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
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
― 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
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
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
i love the guitar tones on this
― maura, Monday, 24 September 2018 14:12 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link
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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) link
the eliza shaddad album is lovely btw
― maura, Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:53 (ten months ago) link
That Young Dreams track that imago posted made my weekend.
― Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 11 November 2018 23:36 (ten months ago) link
I don't know if this belongs here, but it's good:
― daavid, Monday, 12 November 2018 21:41 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) link
We found a worse artist name than Mr. Twin Sister.
― Sanpaku, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:02 (ten 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 (nine months ago) link
oh that's good! ty
― imago, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:11 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine months ago) link
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 (six months ago) link
the abovementioned Teen album is out today, I'm slightly nervous to check it
― imago, Friday, 1 March 2019 12:43 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) link
obsessed with the self esteem album, especially its singles
― monotony, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 12:16 (six months ago) link
further listens have revealed it to be somewhat frontloaded
― bhad bundy (Simon H.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 14:13 (six months ago) link
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 (five months ago) link