Not Pop Not Indie Shambhala 2018 Thread

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

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 March 2018 20:11 (one year ago) link

is there a spotify playlist yet?

kinder, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:35 (one year ago) link

New Hatchie

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 April 2018 03:34 (one year ago) link

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

daavid, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:08 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

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

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:15 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

I didn't either!!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:58 (one year ago) link

Snail Mail is so good

Evan R, Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:50 (one year ago) link

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

sean gramophone, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:11 (one year ago) link

<3 this

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:14 (one year ago) link

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

kinder, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:37 (one year ago) link

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:

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

fffv, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:58 (one year ago) link

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:

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:06 (one year ago) link

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

ufo, Friday, 25 May 2018 16:04 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 1 July 2018 03:26 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 27 July 2018 22:11 (one year ago) link

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:

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

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:

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 13:19 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

i love the guitar tones on this

maura, Monday, 24 September 2018 14:12 (one year ago) link

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

Johnny Fever, Monday, 24 September 2018 14:31 (one year ago) link

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

ufo, Friday, 5 October 2018 04:28 (one year ago) link

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

daavid, Monday, 8 October 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

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

imago, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:35 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

the eliza shaddad album is lovely btw

maura, Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:53 (eleven months ago) link

That Young Dreams track that imago posted made my weekend.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 11 November 2018 23:36 (eleven months ago) link

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

daavid, Monday, 12 November 2018 21:41 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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

ufo, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 23:58 (eleven months ago) link

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

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:02 (eleven months ago) link

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

ufo, Sunday, 18 November 2018 13:26 (ten months ago) link

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

maura, Friday, 30 November 2018 13:58 (ten months ago) link

oh that's good! ty

imago, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:11 (ten months ago) link

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

tangenttangent, Monday, 3 December 2018 21:53 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

is there a 2019 thread yet? the Self Esteem record is sounding fucking great so far

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Friday, 1 March 2019 04:04 (seven months ago) link

the abovementioned Teen album is out today, I'm slightly nervous to check it

imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 12:43 (seven months ago) link

on third listen I like the Self Esteem record a whole lot, especially for how thoroughly unhip and unconcerned with sounding current it is (but also not self-consciously retro or whatever). it's smarter than it seems at first, too - "Girl Crush" for example is actually a repudiation of that term. it could probably stand to have lost a couple of tunes, but nothing drags individually.

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Friday, 1 March 2019 18:49 (seven months ago) link

I'll check it shortly! Teen was a massive disappointment tbh - they've ditched the non-sister and clearly lost any of her moderating influence, freeing them up to make a bad album

imago, Saturday, 2 March 2019 12:35 (seven months ago) link

obsessed with the self esteem album, especially its singles

monotony, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 12:16 (seven months ago) link

further listens have revealed it to be somewhat frontloaded

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 14:13 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

I don’t know if it’s shambhala but Gemma of “as ever” game has a good new one ^^^

calstars, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 21:47 (six months ago) link

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