Veronica Falls are great live. Their new album is also one of my favorite things thus far this year. I'd hit up that show if I were you. The Troubadour would be a great spot for that show.
Um, wow. midcity by clipping. is a real beast of a record. I had read comparisons to Death Grips before listening to it, and aside from the fact that they both fall in the experimental hip hop category, there's really no comparison. If you can't handle abrasive noise at times, stay away from this album. If I had to make a comparison myself, I'd say it's almost exactly what a collaboration between Shabazz Palaces and Merzbow would sound like. Some real out there stuff, unlike anything I've heard before, but it works.
Here's a sample:
Just listened to the new Bowie! It's fantastic and up there with his best work I'd say. But woah... this is one dense record. I can't wait to spend more time with it
1/29 Patti Smith @ Theatre At The Ace Hotel
2/12 Babes In Toyland @ The Roxy
5/1 Sleater-Kinney @ The Palladium
Yes, it is Lopatin's original mix of the album. I am also very interested in this. It's not often that one gets to compare two totally different mixes of an album - from the outside it's very easy to not be entirely clear on what exactly goes into mixing a recording. Every time I do get to hear different people's take on mixing the same thing I am pretty fascinated.
EDIT: I still haven't gotten around to listening to this yet, but last year, Justin K Broadrick released the original mix of the self-titled Jesu album. Originally it was given more of a "pop" mix - then was dumped for what would eventually become Jesu's signature sound.
You can hear it here:
And read Justin's thought about it here:
Similarly, in 2011, Iroha, a Final/Jesu side project, released their self-titled debut as a double disc with 2 entirely different mixes - one by Broadrick, that in turn makes the album sound exactly like a Jesu album.
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I'm really digging the new Ducktails. Lotta lo-fi poppy jams, and the vocals sound kind of shitty but damn it's catchy.
It took me a while to get past the first two Rhye tracks, but I'm really starting to enjoy it much more with the foggy weather. It still has uneven points, but the highs are just fucking jams.
Pemberton (7/18-20) ~ FYF (8/22-23)
^^^YES. I missed Johns original post.
Do we want to limit the playlist to rock/pop, which seems to be the majority of the stuff that's in there right now. Because I have some electronic and metal that I would like people to hear, but it feels out of place given the current submissions.
Has anyone heard The Popstrangers record? 3 guys from New Zealand touching different kinds of 90s style indie/alternative rock. Remind me of Autolux a bit. I'm digging it.
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
They're pretty cool. Signed to carpark. Nothing earth shattering but they can write some cool hooks.
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
The 20/20 Experience part 2 is coming out in November says JT at the el rey tonight.
The new Marnie Stern record is really great and it put a smile on my face. I quite disappointed in her last album and without Zack Hill on this one, I wasn't sure what to expect at all. Its definitively a top heavy album, as it seems like the few songs lack to spark the first 3/4 of the album has, but it is still great. I am pleased.
Also, I haven't listened to the new Flaming Lips record yet, but I want to buy their 2LP deluxe edition pre-order right now. Some one tell me the record is great and worth my money. (Also, for the record, side 4 of the 2LP is a Dan Deacon remix... of the ENTIRE album. Way too awesome).
Does Her album pick up where Marnie Stern left off. Like a little toned down and catchier?
"Mr. Toad's Wild Aidz."
Definitely check out the new Follakzoid and Holydrug Couple records. The new Veronica Falls, Girls Names and Wax Idols records are fantastic. I think you would enjoy Golden Grrrls as well. Synthetic ID are a local punk band who fucking rock...their 7" is stronger than the album though, but the album isn't bad.
The California X record is heavy and hooky. I'm kind of obsessed with the new Iceage record.
Banque Allemande are this super minimal punk band from Germany who rock really hard and have two rad records. Monoshock was a band from the '90s and this label I buy from all the time (SS Records) just put out a comp of their stuff. Think Stooges + Hawkwind, although that's simplifying it a bit. I think you would like Spray Paint as well...the have two awesome 7" on SS from last year and their full-length came out this year. Much more angular punk. Fucking rocks.
There's a wonderful comp called Rocket Infinity: The Global Rise of Rocking Music, 1942-62 that is worth your time. Also, a reissue by this band called the Readymades that came out on Mt. St. Mtn is fucking great punk rock.
I'm sure there is more, but that's all I can remember at the moment.
Awesome. Let me know what you think!
Why is Marnie Stern so fucking screechy
12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
2/7: Robag Whrume, Daniel Bell, Sassmouth, The Black Madonna @ Public Works
2/14: Sparks @ Ace Theater Hollywood
Marnie Stern's The Chronicles of Marnia is very good! If you are not familiar with Marnie, she writes awesome pop songs and plays guitar with extremely complex and noodley aplomb. The drums are generally pretty bombastic as well. her song structures are all over the place, but she has been restraining herself from album to album, and though this one still rocks very hard, it's quite accessible. For people who have been following her, it's clear that her stuff probably never going to be quite as frenetic as what she was doing on her EPs, but as we saw on her self-titled full length, she was quite capable at dialing it down without sacrificing the same feeling she did in those earlier releases. i believe this is the first time Zack Hill has not played drums on one her recordings, but Oneida's Kid Millions is a more than worthy replacement. The bottom line is, if you like Marnie Stern, you will more than likely like The Chronicles of Marnia.
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