The Heliocentrics - 13 Degrees of Reality
This album is incredibly good, and incredibly hard to pin down. It's really all over the place musically - the songs vary from noise to very Can-esque krautrock to free jazz to drone to field recording of sorts and then some. Yet somehow it all makes sense and the album feels really together overall.
nosurprises and Icey - check this out asap if you haven't already.
Heads up. Demdike Stare - Testpressing #004 is now available.
I need to stay out of this thread because I have hundreds of releases in queue to listen to now and I've already spent an unreasonable amount on music this year.
HO-LY shit this new Burial EP. Talk about a giant middle finger to everyone's year end album lists. I'm going to be listening to this thing non-stop for a while.
Seriously. While I never was in the group that were dissatisfied by Burial sticking to a single sound (something that I never really felt he was doing anyway), had I assumed that a shift in the formula would result in something this glorious, I may have pushed for it as well. It's stunning.
Has anyone heard of the band Guards? They have a fantastic semi new album. Check them out
Certain songs they get so scratched into our souls
I've never seen anyone here talk about them.
I've heard the album, and it's one of the worst I've heard from this year.
There are fun bands that make interesting music, and there are fun bands that don't. I found Guards to be the latter.
Join the Dots by Toy is fantastic (thanks Crispin). They remind me of a less synthy version of the Horrors. Opening track is instrumental but it's a beast:
SXSW - 3/7 - 3/16
The National/Warpaint - 4/21 - Moody Theater
Mogwai - 4/24 - Emo's
Tycho - 5/1 - The Parish
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
Toy's last album was really good. i need to get on that!
No criteria, just something that holds my attention and isn't really bland. The Guards album sounded very of-the-moment to me, aping other sounds I've heard done a million times over recently. Same with that band Javelin, who thank goodness never really took off.
well, you do have to consider the source
Friday: Bryan Ferry, Grouplove, The Cult, Chromeo, Title Fight, The Afghan Whigs, MS MR, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Caravan Palace, Gabba Gabba Heys, Anti-Flag ...
Saturday: Pet Shop Boys, Sleigh Bells, Muse, Kid Cudi, Carbon Airways, Queens of the Stone Age, The Naked and Famous, Empire of the Sun, Foster the People, White Lies, Foxygen, Drowners ...
Sunday: Motörhead, Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Krewella, Laurent Garnier, Disclosure, Factory Floor, Surfer Blood, The Toy Dolls
So I guess Beyoncé just released a new album about 30 minutes ago.
March 3- 16 - SXSW
March 15 - Deafheaven
March 24 - Tool
March 25 - Tool
April 11-13 - Coachella
April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
April 24 - Godflesh
April 26 - Cloud Nothings
May 1 - Ghost
May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
It's pretty fucking good. It sounds so far like she's bringing in the type of impressionistic R&b style Blood Orange and Solange have been championing and placing it over trap beats. Immediately more compelling than the last album of hers.