecords.bandcamp.com/album/mass-hysteria

gSp (girlSperm) – gSp EP (Thrilling Living)
https://thrillingliving.bandcamp.com/album/12

The above two were recommended by King Woman and Mary Bell via Bandcamp. I had the Mary Bell album since Jan 3, and got burned out on it. However I'm enjoying it more again.

https://marybellftw.bandcamp.com/album/mary-bell-lp

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 17 December 2017 01:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

Good call on French Vanilla!

the underground is pass-agg (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I remember when these folks had a fundraising campaign to start a print magazine. It never went anywhere, and didn't realize they had a list.

http://www.post-punk.com/post-punk-com-best-of-2017/

Post-Punk album of the year:

Drab Majesty - The Demonstration

The rest of the best:

Slowdive - Slowdive
Sally Dige - Holding On
The Horrors - V
Algiers - The Underside of Power
Desperate Journalist - Grow Up
Second Still - Second Still
Pawns - The Gallows
Egrets On Ergot - Surfeit of Gemütlich
Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel - I Can Spin A Rainbow
Boy Harsher - Country Girl EP

Honorable mentions:

Choir Boy - Sunday Light
Gary Numan - Savage (Songs From A Broken World)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Punishment of Luxury
Death Bells - Standing at the Edge of the World
Glaare - To Deaf a Day
Bootblacks - Fragments
Azar Swan - Savage Exile
Ride - Weather Diaries
Die Selektion - Deine Stimme Ist Der Ursprung Jeglicher Gewalt
Odonis Odonis - No Pop
Martial Canterel - Lost At Sea
The Iron Oak - Dune Messiah
Veil of Light - Front Teeth
Death of Lovers - The Acrobat
Sextile - Albeit Living
Multiple Man - New Metal

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 15:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

My Favorite Post-Punk Albums of 2017

1 Idles - Brutalism (Balley)
2 Anwar Sada​t - Ersa​tz Livi​ng (Broken World Media)
3 WALL - Untitled (Wharf Cat)
4 Grave Pleasures - Motherblood (Century Media)
5 Wire - Silver/Lead (Pinkflag)
6 Drab Majesty - The Demonstration (Dais)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Haha awesome!

https://youtu.be/qGREPm3SAFw

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 3 March 2018 08:39 (six months ago) Permalink

Shopping ‘s Edwin Collins produced album is ok in a Au Pairs kinda way. They’re doing some US gigs with French Vanilla

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:39 (six months ago) Permalink

Yeah, Shopping was my first pp purchase of the year. It's good but they haven't evolved quite as much as I'd expect. My list so far:

Shopping - The Official Body (FatCat) | Bandcamp
Frigs - Basic Behaviour (Arts & Crafts) | Bandcamp
Shame - Songs Of Praise (Dead Oceans) | Bandcamp
Neon Lights - A Slice Of Life (ACNL) | Bandcamp
Monochrome Set - Maisieworld (Tapete) | Buy
Dreamweapon - SOL (Fuzz Club) | Bandcamp
Mamuthones - Fear On The Corner (Rocket) | Bandcamp
Ought - Room Inside The World (Merge) | Bandcamp
The Men - Drift (Sacred Bones) | Bandcamp

I'm excited to see that the three For Against albums from the 90s will be reissued in a PledgeMusic campaign with extra goodies. I don't think they gave a release date yet.

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/foragainst

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 14:15 (six months ago) Permalink

It just gave a date when I did my pledge/pre-order, August 1. Though they said we'd receive music (CDs and dl in my case) "well before" the release date.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 14:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Whoa- I didn't know there was a new Ought out.

o. nate, Saturday, 10 March 2018 02:56 (six months ago) Permalink

you you you you ought to know

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 10 March 2018 03:40 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The new Ought is an interesting step forward for them. The vocalist has mostly ditched the sneering nasal tone and gone for full-throated Morrissey/Robert Smith histrionics - in a good way. The production is tasteful and suits the songs. Enjoying it so far.

o. nate, Monday, 2 April 2018 00:59 (five months ago) Permalink

Bambara - Shadow On Everything

https://bambara.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-on-everything

Looks like they've been around for 10 years or so but hadn't heard of these guys before. Really like their new album on first listen -- heavy Bad Seeds / These Immortal Souls / Crime + City Solution vibes.

early rejecter, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 16:15 (five months ago) Permalink

Out today:

L.A.'s Second Still, who debuted last year with S/T full length, have two EPs. Part Time Punks is live in studio, including a For Against cover.
https://secondstill.bandcamp.com/album/equals-ep
https://secondstill.bandcamp.com/album/part-time-punks-session

Heads - Collider (May 4)
https://corpseflowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heads-collider-2

Iceage - Beyondless (May 4)
http://smarturl.it/Beyondless

LIINES - Stop-Start (May 4)
https://liines.bandcamp.com/album/stop-start

Wax Idols - Happy Ending (May 16)
https://waxidols.bandcamp.com/album/happy-ending

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs (Jun 15)
https://rollingblackoutscoastalfever.bandcamp.com/

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 20 April 2018 22:31 (five months ago) Permalink

LIINES? are you kidding me with this? Jesus.

dan selzer, Friday, 20 April 2018 22:32 (five months ago) Permalink

Perhaps the great reissues of The Lines on your label inspired them to bite the name!

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 20 April 2018 23:49 (five months ago) Permalink

Speaking of For Against, there's 16 days left in their Pledge campaign for the 90s albums reissues, and are just at 64% of goal. I hate to see it fail!

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/foragainst

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 20 April 2018 23:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Or the other band that called themselves the Lines.

dan selzer, Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:20 (five months ago) Permalink

I was looking for a thread on Ought but this will do. I loved this band's first album, hated the second one and I think I like this one so far. All told, I'm starting to think of them as a sort of post-punk tribute band who change who they're being each album.

First album = Television
Second album = The Fall
Third album = The Cure

Even the singer seems to change his style so drastically I wonder if they've replaced him

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Monday, 23 April 2018 08:11 (five months ago) Permalink

It's the same singer, but he's singing a lot in a different register that he didn't use as much on the previous album. I've never heard the first album - I should rectify that - but I liked the 2nd album a lot, and I like the 3rd one too. They still do that thing were the refrain is a jarring contrast from the verses, or the song detours into another whole weird part half-way through, however the songs seem more cohesive to me this time out, though maybe also a bit less frenetic. They sort of remind me of lots of British post-punk bands in a vague and non-specific way.

o. nate, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:46 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I'm really starting to fall in love with the Ought album. I found the second album a bit messy and disappointing but this one is so passionate and full of little details. they're turning into fantastic songwriters and the singer has is extremely diverse. starting to turn into AOTY for me

Hire Planes (dog latin), Thursday, 17 May 2018 07:50 (four months ago) Permalink

I've now decided to listen to it on shuffle with the other albums and it's clearly their best one. The songwriting is much more finely-tuned and Darcy comes across as a hugely convincing and talented frontman.

Hire Planes (dog latin), Thursday, 17 May 2018 13:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Having never heard them before, I came across this on your fb. Thought it was Scott Walker singing at first! This is really good.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 18 May 2018 06:51 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes it's very Scott Walker in places

Hire Planes (dog latin), Friday, 18 May 2018 07:56 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm glad I caught your recommendation, it's really good. 'Take Everything' is a standout track on first listen.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 18 May 2018 08:01 (four months ago) Permalink

I like These Three Things - some welcome electronic textures on that one

Hire Planes (dog latin), Friday, 18 May 2018 08:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Fotocrime - Principle Of Pain
https://fotocrime.bandcamp.com/album/principle-of-pain

Weathered Statues - Borderlands
https://weatheredstatues1.bandcamp.com/album/borderlands

Criminal Code - 2534
https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/2534

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 18 May 2018 20:34 (four months ago) Permalink


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