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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    Bizarrely, the new Lambchop is not a million miles away from Nico Jaar. By that I mean, it sounds nothing like it but vaguely in the ballpark. It's definitely an electronic album, albeit as mellow...
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    Who is Sady Doyle, and why is she like that?
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    Re: Hillary love-fest 2016...

    I'd suggest the DNC has to shoulder the blame. They were the ones hell bent on nominating and dictating that Clinton would be the candidate. They were the ones who had been spending years force...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    Angel Olsen's My Woman is a lot more fun than the last record, I reckon. Pretty derivative - Blondie jumps straight to mind - but it's melodic indie pop which doesn't take itself too seriously,...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    Leonard Cohen's latest is incredible. Could pass for a Tom Waits record.
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    I totally missed this. I'm a huge fan of Lambchop's mellower stuff, so I'll give this one a shot.

    In not-entirely-unexpected news, the new Conor Oberst record is basically him doing the low-fi...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2017

    I remain convinced something fell through on the Springsteen front a couple years back. Ranger Dave tweeted something like "Ranger Dave has High Hopes for 2015" (or whenever).
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    Re: Outside Lands 2017

    That'd represent a rather guitar heavy top line. Not saying it's not possible, but it's been a while since they've been that "similar". I'd guess you'd get one of those three at most.
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    Re: Outside Lands 2017

    The point I was trying to make, and it's not really a point, is that the speculation element of the OSL thread is a thing of beauty. As yet, there are not any locks, but the first lock of the year...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2017

    Nothing more the beautiful than the first "out" of the season. The first "lock" could bring a tear to a glass eye, even if it's only Fitz and the Tantrums yet again.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    The new John K. Samson is streaming on NPR. Understated is my first impression.

    http://www.npr.org/2016/10/13/497307416/first-listen-john-k-samson-winter-wheat
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    I actually resent paying full price for 12 minutes of music. First album was a Weezer rip off, the two tracks I've heard have been Beatles rip offs. Thoroughly enjoyable but derivative as heck.
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    Re: Outside Lands 2017

    Bruce Springsteen.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    I've always ignored them because of their awful, awful name. But sometimes you get forced into listening to good bands.
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    I read this too. I'm not sure I buy it. I think that's another way of Nick Cave trying to avoid being questioned on the lyrics. You don't need to be an amateur psychologist to see that he got the...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    I dunno - I think that first track is pretty clear about the subject matter. I absolutely love it though.

    I quite get that this album is something Nick feels he needs to do. I'm happy to go...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    I'm with you. I'm told they are just out of this world live, but their albums do not encourage me to see them.
  18. Thread: SxSW17

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    Re: SxSW17

    First batch of names announced. As per usual, it's a mix of international and Bloodshot Records up and comers. Diet Cig are back - Diet Cig seemingly played everywhere last year. They were...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    I'm currently listening to the new album from North Carolina's River Whyless, "We All The Light". They are very "Tiny Desk" folk. It's quite pleasant, and a couple of real toe tappers. Lots of...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    New John K Samson just announced. Stoked.
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    Re: Outside Lands 2016

    I went in 12, 13, and 14 and had nothing but a thoroughly decent time. Both on here, and for the most part at the festival, the festival goers I met knew their stuff, were generous and informed. It...
  22. Thread: SxSW17

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    Yeah. I have friends who moved to Austin, and who used to fly in to SxSW, so they don't mind so much. But if was a regular at any of the places near 6th street, I'd be less than enamoured.
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    SxSW17

    Yup, it's that time again. SxSW is open for business and to get the best value prices we are obligated to purchase now.

    Badges on sale, housing opened on the 1st of August. Most of the best...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    I think they're great. I think they are the band Beach Slang could be if Beach Slang weren't trying so hard to be the Replacements. Big fan.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    First five tracks are fine. Then You Are Mine... it's like the Flaming Lips playing Old Crow Medicine Show. Awful.

    When I saw them live, they played Satan Pulls the Strings without any of the...
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    They were great at SXSW this year as well, but I only remember a couple of tracks from the new record by title. I remember thinking Divorce Separation Blues or whatever it was called kind of sucked...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    I've heard some mixed reviews of the new PJ Harvey record. I think it's fabulous. A much poppier sound; she's having a right blast making it.
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    There's a Rivers Cuomo song that sounds like a decent Rivers Cuomo song (i.e two versus, two choruses, a catchy as hell middle eighth and the chorus again), a Noel Gallagher song that sounds like he...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2016

    They were utterly outsized by the stage, I felt, that year.

    I doubt they'd do a smaller stage set, but they should.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    The new Monkees record is... far better than you'd imagine.
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    Yup. It's going to be hard to beat that for me.

    I'm fortunate enough to have a European early release version with the Cars lyrics which the singer then withdrew permission for, forcing the...
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    U okay, guys? XX #PrayforTaylorandCalvin
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    Re: Burn the Witch

    This. This precisely. Not digging it at all, really, and there are bits and bobs where he's sounding a bit like a cross between Neil Young and the guy from Sigur Ros. But that's quite clearly my...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    If you are talking about Beach Slang, then yes, I agree. That said, their live show is much better than the album. There's a weird emo production on that record that doesn't come across in their...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    Finally got a hold of the new Car Seat Headrest. It's uneven, but glorious at its best. A real talent there. Intelligent and melodic indie.
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    Re: Outside Lands 2016

    For the twelve folk who actually went to NIN, they certainly got value for money.
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    He's really good live. The shyness comes across as a bit forced, but they make a fair noise and they don't lose anything from the melody. At SxSW he did mainly new stuff with a couple of the more...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2016 Releases

    Eric Bachmann's new record is a little bit country, a little bit Phil Spector, a little bit Eagles, a little bit Tori Amos and a big bit early Tom Waits. In other words, it's all over the place and...
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    Neil Young is really, really going to hurt.

    Tom Waits still seems in fine fettle. Bob Dylan's going to break the interwebs.
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    Re: Summer Sonic 2016

    This brings back memories. You can, as I recall, use a hotel as your mailing address.

    Edited to add: but I also recall Japanese mailing addresses as being very easy to mess up.
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    Re: Summer Sonic 2016

    I haven't been for a while, but I don't remember that when I did. I'd definitely recommend that option. I missed half sets because of the walking.
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    Re: Summer Sonic 2016

    It's an oddball festival - the stages are either in a warehouse, or on the beach, or in an 80,000 seater baseball stadium. It's in the middle of summer, so you are always either boiling or freezing....
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    Embarrassing. But entirely predictable.
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    Re: 2016 YouTube Live Stream

    This song has a touch of the William Shatners about it.
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    Re: 2016 YouTube Live Stream

    LCD Soundsystem has been pretty darn good from what I've seen of it.

    I've never realised how influenced he was by Talking Heads until now.
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    Re: Outside Lands 2016

    That'd be the biggest addition in years. Generally the additions - if there are any - have been to the bottom of the lineup. Which in many ways is a good thing.
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    Really enjoying the Sunflower Bean record, Human Ceremony. Straddling the verge between Duran Duran and This Mortal Coil, with the occasional - compulsory? - nod to the Velvet Underground, it's...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2016

    I'm guessing the "Sky Deck Lounge" is the thing above stage right where other musicians watch from?

    Other than that, the immediate question is "how much food and drink can I consume to make $2500...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2016

    As it was at SxSW. It's his support band. A louder, more raucous show.

    In other news, this thread is usually full of good good people who contribute and care about live music. The last couple...
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    It's a pretty heavy album lyrically. She seems to have lived quite a life. In the wrong hands, it would be country by numbers cliche, but she's better than that.

    On a similar vein, Caleb...
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