um...it's 2012. pop music artists have been sampling other hits for decades.
I found this acoustic video of theirs a year ago and I think it captures their essence a lot better than the music videos and recorded stuff:
Do you ever have one of those realization moments, where it's not until you hear a band cover another band's song that suddenly you realize it might be your favorite song of theirs? I had this experience recently when I heard a band cover Dinosaur Jr.'s "In a Jar" on the radio.
Didn't know where to post this, but listening to Codeine - The White Birch, and it is really great! I hear a lot of where Mogwai got some of their sound in it. Found out about it because Ben Gibbard said its the reason he is the musician he is today.
Check out Frigid Stars, I think it's even better. I should have gone to see them at the Echoplex last week.
I went to their SF show. It was tremendously fragile but also really great. Both albums and the EP are essential.
That is a spot on live description, Andrew. I was at the Bell House in NYC.
I don't think I'm hosting a 2016 collaborative playlist.
Did they close with "Broken-Hearted Wine" at that show as well, John? It summed everything up so perfectly.
I just wanted to express how excellent Jeru the Damaja's The Sun Rises in the East is. So sick.
YOU GUYS. I listened to Black One by Sunn on 45 today rather than 33. Holy crap. It loses some of the ominous nature, but it becomes a really incredible Sabbath-y record. Bathory in particular becomes something I want to hear live at some point again. The difference is huge.
You're the DJ Screw of doom.
To be clear, it is certainly an obvious point of comparison. I just disagree with your perception that they ripped off Slint wholesale or something. They didn't. They just sound similar.
Alright. It's still good, it just sounded so similar that it was a bit of a distraction.
Which record did you listen to?
I do agree they are similar, but I don't think that is such a bad thing. I think I liked White Birch better but haven't listened to Spiderland in a while.
I listened to a few songs from White Birch, and in Codeine's defense it was with shitty headphones from my phone while driving. And my reaction was definitely a kneejerk one, and I'm usually ok with bands sounding like other bands, but this was way more similar than most.
I'm a Dan Deacon fan and I had a hearty laugh when he mentioned that he and Bradford Cox had considered doing a split together and calling their collaboration "Anorexia Monster and Mongoloid Manchild." (http://pitchfork.com/features/update/8890-dan-deacon/)
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