I like the new album, but am waiting to see them on friday before I buy it. Live show litmus test.
Listening to my vinyl copy of Ekstasis right now and I am so in love.
Japandroids would drive me nuts if they didn't rock so hard. They are on the "these guys totally fucking mean it" side of the divide for me, rather than the "stop fucking whining" side.
Sophomore album from the Oxford band A Silent Film. They're music is alternative that is made up of ambient, atmospheric, and indie pop features. The bass and drums kill on this album and each song is near perfect. Definitely a step up from their first album. I'd say this is the best new music I've heard of 2012.
5/22: Move D, Reaganz, Sassmouth @ Monarch
5/28: Refused, White Lung @ GAMH
5/29: Spoon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland
5/29: Max Cooper EMERGENCE @ PW
5/30: Neutral Milk Hotel @ Pappy & Harriet's
6/2: Kiasmos ft. Olafur Arnalds, Rival Consoles @ The Independent
6/6: Matthew Dear, Daniel Bortz @ Public Works
6/12: Christian Loeffler @ TBA
6/17: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ The Independent
6/21: Underworld, Jungle @ The Hollywood Bowl
6/25: Until the Ribbon Breaks @ The Rickshaw Stop
Changed my sentence as I was typing the sentence. Anyways who gives a fuck. A Silent Film - great band. Opener at the Troubadour this month.
New Album Releases describes them as "indie pop." I like "indie pop." I'll give it a listen once I'm done laughing at this new album from The Morning Benders. I mean POP ETC.
A stream for the new Fiona Apple will be up tomorrow, according to the last paragraph of this (http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/a...apple_the_idle)
Ambient music is (almost always) music without a beat. I haven't listened but I'm willing to bet that this album doesn't fulfill that criteria.
I'm sure you'll see shitty stream rips pop up multiple times tomorrow.
EDIT: I love that I only had to look back about 6 of you posts to find you praising "Pumped Up Kicks." You really are that predictable.
People can get off each others nuts about genres whenever they feel like it though. Its all a conglomeration nowadays with most artist.
ME: "They're music is alternative that is made up of ambient, atmospheric, and indie pop features. The bass and drums kill on this album and each song is near perfect"
PEA: "Yea...they've sure created some groundbreaking atmospheric and ambient sounds in this album."
ok cool now we can move on
Any thoughts on The Hundred In The Hands' Red Night? I just keep wishing they'll have another song as spiffing as Killing It, but I've got a feeling I'm gonna be disappointed.
The song "Left Alone" is ridiculously good.
Shit, several of these songs are just awesome.
Well, damn, guess I should have bought a ticket to see her when I had the chance after all.
It's okay. The palladium does too good of a job ruining anything awesome.
Finally listening to the new Neil Young. It is a pretty good Crazy Horse record but nothing more.
Guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro tells Billboard.com that after Young and company wrapped "Americana," "Neil just started playing a couple chords and jammed. I think we played for about 30 minutes, a whole bunch of stuff... And we've been recording since then." The upshot, Sampedro says, is that "we have another record coming out behind it, and that one is more like a 'real' Crazy Horse album. It's Neil's songs -- that's the major thing lacking on 'Americana,' right?"
Aside from the 10-minute feedback jam at the end (which is awesome), the Ty Segall Band album is pure fire from start to finish. Much heavier than his past releases, and it works fantastically. I absolutely cannot wait to see this material live, it's going to be a fucking blast.
I'm not sure if there are any Alkaline Trio fans in here, but I picked up the Matt Skiba and the Sekrets record today and it's great!
I heard they've been butchering live shows lately.