Eh, it's still in that No Age two piece noise vein.
You mean Wavves? I feel like he just introduced indie music listeners to the "lo-fi beach boredom" style that was kinda the dominant theme of 09... and Woodsist Records as well... Not that he invented it, but definitely popularized it.
I'm definitely glad to see Japandroids and Neon Indian place so high.
Honestly? I'm glad to see Wavves get shafted.
My Maudlin Career should have placed, for sure. And The XX record is pretty much miserably boring too.
The video posted in the xx thread inspired me to give that album a second listen. Looking forward to seeing them live.
Watch the video I mentioned Josh.
Like nobody thought # 1 wouldnt be there? Fixed voting!
The XX album is brutally sexy. I was really surprised at how much I ended up listening to the album this year.
What I am saying is that while there is a shift from Psychocandy to Darklands, there is a greater shift from the latter to Automatic.
I'd find it necessary to point out that every JAMC album represented a sonic shift; they were not ones to stay put.
Also it doesn't excuse it much but at least they prefaced the Automatic discussion with an "if we're still classifying... [APTBS] as [JAMC] revivalists..."
To clarify, I am attempting to clarify what the Pitchy reviewer was trying to say. I am rather certain I, at this time, disagree. I quite love the record and don't believe it's significantly "easier" or whatever than the debut.
Crystalised is a great song.
I'm surprised Bat for Lashes made it so high on the list, loved the first cd but I gave up on the second pretty early. Anyone vouch for it?
Fever Ray.... That voice just grates on me, not in a good way.
I really liked "Two Suns." I think it's pretty unique. Bat for Lashes are incredible live too.
So 9 of my top 15 are on P4K's list, in almost the same order.
I'm a goddamn clone.
In my defense, I posted my list well before they did.
Not from Pitchy, but this is a good interview with Grant Hart from Husker Du:
Q: Do you ever feel like your contributions to Husker Du are overlooked?
Grant: This isn't thrown out as a condemnation of Bob, but I think that my fans know my material better than a lot of Bob's fans know his material. The reason I say that is every time I've gone to see a Bob Mould concert, someone has yelled out the name of one of my songs. When I'm out touring, I maybe hear that one out of five concerts.
The last couple of years of Husker Du proved this, but the larger your audience is the more dumb elements it's going to encompass. Bob's fans who never heard Husker Du, but heard Sugar first have more of a "Grant sucks" kind of attitude. I think with the popularity of Copper Blue, Bob ended up with a bunch of cowboys for listeners. If Bob and I were as competitive as our fans are, we would have never gotten past Land Speed Record.
Q: I'm surprised to hear that you go to Bob Mould shows.
Grant: The only times they've ever been uncomfortable is because of the effect I would have on the people immediately adjacent to me. I don't like going to a show and being watched unless it's my show.
I think the world is better off [with Bob and I having separate careers]. They get more music this way, and if anyone wants the old records they're still out there.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Ron Paul 2012!
Death Cab for Cutie/Magik Magik Orchestra
some other bands
Vic Chesnutt's in a coma after a failed suicide attempt (according to Kristen Hersh). Rough.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
and now he's died.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Here's a handy city-by-city guide to what's happening on December 31, as the aughties (noughties?) become the tens (teens?) Obviously, this list is far from comprehensive, so check your local listings.
The Jesus Lizard, Disappears - Metro
Jens Lekman - Empty Bottle
The Fiery Furnaces, Cryptacize - Lincoln Hall
Girl Talk - Congress Theater
Crystal Castles, Pretty Good Dance Moves - Logan Square Auditorium
The Black Keys, Kurt Vile & the Violators - The Riviera
Local H, Electric Six, White Mystery - Double Door
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Wild Sweet Orange - Subterranean
Pegboy - Beat Kitchen
BBU - Darkroom
Mark Ronson, the Drums, Airborne Toxic Event, the Virgins - River East Art Center
Bobby Bare Jr., David Vandervelde - Schubas
The Hood Internet, Bald Eagle - Smart Bar
Spires That in the Sunset Rise - Reversible Eye
Ssion - Berlin
Supersuckers - Reggie's Music Joint
Tight Phantomz, White Savage - Quenchers Saloon
The Tossers, Yakuza, Scott Lucas & His Married Men - Reggie's Rock Club
Prefuse 73 - Aragon Ballroom
Urge Overkill - House of Blues Back Porch Stage
NEW YORK, NY
Patti Smith - Bowery Ballroom
Passion Pit (DJ set) - Pianos
MSTRKRFT - Webster Hall
Fischerspooner - Irving Plaza
Q-Tip, D‚m-Funk - Brooklyn Bowl
Chuck Berry - BB King's
Surfer Blood, Frankie and the Outs, Beach Fossils, We Are Country Mice, Lemonade - Cameo Gallery
Frankie and the Outs, Talk Normal, Screaming Females - Cake Shop
Titus Andronicus, The Detroit Cobras - Mercury Lounge
Dean & Britta, The Felix Brothers - Southpaw
Antibalas - Knitting Factory
Obits, Eli "Paperboy Reed" - The Bell House
Project Jenny, Project Jan - Union Hall
The Felice Brothers - Southpaw
Paul Van Dyk - Roseland
Golden Triangle, DJ JG Thirlwell - Glasslands
LOS ANGELES, CA
Erykah Badu - House of Blues - Sunset Strip (West Hollywood)
A-Trak, DJ Mehdi, Boys Noize - Hollywood Palladium
Peanut Butter Wolf (video set), Chromeo, VEGA, Gaslamp Killer - Club Nokia
Mika Miko - The Smell
DJ Quik - Key Club
Above & Beyond, Miguel Migs, Christopher Lawrence - Hotel Bonaventure
Dengue Fever - The Mint
Avi Buffalo - Long Beach East Village Arts District
Reverend Horton Heat - House of Blues
The English Beat - Brixton
The Head Cat ft. Lemmy - Viper Room
David Guetta, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arwena
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
The Flaming Lips, Stardeath and White Dwarfs (performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon) - Cox Center Downtown
Spoon, Jay Reatard - Riverside Theater
Mos Def - Trocadero
Band of Horses - The Tabernacle
Black Lips - The Earl
Washed Out, List Christee (Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal, DJ set), DJ A Dot (Dottie Alexander from Of Montreal, DJ set) - Chase Park Warehouse (159 Oneta St)
Atlas Sound, Supercluster, the Selmanaires - 40 Watt
Apparat, Lusine, Nosaj Thing - Neumos
Minus the Bear - Showbox
Aqueduct - Crocodile Cafe
LAS VEGAS, NV
Mayer Hawthorne - Hard Rock Hotel
Merle Haggard - Star of the Desert Arena
KANSAS CITY, MO
Parliament/Funkadelic - KCI Expo Center
The Von Bondies - Hyatt Regency
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Roots - The Warfield
Afrika Bambaataa, Zion I - Club 6ix
Devin the Dude - Shattuck Down Low
The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers - Bottom of the Hill
Ozomatli, Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory - Concourse Exhibition Center
X - Slim's
Madlib - Re:Creation at Gothic Theatre
Murder City Devils, Jello Biafra and the Guatanamo School of Medicine - The Roseland Theater
Quasi (covering the Who), the Shaky Hands - The Doug Fir
Flying Lotus - The 2410
Lifesavas - Someday Lounge
Jaguar Love - Rotture
Flosstradamus - Seaholm Power Plant
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - 9:30 Club
Amanda Palmer - Symphony Hall
Kristin Hersh - Emmanuel Church
Mr. Brownstone (Guns N Roses cover band) - Paradise Rock Club
Roky Erikson - Maxwell's
The B-52's - Hard Rock Live
Lady Gaga - Fontainebleau Miami Beach Poolside
Kid Cudi - W Hotel