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.
2012Merchandise – 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)
2013Savages – 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) | BandcampMerchandise – 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 (six years ago) link
Persuade me this isn't Wire + a load of creatively-bankrupt shitmerchants, please
― VENIET IMBER (imago), Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:32 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
(need to hear that Killing Joke album, before AINYC gnaws my nads)
― VENIET IMBER (imago), Wednesday, 25 December 2013 16:44 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
The Total Control LP was a fave of mine that fits.
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 19:29 (six years ago) link
Wha, no Factory Floor?
― doug watson, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 20:07 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
Cellular Chaos - Cellular ChaosYvette - Process
― maarten, Wednesday, 25 December 2013 22:38 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
I really need to give the Suuns a proper chance sooner or later
― Quarterpayne McRapp (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 December 2013 02:56 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
Ian Crause-The Vertical Axis, new one post-Disco InfernoLust for Youth-Perfect View, house and minimal synth/new wave inflected lo-fi stuffRegal 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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
Correct Bandcamp link for Makthaverskan - http://makthaverskan.bandcamp.com/album/makthaverskan-ii
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 4 January 2014 17:06 (six years ago) link
Shopping are pretty ace http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/news/exclusive-listen-shopping-stream-consumer-complaints-album-in-full/
― Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 4 January 2014 17:20 (six years ago) link
Big love for Shopping here too
― ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 4 January 2014 22:33 (six years ago) link
loving the hell out of makthaverskan, thanks for posting abt it
― hacka's f5 key (electricsound), Sunday, 26 January 2014 03:35 (six years ago) link
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
― hacka's f5 key (electricsound), Sunday, 26 January 2014 05:20 (six years ago) link
Surprised not to see INVSN mentioned here:
― Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 30 January 2014 15:34 (six years ago) link
I can’t say I would describe either of those as post-punk myself.
― Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 30 January 2014 19:13 (six years ago) link
like it or don't, i guess
― föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:37 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:17 (six years ago) link
I like Housewives. They're a bit no wavey
― paolo, Saturday, 1 February 2014 18:31 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
similar to the desperate journalist/makthaversan suggestions
ep from early '13, great live band too that don't play out nearly enough
― föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Sunday, 2 February 2014 22:44 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
― flopson, Monday, 3 February 2014 15:53 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
Write em a letter!
― Drugs A. Money, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:44 (six years ago) link
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
check out "Borta" too
― a chance to cross is a chance to score (anonanon), Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:28 (six years ago) link
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:
― Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 6 February 2014 16:34 (six years ago) link
kylesa - ultraviolet
my favorite post-punkish album of 2013 by some margin.
― CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Thursday, 6 February 2014 17:50 (six years ago) link
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 (five years ago) link
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 (five years ago) link
Let's try that again.
― early rejecter, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:33 (five years ago) link
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/eagullshttp://open.spotify.com/album/74KGur0bkIgnKWP2IXCe0g
Cosmic Thoughts - Cosmic Thoughts (2014) - UK post-punk, debut out May 5http://cosmicthoughts.bandcamp.com/album/cosmic-thoughts
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:21 (five years ago) link
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 (five years ago) link
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 (five years ago) link
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 (five years ago) link
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 (five years ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
Bambara - 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 (one year ago) link
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-ephttps://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 (one year ago) link
LIINES? are you kidding me with this? Jesus.
― dan selzer, Friday, 20 April 2018 22:32 (one year ago) link
Perhaps the great reissues of The Lines on your label inspired them to bite the name!
― Fastnbulbous, Friday, 20 April 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link
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!
― Fastnbulbous, Friday, 20 April 2018 23:56 (one year ago) link
Or the other band that called themselves the Lines.
― dan selzer, Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:20 (one year ago) link
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 = TelevisionSecond album = The FallThird 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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
Yes it's very Scott Walker in places
― Hire Planes (dog latin), Friday, 18 May 2018 07:56 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
I like These Three Things - some welcome electronic textures on that one
― Hire Planes (dog latin), Friday, 18 May 2018 08:05 (one year ago) link
Fotocrime - Principle Of Painhttps://fotocrime.bandcamp.com/album/principle-of-pain
Weathered Statues - Borderlandshttps://weatheredstatues1.bandcamp.com/album/borderlands
Criminal Code - 2534https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/2534
― Fastnbulbous, Friday, 18 May 2018 20:34 (one year ago) link
Peluché's album is out tomorrow. A very ODYSHAPE vibe. Here's the single, released earlier this year
― maura, Thursday, 27 September 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link
Weirdo rock from Orange county:
― o. nate, Friday, 28 September 2018 01:08 (one year ago) link
sorry if this has been mentioned:
― dan selzer, Monday, 1 October 2018 21:13 (one year ago) link
Can't stop listening to this The Garden album. Sort of like if early Ween smoked less pot and listened to Ariel Pink and Tune-yards.
― o. nate, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link
― flopson, Thursday, 8 November 2018 05:55 (one year ago) link
that's good. new to me. just bought it all on bandcamp. thanks.
― dan selzer, Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:05 (one year ago) link
I think I just bought 2 eps and then an LP that compiles those two eps. Ooops. All digital though.
― dan selzer, Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:24 (one year ago) link
LP out in north america on Deranged
― flopson, Thursday, 8 November 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link
their videos are all nuts
― flopson, Thursday, 8 November 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link
I dunno does this belong here? Somewhere between UK DIY, post-punk and no wave (mostly in the guitars). Loving this right now.
― DEATH PUPPET (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:05 (one year ago) link
Ya, Lithics got some love in one of the year-end lists, forget which.
Bambara - Shadow On Everything (I may have mentioned this earlier as it's been in rotation all year. Interestingly Idles' Joe Talbot talked them up in MOJO as his favorite album of the year, "[Singer/lyricist] Reid Bateh brings this savage realism but the noir-ish depth of the music takes you away on Birthday Party-type vibes. I just love everything they do - and I think they're one of the best live acts I've ever seen. They're from Atlanta, Georgia but based in Brooklyn. They're violent and passionate, interested and interesting and good-looking, and they're much cooler than we are.")ГШ (Glintshake) - Польза (Benefit) (Russian post-punk. They've toyed with some avant prog, and this too has a few sprawling tracks at 8:14 to 12:41)C.C.T.V. - Season Finale EP (Indiana art punk/post-punk band, third EP features Jerky Boys style radio bits.)Body Type - Body Type EP (Melbourne jangly garage pop/punk)Neurotic Fiction - Pulp Music (UK jangly pop/punk)Spiritual Cramp - Television (San Francisco chaotic post-hardcore art rock, Deranged compiled their EPs and recent single. I saw them earlier this year, amazing. Admire the tambourine player's total commitment)ILL - We Are ILL (whacky Manchester psychedelic post-punk)L.A. Witch - Octubre EP (garage punk noir)Public Practice - Distance Is A Mirror EP (NY, members of WALL)Ganser - Odd Talk (Chicago energetic post-punk) 180dB - "Road Trip" single (Savages' Ayşe Hassan & Fay Milton with guests Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy and Nick Zinner. WANT MORE)
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link
Crack Cloud, Color TV and Sore Points are all interesting entries in the Deranged catalog, but I like Spiritual Cramp the most by far.
I eventually got the Peluché album and while they don't seem to self-identify as post-punk ("trip-jam"? that's new to me), I do hear some Raincoats. Very nice! Speaking of Raincoats influence, Bas Jan has another take on the sound, which I also noted in the year-end thread per the Drift list (#63 Bas Jan - Yes I Jan). They also released a new EP on Friday that already shows them evolving.
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 04:45 (one year ago) link
Pill's new album didn't hit me as much as the first one but it's pretty good
― louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:55 (one year ago) link
lithics is great
― flopson, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:14 (one year ago) link
BTW, the C.C.T.V. EP doesn't seem to be available anywhere other than YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEDB12x09o4
I'm spending more time with Ought again. Is that still a big favorite for those who were discussing it earlier in the year? It has been growing on me. I'm hearing some Dismemberment Plan in places.
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 22:03 (one year ago) link
I have concluded that I enjoy the following 2018 post-punk releases:
Idles - Joy as an Act of ResistanceIceage - BeyondlessPreoccupations - New MaterialThe Skull Defekts - The Skull Defekts
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 23:47 (one year ago) link
I still like the Ought a lot. It's up there with The Garden and Vital Idles for me.
― o. nate, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:14 (one year ago) link
Punk, Post-Punk & Hardcore
1. Bambara – Shadow On Everything 2. The Native Cats – John Sharp Toro 3. Bas Jan – Yes I Jan 4. Santa Librada – Santa Librada 5. Dream Wife – Dream Wife 6. Viagra Boys – Street Worms 7. Ought – Room Inside The World 8. ILL – We Are ILL 9. Iceage – Beyondless 10. LITHICS – Mating Surfaces 11. Glintshake – Benefit 12. Shopping – The Official Body 13. Spiritual Cramp – Television 14. LIINES – Stop-Start 15. Public Practice – Distance Is A Mirror EP 16. The Common Cold – Shut Up! Yo Liberals! 17. The Native Cats – Spiro Scratch EP 18. Bas Jan – Instant Nostalgia EP 19. Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance 20. Bodega – Endless Scroll 21. Flasher – Constant Image 22. C.C.T.V. – Season Finale EP 23. Preoccupations – New Material 24. Ganser – Odd Talk 25. Second Still – Equals EP 26. Esben And The Witch – Nowhere 27. Girls Names – Stains On Silence 28. Mock Identity – Paradise 29. Dumb – Seeing Green30. Drug Church – Cheer
― Fastnbulbous, Monday, 17 December 2018 18:55 (one year ago) link
31. Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams 32. The Aints – The Church Of Simultaneous Existence 33. Big Kizz – Music Is Magic 34. Spiritual Cramp – Police State EP 35. GØGGS – Pre Strike Sweep 36. The Ex – 27 Passports 37. Hashteroid – Hashteroid 38. Teksti-TV 666 – Aidattu Tulevaisuus 39. High Priests – Spinning 40. Little Ugly Girls – Little Ugly Girls 41. Heads. – Collider 42. EXEK – Ahead Of Two Thoughts 43. Liars – TWTWF 44. Frigs – Basic Behaviour 45. The Pier – Dead Reckoning 46. Fotocrime – Principle Of Pain 47. Patois Counselors – Proper Release 48. Motorama – Many Nights 49. The Tropes – Bottom Of The Ocean 50. Snape – Always 51. Exploded View – Obey 52. Hank Wood And The Hammerheads – Hank Wood And The Hammerheads EP 53. Vertigo – V2 54. The Number Ones – Another Side Of The Number Ones EP 55. Shiny Darkly – Bronze 56. VOWWS – Under The World 57. NONN – XVII 58. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake! 59. Sierpien – Renovation 60. Interpol – Marauder 61. Weathered Statues – Borderlands 62. Nopes – Stapler 63. Damagers – Victory EP 64. The Soft Moon – Criminal 65. Rotten Mind – Fading Into Oblivion 66. Bush Tetras – Take The Fall EP 67. Shame – Songs Of Praise 68. Neon Lights – A Slice Of Life 69. mewithoutYou – Untitled70. Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens 71. Blue Orchids – Righteous Harmony Fist 72. FACS – Negative Houses 73. The Lovely Eggs – This Is Eggland 74. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles 75. Criminal Code – 2534 76. Single Mothers – Through A Wall 77. Deaf Wish – Lithium Zion 78. The Nightingales – Perish The Thought 79. Bellini – Before The Day Has Gone 80. Damager – Damagers EP 81. Datenight – Comin Atcha’ 100MPH 82. The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight 83. Crack Cloud – Crack Cloud 84. Wax Idols – Happy Ending 85. The Hirs Collective – Friends. Lovers. Favorites 86. The Neighborhood Brats – Claw Marks 87. Iron Lamb – Blue Haze 88. Septic Tank – Rotting Civilisation 89. Moaning – Moaning 90. Bitch Hawk – Joy 91. Gouge Away – Burnt Sugar 92. The Armed – Only Love 93. Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It 94. VoX LoW – VoX LoW 95. Drunk Mums – Denim EP 96. Bitch Hawk – Bitch Hawk 97. Dreamweapon – SOL 98. Mamuthones – Fear On The Corner 99. The Love Coffin – Cloudlands 100. Color TV – Color TV
I like punk rock :)
― Fastnbulbous, Monday, 17 December 2018 19:38 (one year ago) link
― stirmonster, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link
― stirmonster, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:07 (one year ago) link
― stirmonster, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link
I added a coupl things:
Mode Moderne – Mode IV: Mode Moderne had a sneak release, compiling the singles they issued on Bandcamp last year. The singles are no longer available on Bandcamp, but you can buy the CD, LP or downloads in the link below. Also, it’s the best jangly Smiths inspired music I’ve heard since The Sea Kings in 2014. Temple Of Angels – Foiled EP
Here's a tracks playlist. Happy Holidaze!
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 14:34 (one year ago) link
― flopson, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 22:04 (one year ago) link
I like the Mode Moderne. Thanks. I hear Smiths and also hints of New Romantic bands on some tracks.
― o. nate, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 03:37 (one year ago) link
N0V3L is great, look forward to the album release!
Got tipped to these Chinese bands via NPR's Viking's Choice podcast:
Lonely Leary – Through the Park, Almost There (Maybe Mars) https://idlesband.bandcamp.com/album/joy-as-an-act-of-resistance
P.K. 14 – What We Talk About When We Talk About His Name (Maybe Mars)https://downloads.maybemars.org/album/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-his-name
― Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 30 December 2018 17:54 (one year ago) link
Sorry, correct Lonely Leary link:https://downloads.maybemars.org/album/through-the-park-almost-there
― Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 30 December 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link
If anyone wants to dig into P.K. 14, the Steve Albini-recorded 1984 (2013) and City Weather Sailing (2008) are available for cheaper via Tenzenmen:
Ned did this piece on P.K. 14 a couple years ago:
― Fastnbulbous, Monday, 31 December 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link
As usual, I continued to make discoveries through the holidaze.
Rosegarden Funeral Party – The Chopping Block EP Temple Of Angels – Foiled EP - Both of these are very promising, gothy bands from Austin. Is there a Batcave type of focal point there these days? I'm overdue to visit.https://moonsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-chopping-blockhttps://downloads.maybemars.org/album/through-the-park-almost-there
The Common Cold – Shut Up! Yo Liberals! - With members of The Fall and Cornershop, literary lyrics and some psych and kosmische, as interesting as I hoped.https://thecommoncoldpreston.bandcamp.com/releases
Hotlips Messiah – Disco Miscarriage - This is a sprawling double album of gritty, unruly punk. Some songs are new, others go back 20 years (I can't believe it's already been 12 years since Traci Trouble joined) but are newly recorded. They're focusing on a somewhat pricey vinyl package including a full size blacklight poster, which is great if you're a longtime fan, but I've tried to convince them to offer a friendlier priced Bandcamp dl for newcomers. Will update if they do so.https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/hotlipsmessiah22
Constant Mongrel – Living In Excellence - Sax 'n' synth adorned UK post-punk cites Les Rallizes Dénudés, Youth Crew Hardcore, The Fall, Wire. Listening again right now, I'm liking them more and more, need to spend more time with Heavy Breathing (2013) too.https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/living-in-excellence
Full Bush – Full Bush - Scrappy debut from Philly punks.https://fullbush.bandcamp.com/album/full-bush
Child’s Pose – Child’s Pose EP - Members from a variety of London punk bands like Sauna Youth, catchy stuff.https://nervousenergyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/childs-pose-s-t
safespace – Keep Quiet - Tuneful post-punk with some 90s indie influences, from Chicago.https://safespace.bandcamp.com/releases
Dark Thoughts – At Work - Best Ramones influenced punk now that Diarrhea Planet are gone. Short and concise!https://dark-thoughts.bandcamp.com/album/at-work
Destroy Boys – Make Room - From Sacramento, I don't know much about 'em yet, but their second album has grown on me quickly.https://www.amazon.com/Make-Room-Explicit-Destroy-Boys/dp/B07J37HXFW/
Alice Bag – Blueprint - From the legendary L.A. punk band the Bags, this is her second solo album.https://alicebag.bandcamp.com/album/blueprint-2
Self Defense Family – Have You Considered Punk Music - Took me a bit to get into, vocalist Patrick Kindlon is also in Drug Church.https://selfdefensefamily.bandcamp.com/album/have-you-considered-punk-music
False Tracks – Down There EP - Another promising Philly garage punk band.https://falsetracks.bandcamp.com/album/down-there
Eat-Man – Eat-Man EP - So many Melbourne bands this year, another winner. Hairspray punk!https://eat-man.bandcamp.com/album/eat-man-ep
Stiff Love – Trouble EP - Very basic garage punk from Olympia, WA, I was won over and bought all their stuff (just two EPs and a single).https://stifflove.bandcamp.com/album/trouble
― Fastnbulbous, Monday, 7 January 2019 21:01 (one year ago) link
I got The Common Cold album, it's a great manic ride. If you dig it, look into Donkey from the 90s and Bent Moustache from 07-11.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:53 (one year ago) link
― Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Sunday, 10 March 2019 17:45 (eleven months ago) link
6 Music have the Snapped Ankles single on heavy rotation and I have really come around to it, though I can't help feeling it could do with a two-minute edit
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 25 March 2019 10:49 (ten months ago) link
― PPL+AI=NS (imago), Monday, 25 March 2019 11:05 (ten months ago) link
I am revisiting the Preoccupations album from 2016 and finding it way better than I remembered
― an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 15 February 2020 04:53 (one week ago) link